The real-world history that inspired Assassin's Creed

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The Assassin Order from Ubisoft's hit series Assassin's Creed is based on a real-life ancient organization. Here's the real-world history behind our favorite fictional stealth killers.
With Assassin's Creed: Origins set to deliver us the lore behind the creation of the Assassin Brotherhood in the Assassin's Creed universe this October, I thought it would be a fun explore the secret clan that inspired the entire series in the first place: the medieval Hashashins. Indeed, while the upcoming tale of Bayek and his journey through Egypt will tell us the origins of the Assassins in Ubisoft's universe, the Assassin Order itself was based on this real-world organization of spies and (unsurprisingly) assassins.


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