I did not like the first Assassin's Creed game. I didn't finish it.
But the second and third I loved.
I just got my new GI and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood was named Game of the Year by the readers. I'm excited to soon be able to afford to buy it. I tell you what this year I have a big list of games I NEED to catch up on.
Red Dead Redemption was names Game of the Year by the writers of GI.