Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
General information
Input method Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
Release date(s) Varies
Genre(s) Action-adventure, Open World, Stealth
Rating M (ESRB)
18+ (PEGI)
Protagonist Varies
Location Varies
Website [1]

Assassin's Creed is a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series created by Ubisoft, the creators of Watch Dogs. It is referenced a few times in Watch Dogs.


The story of the Assassin's Creed games primarily revolve around the rivalry between two ancient secret societies: the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order, and their indirect relation to an ancient species predating humanity, whose society, along with much of Earth's biosphere, was destroyed by a massive solar storm.

The games' real-world chronological setting begins in the year 2012, and features Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent Assassins; though raised as an Assassin, he left his nomadic family to seek out a more common lifestyle.

Relations to Watch Dogs

Many references to the series are in the game. These are also known as easter eggs.

  • A row of computer game discs are visible on a desk during one of the game's scenes, and two of the games are from the Far Cry and Assassin's Creed series.
  • The games can be found in the pawn shops.
  • The original Assassin's Creed can be found on Jackson's bookshelf.
  • In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, while hacking Abstergo computers, one can find a document about Blume Corporation.
  • In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Abstergo employees can be heard thinking about moving to Chicago and working for Blume.
  • In Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Abstergo employees can be heard discussing looking into a security company in Chicago during phone calls. This is most likely a reference to Blume.
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag takes place around the same time as Watch_Dogs does (2013).
  • During the Criminal Convoy mission Requiescat In Pace, Aiden is tasked with taking down Olivier Garneau, the chief creative officer of Abstergo Entertainment. Garneau was a character in Black Flag who disappeared after going to Chicago.
  • In ctOS_SENTINEL100326_Leak, a father watches his son play a video game, and asks why "the assassin [is] talking to the guy he just killed." In the Assassin's Creed series, the protagonist will share a few final words with their victim before they die.
  • Some of the civilians have references to Abstergo Industries in their profiles.
  • At newsstands, some magazines by the company NextTECH can be seen with the title "10 Best Games of All Time" and shows Connor Kenway, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed III, standing on a roof.
  • A pedestrian phone call can be heard which consists of a woman saying the names of historical figures and a man replying with either "Assassin" or "Templar", indicating which fictional order from the series he believed that person to have been a member of.

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