User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 148 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 148

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  1. Feb 18, 2013
    2
    This game is really just a new coat of paint for previous games. There is no new innovation that makes the game more worth while. This game adds even more clunky mini game type parts that are unresponsive with poor controls and extremely shallow, shadow issues seem to ruin the possibility of thinking this game might have descent graphics. The controls work some time and in other times they will work so horribly that you won't have to retry just to figure out how to get the controls to work how they should have in the first place. The only thing that people have been enjoying is the story which is exceedingly convoluted and pandering to a certain conspiracy theory type of people. Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2013
    4
    This was a major step backwards, a failing for this up until now, pretty good franchise.

    The colonial envrionment does not work. There are simply too few buildings for the parkour style of this game to work. They add tree-climbing, but that is rather artificial. With ridiculous clotheslines and other devices to try to bridge the gaps between the two.

    The story is awful, long and
    boring. You play the first few HOURS of the game, just walking between characters so they can tell you the plot. It takes multiple hours to even get free of the hand-holdy tutorial style of the early chapters. Enjoy the cruise to the new world ;)

    On the Wii U the game fails a little more. The gamepad ads nothing meaningful and is wasted.

    The story itself is really bad too.

    First off all, this is assassin's creed 3. Sequel to Assassin's creed 2. Yet, the lager plot has moved on during Brotherhood and Revelations to the point that I am lost. The little recap they do isn't sufficient or well done, and it leaves with the sense that this game series is about to get SERIOUS.... right until they drop you in the animus again and your realize that was all just sensationalized hype.

    The inclusion of guns and tomahawks doesn't work well either. The controls are poor (maybe a Wii U issue) to operate them. It's not intuitive and requires a button series combination that if done wrong, instead of reloaded weapon, you just drop it on the floor.

    Worst in the series.
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Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 15, 2013
    88
    Almost identical to the Xbox and PS3 versions, but limited GamePad features are disappointing. [Feb 2013, p.75]
  2. Jan 8, 2013
    85
    Assassin's Creed III sure as hell provides one of the best gaming experiences so far on Nintendo's new console. Despite some technical issues the recall value and the hunt for Templars once again round out a great game.
  3. A massive, lovingly crafted game that's stuffed with things to do, but the limited GamePad functionality and linear mission design are disappointing.