Over the years, the Assassins have visited some captivating historical periods. Renaissance Rome, Revolutionary France, Victorian Britain, and the golden age of piracy – all have seen the hooded hitmen cause chaos and all given the player a unique experience.
Yes, the games have outstayed their welcome at times. Yes, the protagonists can sometimes be boring, charisma vacuums. And, yes, there always seems to be a haystack when you need one. Yet, there is something mesmerising about assassinating people in various creative ways in well-rendered historical periods and cities. Climbing the Colosseum, Big Ben, and Notre Dame was breath-taking, and interacting with historical figures such as Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Darwin fascinating.
This year Assassin’s Creed is heading to the sands of Egypt. For many fans, the Gift of the Nile would have occupied a high number on a list like this, so seeing it come to fruition has got fans buzzing. Being able to climb pyramids and the Sphinx while interacting with all manner of mythological creatures promises to present the captivating experience that Assassin’s Creed has managed to produce over the years.
Will it be as great as it sounds? It’s hard to say, but what’s clear is that Ubisoft has faith in this series; it’s unlikely to be the last regardless. Where else could the hooded bird fancier venture?