Ubisoft is one of the most recognizable developers/publishers on the gaming industry, holding several very successful series. Some of them are quite long-running, and all of them are selling in millions of units with ever new release. Ubisoft is currently the biggest provider of open world adventures, both in urban landscapes and among uncultivated hills and forests.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the bestselling Ubisoft-published and/or developed games you can buy on the G2A Marketplace. Some them you’ll know, some you might not be familiar with, all are well worth checking out if the premise is of any interest to you.
|Assassin's Creed: Valhalla | Standard Edition||2020-11-10||Action role-playing||Ubisoft Montreal & San Francisco||73%|
|Anno 1800||2019-04-16||Economy||Ubisoft Blue Byte||70%|
|Watch Dogs: Legion | Standard Edition||2020-10-29||Action-adventure||Ubisoft||86%|
|Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint | Standard Edition||2019-10-04||Ubisoft Bucharest||79%|
|Assassin’s Creed Odyssey||2018-10-05||Action||Ubisoft Quebec||83%|
|Far Cry 6||2021-10-07||FPS||Ubisoft Toronto||79%|
|Driver: San Francisco||2011-09-11||Action & Shooter||Ubisoft Reflections|
|Assassin's Creed: Syndicate||2015-11-19||Adventure||Ubisoft Annecy||39%|
|Far Cry 4||2014-11-18||Adventure||Ubisoft Montreal, Red Storm, Shanghai, Toronto, Kiev||61%|
|Just Dance 2020||2016-10-27||Dancing|
|Watch Dogs 2||2016-11-15||Adventure||Ubisoft Montreal||76%|
|The Crew 2||2018-06-29||MMO||Ivory Tower||85%|
|Might & Magic Heroes VII||2015-09-29||Strategy||Limbic Entertainment||10%|
|Rayman Legends||2013-08-29||Adventure||Ubisoft Montpellier||74%|
|Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||2013-11-19||Adventure||Ubisoft Montreal / Milan / Kyiv||50%|
|Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist||2013-08-22||Adventure||Ubisoft Toronto||72%|
|South Park: The Stick of Truth||2014-03-06||Adventure||Obsidian Entertainment||80%|
|For Honor||2017-02-13||Action & Shooter||Ubisoft Montreal||85%|
|Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands||2017-03-06||Adventure||Ubisoft||75%|
|Far Cry 5||2018-03-27||Action & Shooter||Ubisoft||83%|
|Assassin's Creed Origins||2017-10-27||RPG||Ubisoft Montreal / San Francisco||83%|
|Tom Clancy's The Division||2016-03-07||Action & Shooter||Ubisoft||83%|
|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege||2015-12-01||Action||Ubisoft||66%|
|Far Cry 3||2012-11-28||Adventure||Ubisoft||72%|
|Far Cry 4||2014-11-18||Adventure||Ubisoft||61%|
|Watch Dogs 2||2016-11-29||Adventure||Ubisoft||76%|
|Anno 1404 - History Edition||2020-06-25||Strategy||Related Designs, Ubisoft Blue Byte||50%|
|Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time||2003-12-02||Adventure||Kudosoft||51%|
|Anno 2205||2015-11-03||Strategy||Blue Byte||30%|
|Anno 2070||2011-11-17||Economy||Related Designs, Blue Byte||13%|
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The latest (at the time of writing) entry into the long-running series, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla invites you aboard a Viking ship sailing towards the merry shores of England. As a Norse warrior Eivor you’ll do plenty of the good, old-fashioned looting and settling, and also a lot of the typical AC “ancient aliens” stuff which allows Excalibur, Mjolnir, and monster to exist in the historical setting.
Valhalla also goes all in on the RPG elements introduced in Odyssey, with several skill lines to spend points on, choices to make, and plenty of equipment to collect. The world is also well-realized, with wonderful vistas, a satisfying number of thematic side-activities to spend some downtime on, such as building cairns. ACV is a great choice if you want a Viking adventure in a historical setting.
|Genre||City-building, real-time strategy|
The Anno series has been running strong since 1998, and 2019’s Anno 1800 is but the latest edition of the series, exploring the economics or running a city in the 19th century. That mean all the trapping of the Industrial Age, including emphasis on factory work, as well as settling the New World. You also have to keep your citizens happy, or your supply and productions chains won’t go you much good.
A neat new addition is the blueprint feature which allows you to plan your city layout without having to commit resources. When you’re done you can build everything instantly! Anno 1800 is a fantastic proposition whether you’re going for the robust story campaign, a freeform sandbox experience, or trying your luck in the multiplayer.
Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege is a multiplayer first-person shooter focused on tactical PvP engagements between highly specialized Operators. In other words: it’s effectively a hero-shooter themed around counterterrorism. Each operator has unique abilities, including scouting gadgets and portable wall. Both are important, because dying is easy, walls are breakable, and charging blindly in gets you killed.
The roster is now several dozen strong, and each operator is designated as a member of the Attacking or the Defending team. Siege matches are fast, challenging, and require a very good knowledge of the map and operator abilities, both on your team and among the opponents. The best thing is that new operators are constantly being added to keep things fresh.
Watch Dogs: Legion
After a visit to Chicago in the first Watch Dogs, and a trip to San Francisco in the second, Watch Dogs: Legion travels overseas to a 2030s, cyberpunkish version of London. The problem is, London is controlled by the invasive ctOS network aiding a private security company, Albion. Not an exactly happy circumstances, but that’s something the DedSec hacktivist group is trying to change.
The gameplay basics stay the same: you run around hacking the world, fighting the enforcers, and solving momentary crises. The twist is that instead of controlling a pre-set protagonist, you recruit procedurally generated NPCs and then control them, whatever their specialties and quirks may be. Playing for a while as a drone-hacking grandma is a very real possibility.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
|Genre||Online tactical shooter|
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is a narrative follow up for 2017’s GR Wildlands (described elsewhere on this list). While its predecessor had you traipsing around in Bolivia, Breakpoint instead takes you to a fictional island chain on the Pacific Ocean, called Auroa. The story campaign follows a US SpecOps guy who investigates shady dealings of a chip manufacturer stations on Auroa.
Story and setting aside, Breakpoint is a third-person action game which put emphasis on covert operations. It won’t stop you if you want to blow something up, but it’s not Doom, you aren’t the toughest person on the map. Taking care to use camouflage or stealth will likely work out better for you. Well, you and your friends, because Breakpoint features 4-player co-op for your spec op.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s action takes place earlier than any other entry’s: 431-422 BC, specifically. Even AC Origins takes places a few centuries later. As one could deduce from the title, it takes places in Ancient Greece, during the Peloponnesian War. You’re controlling a Spartan mercenary who has some lingering family issues, as well as strong tie to the mysteries of AC’s resident ancient aliens, the Isu.
You can choose whether you want to explore the vast map and climb its monuments as Kassandra or Alexios, and the game will adapt neatly simply by referring to you as “Misthios”. You’ll also get to improve your character’s abilities (in three skill trees) and equipment (with different rarities and levels), because Odyssey is a part of the RPG-ification of the series which started in Origins.
There isn’t much to say about Monopoly Plus. It’s a world-famous board game, except in a digital form and embellished with all sorts of bells and whistles. Instead of a drab look at the board, the spaces are animated, pieces hop around, and buildings spring into being. It’s kind of like playing Monopoly in a specialized mod for SimCity. It’s quite refreshing, and a good way to play the game online.
You can also play alone; the game is happy to substitute AI for other players. Better yet, if you like playing with house rules, there are six options you can choose from while setting up a new game. At this point the only thing truly missing from the game is a chance to stare angrily at the other player and accuse them of cheating.
Far Cry 5
|Genre||Action & Shooter|
The first Far Cry game to take place on the American soil, Far Cry 5 puts its emergent chaos in the heart of Montana, a fictional Hope County, to be specific. As a junior deputy sheriff caught in a dramatically unfavorable circumstances you’ll have to deal with a violent militia/doomsday cult led by a charismatic Seed family and their hallucinogenic drug called Bliss.
To help you in your endeavors you’ll get to recruit a few allies who can join you in the field, and you’ll also work with the local resistance trying to take down the bad Seeds. Otherwise, you have a huge open world with beautiful US heartland vistas to explore, enemy encampments to take down, fish to catch, and lots of random chaotic encounters to enjoy while you’re at it.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
We’ve mentioned this game when we described its sequel GR: Breakpoint, now’s the time to tell you more about it. In Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands you’re taken to the vast open world map depicting parts of Bolivia. A Ghost Recon fireteam of US operatives is sent there because a new drug cartel is making trouble and has to be taken down.
Wildlands feature a huge, beautiful open world map, which has little interest in telling you how to approach the tasks ahead of you. You have your team, you have plenty of gadgets (such as scouting drones), weapons and vehicles…now go and do your job. Of course, you can play the game in co-op for up to four player total, a complete fireteam ready to take on any challenge.
The Crew 2
Published by Ubisoft, but developed by Ivory Tower, The Crew 2 is an open world racing game which doesn’t limit you to just land vehicles. In fact, you can switch instantly between a car, a plane, and a motorboat without losing speed or changing locations. It’s a very satisfying mechanic, letting you pull off some rather impressive stunts if you time your transitions well enough.
You also have a lot of space to practice, because the world is a “best of…” version of the map of the contiguous US. You could travel from coast to coast, passing only the best vistas and coolest locations. It’s like a travel montage of a well-planned road trip. You can participate in several kinds of races, including off-road events and street racing competitions, and you can invite friends to join you.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was a ray of Caribbean sunshine which was quite welcome after a bit of a downer that AC3 was, mood-wise. Featuring a headstrong Welsh pirate Edward Kenway, the grandfather of AC3’s protagonist Connor, Black Flag is effectively “Assassin’s Creed, but make it pirates” and it’s very good at that: a deeply enjoyable bit of swashbuckling and treasure hunting.
In-between missions you’ll upgrade your ship, Jackdaw, dive for sunken treasures, listen to your crew singing shanties, exchange broadside salvos with other ships, and hang out with the Blackbeard himself. AC4: Black Flag not only has a great, entertaining gameplay, but it also looks fantastic, capturing the atmosphere of the pirate-era Caribbean very well, both on land and on sun-lit open seas.
More games by Ubisoft still await
Of course, the list above doesn’t feature all Ubisoft games, not remotely. We haven’t mentioned classics like Prince of Persia, and we’ve omitted Rayman, for example… not in this edition, anyway.Some of the most played will be added in the future, to always keep this game list fresh.
Virtually all of Ubi-games are available through Ubisoft Connect, formerly known as Uplay, but you can get them on other platforms too. Wherever you play them, you can bet on entertaining gameplay, vivid worlds, and lots of emergent fun regardless of the genre.