Assassin’s Creed: Unity one of the best AC games ever, says “science”

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is one of the best in Ubisoft’s stealth RPG series according to “science”, as we wait on Assassin’s Creed: Infinity and Mirage

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is one of the best AC games, says “science”: Elise from the Ubisoft stealth RPG Assassin's Creed: Unity

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is one of the best games in the entire Ubisoft stealth RPG series alongside Assassin’s Creed: Liberation and the 2007 original, so says a ranking created using “scientific and objective methods”, published as we wait on Assassin’s Creed: Infinity, Mirage, and Codename: Red.

There are, apparently, two categories used to define whether an Assassin’s Creed game is objectively worthy of a five-star rating: “Assassins” which measures whether or not you play as an actual assassin, and “Creed” which examines if the protagonist follows a specific doctrine connected to the fight against the Templars.

By this metric, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, wherein Eivor is neither a true assassin belonging to the Assassin’s Order, nor a follower of the eponymous “creed”, as they consistently reject joining the Hidden Ones, is one of the worst games in Ubisoft’s stealth series, worthy of only a single star. A similar rating can be applied to Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, where you play either Alexios or Kassandra, both mercenaries.

On the contrary, in Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the often-maligned 2014 entry set during the French Revolution, there are a large number of assassins, including the player character, who also follow a creed. Similar to Assassin’s Creed 3, Liberation, Brotherhood, and the 2007 original, this makes the game – “by totally scientific and objective methods” – worthy of five stars. Beloved sea-faring sequel Black Flag meanwhile earns only a meagre two, owing to the presence of some assassins but only a negligible amount of creed.

The ranking has been compiled by Twitter user and co-host of the Let’s Talk Assassin’s Creed podcast JamesTiddlyQuid, who posts their complete findings via a comprehensive table. “I do enjoy the discourse whenever @AssassinsCreed tweets anything about Odyssey,” Quid writes, “so, in that spirit, I decided to score all the games using totally scientific and objective methods to measure their Assassiny-ness and Creedy-ness.”

“Unity best AC,” Quid says, substantiating the point with a simple “Arno = hot”. “Just to clarify,” they also add, “this isn’t meant to be a serious analysis.”

While we wait for more news on the future of Assassin’s Creed, which includes the ninth-century Mirage, online hub Infinity, and fan-favourite Japan setting in Codename: Red, you might want to try something else from our list of the best sandbox games, or maybe the best stealth games on PC. You can also get the most out of Valhalla with our Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla guide, which will help you optimise your settlements.