People have criticised Ubisoft for relying on franchise games starting with the seventh generation of consoles instead of making new intellectual properties (IPs) to have a wider range of series. So, this list of Ubisoft’s best games shows how good they are at making great games.
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Because of this, games from the same series that have already been released haven’t been counted, and only the best game in a series has been counted to show how many games Ubisoft has put out. Since Metacritic is thought to be the best site for reviews, we used their ranking scores.
Monster Burner (85)
Monster Burner is an iOS game made by Ubisoft Montreal in 2011 with a pretty simple goal: kill the monsters. Using magic, the goal is to kill as many monsters as possible in one shot. Since ammunition has a limited supply, players need to be smart about how they use their resources.
Monster Burner was a good defence game when it came out in the early 2010s, even if it looks old now. There isn’t much reason to play this mobile game now, but it shows how Ubisoft was one of the first companies to embrace this market.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (85)
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a great example of a crossover that nobody asked for but that many people came to like. It combines two worlds and puts them in a genre that neither has really done before. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a tactical RPG for newcomers that is based on games like XCOM. It is easy enough for newcomers to play and fun enough for veterans.
Even though Kingdom Battle isn’t the hardest game on the market, most people will find it easy to play because of its bright graphics, silly humour, and good pace.
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Might & Magic: Clash Of Heroes (86)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes started out on the DS and is also available on iOS, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. It was clear right away that it was a good take on the long-running series. Even though it has some RPG elements, Clash of Heroes is more of a puzzle game than a typical game in the series, though it doesn’t lack story or depth.
Visually, the game is a bit boring and looks like a mobile game, but the strategic and addicting gameplay more than makes up for it.
Hungry Shark World (87)
Even though Hungry Shark World was also available on consoles, the mobile version got the best reviews. It also did pretty well when it came out. People choose an underwater chomper and try to destroy everything in front of them, much like an arcade game. Stay alive as long as you can and watch the score quickly rise.
The game is simple and easy to understand, so it works well on iOS devices. Hungry Shark World may be too simple for consoles, but it was made for mobile devices.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War (87)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a powerful war game that focuses on teaching people about WWI without using popular game types like first-person shooters. It does this by giving this broad subject a personal touch. Valiant Hearts has beautiful animation and some good puzzles that are tied to the story. But its best feature is its gripping and emotionally moving story, which has both funny and sad parts.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War was made by Ubisoft Montpellier and shows how open the company is to trying new things. We could use a few more books like Valiant Hearts in the world.
Beyond Good & Evil (87)
There are a lot of video games where you can play as an investigative reporter, but not many reporters have the martial arts skills that Jade does. She is the main character in Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil, which came out in 2002. She and her contacts work together to find out about a worldwide alien plot.
Even though the game didn’t sell very well, it got good reviews, won a few awards, and was even nominated for a game of the year award. Because of these compliments, Ubisoft announced in 2017 that they would make a prequel to the game, but they haven’t said when it will come out. A Netflix version is also in the works, but it’s still not clear when this is likely to come out.
Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30 (88)
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is based on the actions of a real-life Parachute Infantry Regiment, whose bravery and actions during World War II were very important to the allied war effort. Many people thought it was one of the best and most realistic World War II games of its time. In 2005, the History Channel even used it to reenact events.
The success of the game led to ten sequels over the next ten years, but none of them were as well received by critics as the original. The series hasn’t been updated in more than six years, since the twelfth episode was the last one. However, a TV show based on the series is currently being made.
Even though puzzle games aren’t the most popular type of game, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of great ones out there. Lumines from 2004 is one of the best games for people who want something more challenging than a generic FPS or a mindless hack-and-slash game.
Even though the game may seem a little boring at first, it has a surprising amount of depth hidden in its many modes. Since the first game came out, there have been eight more games in the series, and more than 2.5 million copies have been sold. That may not seem like much, but for a puzzle series, it’s a pretty amazing accomplishment.
Child Of Light (89)
Child of Light’s mesmerising art style and easy-to-understand game mechanics make it easy to see why critics loved it so much. The game is made with a lot of care, from its beautiful world to its hybrid combat system. All of these things work together perfectly to make for a great time.
Even though hints about a prequel to the game were made for many years, it doesn’t look likely now that Ubisoft has changed its focus. The original game has been ported to modern consoles, which means that curious gamers can at least play it without having to find old hardware or use emulation.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
The first Rocksmith game came out in 2011. It wasn’t as popular as other games in the same genre, but that wasn’t because of the game’s quality but because it came out late and had bad PR. There are some unique parts to the design, but it also looked too much like the games that had come out recently.
It was a guitar sim game that was more technical than games like Guitar Hero. Instead of just pretending to play the guitar, it taught real guitar theory and fingering. The AC adapter lets players plug in their own guitars. That means critics liked it, but fans didn’t care much about it, at least at the time. The Rocksmith 2014 Edition, a remastered version, came out in 2014 to fans who already knew and loved the game.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith might be one of the most controversial movies in the Skywalker saga, but the video game that goes with it is one of the best Star Wars games ever, and that includes the popular LEGO games and the first Battlefront games.
Not only could players control Anakin during the most exciting parts of the movie, but it also had an alternate ending that might have been a better payoff for fans than what they got in the movie. The port to the DS is also one of the best Star Wars games for Nintendo.