How to Play the Assassin’s Creed Games in Order

The chronological order to play Ubisoft's ever-evolving videogame series.

Assassin’s Creed fans got a pleasant surprise to start September 2022 when a leak and subsequent announcement from Ubisoft confirmed the next entry in the popular series with the introduction of Assassin’s Creed Mirage. While there are few details on the game so far, according to images leaked and those directly from Ubisoft, Mirage appears to take inspiration from the “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” Middle Eastern folk legend, and reportedly will include Basim, a character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as its protagonist. According to the Assassin’s Creed Twitter account, “We can’t wait to tell you more on September 10 at Ubisoft Forward: 9PM CEST | 12PM PT.”

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However, while series veterans will wait in anticipation for more news on the thirteenth main entry into the Assassin’s Creed series, newcomers to the games may find themselves facing even more confusion on where to begin in with such a massive back catalog of main titles and spinoffs for Ubisoft’s lucrative franchise that will turn 15 years old in November 2022. This guide is here to help those who may not have yet explored Assassin’s Creed’s science fiction meets alternate history stories, and will present each of twelve previous main series’ entries in chronological order including their release dates, the game’s protagonist, historical settings, and platforms each title can be played on.

Assassin’s Creed (2007)

Protagonist: Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad

Historical Setting: The Third Crusade

Gaming Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Assassin’s Creed II (2009)

Protagonist: Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Historical Setting: The Renaissance

Gaming Platforms: macOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010)

Protagonist: Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Historical Setting: The Italian Wars

Gaming Platforms: macOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (2011)

Protagonist: Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Historical Setting: Constantinople, Rise of the Ottoman Empire

Gaming Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Related: Does Assassin’s Creed Mirage have a Release Date?

Assassin’s Creed III (2012)

Protagonist: Connor Kenway/Ratonhnhaké:ton

Historical Setting: The American Revolution

Gaming Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)

Protagonist: Edward Kenway

Historical Setting: Golden Age of Piracy

Gaming Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Rogue (2014)

Protagonist: Shay Patrick Cormac

Historical Setting: The French and Indian War

Gaming Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Unity (2014)

Protagonist: Arno Dorian

Historical Setting: The French Revolution

Gaming Platforms: Google Stadia, PC, PS4, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (2015)

Protagonists: Jacob and Evie Frye

Historical Setting: London, Second Industrial Revolution

Gaming Platforms: Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, PC, PS4, Xbox One

Related: Assassin’s Creed Television Show Announced For Netflix

Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017)

Protagonist: Bayek of Siwa

Historical Setting: Ancient Egypt

Gaming Platforms: Google Stadia, PC, PS4, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018)

Protagonists: Alexios and Kassandra

Historical Setting: Ancient Greece

Gaming Platforms: Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020)

Protagonist: Eivor

Historical Setting: Viking Expansion

Gaming Platforms: Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

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