The exciting complexity of Assassin’s Creed! | Mind Game #5

Let us be honest Assassins Creed is one of the best and creative video game series in the 2000’s and 2010’s years. Ubisoft created an amazing universe, full of epic stories during many different times.

Today i want to write about the sagas of the Assassins Creed universe because there are more then you maybe think.


Desmond Miles-Saga (Assassins Creed, Assassins Creed 2, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Assassins Creed: Revelation and Asassins Creed 3)

The „main“ saga focus on Desmond Miles who is a assassin and improsened by Abstergo (the modern incarnation of the Templer). With a machine called the Animus, Desmond explores the past of his ancestor which where mostly part of the assassins (except of Haythem Kenway – Son of Edward Kenway [AC 4: Black Flag] ans father of Connor [AC 3] – who was the leader of the Templer in north america during Liberation War).

Desmond has to search for a mighty artefact called „Eden Apple“ which allows the owner to control humans mind. Abstergos main goal is to take over the world to bring „peace“. The assassins are fight for the free will of mankind and their freedom. To find this artefact Desmond follows the paths of the legendary Assassins Altair, Ezio and Connor (including a short time Haythem Kenway) and learns more about an old culture who lived on earth before humans were here.

This Saga contains a giant, epic storyline which is is set in the present as well as in different past periods. Also the player discovers in this saga many different places like Jerusalem, Venezia, Istanbul, Boston, New York and more!


Altair-Saga (Assassins Creed, Assassins Creed Discovery & Assassins Creed: Bloodlines)

This trilogy is part of the giant Desmond-Saga but focus only on the legendery assassin Altair so & so. Three games for different plattform (PS3, PC, Xbox 360, PSP & Nintendo DS) which telling the beginning of the Desmond-Saga (Assassins Creed) and two smaller stories arround Altair adventures before, after and during the events of Assassins Creed.


Ezio-Saga (Assassins Creed 2, Brotherhood, Revelation, Discovery, Ascedance, Lineage & Embers)

Let us be honest, Ezio is the best main character of the Assassins Creed franchise even when he is not my favorite. During the big Ezio-Saga the player follows the long life & fight of Ezio Auditore de Firenze for his revenge and the freedom of mankind. From a young man to an old man we learn about his life, his love and his losts in 4 games and three short movies. That is very impressive and shows how proud Ubisoft was because of his second main character.

Also the period of renessaince is a great choice and allows to show many places like Venezia, Rome or Istanbul.

Like the Altair Saga and Assassins Creed 3 as beginning of the New World-Saga the Ezio-Saga features the Desmond Miles-Saga in present time.


New World-Saga (Assassins Creed 3, Liberation/Liberty HD, Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassins Creed Rogue)

Let us leave Europe and go to the new world of North America. Assassins Creed 3 playes two roles. First it’s the end of the Desmond-Miles Saga and on the other hand it’s the beginning of the New World-Saga which is set during Age of Piracy, 7 Years War and the Liberation War of George Washington.

Also this saga has many different main characters like the Kenway family (Connor & Haythem in AC 3, Edward in AC 4), Avelline (AC Liberation) and Shay Patrick Cormeck in Assassins Creed Rogue.

While AC 3, 4 and Rogue are connected, Assassins Creed Liberation/Liberty tells a stand alone story.

Assassins Creed 3 follows the story of Connor (half-mohawk, half-brittain) who become an assassins to safe his village and kill his archenemy Charles Lee. On his way he also fights his father and other templer while fight in George Washingtons war. In Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag the player controlls Edward Kenway (father of Haythem, Grandfather of Connor) who was a pirate during the Pirate Age in the carrebian. Later he become an assassin, getting trained by them and also fights the order of the templer.

Assassins Creed Rogue is the bridge between part 3 & 4. The game tells the story im Shay Patrick Cormeck, who starts as an assassin but leaves the brotherhood after he saw the madness of Achilles Davenport (leader of the north american assassins). He joins the templer and hunt the assassins down one by one. He also met Haythem Kenway who makes him a templer.

The stand alone DLC Assassins Creed: Freedom Cry tells a sidestory which is set in the New World-Saga and Assassins Creed Liberation is set in New Orleans during the event of AC 3 but there is no deeper connection between this two games.

All in all the New World-Saga isn’t epic as the Ezio-Saga but the different stories are very interessting and also the Kenway family is one of the best parts of the franchise.


Secret France-Saga (Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Liberation/Liberty and Unity)

We all know the national motto of France:

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité!

There are three games in the Assassins Creed Franchise wich represant this three very important values. During the french revolution this motto was founded and is the national motto since the Third Republic at the end of the 19th century.

  • Assassins Creed Liberation/Liberty stands for: Liberté
  • Assassins Creed Unity stands for Égalité
  • Assassins Creed Brotherhood stands for Fragernité

This three games has no connection except of this hidden details in the titels.


This were all of the Assassins Creed sagas i noticed while exploring this franchise during many years. Also there is the Assassins Creed Chronicles Trilogy which is set in three different countries (India, China, Russia) and tell sammler stories and the ancienct duology of Assassins Creed Origins and Assassins Creed Odyssey.

I wasn’t able to place Assassins Creed Syndicate in a saga but maybe it’s because of changing the ages of the game series (from industrial revolution to antiquity).

I hope you liked this post and i’m always happy when i become feedback.

We will read us in the next post. Have a good game everyone!

Other Assassins Creed posts (german):

Assassins Creed 2 Review

Assassins Creed Brotherhood Review

Assassins Creed 3 Review

Assassins Creed Origins Review

Assassins Creed Movie Review

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