If you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are a number of other games out there that can satisfy your cravings for historical, stealthy adventures. Exploration, battle, and climbing are just a few of the many options available to you. Here are some other games that are similar to Assassin’s Creed if you’ve finished the series and are ready to move on from your days of raiding in Valhalla.
1. Dishonored 2
Assassin’s Creed fans who enjoyed the early games in the series, where you couldn’t just whip out dual scimitars and go to town on adversaries, will enjoy Arkane’s Dishonored series. Dishonored 2 is still a groundbreaking stealth game with toy box levels meant for critical thinkers and tinkerers, one of the best modern Immersive Sims. For those that enjoy setting traps, possessing enemies, or acrobatics in order to get around tricky situations, Dishonored 2 has a wide range of options for you to choose from. Even if the first-person perspective is jarring, the stealth mentality of Creed is still intact, and if you’re a fan of the old-school stealth games, you’ll recognize it right away. If you liked the stealth gameplay of Assassin’s Creed, you’ll love Dishonored’s plot and gameplay.
2. Uncharted 4
Because the stealth gameplay in Assassin’s Creed has always come first, you might be interested in Uncharted 4, which borrows heavily from Creed’s parkour clambering yet has one of the best modern tales in video games. Following the adventures of fictitious archaeologist Nathan Drake, who enjoys nothing more than setting things on fire, the story takes us throughout the world as he faces his most challenging adversary to date — finding love. Assassin’s Creed fans who are searching for a little more punch in the story department will enjoy Uncharted 4’s emotional roller coaster. The rope-swinging mechanism is also really cool. As if Tarzan had guns and explosives instead of trees. And with to the recent release of the Legacy Collection, you may also enjoy a remastered version of the adventure on PS5.
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an absolute masterpiece, a comprehensive reimagining of Zelda that pushed the series away from the trappings of the past into the future when it was released alongside the Nintendo Switch in early 2017. Open world design and ingenious climbing techniques evoke some of Assassin’s Creed’s greatest aspects. Breath of the Wild has a similar climbing mechanic to Assassin’s Creed 2’s Rome, where you can scale most of the city’s landmarks. A breath of fresh serenity may be found when you’re not being followed by Cuccos or annoying fire dragons in Breath of the Wild, which can be immensely restorative and peaceful. Breath of the Wild is an easy recommendation in general, but Assassin’s Creed aficionados will appreciate the game’s 50-hour storyline, which features plenty of cliff-climbing action.
4. Hitman 3
Hitman 3 has a ton of covert killing to offer if that’s your thing. The next episode of the series takes you from a murder mystery in a mansion to dangling off the side of the tallest skyscraper in the world in waiter attire. Even though Hitman 3 doesn’t have the same open-world exploring as its predecessor, it nevertheless provides you with a wide range of options for completing your objectives. With assassination methods that are far more advanced than a simple knife strike, the game offers a toybox of death to play with, no matter where you are in the world.
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham Asylum, which came out in 2009, was the first in a line of current Batman games often regarded as the best ever. As part of the Return to Arkham collection, it will be released on next-generation platforms in 2019. If you are a lover of comic books or Assassin’s Creed games, this is a must-have for those who enjoy the counter-based fighting of the series’ Origins and Odyssey installments. Despite the game being on rails, the world of Arkham Asylum feels wide, thanks to an engaging narrative and a plethora of collectibles. Assassin’s Creed players who enjoy systematically destroying an area with stealth tactics and smoke bombs will still enjoy sneaking around on gargoyles and swooping down to knock out goons.
6. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is a melancholy farewell to the series that was Kojima’s baby, packed with adrenaline and a slew of unanswered questions, as he moves on to Death Stranding. This is an excellent open-world stealth game, and while its modern setting does not mirror Assassin’s Creed’s toy-box concept, it is still one of the greatest of the previous decade. While playing as Venom Snake, you’ll be able to tamper with your enemies’ physics and A.I. and make their gray matter unravel through playful stealth – all the while enjoying an action-packed tale. For those who enjoyed managing real estate and assassins in Brotherhood and later in the series, Mother Base’s meta game is sure to pique your interest, allowing you to raise your own army and extend over the ocean.
7. Watch Dogs 2
Assassin’s Creed fans will find a whole new universe in Watch Dogs 2 when it comes to history, as a critique on society’s infatuation with technology. However, given that it’s being developed by the same team, it still has many of the same features. Assassin’s Creed’s parkour, improved for modern architecture, is the most obvious source of influence. Because you can’t hack anything in Ancient Greece, the gameplay takes on a whole new level of intrigue. Open-world game set in San Francisco, it’s a continuation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series and a breath of fresh air that was missing from the first two installments. For Creed fans who are tired of ancient history but still want a quirky take on the open-world genre, this is a great alternative. Co-op mode is also available if you wish to play with your pals.
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Origins and Odyssey, the most recent Assassin’s Creed games, have taken inspiration from From Software’s best aspects, most notably in combat, with similar cat-and-mouse gameplay to Dark Souls. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a great choice if you’ve played the most recent Creed games and appreciate taking on foes. It’s the closest Soulsborne game to Assassin’s Creed, because to its emphasis on stealth and superb maneuverability thanks to the grappling hook. Despite the fact that it’s a lot more punishing than what you’re used to, the spike in difficulty can really feel like a pleasant surprise.
9. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
The first Assassin’s Creed was released barely a year before Mirrors Edge, and it still stands out as one of the most seminal parkour games, with slick animations and adrenaline-pumping set pieces creating a serious atmosphere in its neon-laden universe. If you like parkour games and want to witness platforming conducted from an alternative perspective than that shown in the first Assassin’s Creed game, as well as a more engaged narrative and tactile melee combat, you should play Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the sequel that followed.
10. The Witcher 3
From the fighting to the gear scaling, The Witcher 3 is an absolute behemoth of an RPG that had an enormous impact on the reinvention of Assassin’s Creed. Players familiar with the Origins and Odyssey series will feel right at home as they take on the role of Geralt of Rivia. The game’s fast-paced narrative and lore-heavy side missions provide depth to the captivating medieval setting, something that Assassin’s Creed has yet to do. You can’t go wrong with this huge 50-100-hour story, which has strong character interactions, a well-developed battle system, and some moving moments.
Many of Jordan Oloman’s bylines can be found in sites such as PC Gamer, USA Today, The Verge, and the Washington Post. When it comes to video games and culture, Jordan is a well-versed freelance writer who can go deep into the industry’s most popular titles as well. Jordan is also a member of the Future Plc team, working behind the scenes on the Future Games Show’s organization and implementation.