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Where to play the Assassin’s Creed series for ‘free’

Ubisoft’s murder sims have a significant presence on the games-on-demand services du jour

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Ezio wields a hidden blade while the ghost of Altair walks behind him in key art for Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

A massive live-service hub. Four new games on the horizon. A TV show literally no one asked for. Yes, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is having something of a moment, the sort that begets retrospection — and, perhaps, an inclination to play (or replay) key entries in the series.

In September, Polygon decreed Assassin’s Creed Origins — the 2017 romp through ancient Egypt that totally altered how these games fundamentally work — as the undisputed pinnacle of the series. Feedback to that column largely fell into one of two camps: “I agree” (the objectively correct response) or “Hold up. Assassin’s Creed Origins is on Game Pass?”

Indeed, Assassin’s Creed has a significant presence on the games-on-demand services du jour. Naturally, most of the series, save for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, is on Ubisoft’s own Ubisoft Plus service. (Ubisoft Plus is limited to PC users for the time being. In January, Ubisoft announced it would bring the service to Xbox at an unspecified future date.) Ubisoft Plus typically costs $15 a month, but it currently has a free trial running through Oct. 10. Just don’t forget to disable the auto-renew!

A handful of the more recent, RPG-inspired entries are part of the library of Microsoft’s incandescently popular Xbox Game Pass program ($10 a month). More still are included in Sony’s revamped PS Plus service, though they’re only accessible if you’re signed up for the “Extra” ($15 a month, $100 a year) or “Premium” ($18 a month, $120 a year) tiers. Here’s the full list.


  • Assassin’s Creed (2007): Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 (2009): PS Plus (as part of Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection), Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (2010): PS Plus (as part of Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection)
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations (2011): PS Plus (as part of Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection), Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (2012): Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (2013): PS Plus, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry (2013): PS Plus, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (2014): PS Plus, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue (2014): PS Plus, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (2015): Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017): PS Plus, Game Pass, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018): Game Pass, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (2020): PS Plus, Ubisoft Plus
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok (2022): Ubisoft Plus

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