Unleash your inner assassin on your Mac! Play Assassin’s Creed with Parallels Desktop

Embarking on the rich, layered odysseys in the Assassin’s Creed realm is akin to a rousing call to arms for the historical adventurer within us.  

Yet, Apple devotees may feel as though they’re stuck on the outskirts of this grand saga, believing they can’t play most versions of Assassin’s Creed on their Macs.  

Well, that’s a misconception I’m here to debunk. With the power of Parallels Desktop, your Mac can propel you headfirst into the intense escapades of Assassin’s Creed and more. 

Whether you are a seasoned warrior of the Brotherhood or a newcomer yearning to traverse the grandeur of earlier eras, Parallels Desktop is your unwavering ally, delivering a pristine gaming experience.  

Are you prepared to answer the call of history and begin your thrilling voyage through time? Your journey awaits! 

Witness the unmatched Mac gaming experience firsthand with Parallels Desktop! Sign up for a 14-day trial to enhance your gaming.   

How to play Assassin’s Creed on a Mac 

Follow these simple steps to bring the world of Assassin’s Creed to life on your Mac: 

1. Purchase and install Parallels Desktop 

After you buy Parallels Desktop, you can begin to download and install. 

2. Install Windows on your Mac 

Complete your installation with a valid Windows license key. 

3. Adjust virtual machine settings 

Access the Parallels Desktop Control Center and navigate to the “Hardware” section.  

Adjust the virtual machine settings by enabling the Gaming profile to allocate adequate amount of RAM, CPU, and GPU resources, ensuring a more seamless gaming experience. 

4. Optimize Parallels Desktop for gaming 

By enabling “Optimize for games” in the Parallels Desktop Control Center’s Preferences, you can further enhance your gaming experience and ensure smoother gameplay within the virtual machine. 

5. Get access to the Assassin’s Creed game you want to play 

Install Ubisoft Connect, the client that allows you to play many Ubisoft games, including all past and upcoming Assassin’s Creed games.  

Once you have this client, you can purchase and install the Assassin’s Creed game of your choice. 

6. Enjoy 

Launch the game from within your Windows environment on Parallels Desktop and embark on your adventure as an assassin from your Mac! 

Remember, the game’s performance is heavily reliant on your Mac’s specs, so make sure to check out the system requirements for the particular Assassin’s Creed game you want to download and play.  

To ensure that you get the most out of this experience, make sure it meets or exceeds these requirements. 

Here are the system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Mirage: 

 Minimum Requirements  Recommended Requirements 
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i5-4590 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 / Intel Core i7-6700 
RAM 8 GB 8 GB 
Video Card AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or better AMD Vega 64 – 8GB / GeForce GTX 1080- 8GB 
Dedicated Video RAM 2048 MB 8192 MB 
Pixel Shader 5.1 5.1 
Vertex Shader 5.1 5.1 
OS Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) 
Free Disk Space 50 GB 50 GB 
Sound Card Yes Yes 

Can Assassin’s Creed be played on an M chip Mac? 

The thrilling world of Assassin’s Creed is just a click away on your M series Mac.  Here is a list of the Assassin’s Creed titles that work on an M1 Mac at the time of publication: 

The Assassin’s Creed demands a powerful gaming setup for its ultra-high-resolution visuals and intricate gameplay mechanics to be enjoyed without any hiccups. 

Fortunately, the remarkable performance capabilities and energy efficiency of the M chip series allow your Mac to handle such an intense game, ensuring smooth gameplay at while offering crystal clear graphics that will transport you into another realm entirely. 

Parallels Desktop ties everything together by taking advantage of this power so you can get lost in historical mysteries as soon as you hit play, unleashing your inner assassin on your Mac. 

Can Assassin’s Creed be played on a MacBook Air? 

Various Assassin’s Creed games can be enjoyed on a MacBook Air, but with a caveat.  

Because they are intensive games, the Assassin’s Creed titles demand a certain level of system resources for the best gameplay experience.  

The MacBook Air, being a compact and portable laptop, has not historically been ideal for heavier gaming.  

However, with advancements in technology, the newer models with M series chips, enhanced specs, and better graphics handling may run the game satisfactorily. 

For example, in the latest MacBook Airs, the Apple M chipset provides a substantial boost in graphics performance, making it possible to run various Assassin’s Creed titles on your MacBook Air.   

Of course, running more graphics-intensive games on your MacBook Air may come with some tradeoffs —namely in terms of frame rate and resolution.  

But don’t let that deter you — with the right settings, you can still enjoy a thrilling Assassin’s Creed journey on your MacBook Air. 

Is Assassin’s Creed Mirage available on Mac? 

There’s no official confirmation of Assassin’s Creed Mirage’s Mac compatibility from Ubisoft.  

Parallels Desktop does not support DirectX 12 at this time, so you cannot play Assassin’s Creed Mirage with Parallels Desktop due to the system requirements.  

Bring the Assassin’s Creed universe to life on your Mac 

In the intricate tangle of drama that is the Assassin’s Creed world, no gamer should be left unprepared. And with Parallels Desktop, you won’t be.  

Whether you’re fighting Templars in the Crusades or navigating political intrigues in Renaissance Italy, Parallels Desktop ensures that you experience every moment of Assassin’s Creed in all its glory — right on your Mac. 

Witness the unmatched Mac gaming experience firsthand with Parallels Desktop! Sign up for a 14-day trial to enhance your gaming