Assassin’s Creed Timeline

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The Assassin’s Creed franchise has come to be one of the best ways to explore the past, while enjoying a nice cohesive and engaging story at the same time. This is the Assassin’s Creed timeline.

What’s on the Assassin’s Creed Timeline?

The Assassin’s Creed timeline attempts to create a reading order (or in some cases viewing/playing order) for all major pieces of Assassin’s Creed media. This includes all video games, novels, films, and comic books. This list does not attempt to split up any media to read congruently, but rather focuses on an easy-to-follow reading/playing/watching list.

The Assassin’s Creed timeline includes the following:

  • Assassin’s Creed games
  • Tie-in Books
  • Tie-in Comics
  • Mobile Games
  • Films (such as the film starting Michael Fassbender as well as others like AC: Lineage)

The placement of this timeline is tricky, since there is a frame story and the historical story. So we’ve decided to do something different for this timeline. By default we place all of the stories in the order they were released, which is ultimately the order we recommend. In the Historical Order column, you can sort by the historical order for the stories, according to what historical era most of that story takes place. Either order is a great way to experience the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Additionally, check out the Ubisoft Universe timeline for more on how Assassin’s Creed could connect to Far Cry or Watch Dogs.

As always, if you have questions or comments about this timeline, we recommend you visit our contact page.

1BuyAssassin’s CreedGamePatrice Désilets72007-11-13
2BuyAltair’s ChroniclesGame52008-02-05For mobile devices.
3BuyLineageFilmYves Simoneau102009-10-26
4BuyAssassin's Creed: BloodlinesGameDarby McDevitt92009-11-17
5BuyAssassin’s Creed IIGamePatrice Désilets112009-11-17
6BuyAssassin's Creed: DiscoveryGameDarby McDevitt132009-11-17
7BuyRenaissanceNovelOliver Bowden122010-02-23Adaptation of AC: II
8BuyAscendanceShort FilmLaurent Bernier142010-11-16
9BuyAssassin's Creed: BrotherhoodGamePatrick Plourde152010-11-16
10BuyBrotherhoodNovelOliver Bowden162010-11-30Adaptation of AC: Brotherhood
11BuyAssassin’s CreedGraphic NovelKarl Kerschel, Cameron Stewart82011-01-01Comic adaptation of the game.
12BuyThe Secret CrusadeNovelOliver Bowden62011-06-28
13BuyEmbersShort FilmPatrick Plourde, Stephane Baudet182011-11-15
14BuyAssassin's Creed: RevelationsGameAlex Amancio202011-11-15
15BuyRevelationsNovelOliver Bowden192011-11-29Adaptation of AC: Revelations
16BuyAssassin's Creed: The FallGraphic NovelKarl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart412012-02-14
17BuyAssassin's Creed: LiberationGameJulian Gollop302012-10-30
18BuyAssassin’s Creed IIIGameAlex Hutchinson312012-10-30
19BuyForsakenNovelOliver Bowden322012-12-04
20BuyAssassin's Creed: The ChainGraphic NovelKarl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart432013-02-26
21BuyAssassin's Creed IV: Black FlagGameAshraf Ismail, Jean Guesdon252013-10-29Main story takes place before AC: III, but frame story occurs after.
22BuyAssassin's Creed: Black FlagNovelOliver Bowden262013-12-03Adaptation of AC IV: Black Flag
23Assassin's Creed: PiratesGame282013-12-05
24BuyAssassin's Creed: BrahmanGraphic NovelKarl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart382014-02-11This graphic novel is ambiguously set in the present, with the flashbacks going back to the 1800's.
25BuyBlack Flag: Blackbeard - The Lost JournalNovelChristie Golden272014-03-04
26BuyAssassin's Creed: RogueGameMikhail Lozanov, Spass Kroushkov, Martin Capel292014-11-11
27BuyAssassin's Creed: UnityGameAlex Amancio332014-11-11
28BuyUnity: Abstergo Entertainment - New Employee HandbookNovelChristie Golden352014-11-11
29BuyUnityNovelOliver Bowden342014-12-02
30BuyChronicles: ChinaGame222015-04-21
31BuyAssassin's Creed: SyndicateGameMarc-Alexis Côté402015-10-23
32BuyUnderworldNovelOliver Bowden392015-12-01
33BuyLast Descendants: LocusGraphic NovelIan Edginton512016-01-01
34BuyChronicles: IndiaGame372016-01-12
35BuyChronicles: RussiaGame422016-02-09
36Assassin's Creed: IdentityGame172016-02-25For mobile devices.
37BuyAssassin's Creed Vol. 1: Trial by FireGraphic NovelAnthony Del Col, Conor McCreery362016-05-25
38BuyLast DescendantsYA NovelMatthew J. Kirby502016-08-30
39BuyAssassin's Creed Vol. 2: Setting SunGraphic NovelAnthony Del Col, Conor McCreery242016-11-02
40BuyAssassin's Creed Templars Vol. 1: Black CrossGraphic NovelFred Van Lente442016-11-09
41BuyAssassin's Creed: HeresyNovelChristie Golden542016-11-15
42BuyAssassin's CreedFilmJustin Kurzel212016-12-21
43BuyLast Descendants: Tomb of the KhanYA NovelMatthew J. Kirby532016-12-27
44BuyAssassin's Creed Vol. 3: HomecomingGraphic NovelAnthony Del Col, Conor McCreery492017-05-10
45BuyAssassin's Creed Templars Vol. 2: Cross of WarGraphic NovelFred Van Lente452017-05-23
46BuyAssassin's Creed Uprising Vol. 1: Common GroundGraphic NovelDan Watters, Alex Paknadel562017-08-02
47BuyAssassin's Creed: ReflectionsGraphic NovelIan Edginton552017-09-20
48BuyOrigins: Desert OathNovelOliver Bowden42017-10-10
49BuyAssassin's Creed: OriginsGameAshraf Ismail, Jean Guesdon22017-10-27
50BuyLast Descendants: Fate of the GodsYA NovelMatthew J. Kirby522017-12-26
51BuyAssassin's Creed Uprising Vol. 2: Inflection PointGraphic NovelDan Watters, Alex Paknadel572018-01-10
52BuyAssassin's Creed: Origins (comic)Graphic NovelAnne Toole32018-06-26
53BuyConspiraciesGraphic NovelGuillaume Dorison462018-08-01
54BuyConspiracies, Vol. 2: Project RainbowGraphic NovelGuillaume Dorison472018-09-05
55BuyAssassin's Creed Uprising Vol. 3: FinaleGraphic NovelDan Watters, Alex Paknadel582018-10-23
56BuyAssassin's Creed: OdysseyGameJonathan Dumont, Scott Phillips12018-12-04
57The Ming StormNovelYan Leisheng232019-03-31
58BuyBloodstoneGraphic NovelGuillaume Dorison482020-02-19

11 Responses

  1. You forgot to add a game named “Bloodlines” (released on PSP) and you also forgot to specify that the “Discovery” game is a part of Assassin’s Creed II

  2. It fits right after the Novel “Brotherhood” because it’s narrated by Niccolò Polo, the father of the famed explorer, Marco Polo even if it’s the story of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad (the first game released in 2007)

  3. You once had 2 versions of this list. One Chronological, based on its modern scenes, and one historical, based on its Animus scenes. What happened to that?

  4. Like @ABRAHAM SMITH, I was searching for the other list order.
    Too bad that you removed the chronological order based on the modern events (frame story) :,c

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