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72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. Apr 8, 2019
    85
    At the end of the day, I love AC3. I know that I’m not the average player, having studied the Marquis de Lafayette at a college level, but I love sinking hours into Ubisoft’s version of colonial America, where the oft-overlooked make the most important choices of all. Also, I can attack as many Redcoats as I want, with the only consequence being a city-wide manhunt. With this fresh coat of paint, Assassin’s Creed III has never been more fun—providing you enjoyed it in the first place.
  2. Mar 28, 2019
    84
    The graphic updates are immediately noticeable even without direct comparison.
  3. Mar 28, 2019
    81
    A pack big enough to guarantee tons of gameplay hours. The graphical improvements are evident, but they don't mask some defects in the mechanics of the original game.
  4. 80
    Assassin's Creed III Remastered is a worthwhile trip back in time, and the smattering of upgrades make for a much better experience for longtime fans and series newcomers.
  5. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    If the new stuff is scarce in Assassin's Creed III Remastered, the game still offers a good experience, and offers a nice bundle with Assassin's Creed Liberation. We would have loved a bit more polish on the graphics though.
  6. Apr 3, 2019
    80
    Assassin's Creed III Remastered offers high quality and remains a compelling experience. I have no doubt - it's the best remaster this series has gotten thus far. The developers managed to deliver more than just higher resolution, but then some aspects still seem somewhat undercooked.
  7. Mar 28, 2019
    80
    Assassin's Creed III Remastered is better and most complete than the original, although the improvements don’t really enhance the experience all that much.
  8. Mar 28, 2019
    80
    Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered offers some good upgrades, with smoother visuals and some UI fixes. If the overall experience feels dated at time, it still is a solid experience.
  9. Apr 24, 2019
    78
    Assassin's Creed 3, for good and bad, but with notorious improvements. The game introduces tons of content, including Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered.
  10. Mar 28, 2019
    78
    The main improvement is graphical, and the scenery of 18th-century Colonial America looks fantastic. There are even some meaningful tweaks made to stealth mechanics to make it feel a little more up to date and less aggravating. Where this remaster falters are places where AC3 can't be changed without fundamentally remaking the entire game from the ground up, namely a stiff animation style, repetitive mission structure, and that goddamn final sequence.
  11. Mar 28, 2019
    77
    Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is a worthy opportunity to revisit one of the most undervalued games in the series. Despite its imperfections, the world that Ubisoft created 7 years ago manages to preserve its magic. An experience that has been reinforced by a set of technical and playable improvements that accompany this new version.
  12. Mar 28, 2019
    76
    Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered brings with it the flaws of the original, but has made some improvements both in terms of graphics and gameplay.
  13. May 10, 2019
    75
    Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is a collection that comes packed with a heap of visual improvements and gameplay tweaks, yet maintains all the things that divided players back with the original release. There are still problems around, but it is a collection that transforms the experience to the modern-day standards and keeps us reminiscing the days when the series had much more promise.
  14. Apr 11, 2019
    75
    A good enough new version of Assassin's Creed III.
  15. Apr 1, 2019
    75
    Assassin’s Creed III Remastered certainly does not turn an average game into a masterpiece, but as a makeover operation we are more than satisfied.
  16. Mar 28, 2019
    73
    Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered, without correcting the major structural problems of the original, is still a recommended title as a complete edition of a way of making games that Ubisoft no longer implements.
  17. Apr 8, 2019
    71
    Rediscovering Assassin’s Creed III on this remastered version is a bit weird. The game still retains a great vision on representing the American Revolution, but it’s also clear that their ambitions for Connor’s adventure were too grand. Despite its renovated graphics the game still suffers technical issues both old and new. Only the inclusion of the Assassin’s Creed Liberation chapter could still make this game worth a try.
  18. Apr 29, 2019
    70
    Assassin's Creed III Remastered is a mixed bag. It's repetitive combat and lackluster visuals, strung through with a few bright spots of naval combat and exploration, and unique displays of combat. Narratively, the game is as weak as they come. There's no mystery. Just an obligatory plot to finish the fight between the Assassins and Templars. Not to mention the mumbo jumbo with the First Civilization. The game is frustrating and not worth another look.
  19. Apr 21, 2019
    70
    Assassin's Creed III Remastered version is just a nice try. It's a nice try to bring glory to a mediocre game, which hasn't been good enough upon its release and surely isn't good enough now. The UI changes definitely improve the gameplay, and the graphics are truly amazing - but still aren't close to other games from this era. If you haven't played it before, you might want to check it off your list since it does have a unique story. If you have, I recommend not wasting your time unless you're feeling really, really nostalgic and have nothing better to do.
  20. Apr 8, 2019
    70
    In the end, Assassins Creed 3 is one of the best remakes of this generation, and although changing gameplay mechanics in a remake is not something usual, Ubisoft's decision to take this risk pays off.
  21. Mar 31, 2019
    70
    Beside the visual enhancements and some tweaked mechanics this game still suffers from the same donwfalls as the original one, players who didn't play the original may enjoy the plentiful content and the Tyranny of King Washington DLC.
  22. 70
    In short, nothing collected here is as good as the best this series has to offer. But, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is a welcome glimpse into an era that would define much in the years to come.
  23. Mar 28, 2019
    70
    If you never played the original version, you should certainly give it a go, but if you were never a fan, the limited improvements to movement and the variety of glitches puts a downer on proceedings.
  24. Mar 28, 2019
    70
    It would appear the latest retread in the Assassin’s Creed franchise has learned from the underwhelming efforts of Rogue Remastered, which saw a graphical overhaul alongside little else. Assassin's Creed III Remastered brings far more to the table, seeing otherwise frustrating mechanics heavily tweaked and polished to make them less of an annoyance in the shadow cast by the likes of Origins and Odyssey. As much as this remaster can’t address the fundamental creases that the series re-imagining has worked so hard to iron out, it still retains its own sense of charm and is wonderfully reminiscent of the series' roots, paying great homage to the progress it’s made since.
  25. Mar 29, 2019
    67
    An interesting pack full of content from a former Assassin’s Creed era. While the story and setting is one of the most interesting ones in the franchise history, mechanically it shows the age of the original and is evident of the progress the AC games made since then.
  26. Mar 31, 2019
    65
    Assassin's Creed III remastered contains a lot of content and you will definitely enjoy playing it. Still it still feels like a game which was released years ago. Not a must have, rather a nice to have.
  27. May 21, 2019
    60
    For better or worse, Assassin's Creed III Remastered introduces the polarising Connor Kenway to current generation consoles. Aside from some impressive graphical reworking, it is in many ways a simple port: bugs and issues with the original remain largely the same outside of some much-appreciated quality of life improvements and a handful of minor tweaks. Those who enjoyed the original, as well as Assassin's Creed fans who haven't yet played it, will likely appreciate this remaster for what it is, as long as nothing revolutionary is expected of it.
  28. Apr 28, 2019
    60
    This remaster doesn’t bring much in terms of new content, and visual changes that are headlined aren’t done as well as they should be. In that regard, it still holds up as a great Assassin’s Creed game that is worthy of any fan’s money.
  29. Apr 5, 2019
    60
    Despite a beautiful lick of paint, and some much-needed gameplay improvements, Assassin's Creed III Remastered still suffers from the same issues that dogged the original back in 2012.
  30. Apr 4, 2019
    60
    Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered is a very interesting history lesson, but not in the way you might expect it to be. This is one of the most talked about games ever, and it still shows how Ubisoft overestimated itself.
  31. 60
    Even a high-quality remaster such as this can’t hide the fact that Assassin’s Creed III is too much a product of its time and has little to offer modern gaming.
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  1. Mar 28, 2019
    Basically, Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is better looking, but that’s about it. It’s the same game for better or worse, complete with all the bugs and awkwardness that were disliked the first time around, but also with the stuff that people enjoyed. The bugs are too numerous for me to really recommend it, but they were there last time round as well. If you could ignore them then, you can probably ignore them now and enjoy the game’s positives, but it’s still a shame that Ubisoft couldn’t have rounded off more of the rough edges in this remaster.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 176
  2. Negative: 75 out of 176
  1. Apr 1, 2019
    3
    I’m not sure why Ubisoft thought that this remaster was a good idea. Although it’s remastered in 4K HDR it is no longer a pretty game. And theI’m not sure why Ubisoft thought that this remaster was a good idea. Although it’s remastered in 4K HDR it is no longer a pretty game. And the controls that were acceptable six and a half years ago are completely atrocious. After playing the beautiful Odyssey for 5 months I just couldn’t go back. I tried, but between characters that don’t have eyelids to controls that seem to be designed to annoy I just couldn’t go back. Oh, and so much Animus gameplay. Any Animus is too much in my book, and there’s plenty of it in Assassin’s Creed 3. Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2019
    4
    Das war es? Ein altes AC mit kaum besserer Grafik und dafür 40€??
    Außer das die Texturen schöner aussehen und die Beleuchtung überzeugt ist
    Das war es? Ein altes AC mit kaum besserer Grafik und dafür 40€??
    Außer das die Texturen schöner aussehen und die Beleuchtung überzeugt ist nicht viel verbessert worden. Das kann jeder mit Grafik Mods deutlich besser.
    Ubisoft macht sich hier kaum Mühe. Sehr traurig.
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  3. Mar 31, 2019
    0
    This version is a complete trash
    There are so many problems. for example: Definite sound, problems in game physics and problems of
    This version is a complete trash
    There are so many problems. for example: Definite sound, problems in game physics and problems of optimality...
    The game is only colored from blue to yellow
    It's not a remaster, it's a scam
    This game is not worth 40$
    According to Ubisoft's new policies, the company is trying to scam users instead of providing services.
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