You can listen to my reasoning in the clip above or just read these extremely true bullet points:
- Great location
- Great protagonist
- Great missions, especially the crucifixion one in the Colosseum
- Great integration of multiplayer into the game’s lore
- Great gameplay addition of the Brotherhood, who enabled the peak Assassin’s Creed moment: Walking down the street toward a target, whistling for the Brotherhood to attack, having a minion assassin leap up from a hay-filled wagon or down from a roof to take out the target, all while you just keep walking down that street.
- Also: Pretty good modern day stuff.
Sure, ACII is the popular answer, but what that game did, Brotherhood for the most part did better.