The latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, is almost upon us. As the eleventh mainline game, Odyssey carries with it a lot of history. We’ve come a long way since the simple story of Altair and Desmond Miles first launched. As such, what has happened so far? With so many games in this on-going franchise, there’s a lot to cover. Join us as we take a look back at the past ten Assassin’s Creed games.
Spoiler Warning for Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Era: Ptolemaic Period, Egypt
Hidden One: Bayek of Siwa
Order of the Ancients Leader: Flavius
Bayek’s Story: A Medjay, Bayek is captured by the Order of the Ancients and ordered to use a golden orb to open the door to a secret vault. Bayek attempts to escape, but in the ensuing struggle, his son is accidentally killed. He then swears revenge and tracks down members of the Order.
He teams up with his wife, Aya, to kill who believes is the ‘Snake,’ but learns that the conspiracy runs much deeper than his initial kills. Meeting with Apollodorus and Cleopatra, he agrees to help her retake the throne from her half-brother, Ptomely, in exchange for info on the Order of the Ancients. He hunts them down until only three are left.
Knowing they can’t win on their own, Cleopatra appeals to Julius Caesar who becomes smitten with her. Bayek kills the ‘Scorpion,’ but is stopped from killing the ’Jackal,’ Septimius. Meanwhile, Aya watches Ptomely get eaten by crocodiles.
It is later revealed that Caesar’s general, Flavius, is the leader of the Order and has already attacked Siwa to open the vault. Cleopatra abandons Bayek and Aya to return to Rome and throw in with Caesar and Septimus. Bayek tracks Flavius down and assassinates him, and Aya travels to Rome where she kills Septimius and Caesar. Both found the Hidden Ones, who will eventually become the Assassin Brotherhood.
Layla’s Story: A researcher for Abstergo, Layla is tasked with along with her friend Deanna Geary with finding a Piece of Eden in Egypt. With eyes on joining the Animus Project, Layla uses a custom Animus to explore the memories of Bayek and Aya. After failing to check-in, Abstergo sends agents to take both out. Deanna is executed, but Layla manages to kill all her pursuers. Angered, Layla returns to the Animus to finish Bayek’s story.
Following the assassination of Flavius, Layla wakes up to meet William Miles. William offers her work with the Assassins on their Animus project. She accepts with the hope of getting revenge for Deanna, though she declines to become an assassin.