‘Assassin’s Creed III’ Review Roundup

Assasssin’s Creed III has now been officially released in most territories, and the overall consensus from critics seems to be fairly positive.

Assasssin’s Creed III deals with the Revolutionary War, but some critics wouldn’t quite use the term “revolutionary” to describe the last chapter of the story arc. It does come close, at least.

Some criticize the game for trying to do too much, while others criticize Assassin’s Creed III‘s overly streamlined mechanics, which robs players of a sense of challenge in many situations.

To see what critics are saying about Assassin’s Creed III, you can check out a selection of reviews below.

NowGamer – 7/10 (Read full review)

Assassin’s Creed 3 should, by all accounts, be the best of the series. There’s an undeniable quality to game that is impossible to overlook and, as with all these things, fans of the series will find a lot to love. But the focus has shifted: Assassin’s Creed 3 is more story than game, the entire experience streamlined into a string of cut-scenes pinned together with you doing little else but holding left trigger and pushing forward.”

Destructoid – 7.5/10 (Read full review)

“When it comes right down to it, cohesion (or lack thereof) is the main issue with Assassin’s Creed III. There are dozens of secondary elements which make up the content of the game, but they offer little in terms of reward and rarely contribute anything to the Assassin/Templar conflict. While the game is often quite fun, beautiful to look at and empowering to the player, it doesn’t offer much challenge beyond the endurance necessary to complete all of the single-player campaign elements.”

Polygon – 8/10 (Read full review)

Assassin’s Creed 3 has a host of issues that pop up throughout the game, issues that by themselves have been enough to drag other titles under. But there’s so much good in Assassin’s Creed 3, it’s so ambitious, so singular, that I can’t stop thinking about it, and what’s more, Ubisoft may have finally cracked the riddle of inventive multiplayer that doesn’t rely on a large player base to enjoy.”

Game Informer – 9.5/10 (Read full review)

Assassin’s Creed III is the culmination of a story and gameplay model that’s taken five years to polish. While not perfect, it makes a convincing case for the freedom and storytelling potential inherent to games over other mediums. An overwhelming experience in its own right, Assassin’s Creed III is the crown jewel on an already excellent series, and it sets the mind reeling about the potential for where the story goes from here.”