Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. Jun 6, 2019
    82
    Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on the Nintendo Switch is impressive. It’s refined stealth tools and tactics mixed with additional gameplay design upgrades makes this a must-have for any AC fan dying to play something on the Switch that is guaranteed to occupy them for a long period of time.
  2. May 21, 2019
    82
    Assassin's Creed 3 is playfully still a good action adventure game that I can recommend to anyone who has not played it yet. Some gameplay elements and features may not be up-to-date anymore, but you'll get a satisfying and comprehensive package by today's standards.
  3. Jun 6, 2019
    80
    If you are looking for a stealth game of any sort, or are considering getting into Assassin’s Creed, this game is a must buy. Despite the few issues like unnoticeable graphical improvements and a slow beginning, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered features solid gameplay and a story underneath its surface that more than quantifies the investment. The sheer amount of things to do will lead to you investing hundreds of hours into this game.
  4. Jun 4, 2019
    75
    The story and trademark mix of historical facts with fictitious characters are one of the best in series history. But mechanically you feel the age of the original throughout.
  5. Sep 7, 2019
    65
    If you have been a fan of the Assassin's Creed saga for a long time, you will surely have fun playing Assassin's Creed III Remastered and seeing the improvements that have been implemented. If you are not, the beginning of this adventure will not seem enjoyable, but I would say that it is worth it.
  6. May 21, 2019
    65
    The remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III has some good ideas, such as the revamp of its interface, or the addition of Assassin’s Creed Liberation. But this Switch version is sullied with technical issues.
  7. Jul 1, 2019
    60
    This is definitely a version to avoid unless you absolutely need portable play over everything. The cutbacks across the board are more than what I saw in Dark Souls Remastered on Switch and it has worse audio issues and glitches. The fact remains that Assassin’s Creed III itself hasn’t aged brilliantly compared to other games in the franchise like Black Flag that was on the Wii U and would’ve been a better game to play on the go with a Switch port.
  8. Jun 18, 2019
    60
    Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is a tricky one. The term ‘remastered’ feels a little disingenuous compared to the other consoles. Yet at the same time, the game at least in handheld runs as well as it did on last gen consoles. If you want to play Assassin’s Creed how it used to be on a handheld, you can’t go wrong with AC3, as long as you can accept it as it was a generation ago. If you didn’t like AC3 the first time then this time around likely won’t change your mind. If you haven’t played the earlier entries in the series, this would be the weirdest place to start.
  9. May 30, 2019
    60
    Assassin's Creed III Remastered on the Nintendo Switch is an adaptation that's not without its problems, especially when it comes to hit detection, framerate and unsolved bugs and technical issues. Despite all that, the combat and gameplay are enjoyable and competent and the game's shortcomings act more like nuisances to an experience that needs some polishing.
  10. 55
    Both Assassin's Creed III and Liberation are titles worth investing time into. They contain tons of content that’s fun, and the time setting makes for some interesting scenarios, but the technical issues for this Switch port aren’t worth the trade off for being able to play on the go. These issues aren’t bad enough that the Remastered editions on the Switch are an unplayable mess, but it’s still a mess regardless.
  11. Jul 8, 2019
    50
    Assassin's Creed III gave you the chance to enjoy some simple yet fun Assassin's Creed action, in a vast, Colonial-era Boston - and now you can carry all that on your backpack. It wasn't perfect, sure, but the same can be said for the rest of the earlier entries as well. The real disappointment here comes from its new, remastered iteration, which doesn't really upgrade things as much as it should - at least when it comes to the Switch, which is the worst of the available versions.
  12. May 24, 2019
    50
    Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered for Switch is an ugly mess that barely looks better than it did on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and yet somehow runs worse.
  13. May 21, 2019
    50
    Assassin’s Creed III on Switch is easily the weakest 'Remastered' version of the game that’s been released thus far. The expected graphical bells and whistles are mostly absent and this game feels more like a straight port of the 2012 original. Framerate issues plague many of the busier areas of the open world and make combat and traversal a chore for the most part, while audio problems are also a constant niggle. Granted, this is still the full-fat game and the fact that it's available to play on-the-go and includes all the DLC (and a pretty nice HD version of Liberation) is impressive, but there's no escaping the fact that it's a lacklustre port of one of the weakest Assassin's Creed titles.
  14. Jun 7, 2019
    40
    Assassin’s Creed III Remastered aims high but really never stops falling short of what’s expected from an AAA port on Nintendo’s portable platform. Here’s to hoping that Ubisoft will take another stab at it in future.
  15. Jun 14, 2019
    30
    If you absolutely feel the need to relive Desmond’s disappointing conclusion, do so on other platforms. At least the letdown looks a bit nicer there.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 55
  2. Negative: 12 out of 55
  1. May 23, 2019
    9
    You guys and your overblown expectations are without question is what will kill this system. This is an amazing port of a great game ON AYou guys and your overblown expectations are without question is what will kill this system. This is an amazing port of a great game ON A HANDHELD!! I have had this game on almost every system, and no it doesn’t look best here but it looks great and plays well plus having it on the go makes this without question my favorite way to enjoy this fantastic title. Imagine how disheartened I was to come online and see all the poor reviews (much like every other switch port recently). Do you guys really expect it to keep up with the big consoles? You are basically screaming to developers, “don’t even try open world games on the switch”. As a developer myself, it’s obvious love went into this port, and to be received this way, I can tell you, I would NEVER publish a triple A port on this platform as the user base is never satisfied. Better off sticking to 2D platformers and casual games.

    All that said, this is a great port (not without issues), and for something this engaging on the go, you won’t find better anywhere else. I suggest you enjoy it too because publishers are about done throwing games this vast at the system because they always go entirely un appreciated.
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  2. May 22, 2019
    0
    Rubbish! They called this "remastered", but for real this is original 2012 game.
  3. May 23, 2019
    2
    This is a lazy port of a great game. There is nothing 'remastered about this port. It even runs worse than the wii u version. A real shame!