Ubisoft is a very strong name in gaming industry, and surely, this company is responsible for some of the greatest games ever. However, in recent times, Ubisoft has its share of ups and downs, especially that controversy with graphical downgrading that still haunts them. But, who am I to say something about this giant? With their newest games like AC: Origins, Ubisoft proved that they are still a worthy name in gaming industry, thus proving my first sentence. In today’s article, I’ll give this company a tribute that they deserve, and present you their best works in form of a list of 20 Best Ubisoft Games for PC. The list is below.
1. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins is not only the best game Ubisoft game but the best game in AC series. Now, it’s all subjective and you may not agree with me, so let’s not argue about that, right? AC: Origins brought back the series on track by introducing a new setting (Ancient Egypt), gorgeous visuals and lots of stuff to do. The best of all are those RPG elements, so you can now upgrade, craft and search for weapons and other items. While those elements weren’t present in the previous games, this game managed to stay true to its roots, so it’s still a fun action and stealth game for PC.
2. Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs wasn’t a successful game when it comes to sales, and I’m not sure why. Was it because of the huge graphical downgrade, or simply because the game was bland, I don’t know, but I know that I like both entries. Watch Dogs 2 brought the series to its peak, introducing better and streamlined gameplay, easier but more fun hacking, and driving mechanics that work well. While some like the new protagonist, I personally prefer Aiden Pierce over the new Marcus Holloway, but hey, that’s my two cents. Like it or not, Watch Dogs 2 is a wonderful game, although its optimization isn’t quite up to par.
3. Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal has a unique concept, with the idea of bringing the player back to the primal times. Well, that works well for the most part, especially in the graphics department. The whole world in the game is colorful and has various ancient animals that you can hunt, skin and use for further needs, like eating or crafting stuff. As this is an open-world game, Far Cry Primal lets you explore the in-game world and do various missions. But, forget about going guns blazing, here, you’ll have your spear, bow and arrow and several other weapons that you can use to fight off the enemies; isn’t that cool?
4. Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division might be set in an urban environment of New York City, BUT this game has some jaw-dropping visuals and details. I’m not joking, this game has one of the best graphics I’ve ever seen, with detailed weather effects, characters and even broken cars on the street. The Division puts you in a role of The Division member, and your mission is simple- SURVIVE! It’s a bit of a grind, but the game does a very good job of letting you know that you are just a small part of the world and that you are weak and miserable. So, don’t get yourself killed, although you’ll probably die a lot.
5. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Ghost Recon was once a series of FPS games, but for few latest games in the series, it switched to a third-person perspective. This works great here and lets you better admire the whole rural environment of Bolivia, which looks stunning in the game. The game is all about that coop as you gun down several Narco cartels in the area, using whatever tools you have at your disposal. Here, you’ll fly in helicopters, ride motorcycles, drive cars and engage in high-speed chases, and most important- have a LOT of fun! Sure, it’s a lot of fun, but it’s even better with friends.
Steep might not be the most popular Ubisoft game, but this game is very successful, and it’s surely not for everyone. Steep is an online game with a focus on extreme sports. It’s set in an open world of Denali and the Alps, and players can freely explore the world. Now we have an open-world sports game; oh, boy, what a time to be alive! Aside from that, the players can engage in various events like snowboarding, paragliding, wingsuit flying or skiing. It’s a very fun game, that I highly recommend, even if you aren’t a sports game fan like me.
7. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
I usually dislike games without a singleplayer campaign, but Rainbow Six Siege brought some quality with it, so it’s my duty to praise it. Oh, where to begin? This tactical shooter game has everything you need from a game of this kind; powerful weapons, varied levels and beautiful visuals. The game is played from the first-person perspective, thus being very challenging and nerve-wracking at some moments. Also, the environment is destructive, so no annoying camping here. If you don’t think twice, somebody will make a milkshake from your brain with a headshot; it’s that brutal, but satisfying as hell!
8. The Crew
As racing genre popularity generally decreases, I’m still glad that there are some worthy examples of that genre. Let’s face it- fighting and racing games are not that popular at the moment, and for quite some time. The Crew, however, caught my attention because it sounds interesting to race online versus the other players. Plus, The Crew actually has a STORY, which you can play through, and it’s very satisfying. On top of that, there are police chases, and that, my friends, is a perfect recipe for a car racing game. Give me multiplayer, story, police chases and fast cars and I’m in!
9. For Honor
For Honor was a quite anticipated game, and when it came out, it received mixed reviews. I understand this is a game that you either like or hate, no anything in-between! You’ll either hate it because of that bloody hard combat, that got my ass kicked hundred times or you’re going to love the challenge. Either way, For Honor offers a great fighting experience and lets you choose between factions like Knights, Samurais, and Vikings. It’s up to you to choose your force, but be sure to hack some enemy heads off along the way.
10. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
When it comes to stealth games for PC, Splinter Cell Blacklist is one of my favorite entries. Actually, the whole Splinter Cell series is a worthy stealth contender. In this game, Sam Fisher returns once more to fight a terrorist group that threatens to rule the world. I know, the story is a bit cliche, but it’s all about presentation and gameplay here. The stealth sequences in the game are very challenging, and often require a combination of right timing and thinking twice. On top of that, the game takes advantage of great visuals, light and sound effects, making it a superior stealth game, in every aspect.
11. South Park: The Fractured but Whole
South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a mixed bag. First, the game is based on South Park series, and yes, you’ll get a completely original graphics and characters from the series. Second, this game is a 2D game, and although it’s story-driven, with occasional action sequences, it still can’t be labeled in terms of genre. It’s a combination of action 2D game with some RPG parts and story-telling moments. If you are a fan of South Park series, you’ll like the dark humor and mature language here, but if you are like me, you won’t find it that interesting, so I recommend this game only for the fans of the series.
12. I Am Alive
I Am Alive received a lot less attention than it deserves. This game is VERY hard to beat, and its misanthropic, dark and depressive world will suck you in the moment you start the game. As the game has that post-apocalyptic world and feeling, the goal here is to survive by navigating the world and confronting the enemies. As for the enemies, the game will let you shoot, but sometimes it’s not a wise choice, as the NPCs have their own personality, which is kinda cool. The game, however isn’t that long, but offers much fun in its few-hour campaign.
13. Driver: San Francisco
Driver: San Francisco is the newest installment in the series, and here, the focus is on finishing missions using a car. I mean, in the previous entry, you also had those shooting parts, but here, you’ll spend most of the time in your car. And why not? The driving mechanics are great, and there’s even a feature called Shift, which allows you to teleport from one car to another, on the fly. Although the graphics aren’t that great, Driver: San Francisco is still lots of fun.
14. Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway
If you are a fan of war games and missed this gem, then shame on you! Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway features some of the best action-packed levels in this type of game. Not only that there is a compelling story, which will lead you to a rollercoaster of emotions, but the gameplay shines as well! The great thing about the gameplay is that the game heavily relies on tactics, so you’ll often command your teammates in order to win the battle. It’s a hard game, but that’s how it’s supposed to be; it’s WW2, remember?
15. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
After the very bad Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Ubisoft seem to have learned the lesson. Few years after, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger was released. I must say that I’m a big fan of western movies, and this game made me watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” again. That is a great movie! Now, back on the game, Gunslinger plays from the first-person perspective, and it’s intense, action-packed and thrilling game. Oh, and the game features that gunslinger duel part, where everything around you slows down as you pull your gun and shoot at the enemy. The duels are hard, and you’ll often get killed, but that’s what it takes to be a true gunslinger!
16. Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2
H.A.W.X 2 is an air combat game at its finest! This game is known to be more arcade experience, rather than a simulation, which takes a lot of time to get into. That being said, even for a newbie, H.A.W.X 2 will bring a great and smooth gameplay experience. The game offers both singleplayer and multiplayer components, so you can now play the story mode (which is awesome), or go coop with three other players. If you like air combat, but simulation-type of gameplay is hard for you, then H.A.W.X 2 is a perfect choice.
17. Trials Fusion
Trials Fusion is a 2D game for PC, and it’s a platform racer worth your money. This game will challenge you to the maximum, and by that I mean that every single level has some challenging parts that will take a little more effort to be completed. The levels are beautiful, so I often stopped to admire the whole scenery, whether it’s a snowy mountain, urban city or sunny deserts. For a game this cheap, Trials Fusion offers lots of fun and lots of… well, nerve-wracking moments!
18. Trackmania Turbo
Following the same principle, Trackmania Turbo is an arcade racer, but it’s a 3D game. Basically, it’s a racer game focused on arcade experience. The game has four different sets of races that are progressing through the levels. You’ll either drive on the clean road or go off-road and even against the real-life physics. The sense of speed in this game is great and you’ll often go up to 700 km/h, as your jaw drops to the ground! The game is cool as hell but often turns into trial and error, as some levels are the pain in the ass.
19. World in Conflict
I sometimes feel like the strategy games aren’t getting the praise they deserve, especially the RTS games, which are pretty rare now. Thankfully, World in Conflict is here, and it’s published by Ubisoft and Sierra Entertainment. This game is hard, like really hard, and as the focus is on real-time combat, it’s so hard to manage all of the stats during the gameplay. World in Conflict is set in 1989, as the economic collapse in the world triggers WW3, and the Soviet Union invades Western Europe. There is a little bit for everyone; from infantry battles, to skirmish battles, tanks, planes and much more. Once you play it, World in Conflict will stay in your mind forever!
20. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
The last game in Prince of Persia series was released more than 7 years ago, and it’s The Forgotten Sands. I’m very sorry that the series died, as it was one of my favorite action game series at the time. This game brings all you loved about Prince of Persia, but with improved gameplay, beautiful graphics and a new set of challenging puzzles. Thankfully, you can get the game for just a couple of bucks, and get your daily dose of nostalgia.