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‘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.”

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3 Responses to “‘Assassin’s Creed III’ Review Roundup”

  1. Anonymous

    I got my first opportunity to see this game at a co-worker’s house from DISH, and noticed the new world is detailed and unique, and never repeats. The weather system is new, and adds an amazing feel to the world. There is almost too much to explore, and I have yet to see New York. I can’t afford to buy the game right now (even if it was cheaper) so I added it to my Blockbuster@Home rental service from DISH. Blockbuster is an affordable way to play and rent games, and right now you can even try it out with a free trial. Thanks for posting the review, which made it even better! From what I gather, numerous reviewers are saying that you will want to play through the entire game more than once.

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