Assassin's Creed III: Deluxe Edition (NA)
Third party DRM: UplayThis game requires a free UPLAY account to play.
Assassin’s Creed® III Deluxe Edition includes:
Assassin’s Creed® III Season Pass: gives you access to all five upcoming downloadable content packs which are slated for release within six months after launch. Deluxe Edition owners will get exclusive early access to the first downloadable content pack.
4 bonus single-player missions, adding over an hour of additional gameplay.
A collection of 25 tracks from the official Assassin’s Creed® III soundtrack (mp3 files).
George Washington’s notebook (pdf file).
The American Colonies, 1775. It’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American assassin fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution.
Assassin’s Creed® III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books...
As a Native American assassin, eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more!
From bustling city streets to chaotic battlefields, play a critical role in the most legendary events of the American Revolution including the Battle of Bunker Hill and Great Fire of New York.
Experience the truth behind the most gruesome war in history: the American Revolution.
Introducing the Ubisoft-AnvilNext game engine, stunning new technology that will revolutionize gaming with powerful graphics, lifelike animations, immersive combat, and advanced physics.
A painful and underwhelming experience.heerox328 | Nov. 8, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »
This game is truly bittersweet. It is set during one of the most turbulent and interesting times in American history: The American Revolution.
There was a lot of potential as well as great characters to choose from (George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, etc.). However, this game falls squarely on its face due to a disconnected main protagonist and an inconsistent and sloppy story.
The first thirty minutes of the game are the experience at its finest when you are playing as Haytham. The origins and story of Connor are interesting and show promise initially, until Ubisoft reduces his character to an angry and increasingly annoying anti-hero.
The assassin mechanics have been traded for a pre-historical Batman. The combat is exceptionally well-executed, but you feel more like a brute than an actual assassin. The story is not great, even with a lot of cameos from famous American Founding Fathers.
The game was too large and ambitious, leading to a lot of bugs. We see the introduction of ships and naval combat, but it's largely underwhelming and optional, unlike the successful improvements the system saw in AC4:BF.
The ending of Desmond's story is also odd and somewhat questionable. I would not recommend this game personally. If it's on sale, then you may consider it if there is nothing else available. Not as bad as Brotherhood/Revelations, but not a good AC game either.
A flawed but still enjoyable experience.grammafone | Oct. 25, 2014 | See all grammafone's reviews »
If you are willing to slog through the daunting opening hours and tolerate a less-than-charming main character, you will find a game underneath that is extremely enjoyable even for all of its flaws.