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Games Like Assassin’s Creed You Must Play in 2024

Games Like Assassin’s Creed

Are you tired of sneaking around ancient cities, making impossible leaps from one rooftop to another, and occasionally breaking the laws of physics as you survive a 100-story fall into a haybale? Hey, I don’t blame you, sometimes we all want to look at greener pastures, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this article! With nine games like Assassin’s Creed, you can be sure you’ll find your new favorite in this list, so let’s begin:

1. Dishonored 2

Stealth is the name of the game with Assassin’s Creed, and that’s exactly what Dishonored does, too! Sneaking up behind an enemy and stabbing them just never gets old, does it? As a stabbing enthusiast, you’ll also love that Dishonored’s stealth is very similar to the way you’re an assassin in AC because you’ll be snooping all around the place and killing people.

Moving away from the similarities, the gameplay of Dishonored 2 also has a lot to love on its own, especially since you’re not just any assassin; you’re an assassin with supernatural powers. As you zoom around the city of Karnaca, teleporting and sneaking around every corner, you might even forget that you’re still in a video game and not actually there doing the assassinating!

Also, I almost forgot, you don’t have to be stealthy in AC, and that’s true for Dishonored as well! Freedom of playstyle is important, so if you want to take the path of the chaotic one-man army, you can absolutely run around and fight everyone like that too. Just be ready for it to be a lot more difficult, though – Dishonored 2 is playable on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

2. Hitman 3

Man, how do you even compare Hitman games to anything out there? They’re so unique! As an Assassin’s Creed fan, you’ll love that this game is also about being a silent assassin, and stealth is definitely a closer friend to you than going out guns blazing. But of course, the occasional massacre in a video game never hurt anybody!

In Hitman, you’re deployed in missions where your objective is to assassinate a certain (usually) high-profile individual. How do you get to that person? That’s the whole thing! There are only vague guides and hints to make sure you’re not completely lost, but figuring out the mission and all the variables it has and how you can do it in total stealth is as challenging as it is satisfying!

Hitman is really one of those games where no singular mission will feel like the last one. It’s super unique, brutal, and also has the occasional swan-diving body of an NPC that you just killed! To try it out, you can get the game on PC, Xbox, Switch, or PlayStation.

3. Batman: Arkham Knight

If there’s any game that stands the test of time, it’s this game. Hell, it doesn’t just stand the test; it does an Olympic sprint through it! Batman: Arkham Knight is one of the best stealth-action RPGs I’ve ever seen, and that’s an opinion you’re going to see repeated by everyone who tries this game; it’s really that good.

Coming from Assassin’s Creed, you’ll fit right into the stealth-based gameplay that this game offers. Now that I think about it, there’s really a lot of stealth gameplay that is directly comparable to Assassin’s Creed. Remember being perched on a high point and dropping down to assassinate a foe instantly, then going back into cover before anyone notices a thing? That’s exactly what Batman lets you do too, but with more variety! And less killing because Batman doesn’t believe in that; he believes in breaking bones and making people paraplegics instead.

The game is also flanked by a really good story, tons of fun gameplay mechanics, and of course, the option to say “screw it” to stealth and just fight everyone head-on instead! To play it, you’ll need a PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Switch.

4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

We’re keeping the stealth trend continued with this one, this time in feudal Japan! I don’t know if it’s the anime effect or what, but a Japanese setting in a game just never disappoints. In Sekiro, you get stealth, action, adventure, a super cool storyline, and of course, combat that’ll be as difficult as it’ll be rewarding!

When you start, you’ll step into the shoes of the one-armed wolf, a skilled shinobi warrior on a quest for revenge and redemption. The combat here seems to be what most people love the most because it’s a thrilling dance of precision where you’ll need perfect timing and strategy as you fight a unique enemy every single time.

Also, since you’re coming from Assassin’s Creed, you’ll love that the world of Sekiro is brimming with intricate lore and hidden secrets waiting for you to uncover. You’ll explore breathtaking landscapes, live all your anime fantasies in the rich culture of feudal Japan, and face off against boss battles that’ll remind you the meaning of hearing boss music! Sekiro is playable on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

5. Uncharted 4

This is one of those games that you go out and buy a PlayStation for, and if you already have one, then you have to have played it! Uncharted 4 is an epic adventure full of action and pretty scenery that’ll immerse you so well into it you’ll be wondering whether you’re playing a simulator or an RPG!

In Uncharted 4, you’ll be treated to a roller-coaster ride of exciting action and thrilling gameplay. You’ll be playing as Nathan Drake as he sets out on a quest to uncover hidden pirate treasure, facing every obstacle you can think of and a ton of just straight-up bad people along the way. For any AC alternative, you need a good story, and with Uncharted 4, you’ll be playing through one of the best narratives to have ever graced a video game!

Just like in the historical settings of Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 4 also takes you on a globetrotting adventure, exploring stunning locations from lush jungles to ancient ruins. The attention to detail in the environments is what makes it all so damn special; the graphics and the art really come together in the best way. To try out Uncharted 4, you can now play it on PlayStation and PC (finally!).

6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 is the perfect game for an Assassin’s Creed enthusiast – with a vast open-world reminiscent of historical settings, it offers endless exploration and surprises! Plus, it’s also like one of the best games of all time, so that also helps! Coming from AC, you’ll slide right into the rich lore and awesome storytelling that this game brings, all while you uncover complex characters and moral dilemmas.

Did I say dilemmas? Yup, you’re going to be making decisions, and they’re going to be impacting the story! That’s another similarity to AC that you may or may not love, but you can’t deny that the voice acting here is amazing. As Geralt of Rivia, you’ll be using your monster-hunting prowess and charisma to kill the enemies you can and befriend the ones you can’t!

Stealth isn’t in the center stage with The Witcher 3, but you’ll still be loving the challenging combat with a wide variety of weapons and spells, adding an element of strategy that might be new but still fun! Also, if you love the historical setting of AC games, you’ll be right at home in the city of Novigrad and The Continent, all of which are set in medieval times. To try out The Witcher 3, you have a bunch of options: Switch, PC, PS, and Xbox.

7. Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 has won the hearts of many with its huge open world, crazy (and I mean crazy) gameplay, and of course, the story that’s full of more plot twists and canon events than an O. Henry short story! Plus, the overall setting of the game is super similar to Assassin’s Creed, so in many ways, you’ll just feel like you’re playing a first-person spinoff of your favorite series.

Comparing the two games, you’re treated to a huge open world in both, begging you to go on a sightseeing spree! But, after you’re done sightseeing, instead of leaping off tall buildings, you might find yourself hopping from a helicopter while trying not to crash (emphasis on trying)! In Far Cry 5, you’ll face chaotic gunfights, stealthy takedowns, and even the occasional wrestling match with a bear – a true family reunion, right?

Of course, what’s an adventure without a captivating story and a badass protagonist leading it? Far Cry 5 delivers with its charismatic cult leader, Joseph Seed, a proper evil fellow that really does incite the kind of hate within you that all the Assassin’s Creed bosses of the past have done. If you’re convinced to try out this whacky combination of adventure and chaos, you can play Far Cry 5 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

8. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

Every list needs an old-school entry, and there’s no game more deserving of that spot than this one! My earliest memories of this game were of watching Dahaka chase me around and very nearly having my favorite pair of blue pants turn into my favorite pair of brown pants.

Prince of Persia was the first game for me where I got to parkour and run on walls and hang off ledges and do all kinds of superhero assassin stuff, and it was mind-blowing for my tiny 7-year-old mind! The gameplay here is basically that, parkour and dungeons and tons of combat where you’re fighting with swords against soldiers and supernatural enemies alike.

The most unique part of Prince of Persia games is the ability to turn back time, which lets you go back just a couple of seconds before you made that one crucial mistake and get a chance to try it again. Trying this game out today, I know it’ll blow my mind away the same way it did all those years ago! If you’re looking for an older but super fun alternative to AC that has a really engaging story and super fun gameplay mechanics, you can find Warrior Within on PC, PlayStation 2/3/Portable, and the original Xbox. Nostalgic, huh.

9. Red Dead Redemption 2

On the surface, it might not seem like this game has much in common with Assassin’s Creed; I mean, it’s guns and explosives versus swords and spears, but hear me out! Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best RPG games to ever come out, and it’s all about doing pretty much anything you want in the open world of New Hanover, Ambarino, and Lemoyne.

Open world, you say? Yup, and that’s accompanied with a ton of the best side quests I’ve ever played in any game, amazing graphics and attention to detail in the world, an Oscar-worthy storyline and character development, and so much more! Sure, you don’t get swords, but you get pretty much every other thing from Assassin’s Creed carried over here and then have a heap of new things dropped on top of that.

What I love the most about RDR 2 is the freedom to do anything you want; you can go fishing, you can hunt animals, you can just ride your horse around town and do side quests, explore landscapes, and more! I could go on and on, but it’d be much more fun for you to find that out for yourself when you play the game – available on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox.

That wraps up this list! I hope you found your next favorite because I’ve certainly rediscovered a game or two that I’m going to be replaying after I’m done writing this. Let me know what you think of this roundup and if there’s any game that you think deserves to be on here. With that said, I’ll see you in the next one!

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