Philosophy in Assassin's Creed

There are few games that are as adrenaline pounding, intellectually stimulating, and stylistically satisfying as the Assassin's Creed series. As a fan of the franchise and a student of philosophy, finding the intricacies and moral dilemmas within the written creed the Assassins follow to be both interesting and compelling. Within each Assassin's Creed title there is a bounty of hidden information regarding the culture and beliefs of the Assassins expressing how they view the world with increasing clarity and with each sliver of information a little more of the mask is pulled away revealing the bare morality of these self-righteous killers.

The first and most recognized part of the creed is the maxim,

“Nothing is true, everything is permitted.”

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