6. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Butchering 16th century AI fools took a back seat to fierce PvP multiplayer shank-fests in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Exploring the hunter-hunted dynamic through new, up-close lenses, players entered Roma’s most dangerous game gladly, and had every expectation to be revel in the unique multiplayer mode’s return. The open beta for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations proves that minor alterations to the successful formula spelled death for more infidels.

Stealth is still killing king. Outright kills are for clumsy assassins, and the cunning and patient are rewarded for hiding in piles of hay or chatting street groups. The stun function received a boost in Revelations, bolstering defensive options outside of outright flight. Tweaks to NPC behavior added to the confusion of hunting prey, with computer avatars darting hither and yon a la player-character assassins.

And the colorful new cast fit perfectly into the romantic Byzantine setting. Revelations may not be the revelatory package that gamer were hoping for, but online Templar hunting has only gotten better.