The Assassin’s Creed Series Is Full Of Historic Inaccuracies

Ever since the very first Assassin’s Creed game, the series has always blended its unique Assassins vs. Templars fiction with real-life historical references. Now, one fan is looking at the history of the franchise and taking a red pen to the whole thing.

Connor Kenway's portrayal in Assassin's Creed 3 doesn't exactly stick to historic fact.

Reddit user VestigialLlama4 has been analyzing the historic details of each Assassin’s Creed game and posting their findings to Reddit. Already you can peruse findings from the  first, second, and third numbered entries as well as Brotherhood, Revelations, Rogue, and Unity.  VestigialLlama4 also says they plan on exploring additional games such as Black Flag and Origins in the near future. It’s not clear if VestigiaLlama4 plans on covering *every* Assassin’s Creed game at this time. However, they’ll at least be hitting all of the major console/PC entries.

For any of you history nerds out there, all of the above threads are incredibly fascinating reads. For example, Assassin’s Creed 3’s portrayal of George Washington’s doesn’t quite match his real-life demeanor. Also, it seems that protagonist Connor Kenway would have likely been on the British side of the conflict rather than the American side. Certain known traits of the game’s antagonist, Charles Lee, were also apparently transferred over to Connor’s father, Haytham Kenway. This essentially allowed Ubisoft to create two distinct villains and also more strongly tie the Templars’ influence into the Revolutionary War.

Now, granted, it’s unlikely that any fan boots up an Assassin’s Creed game expecting 100 percent historical authenticity. However, it’s still interesting to see just how much Ubisoft has fudged specific details throughout the series’ lifespan. Here’s hoping VestigialLlama4 gives the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey the same treatment when it launches for consoles and PC next month (you can find the PC system requirements for Odyssey here). One can only image what sorts of liberties Ubisoft will be taking with Ancient Greek history.