Assassin’s Creed may offer a plethora of exotic locations for players to explore, alongside plenty of action, but there's also an endless stream of tailing missions, hundreds of generic, uninspired side-quests and an unfathomable, utterly nonsensical plot.
It’s fair to say: AC has always been a bit of a mixed bag, both critically and in terms of tone. It often feels like the developers want the series to be taken seriously, and yet every instalment is positively packed with absurdity, to the point that it’s become almost laughable.
I mean, do you remember the final boss in Assassin’s Creed 2? It was the Pope, and you had to fist-fight him inside the Vatican, right before you were contacted by extra-terrestrials and the game's final line was literally a character saying "What the f**k?!" so... yeah.
Assassin’s Creed has gone off the deep end more times than any rational person would believe. The premise is inherently fascinating, but the execution has always lacked a certain degree of narrative maturity, meaning most entries in the series have been questionable, to say the least.
With that said, here are the 19 biggest WTF moments in the history of Assassin’s Creed, from the original in 2007, right the way up to the likes of AC Chronicles and the much revered Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.