Assassins Creed has been Ubisoft’s shining jewel of a game series for well over a decade now. With the recent announcement of Assassins Creed Valhalla, the Templar-Assassin war continues to wage, this time during the Viking period.
With such a long-running series, how many Assassins Creed titles have been released? Read on to find out and see a list of all of them.
How many Assassins Creed games have released?
In total, 21 unique Assassins Creed titles have released so far, with Valhalla being number 22.
Assassins Creed made its debut in 2007 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It introduced Desmond Miles and Altair, who carries out a series of assassinations ordered by the leader of the Assassins.
In 2008, Assassins Creed: Altair’s Chronicles was a mobile-only title released for the Nintendo DS.
A year later, Assassins Creed: Bloodlines released for the PlayStation Portable.
In Assassins Creed II, Ezio Auditore da Firenze joins the Assassins to exact revenge after his family is wrongly executed. This game is where Assassins Creed took off with fans. It released in 2009 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
The same year, Assassins Creed II: Discovery released for the Nintendo DS and iOS.
A year later in 2010, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood brought Ezio back to fight the templars in Rome.
In 2011, Assassins Creed: Revelations brought Ezio’s story to an end in the city of Constantinople.
The same year, Assassin’s Creed: Multiplayer Rearmed released for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Also for iOS, Assassin’s Creed Recollection released in 2011.
Like Ezio, Desmond saw his story conclude in Assassins Creed III in 2012 for the 360 and PS3. The game took place during the Revolutionary War in the United States and saw you play as a Native American named Connor.
Assassins Creed III: Liberation released for the PlayStation Vita the same year as Connor’s story. The game stars the first female protagonist in the series, African-French Assassin Aveline in New Orleans during the French and Indian War.
Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag released in 2013 for the 360 and PS3. It became one of the most popular games in the series due to its pirate-based story and gameplay, which followed the character Edward Kenway.
Assassin’s Creed: Pirates was a spin-off game for smartphones and tablets released at the end of 2013.
Assassins Creed: Rogue was the final game in the series made for the 360 and PS3. It was another pirate-themed game following Shay Patrick Cormac and released in 2014.
On the same date as Rogue, Assassins Creed: Unity released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was set in Paris during the French Revolution. You played as Arno Victor Dorian. This is one of the more looked-down-on titles in the series due to the many bugs and performance issues it suffered during its launch.
The second mobile-exclusive game released in 2014 as well, called Assassins Creed: Identity.
In 2015, Assassins Creed: Syndicate released for the PS4 and Xbox One. It let you play as twins Jacob and Evie Frie in Victorian London. While it was received much better than Unity, the series at this time was needing a rework and a break from the constant annual releases.
Also in 2015, a 2D subseries named Assassins Creed Chronicles made its debut. Its first title, Assassin’s Creed: China, released in April, while Assassin’s Creed: India was released in January 2016, and finally Assassin’s Creed: Russia was released in February 2016.
In 2017, Assassins Creed Origins released for PS4 and Xbox One. For the first time, the series had been completely revamped with a stronger emphasis on RPG mechanics. The game was set in Ancient Egypt, where you played as Bayak of Siwa.
The following year, Assassins Creed Odyssey released to critical acclaim. You played as either a male or female mercenary during the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. It further pushed the series to follow RPG mechanics.
Also, in 2018, mobile free-to-play strategy RPG Assassins Creed: Rebellion released.
Finally, in 2020, Assassins Creed Valhalla is set to release. The game is set in the ninth century during the Viking invasion of Britain. The player controls Eivor, a Viking raider and assassin. While it is releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One, it will be the first game in the series to appear on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.