Assassin’s Creed III (released back in 2012) takes place in colonial New England – specifically the small village of Boston – and stars half-Mohawk, half-English hero Connor who works against the Templars and their attempts to take over the nascent nation.
How to Download Assassin’s Creed III
The game can be obtained from Steam. You should also check out and download other AC titles such as the Caribbean Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (2013), the Egyptian Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017), the Grecian Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018) or the 2018 mobile strategy RPG Assassin’s Creed Rebellion. To start, click the Download button.
The Game Review
While it might often play second fiddle to the French Revolution in the history of Western civilization, the American Revolution and the colonial frontier was the location of a lot of major historical events that impact the world even today.
So, of course, this makes it the perfect setting for a game that revels in conspiracy theories – especially those of the globe and epoch-spanning type.
Like other titles in the series, Connor is an avatar for the character Desmond Miles who is trying to prevent a cataclysmic event from taking place in 2012 and is representative of the assassins in their struggles against the Templar.
Released in 2012, the game is one of the first titles of the PlayStation 4/Xbox One generation of consoles and thus offers more content and options than ever before. One marked change between Assassin’s Creed III and previous entries is the addition of more rural areas of the game.
This changes up the stealth action most players are accustomed to and makes strategies and approaches to combat refreshing. Spanning the geographic area including the cities of Boston and New York City, Assassin’s Creed III is filled with tons of barren forests and wildlands. The stealth action remains largely unchanged but the new emphasis on side quests and exploration makes the general vibe of this title different than previous games.
While there is an overarching narrative and epic background saga, Assassin’s Creed III preferences player choice over all else. You can take it at your own pace and the game encourages straying off of the somewhat linear storyline path.
Ubisoft Montreal even built a whole new game engine to deliver this new type of Assassin’s Creed experience, the Anvil Engine.
Another difference between this title and previous entries is that the graphics seem less stylized and ornate than before but this is mainly due to the setting rather than a change in creative direction. Removed from the continents that housed the great civilizations of old, the American wilderness is an interesting and raw choice for a setting in a game series that prides itself on recreating storied cities and monuments from history.
Yet it somehow works – and works well. From its diverse set of characters and interesting lore to the tight gameplay mechanics and expanded exploration options, the game is emblematic of a lot of the action-heavy games that came out during the PS4/Xbox One era.
Open-world mechanics and player choice dominate all while an epic story plays out in the background. In short, it’s a darn good time.
- Amazingly addictive action gameplay
- Beautiful graphics and lovingly recreated historical locations
- Gripping story and awesome cast of characters
- Seems empty and desolate compared to other Assassin’s Creed titles
- Action can get tedious when you’re deep into the game
- You can explore the surrounding areas but you won’t often feel compelled to do so