Assassins Creed Rogue is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Sofia and published by Ubisoft. It is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and is set between 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III with its final mission being the prologue to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity. It is the last of the Assassin’s Creed games to be developed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, for which it was first released in November 2014. It was released for Microsoft Windows in March 2015, and a remastered version was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2018. It was released on the Nintendo Switch as part of The Rebel Collection alongside Black Flag in December 2019.
The plot is set in a fictional history of real-world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The story is set in the mid-18th century during the Seven Years’ War, and follows Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin-turned-Templar who hunts down former members of his Brotherhood after being betrayed by them. Gameplay in Rogue is very similar to that of Black Flag with a mixture of ship-based naval exploration and third-person land-based exploration with some new features.
Upon release, Rogue received a mixed reception; while most critics praised the game’s twist on the traditional formula by playing as a Templar, the mature story-line, the complex protagonist, the sophisticated depiction of the fight between Templars and Assassins, as well as the additions to the franchise’s lore and the naval warfare gameplay, other reviewers criticized it for failing to innovate the series’ formula and its similarities to Black Flag.