Every Assassin’s Creed Game in Chronological Order

The Assassin's Creed game series is an iconic series, cherished and loved by all, so we took it upon ourselves to compile a chronological list of all the Assassin's Creed games released to date, to help gamers follow the entire storyline without missing a key link. Here, take a look.

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Assassin's Creed Games in Chronological Order
Assassin’s Creed Games in Chronological Order (Image Credits – Ubisoft)

AC games are simply legendary and we don’t think that there’s any other video game series that can beat the level of excitement and fun that it provides its fans.

Of course, the series has had ups and downs but still, we look over to the installment with great hopes. Do you guys remember your first AC game? comment down below your favorite entry from this staggering franchise.

Many historical events have been showcased in AC games like the American Revolution (AC III) and the French Revolution (AC Unity) which educated tons of gamers worldwide.

The best part about the games in this franchise is the stealth elements. Oh yeah! assassinating your enemies while hiding in a haystack or dense vegetation was satisfying.

Today we will take you on a journey back in time and revisit every single Assassin’s Creed game at the time they were set rather than when they were released. So let us all hide in plain sight and jump on to the first game on our list.

1. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (431 BC to  422 BC)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date2 October 2018
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Quebec
Platforms PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Amazon Luna

This game is the earliest one in the AC franchise in terms of storyline. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is based on actual events of history combat participation centered in Greek Culture.

The storyline of Odyssey is set during the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens and even features key historical figures from that period, including Hippocrates, Socrates, and Plato.

Players are allowed to choose from two characters at the start of the game either Alexios or Kassandra, the grandchildren of Sparta’s King Leonidas I.

No matter which character you choose the storyline of the game will follow the same events. However, an aspect of the experience involves issues in the present and features a player who employs a technology identified as “the Animus” to investigate their predecessors’ recollections.

Odyssey includes stunning action techniques with a wide selection of armaments and armor kits. However, many gamers thought that the series needed to return to its roots as the stealth elements were not as great as the previous titles.

2. Assassin’s Creed Origins (49 BC to 44 BC)

Assassins Creed Origins
Assassins Creed Origins (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 27 October 2017
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms PS4, Xbox One, PC

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins is an intervention game that debuted in the year 2017. It is a soft reboot of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and the first game to introduce RPG mechanics.

This game is set in Ancient Egypt during the reign of Ptolemy XIII players control the protagonist named Bayek. Bayek’s story is mostly the same as past Assassin’s Creed characters only his tragic beginning is arguably more tragic. This game explains the Origin of the Assassin Brotherhood.

This Assassin’s Creed game surpassed the expectations of gamers and reinvigorated the series.

Except for using the same gameplay mechanics with a different storyline and bumping up the visual quality a little bit Ubisoft decided to completely remake the gameplay mechanics from the ground up and introduced RPG gameplay mechanics in the Assassin’s Creed franchise for the very first time.

This is an exquisite game made by Ubisoft and has beautiful mechanics and parkour elements.

3. Assassin’s Creed Mirage (861–???)

Assassin's Creed Mirage
Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date TBA 2023
Platforms TBA 2023

This Assassin’s Creed game is yet to be released. The storyline of the game takes place in Baghdad and will feature the Protagonist Basim who was also a character in AC Valhalla.

AC Mirage will let players go through the past life of Basim and explore how he was introduced to the Assassin Brother and took on the role of an assassin.

We believe that this game is going to be something really exciting and fun to play as the Developers stated that they are finally going back to the roots of the franchise to develop this game and will be focused more on stealth and parkour.

Also Read: Do check out the Release Date for AC Mirage.

Alright now let us move on to the next game in our sublime list of Assassin’s Creed Games in Chronological Order

4. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (873 AD)

Assassins Creed Valhalla
Assassins Creed Valhalla (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 10 November 2020
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms PS4/5, Xbox One/Series X/S, PC

This game broke the internet and had gamers talking about it worldwide. The storyline of AC Valhalla features Eivor as he assists the Hidden Ones against the Order of the Ancients. They’re rare Assassin’s Creed protagonists who work alongside the Brotherhood without joining it.

This game was set in Norse mythology. However, the gameplay was not the best as the game focused more on combat and less on stealth.

This game received mixed reviews and the disappointing part about this game was its parkour as it wasn’t smooth like the previous installments in the franchise.

5. Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles (1190 AD)

Assassins Creed Altairs Chronicles
Assassins Creed Altair’s Chronicles (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 5 February 2008
Platforms Nintendo DS, Android, IOS, Java,

This is a 2D game that features Altair as the main protagonist and details events before the 2007 Assassin’s Creed but except for a few cutscenes, there isn’t much of a storyline in this game.

Altair can pickpocket guards, fight them, and even climb a few rooftops. Altaïr’s Chronicles received mixed reviews and there isn’t much to discuss about this game so let us move on to the next game in OG Assassin’s Creed franchise.

6. Assassin’s Creed (1191 AD)

Assassin's Creed
Assassin’s Creed (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 13 November 2007
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
PlatformsPS3, Xbox 360, PC

This is the first entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Players take on the role of Desmond Miles and a legendary assassin named Altair.

Players can climb around a massive open-world city environment while evading soldiers armed with swords and jumping across rooftops.

The storyline takes place with Desmond undergoing a series of strange sci-fi tests in the Abstergo Industries building involving a memory simulation device called the Animus.

The Animus allows people to access and relive the memories of their ancestors and Desmond relives the memory of his ancestor Altair.

This game shocked the whole gaming community as this game did something that had never been done before. The gameplay was staggering in this game as the players can freely enjoy the open world parkour and fight soldiers with swords and their hidden blades.

Stealth was the biggest element in this game as players could blend in with other people and hide in bushes or even sit on benches among crowds to enter restricted areas undetected. This game was a huge achievement for Ubisoft and a sequel was bound to happen.

7. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (1191 AD)

Assassin's Creed Bloodlines
Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 17 November 2009
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal, Glu Mobile, Griptonite Games
Platforms PlayStation Portable (PSP)

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines is set right after 2007’s Assassin’s Creed where Altaïr hunts down Armand Bouchart the new Grand Master of the Templar Order.

The storyline of the staggering game tells you how Altaïr met Maria as they were enemies at first but circumstances made them fall in love with each other.

Concerning the command approach, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines seems to have an identical, though not equivalent, command structure to Assassin’s Creed, although there are many variations.

Certain components from earlier video games were eliminated, including the Eagle Eye, the Soft Force, plus horse rides. The altar could not combine among academics to escape, thus merging is also only intended to properly evade guardians.

8. Assassin’s Creed II (1476 AD to 1499 AD)

Assassin's Creed II
Assassin’s Creed II (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 17 November 2009
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Kyiv
Platforms PS3, Xbox 360, PC

After the great success of the first Assassin’s Creed game, the Developers tripled their team and started working on a new title named Assassin’s Creed II.

Players in this game take on the role of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The storyline of this game takes place right after the events of Assassin’s Creed 1 where Lucy, an undercover assassin frees Desmond Miles from the templars at Abstergo Industries.

After the escape, Desmond is greeted by a few more undercover assassins and is put through a makeshift Animus device in an attempt to relive the memories of his ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

The gameplay was drastically improved in this game. The developers added more elements to the gameplay than in the previous. Players can now swim for the first time and even perform counterattacks and air assassinations.

This game improved the stealth elements as players can now grab enemies and pull them into a hiding spot while assassinating them. The protagonist of this game was loved by fans worldwide so Ubisoft decided to extend his storyline even further.

9. Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery (1491 AD)

Assassin’s Creed II Discovery
Assassin’s Creed II Discovery (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 17 November 2009
Developer(s)Gameloft, Griptonite Games, Glu Mobile
Platforms Nintendo DS, IOS

The Storyline of this game is set between the War of Forli as well as the Destruction of the Cities. Ezio Auditore da Firenze would then engage with Antonio, who is the head of the Pirates League in Venice, a fellow assassin.

After Ezio manages to discover Antonio, he realizes that he must be sought by a Spaniard titled Luis Santagel.

Whose collaborator, Christoffa Corombo, has interacted with Rodrigo Borgia, who already had agreed to participate in Christoffa’s ambitions to cruise west.

Luis detects a snare & approaches Ezio for support in freeing his partner. It came out that Luis’ assumptions were correct, and Ezio did not just uncover the trap but also retrieved Christoffer. This game was similar to Altaïr’s Chronicles but had better gameplay and visuals.

10. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (1499 AD to 1508 AD)

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date16 November 2010
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms PS3, Xbox360, PC

Protagonist Ezio was praised by gamers and critics worldwide so Ubisoft decided to use him for another project. Gamers worldwide loved Ezio’s personality as he was a young and ambitious man who later became a deadly Assassin.

The storyline of this game takes place right after the events of Assassin’s Creed II where Ezio returns back to his family. Soon after returning home Borgia’s son attacks Ezio’s place and assassinates his uncle Mario and steals the apple of Eden for himself

Ezio and his family manage to escape the attack through a tunnel beneath their castle. Ezio later then decides to head back to Rome to build the Assassin Brotherhood back stronger.

Demond Miles is again reliving the memories of his ancestor while hiding from the modern-day Templars known as the Abstergo Industries. The gameplay of this staggering game is sublime and the visuals are just exquisite.

11. Assassin’s Creed Revelations (1511 AD to 1512 AD)  

Assassin's Creed Revelations
Assassin’s Creed Revelations (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 15 November 2011
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms PS3, Xbox 360, PC

This is the final game that features Ezio Auditore da Firenze as the main protagonist. Ubisoft decided to close off Ezio’s story with Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

The storyline of the game starts with Demond Miles once again as he is in Coma after the events of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Ezio is now an older man and much wiser, he now sets out to find the secret of the legendary Assassin Altair.

The gameplay of AC Revelations is quite similar to its predecessor however it is quite improved. The game introduced a Hookblade which is a crucial weapon granted to Ezio that enables him to explore the city quickly and effectively.

Several zip lines might be discovered across the town’s roofs to match only with Hookblade, shortening journey time.

The E3 Trailer of Assassin’s Creed Revelation was sublime and we recommend you watch it if you haven’t watched it yet. We will provide you with the AC Revelations E3 Trailer down below.

This game exquisitely ended Ezio’s story. We recommend you all try this game. Now let us move on to the next game in our sublime list of all the AC Games in Chronological Order.

12. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China (1526 AD)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 21 April 2015
Developer(s)Ubisoft Montreal, Climax Studios
Platforms PC, PS4, Xbox One

This game took gamers back to the 2D era. The storyline is set in the 16 century of Imperial China, during the Ming Dynasty and players are given control of Shao Jun.

Shao Jun was first introduced in an animated short movie known as Assassin’s Cred: Embers. Jun returns to China after a long journey to Europe where she was trained by her mentor Ezio Auditore. Yes, the legendary assassin was her mentor.

Jun needs to eliminate the eight tigers (a group of influential Templars) who rule China. The game received mixed reviews from gamers and critics worldwide but AC Chronicles is still fun to play to this day.

13. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (1715 AD to 1722 AD)

Assassins Creed IV Black Flag
Assassins Creed IV Black Flag (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 29 October 2013
Platforms PC, Xbox 360, PS3

For the first time in the AC franchise, Ubisoft introduced a protagonist who was a Pirate. The players are given control of the protagonist called Edward Kenway, a Pirate who used to work hard to earn a livelihood and bring food to the table for himself and his wife Caroline Scott-Kenway.

The players also take control of an unnamed character who works for Abstergo Entertainment in the present and explore the memories of Demond Miles from his DNA after his death.

The storyline of this game starts with Edward Kenway as he and his crew members are attacked by an enemy ship trying to sink them. Both the ships then explode due to the Cargo barrels on board.

Edward then swims to a seashore where he finds an Assassin who is trying to reach Havana as soon as possible. After chasing the Assassin for a bit Edward kills him and disguises himself as the Assassin and later sets out for Havana.

This game had an epic storyline and introduced some legendary characters like Black Beard. The gameplay of this game was just fantastic and focused a lot on Naval Combat.

The visuals of this game were huge improvements over the previous titles. Players can now sail their very own ship which Edward will acquire as players progress through the game.

14. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry (1735-1737 AD)

Assassins Creed Freedom Cry
Assassins Creed Freedom Cry (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 17 December 2013
Platforms Xbox 360, PS3, PC

This game was initially set to be a DLC for Black Flag before being released as a standalone title. The storyline of this game is set 20 years after the events of Black Flag where players are given the control of the protagonist named Adéwalé

Adéwalé was a slave who freed himself and hundreds of his brothers in the West Indies. The gameplay of this title is almost identical to Black Flag and the visuals are the same as well, so there isn’t much to discuss but the Storyline of this game is fine overall.

Alright now let us move on to the next game on our staggering list.

15. Assassin’s Creed Rogue [1752 AD to 1776 AD] 

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 11 November 2014
Platforms PC, Xbox 360, PS3

This game is my favorite entry in the franchise and takes place 39 years after the events of Freedom Cry, AC Rogue is one of the best Assassin’s Creed games ever made in terms of storyline.

The game features the protagonist named Shay Patrick Cormac who’s a low-level assassin being trained by his superiors. Shay had a sharp mind and a great personality, especially the ability to be great.

The storyline of this game starts with Shay and Liam out hunting later stealing a ship named the Morrigan that Shay owns later in the game.

Shay used to support the ideology of the Assassins until he started to question it and later denied following the same ideology as his brotherhood.

Shay then is shot by his fellow Assassins as he tries to make them understand that the Assassins are wrong. Shay survives and later Joins the Templars and assassinates his fellow Assassins to stop their menacing activities.

The gameplay is similar to AC Black Flag with a few minor changes but the visuals are just exquisite and many locations in the game are breathtaking.

16. Assassin’s Creed III (1754 – 1783 AD)

Assassin's Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 30 October 2012
Platforms PC, Xbox 360, PS3

This is the last game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise that featured Desmond Miles. The Storyline of this game starts with Desmond Miles locating a precursor site with his friends and father, later Desmond relives and explores more memories of his Ancestors.

The protagonist of this game is named Ratonhnhaké:ton, also known as Connor and he fights the Templars and assassinates them. This game also features Haytham Kenway (Son of Edward Kenway) who is the father of Connor.

Many gamers consider this to be the best Assassin’s Creed game ever made because of its staggering gameplay and exquisite graphics.

17. Assassin’s Creed Liberation (1765 – 1777 AD)

Assassin's Creed Liberation
Assassin’s Creed Liberation (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 30 October 2012
Platforms PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360, PC

This game was originally released for PS Vita alongside AC III. AC Liberation stars Aveline de Grandpré as the main protagonist. Aveline is also the first female protagonist of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

The storyline of this game takes place in New Orleans where Aveline fights the Templars at the end of the French and Indian War.

The gameplay of this game was fine and Like Bloodlines, it was a companion game that could be linked with the PS3 version of AC III to unlock the content.

18. Assassin’s Creed Unity [1776 AD to 1800 AD] 

Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin’s Creed Unity (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 11 November 2014
Platforms Xbox One, PS4, PC

Unity was the first Assassin’s Creed game to feature a great multiplayer mode and fully cooperative scenarios where players can team up with their friends and assassinate multiple targets using different kinds of strategies.

The storyline of Unity takes place right after the events of AC Rogue where Shay kills an Assassin named Charles Dorian. Players take on the role of the son of Charles Dorian named Arno.

Arno gets himself into some trouble and gets framed for Murder and is thrown into prison where he meets an assassin who helps him get out of the prison cell.

The gameplay of Unity might be the best in all the Assassin’s Creed games as the Parkour was super smooth and the combat was hard which made it more challenging for gamers. We recommend every gamer try this game out

19. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (1841 AD)

Assassins Creed Chronicles India
Assassins Creed Chronicles India (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 12 January 2016
Developer(s)Ubisoft, Climax Studios
Platforms PC, PS4, Xbox One

This is the first game in the Ac franchise that features an Indian protagonist. Players in this 2D game take the role of Arbaaz Mir as he hunts a Templar Master during the war between the Sikh Empire and the East India Trading Company.

The gameplay in this game is similar to the previous titles of AC Chronicles. There isn’t really much to discuss about the gameplay so let us move on to the next game on our staggering list.

20. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate [1868 AD]

Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 23 October 2015
Platforms PS4, Xbox One, PC

The plot of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate took place in 1868 near London, England. Somewhere after Industrialisation, the modern metropolis season started.

London, England became the focus of the globe’s development as innovations such as steam turbines, cloth production, gasoline illumination, & steel mills progressed. The game features Jacob and Evie Frye also known as the Frye twins.

This was the final game in the AC franchise that consisted sandbox genre as Ubisoft added RGP elements in their next installment.

Though Ubisoft aims for factual authenticity in every Assassin’s Creed game, it’s not the major priority. The relevance of mobility and motion inside the town can not indeed be understated.

21. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia (1918 AD)

Assassins Creed Chronicles Russia
Assassins Creed Chronicles Russia (Image Credits – Ubisoft)
Release Date 9 February 2016
Developer(s)Ubisoft, Climax Studios
PlatformsPS4, Xbox One, PC

This is the last Assassin’s Creed Chronicles game and the most recent in terms of Assassin’s Creed’s timeline. The storyline of this game takes place during the October Revolution.

Players control the protagonist Anastasia Romanova. The gameplay of this AC title is similar to the previous titles of AC Chronicles.

This was our list of all the AC games in a chronological list. We hope that now you have a better understanding of all the Assassin’s Creed games and if you guys have any doubts regarding the information that we have provided in the list then feel free to write them down below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the Assassin’s Creed games is the longest?

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is long for story players and completionists. On average Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes 42 hours to complete. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s completionist run is 132 hours.

Is Black Flag the best Assassin’s Creed game?

Black Flag took the series to the Caribbean and made it better. Black Flag combines land-based missions, naval battles, and an interesting story to be the best in the series.

Is Edward Kenway the best Assassin?

Edward Kenway is cool because he’s a pirate. Kenway joins the honorable order of Assassins, but he’s a pirate at heart.

In Assassin’s Creed 3, who taught Connor?

Achilles Davenport trains Connor in AC III.

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