The best Ubisoft games can transcend both the medium and genre. From Assassin’s Creed and the Tom Clancy franchise, including fan favorites like Lumines and Rayman franchises, there’s a lot to love from the developer/publisher.
We will list the top 30 Ubisoft games according to Metacritic to celebrate. We’ll rank from worst to best based on each game’s Metascore.
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
A spin-off of the Might & Magic franchise, Clash of Heroes was initially released for the Nintendo DS in 2009. It’s a puzzle-strategy-RPG similar to the Puzzle Quest franchise, which piqued people’s interest based on that game’s success on the DS two years prior.
The strength of Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes comes from successfully blending all three genres. The game genuinely feels like a legitimate strategy game, a legitimate puzzle game, and a legitimate RPG. Everything works wonderfully together and appeals to fans of all three genres.
Hungry Shark World
Next on our list of the best Ubisoft games is our first mobile entry. Hungry Shark World was released for iOS and Android, later seeing a less successful console port for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
The 2016 release in the Hungry Shark franchise may be the high point in the series. Offering surprisingly addictive arcade-style gameplay and a large roster of available sharks, Hungry Shark World is a lot more fun than you may realize.
Plus, it never gets old being a shark hunting down food in the ocean.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
World War 1 isn’t a common or popular video game setting. Valiant Hearts: The Great War is unique in this aspect, focusing on WWI over WWII. Showcasing the horrors and terror of the first world war through the style of Valiant Hearts helps drive its impactful message home more than it otherwise would.
The narrative mix of cheerful and happy moments helps balance the game’s despair with glimpses of hope and optimism. The presentation style of a side-scrolling puzzle graphic novel adventure suits the game well, too.
Beyond Good & Evil
The cult classic Beyond Good & Evil is undoubtedly one of the best Ubisoft games. Despite its poor sales and, at times, uneven gameplay, this is one of the best games of the PS2/Xbox/GameCube era.
Visually, Beyond Good & Evil is one of the console generation’s best games. Its gorgeous art style allows the characters to show plenty of personality and life during gameplay and cutscenes.
Beyond Good & Evil is perfect for those looking for a different take on the RPG experience. It lacks the quirks of JRPGs, but for some, that can be a good thing. Its story is strong enough to keep you playing even when you experience some of the game’s frustrations. Here’s to hoping one day, we finally get to see the sequel see the light of day.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Our list of the best Ubisoft games reaches the first of several entries in the Assassin’s Creed series. Odyssey is the second Assassin’s Creed game to follow the open-world RPG-esque formula that began with 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the high point in this era, thanks partly to the refinement from the “soft reboot” of Origins. The open world of Greece is well-designed, vibrant, and positively beautiful. But, are there still filler quests and side missions? Yes, but that’s more of a symptom of the open-world genre than anything.
It’s not perfect by any means, but Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is still an enjoyable title that reminds us how good these games can be.
Rayman Jungle Run
Gameplay wise, Rayman Jungle Run is just another Temple Run-style mobile game. Rayman automatically runs through each stage, and players must prompt Rayman to perform specific platforming abilities.
So why, then, does Rayman Jungle appear on this list? Its simple gameplay is thoroughly enhanced by the personality, style, and flair the Rayman franchise is known for.
The pick-up-and-go gameplay is perfect for the mobile platform. Games like Temple Run and Super Mario Run prove that the genre has plenty of appeal. Thanks to its gorgeous art style and personality, Rayman Jungle Run may be the best of them all.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Oh hey, another Assassin’s Creed game. I feel like we’re not close to being done with these, but then again, Ubisoft has made a billion of them.
Black Flag is the sixth installment in the series and the fourth release in the mainline story. It follows the story of Edward Kenway, grandfather of Assassin’s Creed III protagonist Ratonhnhaké:ton / Connor, and takes place in the West Indies during the early 1700s.
After Assassin’s Creed III, the franchise needed a new direction as the gameplay was starting to feel stale. Enter Black Flag and its emphasis on the Golden Age of Piracy. Adding in ship navigation and naval combat alongside the core gameplay of the franchise results in one of the best Assassin’s Creed games.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
We’ve finally reached the first Tom Clancy game in our list of best Ubisoft games.
Rainbow Six Vegas was released in 2006 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Despite the franchise’s regular releases since its debut in 1998, Rainbow Six had yet to break out on the same level as Splinter Cell. Vegas changed all that.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas brings the franchise’s tactical FPS foundation to the mainstream, delivering on all of its potential that recent releases missed out on. The new consoles also helped untapped an impressive graphic improvement; Rainbow Six Vegas is an impressive-looking game for its time.
I recall the insanely positive word of mouth that Vegas had. It felt like everyone couldn’t stop talking about the game and wanted to play it.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Developed by Gearbox Studios (yes, that Gearbox Studios) and published by Ubisoft, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 launched in 2005 for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2.
It was released at a peculiar time since everyone seemed focused on the future console generation. Road to Hill 30 proves plenty of meat was still left on the Xbox and PS2 bone. The tactical FPS combines strategic gunplay with an emphasis on historical accuracy.
The game’s story is based on true events during the invasion of Normandy and takes the historical moment seriously. Character development and relationship building are key as most gameplay sequences deal with strategic battles dealing with military tactics. It’s not perfect, but still an incredibly solid experience.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
It’s not the first Tom Clancy game on our list of Ubisoft games, but this is the first Splinter Cell entry. If Assassin’s Creed isn’t the most iconic series from Ubisoft, then Splinter Cell would be a strong contender.
Someone should tell that to Ubisoft since the franchise has been M.I.A. recently.
Double Agent features a story that plots protagonist Sam Fischer in a gray area between hero and villain. The combination of a Tom Clancy-style narrative with fantastic stealth-action gameplay helps to make it an enjoyable title. Unfortunately, it fails to reach the same heights as other games in the series, hence why it’s rated on the lower end of our list of best Ubisoft games.
This addictive title is the best puzzle game since Tetris. The simple yet challenging gameplay provides hours and hours of replayable content.
What helps out Lumines apart as one of the best Ubisoft games is the incorporation of music. As you progress through each stage, the music and tempo change.
Since its debut on the PlayStation Portable, Lumines has been ported, remastered, and seen spin-offs and sequels. Yet no other game in the franchise can meet the heights of the original. So if you’re a fan of puzzle games, you need to check out Lumines.
Child of Light
Released in 2014 and powered by the UbiArt Framework 2.5D engine, Child of Light is a departure from typical Ubisoft games. The game studio had become known for its successful franchises. With Child of Light, the game has a vibe reminiscent of a smaller studio title.
The game’s visual style does well to help the game stand out and create a charming aesthetic. The one thing holding it back is the game’s narrative. While the story is enjoyable, it’s nothing revolutionary holding it back on this list.
The original Far Cry is a revolutionary FPS title. With the series still running strong after the release of Far Cry 6, we can thank the first game in the series for helping to shape the future of the genre.
Originally a PC title, Far Cry is a gorgeous shooter combining beautiful visuals and engaging gameplay. Developer Crytek, best known for the Crysis series, lends its talent. While the story is pure camp, the shooting and exploration of the jungle setting does more than enough to carry you through the game’s worst moments.
Time has certainly passed the original Far Cry by. Later games would surpass its quality, but there was once a time when Far Cry was one of the best shooters on the market.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Everybody remembers the plastic instrument craze of the late 2000s. It seemed like every living room had a fake guitar and drum set alongside their console. Yes, Rock Band and Guitar Hero were fun, but they’re no Rocksmith.
The Ubisoft game lets players learn to play the actual guitar while playing. It offers varying instruments, difficulties, and game modes. Why limit yourself to five buttons when you can enjoy six strings?
The 2014 version of Rocksmith is generally regarded as the best. It improves the issues from the original release and refines and polishes the entire experience to an immaculate shine.
Rayman 2 Revolution
The enhanced PlayStation 2 port of Rayman 2, Revolution introduces a new feature to the base game. It allows players to save levels that are partially completed.
Beyond this, Revolution introduces enhancements to an already great game. New mini-games, redesigned levels, and additional challenges make this worth picking up a second time.
Originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000, the popular RPG is next on the list of best Ubisoft games.
One of the best RPGs of its time, Grandia II builds up on the original. While it’s not as deep, Grandia II is still a solid affair. In addition, it opens itself to be more accessible and open to newcomers in the genre. It won’t reinvent the wheel, but it also doesn’t have to.
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Following up on one of the best games ever made is no easy task. That’s what Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood had to do following Assassin’s Creed II.
The second installment in the “Ezio trilogy” delivers the same action, story, and strong characters we had come to expect from the series. There’s a reason the Ezio games are the best in the franchise: the protagonist is incredibly likable, and the gameplay is top-notch.
Silent Hunter III
While the submarine simulator franchise may not be well known to the mainstream gaming audience, Silent Hill III is good enough to make this list of the best Ubisoft games.
One of the best submarine games of all time, Silent Hunter III is the type of game where you can get completely lost in it. You’ll blink and then realize you’ve been playing all night. The simulator experience offers an impressive amount of immersion to hook you in and never let you go.
Even today, nearly 20 years after its release, Silent Hunter III is still an incredible experience.
Sometimes, games are more about the experience than anything. You repeatedly fail at the task at hand, but it’s okay because you’re having the time of your life. That’s Trials Evolution.
The arcade-style mountain biking game is the definition of short and sweet. Players are tasked with attempting to complete obstacle courses, but that’s far easier said than done. The game’s physics engine makes the task at hand, at times, nearly impossible. But that’s where Trials Evolution shines. An incredible amount of effort is needed to complete the obstacle courses, but hilarious failures balance the challenge.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
With the release of the Xbox 360, gamers were waiting for the first truly next-gen experience. Before the release of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter delivered that experience.
This was the future of gaming. Not only was the presentation and experience everything we were told about a next-gen experience, but the gameplay also matched. The combat was intense, the level design was incredible, and the action felt straight out of a movie. Up to this point, this was the experience we only saw during cutscenes. Advanced Warfighter felt like something out of the future. We were waiting for this gaming experience, and it was finally here.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
We already discussed Rayman 2 on the list of best Ubisoft games and the PS2’s Rayman 2 Revolution. Now it’s time for the original Rayman 2, first released on the Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows, Sega Dreamcast, and PlayStation 1.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape honestly has something for everyone. The Rayman franchise has always delivered quality, accessible platforming. The Great Escape is one of the best in the series. It’s impossible to disappoint with its charming style and addictive gameplay.
Few games have the quality to put a smile on the player’s face throughout, but Rayman 2 is one of those few titles. It’s an incredible experience from start to finish.
Far Cry 3
Following the original Far Cry, the sequel took a huge, ambitious swing. Sadly, it didn’t necessarily land with everyone. In Far Cry 3, however, the innovation lands, delivering a completely unforgettable FPS experience.
Far Cry 3 sets the foundation for all future Far Cry releases. It introduces a completely over-the-top and memorable villain that ranks among the best in gaming. Between the lush jungle landscape and the brilliant development of its characters, Far Cry 3 shows that an open-world FPS can be more than meets the eye.
Not only is there unparalleled freedom given to the gamer, but its themes and narrative deliver a deeper message than we ever expected. The result is an experience that blew us away and changed gaming forever.
Assassin’s Creed II
The first Assassin’s Creed game helped usher in the PS3/Xbox 360 era of gaming. Its E3 reveal blew everyone’s mind, and everyone was excited about what was possible.
While the original release didn’t always meet expectations, the sequel absolutely did. Taking place in Renaissance Italy, following the adventures of Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The game borrows elements from Grand Theft Auto but adds the Assassin’s Creed flair to deliver a unique and memorable experience.
Later games in the Assassin’s Creed series would always be chasing the high we got in Assassin’s Creed II.
Another simulation game from Ubisoft, but this time we’re taking to the skies instead of underwater in a submarine.
While at the time of release, it shared the spotlight with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. Time has been incredibly kind to IL-2 Sturmvolik. Many view it as one of the greatest flight simulators ever made, not just in terms of a flight sim or WWII sim.
IL-2 Sturmvolik offers an impressive amount of playable planes and 15 different countries you can play as.
The Rayman franchise has always been known for its charm and personality. However, Rayman Legends takes things to a new level.
Its gorgeous, vibrant visual style helps the platformer indeed come to life. It blends perfectly with the exciting platforming gameplay. Not everything has aged well with Rayman Legends, but that’s partially due to the timing of the game’s release. It’s undoubtedly peak 2010s in terms of entertainment and humor.
Still, like other Rayman games, it’s hard not to have a smile on your face while playing.
Speaking of other Rayman games, let’s discuss Rayman Origins. There’s a reason why Rayman Origins is regarded as the best 2D platformer not named Mario.
From clever level design and clever gameplay, Origins feels like a true throwback to the days of old. Instead, it feels like a Super Nintendo platformer coming to life on modern consoles.
The delightful platforming and whimsical design of Rayman Origins make it not just a must okay for any fan of the genre but gaming in general.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
While the Prince of Persia series seems stuck in limbo, we’ll always have Sands of Time to look back on fondly. The game holds up remarkably well today as one of the best ever made.
The action-adventure title has some of the best gameplay ever seen in a video game. A must-own title, Sands of Time transcends all video games. It delivers an unforgettable, cinematic, action-packed experience.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
The first entry in the Splinter Cell franchise captures the essence of stealth action gameplay. The 2002 game was originally an Xbox exclusive before being ported to additional consoles.
Often regarded as one of the best games of its generation, Splinter Cell combines impressive graphics and gripping gameplay.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
The 2004 sequel to the original Splinter Cell, Pandora Tomorrow improves on the strengths of the original. The stealth-based gameplay and a great performance from Michael Ironside as Sam Fisher is still there. Dennis Haysbert also joined the cast for the game.
Pandora Tomorrow also introduces multiplayer elements to the franchise, which would become a staple for the series in future installments.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
The first M-Rated game in the Splinter Cell series, Chaos Theory takes a different approach to gameplay and combat. It’s not as tactical, but there’s still the necessary usage of stealth.
Chaos Theory initially impressed gamers with its state-of-the-art graphics. However, the game’s visuals push the power of the Xbox to its limits, delivering an unprecedented experience.
That does it for the list of best Ubisoft games! Again, these are ranked by their Metascore from worst to best. If you felt any games were left off the list, please keep the conversation going in the comments below!