5 Best Ubisoft Games, Ranked

Ubisoft has earned itself a reputation as one of the biggest video game developers. Despite some big upsets over the years, it has an impressive resume filled with iconic franchises. From Far Cry to Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft has never shied away from exploring different genres. We have seen many bangers and hidden gems by the studio and in this article, we will be counting down the best Ubisoft games.

Best Ubisoft Games, Ranked

There are hundreds of games under Ubisoft’s banner and while that includes a handful of both good and bad, this list names five games made by the developer that are its best works. That said, it’s likely your best Ubisoft games will be different simply because there are so many to count, and if that’s indeed the case, leave a comment telling us what they are.

5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

During a time when shooters were the talk of the town, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was the finest of its kind. In Advanced Warfare, Ubisoft emphasized realism, and it shows. The weapons in the game were based on real guns and that brought a new level of authenticity to the series. The attention to detail in the weaponry was next level too.

Wreaking havoc on armoured vehicles and planning how to proceed to your next objective made GRAW a challenging game. That meant it demanded some tactical skills and not just going in guns blazing. 

All in all, GRAW’s strategic gameplay coupled with a compelling story set in the future made it an ideal shooter that instantly comes to mind when thinking of Ubisoft’s best games.

4. Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter that follows Jason Brody’s harrowing journey from a carefree tourist to a warrior. Its storyline is enthralling but the lush and perilous setting of Rook Islands is why it stands out. The open world is so masterfully put together that Far Cry 3 incentivizes creativity and allows players to go in with a multitude of approaches. 

Be a tank and go in like a demolition man or take the stealthy approach and never let them see you coming. Far Cry 3 expanded on everything that made the Far Cry series so good, and that’s exactly what fans wanted at the time – if only Ubisoft would listen to us now.

3. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory has stood the test of time with its well-crafted stealth mechanics that provide players with a genuine espionage experience. Unfortunately, Ubisoft hasn’t expanded on the Splinter Cell universe in a while. Be that as it may, Chaos Theory remains one of the best Ubisoft games.

Becoming one with the shadows and using them to your advantage will always be satisfying, and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory just nails that feeling. Chaos Theory’s teched-out protagonist Sam Fisher will make you experiment with how you want to take out enemies undetected and its narrative of you racing against the clock to save the world might make for the most high-stakes game you’ve ever played.

2. Assassin’s Creed 2

Assassin’s Creed 2

The first chapter of Ezio’s vengeful journey from a carefree young man to a master assassin blew people away with how gritty yet satisfying it was. Assassin’s Creed 2 may not be the newest or biggest adventure of the bunch but it is certainly the most riveting. 

The introduction of Ezio Auditore is the best addition to the roster of assassins in the franchise’s history. His charismatic personality, not to be confused with a lack of deadly skills, makes him stand out in the long lineage of Assassin’s Creed protagonists.

The meticulously recreated cities of Florence and Venice are a beautiful backdrop for players to explore. The cities were also designed with the parkour system in mind. Because of that, the traversal felt tenfold better. 

Assassin’s Creed 2 was perfect in every way: it had a strong narrative driven by a vengeful protagonist, satisfying parkour gameplay to keep you hooked, and a breathtaking city that you never wanted to leave. It was a giant step forward for the series and Assassin’s Creed 2 was what put the series on the map as one of Ubisoft’s biggest and best franchises.

1. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Ubisoft rebooting the Prince of Persia series back in 2003 might be their smartest decision yet. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time gave us mechanics like manipulating time and wall running. That’s not much today, but back then, these were groundbreaking features and they made everyone feel like a badass.

Sands of Time undoubtedly had an amazing combat system and story but the ingenious platformer-level design was still its highlight. On one hand, you got a hack-and-slash game where you’d beat enemies in the coolest ways possible, and on the other, you had a puzzle platformer where you needed to manoeuvre your way across. It was tough, fun, and way ahead of its time.

Those are only some of the reasons why Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is so good. And if it wasn’t clear already, it’s the perfect pick for anybody who wants to play Ubisoft’s finest work.