When ‘Assassin’s Creed’ first came into our lives in 2007, little did we know how completely it would take over our lives. The overarching story of the eternal clash between the Assassins and the Knights Templar was engrossing, and the gameplay mechanics were marvellously blended into breathtaking open worlds. The stylish combat and fluid parkour traversal made playing the games a treat. The games described different storied times such as the French Revolution, the Italian Renaissance, and the Golden Age of Piracy among others, so gloriously, many of us still consider these games to be our true history teachers. With stellar games such as ‘Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag’, ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ and of course, ‘Assassin’s Creed II’, the franchise has been the epitome of success that established lofty standards of emotional storytelling backed by solid gameplay mechanics.
Before we begin, a special mention should be given to the ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ franchise as well, also by Ubisoft. However, the parallels there are too strong, and the list below celebrates games which are either not so well-known, or have more subtle connections to ‘Assassin’s Creed’, hopefully broadening our horizons in the process. Here is the list of video games similar to Assassin’s Creed that are our recommendations. You can play these open world games like Assassin’s Creed on for PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, mac and even online.
17. Republique (2016)
Republique is an episodic stealth action series developed by Camouflaj for iOS initially. The game was then later adapted for android, Windows and OS X due to heavy demand. There are 5 episodes in total and a version containing all the 5 episodes was released for the PlayStation 4 in the year 2016. At first glance, the game might not seem all that similar to the Assassin’s Creed series, but the game does take a lot of influences from the AC series. After playing the game for some time, you’d find yourself drawing similarities right from the stealth mechanics to the gameplay style. This is perhaps one of the best games you can play on mobile handheld devices whether you find the games similar or not and you are bound to love this one.
16. Darksiders III (2018)
Darksiders is a game that takes place in a different dimensional plane where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are fighting to clear their name. The plane is in disorder and all the souls within the land has been banished by the council and the series follows the actions of the Four Horsemen during these perilous times. Darksiders III follows up on the storyline of Darksiders II and takes place simultaneously to the events portrayed in Darksiders II. You take control of Fury, sister to War and Death, and her subsequent struggles to find and conquer ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’. You, as the player, are required to traverse the land and fight monsters while solving extensive puzzles in order to unlock certain areas of the map. The game was developed by Gunfire Games and published by THQ Nordic for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC systems in the year 2018.