Following the celebrated success of “Origins,” Ubisoft looked to Ancient Greece for the next installment. 2018’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” while not the first to include a female protagonist, was the first to let players choose between a male or female hero. Even with that choice implemented, both versions of the character were cleverly implemented into the storyline.
It followed a mercenary, either Kassandra or Alexios, during the Peloponnesian War. Players could choose to aid Athens or Sparta in the conflict, though playing both sides could fill your pockets. The central story took the mercenary on a quest of vengeance against the Cult of Kosmos, an evil organization fueling the war who were responsible for nearly killing the protagonist and brain-washing their sibling into murdering for them.
Combat and skill trees were enhanced from “Origins,” as were new gameplay elements, such as massive military battles and being hunted by other mercenaries if the player gains too much notoriety. “Odyssey” scored slightly better than “Origins,” with the Xbox One version earning an 87.