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.

#Get ItNameMediaAuthor/DirectorDateTimeNotes
1Assassin’s CreedGamePatrice Désilets2007-11-137
2Altair’s ChroniclesGame2008-02-055For mobile devices.
3LineageFilmYves Simoneau2009-10-2610
4Assassin's Creed: BloodlinesGameDarby McDevitt2009-11-179
5Assassin’s Creed IIGamePatrice Désilets2009-11-1711
6Assassin's Creed: DiscoveryGameDarby McDevitt2009-11-1713
7RenaissanceNovelOliver Bowden2010-02-2312Adaptation of AC: II
8AscendanceShort FilmLaurent Bernier2010-11-1614
9Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodGamePatrick Plourde2010-11-1615
10BrotherhoodNovelOliver Bowden2010-11-3016Adaptation of AC: Brotherhood
11The Secret CrusadeNovelOliver Bowden2011-06-286
12EmbersShort FilmPatrick Plourde, Stephane Baudet2011-11-1518
13Assassin's Creed: RevelationsGameAlex Amancio2011-11-1520
14RevelationsNovelOliver Bowden2011-11-2919Adaptation of AC: Revelations
15Assassin's Creed: The FallGraphic NovelKarl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart2012-02-1441
16Assassin's Creed: LiberationGameJulian Gollop2012-10-3030
17Assassin’s Creed IIIGameAlex Hutchinson2012-10-3031
18ForsakenNovelOliver Bowden2012-12-0432
19Assassin's Creed: The ChainGraphic NovelKarl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart2013-02-2643
20Assassin's Creed IV: Black FlagGameAshraf Ismail, Jean Guesdon2013-10-2925Main story takes place before AC: III, but frame story occurs after.
21Assassin's Creed: Black FlagNovelOliver Bowden2013-12-0326Adaptation of AC IV: Black Flag
22Assassin's Creed: PiratesGame2013-12-0528
23Assassin's Creed: BrahmanGraphic NovelKarl Kerschl, Cameron Stewart2014-02-1138This graphic novel is ambiguously set in the present, with the flashbacks going back to the 1800's.
24Black Flag: Blackbeard - The Lost JournalNovelChristie Golden2014-03-0427
25Assassin's Creed: RogueGameMikhail Lozanov, Spass Kroushkov, Martin Capel2014-11-1129
26Assassin's Creed: UnityGameAlex Amancio2014-11-1133
27Unity: Abstergo Entertainment - New Employee HandbookNovelChristie Golden2014-11-1135
28UnityNovelOliver Bowden2014-12-0234
29Chronicles: ChinaGame2015-04-2122
30Assassin's Creed: SyndicateGameMarc-Alexis Côté2015-10-2340
31UnderworldNovelOliver Bowden2015-12-0139
32Last Descendants: LocusGraphic NovelIan Edginton2016-01-0151
33Chronicles: IndiaGame2016-01-1237
34Chronicles: RussiaGame2016-02-0942
35Assassin's Creed: IdentityGame2016-02-2517For mobile devices.
36Assassin's Creed Vol. 1: Trial by FireGraphic NovelAnthony Del Col, Conor McCreery2016-05-2536
37Last DescendantsYA NovelMatthew J. Kirby2016-08-3050
38Assassin's Creed Vol. 2: Setting SunGraphic NovelAnthony Del Col, Conor McCreery2016-11-0224
39Assassin's Creed Templars Vol. 1: Black CrossGraphic NovelFred Van Lente2016-11-0944
40Assassin's Creed: HeresyNovelChristie Golden2016-11-1554
41Assassin's CreedFilmJustin Kurzel2016-12-2121
42Last Descendants: Tomb of the KhanYA NovelMatthew J. Kirby2016-12-2753
43Assassin's Creed Vol. 3: HomecomingGraphic NovelAnthony Del Col, Conor McCreery2017-05-1049
44Assassin's Creed Templars Vol. 2: Cross of WarGraphic NovelFred Van Lente2017-05-2345
45Assassin's Creed Uprising Vol. 1: Common GroundGraphic NovelDan Watters, Alex Paknadel2017-08-0256
46Assassin's Creed: ReflectionsGraphic NovelIan Edginton2017-09-2055
47Origins: Desert OathNovelOliver Bowden2017-10-104
48Assassin's Creed: OriginsGameAshraf Ismail, Jean Guesdon2017-10-272
49Last Descendants: Fate of the GodsYA NovelMatthew J. Kirby2017-12-2652
50Assassin's Creed Uprising Vol. 2: Inflection PointGraphic NovelDan Watters, Alex Paknadel2018-01-1057
51Assassin's Creed: Origins (comic)Graphic NovelAnne Toole2018-06-263
52ConspiraciesGraphic NovelGuillaume Dorison2018-08-0146
53Conspiracies, Vol. 2: Project RainbowGraphic NovelGuillaume Dorison2018-09-0547
54Assassin's Creed Uprising Vol. 3: FinaleGraphic NovelDan Watters, Alex Paknadel2018-10-2358
55Assassin's Creed: OdysseyGameJonathan Dumont, Scott Phillips2018-12-041
56The Ming StormNovelYan Leisheng2019-03-3123
57BloodstoneGraphic NovelGuillaume Dorison2020-02-1948