Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    With a new storyline and Connor’s new ability, this DLC still feels like the main game in its sense but with a few tweaks here and there.
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    The first DLC of Assassin's Creed 3 refreshes the gameplay of the series with the stealth-based mechanics of the wolf power, a power that gives Connor a new set of abilities but without making him overpowered. The main mission lasts for a couple of hours, but there's plenty of extra content for those looking for the complete synchronization.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    This episode is the beginning of this all-fictional spin on the main antagonist’s actions, and if it keeps up the pace is sure to offer a lot of diverse, exciting gameplay never before seen in the series.
  4. Mar 24, 2013
    An enjoyably daft storyline. [Apr 2013, p.80]
  5. Feb 21, 2013
    In The Infamy, the first of three episodes of Assassin's Creed 3 DLC that make up a campaign set in an alternate history, Washington trades virtue for monarchal power: The Tyranny of King Washington.
  6. Feb 19, 2013
    The Tyranny of King Washington changes the way you play Assassin’s Creed 3: the new powers are a lot of fun to use and the new story, in this parallel world, could be intriguing. We want to use the wolf, eagle and bear power in the main story too!
  7. Feb 19, 2013
    If Assassin's Creed 3 saw the series gracefully soar back into full flight, Tyranny is where it lets you strap on a jet-pack for the next adventure.
  8. Feb 19, 2013
    If you play Assassin’s Creed primarily for the single-player experience, The Tyranny of King Washington is definitely worth it. Think of it in terms of Marvel’s alternate-storyline What If comics: It’s fun for what it is, but it doesn’t surpass the original in terms of enjoyment.
  9. Sep 17, 2013
    The Infamy gives us an interesting ‘what if’ concept. We see Washington as this crazy lunatic, instead of the American Patriot. Besides that, we can run more in the world of Assassin’s Creed III and killing the enemies still feels so good.
  10. Feb 20, 2013
    As if the lure of an evil founding father weren't enough, The Tyranny of King Washington ups the action with enjoyable new abilities and a stimulating plot.
  11. Feb 22, 2013
    Lasting about three hours, this $10 first act has a hard time standing on its own.
  12. 70
    Early on, you’re given mindless, nearly scripted busywork like chasing after Bluecoats intent on lighting powder kegs, and overall, the first half of Infamy’s 2.5-hour journey is a jarring mix of rushed action and s-l-o-w activities, without the freedom of ACIII’s open world to balance it out.
  13. Feb 19, 2013
    An admirably imaginative approach to downloadable content that has a better story than the main game, but not quite enough variety in action and missions.
  14. Feb 19, 2013
    Despite a slow start, this DLC offers an alternative vision and storyline that translates in the gameplay as well, and will undoubtedly please Assassin's Creed III's fans. Too bad, though, that it's fragmented in three episodes - in terms of price, it's best to opt for the season pass.
  15. 70
    It's good to see Ubisoft completely rewriting history, rather than just slightly altering it, to spin one of the series' most absurd and intriguing yarns. Washington as a comical cartoon villain is entertaining, and the Wolf Cloak makes stealth less frustrating than it was in the vanilla game. Still, it isn't a vastly different experience, and if you've already bled Assassin's Creed 3 dry, you might find this add-on a little too familiar at times.
  16. 70
    It's the story that shines here. All pretense of historical accuracy has been thrown out of the window, and it's the most absurd Assassin's Creed plot yet - which is saying something.
  17. Feb 20, 2013
    The Infamy is a little bit too dependent on the assumed purchase of the other two packs. With a cliffhanger ending, and memory fragments to collect across multiple episodes, it's clear that it will be much more poignant as a complete story.
  18. Feb 25, 2013
    The Infamy is just a short introduction to The Tyranny of King Washington and as such isn't of much value. The story seems intriguing, but it's much too short. Same thing with the gameplay - new skills are interesting, but there's not enough time to use them. The Tyranny of King Washington has the potential to be a great expansion, but if you're not a fan, don't buy this first episode and wait at least for one more.
  19. Feb 19, 2013
    As a standalone episode, 'Tyranny of King Washington: Part One' falls a little short of expectations. In particular, the missions feel overly familiar, while the new ability is an extension of the already well developed stealth system.
  20. Feb 21, 2013
    This new alternate history DLC for Assassin's Creed 3 is actually a breath of fresh air for the franchise. Unfortunately, it's a very short inhalation of gameplay and ideas.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Feb 24, 2013
    four words; Too short, over priced !

    Who pays ~$12 bucks for a 2.5hr prologue teaser, me I guess, but not again...

    And most of my in
    game time was spent slogging through waste deep snow looking for some in game value...

    Loved the game, but mad as h#ll for wasting dollars on this tripe.

    Sorry people, this DLC is just not worth the cash in my opinion, KGW won't be getting another pound of flesh from this gamer....
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  2. Feb 26, 2013
    This game is a lot of fun if you like screaming at your tv for hours. Same bugs as with the main story, and double the fun instadeaths when your spotted. I hope you haven't wasted your money on a season pass as I did. So I'm determined to beat them all, not matter how bad they are. Yes, I'm that cheap. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2013
    Assassin's Creed III- The Infamy can be a fun, yet also frustrating experience. Certain people will like it; others will despise it. Some new elements, such as invisibility, are cool and add uniqueness to the experience. Full Review »