Are you done playing the Assassin’s Creed game? It does not matter if you played the whole series of games released so far or just one game, I am sure you fell in love with this game. The historical timeline of events along with stealth assassination gameplay made the franchise one of the most popular game in the world of gamers. The parkour style movement of the third person playable character with an open-world action-adventure game mode allows you to explore the game to the fullest. The collaboration of the main storyline and the side quests are the highlight reels of this game developed by Ubisoft.
So, if your addiction to Assassin’s Creed demands more similar games like this which might calm your hunger of playing such games then you must be looking for alternatives to this game. To provide some assistance I picked a list of 10 games that has some sort of similarities with Assassin’s Creed that are worth of playing because of their own uniqueness. Historical events, weapons, gameplay etc of those games might give you the flavour of Assassins Creed that will bring you joy while playing such games.
The list containing the games is one of the most popular games and has the charisma to make you a fan of them just like Creed.
Shadow of Mordor
Shadow of Mordor is basically adopted from the books of Lord of The Rings and we know how great the three-part film was with the same name and the three-part movie of Hobbit. The storyline of the game is set between the events of two film series. The action-adventure game with a third-person view takes you to the world of LOTR with some exciting battles which will remind you of Assassin’s Creed and the gameplay is very much inspired by it. The side missions are more relevant from the Creed games as it brings more value to the game.
A sequel of this game named Shadow of War also available to play the story further. And it will not disappoint you in terms of gameplay and elements added to this game. The storyline connects it with the previous game with the same protagonist a ranger named Talion.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
It is an action-adventure game as you can explore the open world of the game while playing it. But the main feature is the role-playing mode that will develop your game character on the decisions you would pick throughout the course of the game. And at the beginning of the game, you can customize your character appearance, sex etc. You can play this game as a third person or a first-person mode according to your wish. The cities and nature of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will give you the flavour of Assassin’s Creed because of the historic nature and similar location type.
If you are more into character development and wants to make your own decision in every situation in the game then this could be the ideal one for you to take a journey.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Witcher 3 is one most enjoyable RPG (role-playing game) that has the touch of Assassin’s Creed game and you would love to play the game. From the combat style to the environment, the detailed structure of it will fascinate you when you play the role of Geralt of Rivia who is a monster hunter witcher. The game idea is taken from the novels of The Witcher written by Andrzej Sapkowski.
The third-person role-playing game will allow you to take decisions as Geralt which will lead you to one of the 36 possible endings. The narrative of the game is very much entertaining as it offers the players a wheel of dialogues in the screen to select and interact with the other characters. The magical fantasy world with such tools will definitely engage you in the game to finish it along with the side quests.
There are other two previous parts of The Witcher game released before this game. First is The Witcher and the second instalment is The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Both are also good games but you would not get the advanced settings and the gameplay mode like this part of the game.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed both published under the banner of Ubisoft. So it makes some logical sense that the games have so many similarities in the game environment. Yes, it is quite old now but still worth to play if you haven’t. Just like Assassin’s Creed, it is based on historical times and the style of gameplay is quite similar. It is more like a hack n slash game with fast-paced action which makes the game so much exciting to play. Players will get powers to elevate the power of the prince while battling with the enemies and it will help them to reach the difficult areas.
If you are a fan of Assassin’s Creed then you should try this game and enjoy the similar gameplay and environment that you would love to have in such games.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Developed and published by the Rockstar games, Red Dead Redemption 2 is based on a fictional open world set in 1899. It has the taste of Western, Midwestern and Southern USA era of that period. Arthur Morgan, the playable character of the game can be seen fighting against all odds to survive in the Wild West. It has both perspectives of a first-person and third person. In the open world, you can do various things like riding a horse, shooting, hunting, heists etc. The things are similar to the Assassin’s Creed game.
All the elements of Wild West are there to consume for the players. You can take the journey as a cowboy-style gang member who fights with other gangs and the government. The melee attack in combat is visible with firearms and explosives. The gameplay and storyline are very precisely done to enjoy a good game.
The first instalment of the game is Red Dead Redemption which you can play and expect the same quality from it. But you will not get the part in the PC version and the first game’s protagonist John Marston has a part in the second game which also follows his story from the previous one.
God of War
God of War is a PS4 exclusive action-adventure game. Unlike the previous parts of the game series, this part has so much more to offer the players as it is created with more detail with a vast open play. According to the director, the game is open but like an open-world game. So there are enough places to explore. The same protagonist of the game Kratos is a playable character but this he is accompanied with his young son Atreus, who is also a second protagonist of the game and can be seen assisting his father during combat.
This is the first game of the series which is based on Norse mythology instead of Greek mythology. The storyline is something which is very entertaining and some might argue that this story is better than any Assassin’s Creed storyline. Players can control the combat style with ease if they are accustomed to Assassin’s Creed.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Only available on the PS4 platform, Horizon Zero Dawn gameplay, storyline, enemies, stealth will always remind you of an Assassin’s Creed game. Both games are like two sides of a coin. Set in the post-apocalypse storyline, you need to control a hunter named Aloy, who is on a mission to uncover her past in a world full of machine type of enemies. There is a vast open-world to discover along with some side missions. The third-person view of the game is much like a Creed game. It is a role-playing game that provides a tree of skills for the player with bonuses and new abilities.
The mysterious open world full of surprises will hold you in the game along with the hunting experience that is very much similar to Assassin’s Creed. The control of the game is not a difficult task to habituate as it is very comfortable and known from the great assassins. The combat system and the stealth action is also a highlight of the game that you will enjoy every bit of it while playing.
If you are searching for a game with a stealth mode action and wants to play an assassin who works in the shadows, Dishonored is the game can give you the exact same components. The action-adventure game can be played as a first-person stealth mode controlling the playable character Corvo Attano. Who is framed for the murder of the empress of the Isles and forced to take the role of an assassin to take the revenge from his enemies? You can execute your enemies from the dark or you can defeat them via combat to complete your objective.
It is all about tactical gaming and you have to make some strategies to assassinate your potential targets to complete the missions. You can use the magical abilities of the character with some equipment to create various ways to end your target.
The sequels of the game you can find by the name of Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider can be played after completing this part. Both critically favoured sequels are good enough to get your time and they can offer you a good experience of gaming.
Thief is a video game based on stealth mode where you can play as a master thief by the name Garret who knows how to steal from the rich and uncover the hidden secrets locked behind a safe. The dark fantasy world of the game is perfect for stealth action where you can show your skills on the gameplay while doing any mission. You can select the option to combat with your enemies on the way of your objective or you can use the stealth mode and avoid any conflict with any of the characters to complete the task.
You can live as a thief in the game and experience the thrilling nature of being a thief on that dark gothic world. It is up to you how you want to experience the game with the options of stealth mode and combat mode.
Another old and popular game Fable III is the third instalment of the Fable game series developed by Lionhead Studios is a role-playing game with an open world to explore and packed with full of action. Microsoft Studios published the game with an interesting storyline on the playable hero, who is fighting against his own brother, the changed evil king of Albion with the help of some alliances. It is a character development game with some decisions to make during the gameplay which would impact the game storyline and ending. The game is filled with creatures and magic with an open map to discover and a supernatural evil threat that can destroy the whole kingdom.
A standalone game Fable: The Journey from the series is available to play. This is also a role-playing video game but it is an Xbox 360 exclusive game so you the PC version is unavailable. The story of the game is not related to the main storyline of the series
Ending for a new beginning
I hope this list will help you to fill the need for games like Assassin’s Creed but the games will drive your intentions towards more alternative games that have a similarity with any of the above games. So it is a never-ending search that you have to hunt as long as your wish of playing this type of games is alive in you. If you know any other games which can be placed in the list then let us know in the comment section.
The list is not included with the modern world based storylines such as GTA or Uncharted etc. It is based on historical themes and the ambience that will remind you of an Assassin’s Creed game.