The Ubisoft Games You Should Be Playing This Year

by regina


Ubisoft, one of the largest video game company’s in the world, makes great titles. If you’ve been gaming for a while, you have probably played at least one or several of them. Far Cry, Tom Clancy’s, and Assassin’s Creed are the most known and played game series in the world. Taking the spotlight in 1995, can’t say they ever stopped since. This company releases so many games across such different genres, there will be definitely one that suits you quite well. 

   1. Immortal Fenyx Rising

The game was originally titled “Gods and Monsters”, and the developers decided to change it before release to highlight that it’s a plot-based game, not the usual fighting game. Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the team that also made Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, no wonder they managed to portray the Greek settings so well. Funny story, they actually decided to make this game after seeing a bug in Odyssey where an NPC appeared very big and tall and looked liked a cyclop. Since there were no Cyclops in Assassins Creed, they decided to make a whole separate game about them. I know right?!

To summarize the game briefly, you get an open setting world set in mythical ancient Greece. You get to save the world, fight everyone from Centaurs to Hydras(maybe?), talk with the Gods, and maybe fight them as well? No spoilers. Except that you are actually set to save somebody’s brother instead of the world, but that’s a solid life goal as well. Especially if that’s your brother who was turned to stone. Oopsie. To learn more about this amazing last year’s release, check out this brief and solid read:

    2. Assassin’s Creed: The Latest Or Not So Much

That would make a great title, wouldn’t it? Now we know, there are two groups of people. Those who have already played Assassin’s Creed, and those who are going to play it. No matter which group you belong to, it’s hard to escape playing this game. Or series of games. Right now, you have so many options to choose from :

  1.  Fighting pirates in the Caribbean
  1.  Being a Viking(aka a pirate) in 7th century Mercia (somewhere in England)
  1.  Pretending to be a connoisseur in Paris( you are actually an Assassin, still)
  1.  An Irish American fighting in the Seven Year’s War ( you are actually not an Assassin, but a Templar this time!)
  1.  A Nubian Assassin in Ancient Egypt. Wow. This was cool. About 50 Years BC. Ancient Egypt. Is that enough for you to play it already? For me it is.
  1.  An organized criminal/Assassin in the Victorian Era. England. And you can actually travel in a carriage just like all lords do? Good enough.

Now look, I know there are more options to play Assassin’s Creed. The main thing is, you get to be a badass hero who is fighting bad guys with a lot of weapons, stealth, and a huge open world. That sounds like an awesome deal to most gamers. With the series selling more than one hundred fifty million games, they are kinda popular. Try them out. Here is a fun ranking of the best Creed titles, if you still feel like you don’t know where to start.

    3. Far Cry 5, Far Cry 6(it’s coming, yeah), Far Cry 3, even Far Cry 4, and Primal

Far Cry games are all kind of the same yet are so different and fine each in their own unique way. Anyone who’s played more than two Far Cry games knows that. Except for the original Far Cry(I), it’s still beautiful but not an open-world Far Cry game that we all came to love. So right now, you honestly have so many options to choose from. Even to this date, thirteen( !!!) years later, Far Cry 2 is a really awesome FPS. And it has an open world, a great selection of guns, an amazing narrative which really should have been a book. Or a movie. But you get to play it, so it’s all wins. It’s set in Africa and exploits the theme of the Civil War, a theme we all know quite well. It’s heartbreaking, brothers are fighting against each other, and the country is torn to pieces. It is an old game, but it still feels smooth and super daring. Try it out.

Far Cry 3 is probably the best title to date. It has managed to do everything phenomenally:

  1.  Arguably (or not so much) the best storyline across all Far Cry games. And maybe even all FPS games? That is arguable. Don’t try it with the hardcore fans.
  1.  The best expansion in all Far Cry games, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon could be a standalone game. It’s weird, it’s totally different, and there are aliens, it’s got everything. Say it again- a separate mini-game inside an already awesome game. Play it when you are done with the main story.
  1.  The best antagonist, perhaps in all video games, ever. Vaas is the Darth Vader of video games.

Now, with all the glory, there are still other decent titles to explore within the Far Cry Universe. Far Cry 4, set in the Nepalese setting, Far Cry 5 in Montana, and Primal set in prehistoric times, are all very unique and charming. You should play them also.