Got a gap in you AC collection where Assassin's Creed III should sit? Well, a £4 deal should sort that out for you. with most other retailers allowing stock to gather dust in the warehouse at £15+ a copy, I can't see stocks lasting long here.
So, if you need to get yourself up to date on the Desmond Miles storyline, you should pick this one up now. This is a huge game with a large world to explore as Connor (that enthusiastic fella with the tomahawk above) runs riot in the middle of the US civil war. Part III also introduces ships to the series for the first time, which led to some truly epic moments in ACIV.
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The final touches are being applied to our AssFlag review, but here are five reasons why Black Flag marks a return to form after the somewhat divisive AC3...
Pirates will always be cool. The Romanticising of buccaneers and privateers-turned-pirates presents a fantastic opportunity for an open world game. When I spoke to lead writer Darby McDevitt back at Gamescom a few months ago, he'd said that this was a story he'd always wanted to write, and that the decision to tell the Kenway family saga led to a situation where the dates fell nicely into place.
It's not difficult to see why the time period and location make for a cracking setting for an open world title. For starters, the systemic nature of Ubisoft's world-building in AnvilNext makes for an ocean packed with targets, dangers, and opportunity. The Tropics make for versatile settings, with bustling ports and dense jungles often sharing a single island.Click here to read more...
GamersGate is the cheapest place to pick up Assassin Creed III's first singleplayer DLC pack, with a 24-hour offer knocking £3.99 off the RRP. By all accounts, it's a fun slice of alternate history, with plenty of new abilities for Ratonhnhaké:ton to bring to bear. Yes, I do mean bear.
I daresay that a GOTY Edition will make an appearance at some point, so it's up to you whether to engage or ignore.
The next game is looking pretty damn slick, so you'll want to make sure you're fully up to date with the series come November. The main advantage the Wii U version of the game has is the enhanced map screen offered on your gamepad. It displays a wider image than the on-screen minimap making finding stuff much easier. At £17.99 there's a hell of a lot of game here, so get stuck in.
Thanks to Tanya Space at HotUkDeals.
GAME are touting a great price for the Wii U version of Assassin's Creed III, which was definitely one of the most-hyped games of 2012. It was also fiercely inconsistent too, with an enormous world tempered by enormous swathes of absolutely nothing, painfully linear missions and a boring progagonist (still, at least Haytham is amazing). The Wii U version suffers from some hellacious loading screens, but at least makes up for it with a cool map and the ability to summon your horse with a single icon.
Thanks and credit to karmapolice at HotUKDeals, who found this yesterday.
With the PS3 / 360 versions still selling for around the same price, this is worth a shout if you're yet to catch up on Ubisoft's latest stab 'em up and your Wii U game collection is a little barren. The loading times are a tad longer than the other versions but the unique gamepad elements go some way to making up for it. Check out Jon's thoughts on the Wii U version with the link above.
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The second wave of DLC for Ubisoft's Assassin’s Creed III - titled 'The Battle Hardened' - is now available on Xbox 360. It'll hit the PS3 on 9th January, with a PC release on the 15th.Click here to read more...
As promised, Ubisoft has detailed an enormous patch for Assassin's Creed III on PS3 and Xbox 360, which fixes over one hundred lingering bugs and issues (including clipping through the maps, crashes, animals getting stuck in objects and PS3-exclusive icons appearing in the Xbox 360 version). According to a post on the forums, it's set to go live "by the end of next week." The PC version will include all updates as standard.
Considering that Assassin's Creed III required a massive day one patch, it's amazing how many glitches and problems remained in what should have been a supremely polished experience. However, Matt's 6/10 review suggests that a lack of focus on the core gameplay was far more damaging than any technical issues.
We've got the full - and spoiler-ridden - change log after the break.Click here to read more...
Ubisoft promises that Assassin's Creed III's PC version "will be less buggy than the console versions," which will soon receive a meaty glitch-killing update themselves.Click here to read more...
It's Monday, it's raining, and the Curiosity servers are still playing silly buggers. Sad times. But, to brighten your day, we've got a pristine PS3 promo copy of Assassin's Creed III to give away.Click here to find out how you can get involved >>
I daresay that none of you will be surprised to know that Halo 4 is this week's top-seller, coming in as the 18th biggest UK launch ever. What you might find surprising, however, is that it failed to beat Halo 3 and Halo Reach's first week sales figures. Perhaps some fans have already finished the fight?
Assassin's Creed III is still riding high in second place. Sadly, we're not convinced that Ubisoft's richly-detailed but diffuse experience actually deserves to. You can find out why in Matt's 6/10 Assassin's Creed III review.
Elsewhere, the same old faces abound, with WWE 13, FM13 and Need For Speed: Most Wanted all doing well. Borderlands 2 has clawed back into contention from 19th to 8th, above the fiercely mediocre Medal Of Honor: Warfighter. That needs to go away already. As always, we've got the full UK top ten after the break.Click here to read more...
This week, with all of us having sunk some serious time into Halo 4, we have another chinwag about the Chief's latest adventure, and Matt explains why Assassin's Creed III falls some way short of greatness. Carl also touches upon the latest action from the Planetside 2 beta.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.
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There's something that strikes me upon putting the controller down at the end of Assassin's Creed III; something a little bit wrong. It's not the hopelessly abrupt cop-out of an ending, nor the smattering of awful epilogue missions that follow the near half-hour of unskippable credits. Neither is it the completion percentage that sits below 50%, even after over 35 hours of game time.
It's that, for all of those 35 hours, even though I've run down privateers on the open seas, pretty much single-handedly coordinated the Boston Tea Party, hunted elks, sabotaged fortresses stuffed with guards, and played hide and seek with a group of Native American kids, probably the most memorable moment I've had in the entire game has come in control of a character I've publicly lambasted. A character so devoid off charisma that he almost makes Alex Mercer appear interesting. Almost.
The most fun I've had with Assassin's Creed III has come looking at the back of Desmond's head rather than Connor's peaked hood. And that might just be the most damning indictment that I can give it.Click here to read more...
Amazon has announced an exclusive Assassin's Creed bumper bundle that contains all five Assassin's Creed titles - including III - and every piece of available DLC. It will be available from November 30th on PS3 and Xbox 360, priced £119.99.
We've got the contents of the Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition below. Any takers?Click here to read more...
As the biggest new release of the week, it's no surprise that Assassin's Creed III has run, jumped, sailed and bayonetted its way into the top spot. Ubisoft has confirmed that it's their biggest ever game launch (not to mention the biggest of 2012 thus far), outselling even Assassin's Creed Revelations. Impressively, portable counterpart Assassin's Creed III: Liberation managed to debut at 14th place - not a top ten position, but still good going for a Vita title.
However, Assassin's Creed wasn't the only major game to release last week. Football Manager 2013 is back to kill your life, WWE 13 grabs third place in a headlock and Need For Speed: Most Wanted is here to remind us that EA publishes good games alongside tosh like Medal Of Honor: Warfighter.
We'll have to wait until next week to find out how well a certain Master Chief gets on. Also, on a totally unrelated matter, expect nil productivity tomorrow.Click here to read more...
And the Game of the Month for October goes too...Warfighter!
Just kidding. The fact of the matter is that even though EA's flagship FPS for this year proved disappointing, there's simply been no time to really dwell on it thanks to a barrage of engrossing, outstanding releases this month that have included the likes of The Walking Dead: Episode 4, Hotline Miami, Forza Horizon, Pokemon Black/White 2, NBA 2K13 and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams.
But we'd hypothesised that this month would come down to three big titles, and we were absolutely right.Click here to read more...
It seems that yet another major publisher has managed to push a broken game through certification. Assassin's Creed III will require an enormous day-one patch to correct a slew of issues, from repeatable crashes to bugs and quest glitches.
We've got the patch notes below, but beware that it contains possible spoilers. We've rounded up the offending descriptions at the end, but consider yourself warned.
Assassin's Creed III is out on October 31st. We hope that it isn't completely broken.Click here to read more...
A few updates went live on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PSN over the weekend, revealing that Ubisoft have added in-game purchases to assist players in Assassin's Creed III who'd rather splash the cash than sink hours into the game's multiplayer.Click here to read more...