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Assassin's Creed 3

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Xbox, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii U
Star Rating: 
10 out of 10

You say you want a revolution. Sorry, we meant, “review”. Not revolution. Our bad.

The Pitch: Concluding a story that began four games ago in the crusades, Assassin’s Creed 3 fast forwards through history to the American Revolution where you’ll fight alongside George Washington to rain down fury on redcoats and templars alike.

What It Really Is: A massive game whose plot weaves throughout decades of America’s infancy. Assassin’s Creed 3 is the culmination of four prior games that follow the modern life of Desmond Miles and his deadly ancestors as they combat the forces of evil - in the form of the Templars - for the fate of mankind. AC3 introduces a new character (the English/mohawk Connor Kenway), a new setting (‘Merica!), a new era and a slew of refinements to weapon and parkour systems that have always been highlights of the Assassin’s Creed series. The end result is an exemplary experience that punches out the boundaries of what’s possible in a video game in almost every way. AC3’s scope is huge and its graphics are beautiful, a humbling experience that washes over you as you captain a ship from Boston to New York or fight in the frontier wilderness. The AC series also boasts one of the most compelling plots in all of interactive entertainment, with each game leaving you eager to see where our hero(es) will go next. AC3’s refinements in both story and gameplay make this an experience that’s as easy to dive into as it is impossible to put down. Also, you get to hunt bears. Ready-Made Press Blurb: “If you’re not playing Assassin’s Creed 3, you hate America and George Washington. No, seriously.” -

Fun Fact: Serving as a testament to the outstanding driving story of the Assassin’s Creed series, Michael Fassbender has signed up to act in and produce an AC adaptation on the silver screen, proving yet again that Hollywood is completely tapped out for ideas.

Special Editions: The Assassin’s Creed 3 Limited edition includes the game, a 9” statue of Connor, a revolutionary flag emblazoned with the Assassin’s symbol, George Washington’s notebook, a badass belt buckle (if we do say so ourselves) and some in-game downloadable goodies.

Who’s It For: Looking for a cliff notes alternative to reading your American History textbook? Here ya go. AC3, like the rest of the series, co-opts history and its figures to round out the semi-fictitious plot. Of course, if you have absolutely no interest in the American Revolution, AC3 still delivers one of the best gaming experiences of the year and wraps up a story five years in the making, while leaving a little room for what’s next in the struggle between Assassins and Templars.

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