Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Xbox 360
Take us back to when beards were briny.
We enjoyed it, but Assassin’s Creed 3 did some damage to the franchise’s reputation. It traded in a charming Italian rogue for a virtuous, humourless brooder. Connor’s earnest, ineloquent naivety made him an infuriating lead, who made you question your own motives for controlling him. Even his Templar dad was more charismatic, so much so that the opening hours as Haytham risked convincing players that we’d been fighting on the wrong side all along.