4Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed and Victorian London may well be the most iconic duo since Jacob and Evie Frye (name another – we’ll wait). It was the first time the franchise had two protagonists, and each was memorable in their own way. Evie believed in the Order and what it stood for; she favoured stealth and planning. Jacob believed in a good old fight, and favoured brawling. Their personalities brilliantly bounced off each other, and the excellent historic characters. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate may well boast the greatest list of historical figures of any entry in the series: Dickens, Bell, Marx, and Queen Victoria, just to name a few.
Free running and climbing felt magical in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate: London is just teeming with fun places to explore. The inclusion of horse and cart also allowed for new gameplay dynamics, and the gang system was highly addictive. Syndicate is the Assassin’s Creed formula done right, and deserved more praise than it received.