UK Charts: Assassin’s Creed 3 stealths to top spot

Monday, 5th November 2012 09:21 GMT By Dave Cook

Assassin’s Creed 3 launched in the UK October 31st, and it has rocketed to the top of the UK charts, knocking Medal of Honor down from first after just one week.

We’ll have the full chart as it is released by UKIE, but Assassin’s Creed 3 was always a safe bet for top spot this week, following a barrage of top tier reviews across the board – although there were also a few sevens out there too.

It is the second biggest game launch of the year behind FIFA 13 and surpassed Criterion’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted, which entered the chart at 5th.

For our full Assassin’s Creed 3 review round up, hit the link below:

Assassin’s Creed 3 reviews go live: everything here.

Here’s the full top 20:

1. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
2. FIFA 13 (EA)
3. WWE ’13 (THQ)
4. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
5. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
6. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (EA)
7. Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
8. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
9. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
10. Dishonored (Bethesda)
11. Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo)
12. Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (Mind Candy/Activision)
13. Resident Evil 6 (Capcom)
14. Assassin’s Creed: Liberation (Ubisoft)
15. Pokémon Black 2 (Nintendo)
16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
17. F1 2012 (Codemasters)
18. Doom 3: BFG Edition (Bethesda)
19. Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
20. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)



  1. YoungZer0

    God, Assassin’s Creed 3 is so buggy. Every fucking mission i’ve played had at least one bug that made me redo it. Either it fucked up the whole mission or didn’t allow me to complete it with Full Synchronisation, which is still the worst thing in any Assassin’s Creed game.

    Full Synchronisation is so poorly implemented, you’d think they didn’t play it before releasing it.

    And Connor is the most boring character i’ve ever seen. It’s like the guy isn’t even talking to people, but quoting a book about freedom he read a few years ago.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 I have found it to be a game that fights you at every turn. It’s never been the best stealth franchise, but some missions force stealth. it’s a format that doesn’t work. MGS still does stealth better.

    However, I am really enjoying the game so far, despite its issues.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    @2: I would say the game really fights itself. Everytime i’m about to fall in love with this game, it fucks me over with little shit that really should’ve been fixed before the games release.

    Riding a horse is just terrible. It gets stuck so many times it’s not even fun anymore.

    Somehow the parkour is the worst in the series yet. Most of the time being more of a annoyance than an actual feature. Most of the buildings are too far apart, making it useless anyway. The only time i really use parkour is in the woods. There it works fantastic.

    Going into the inventory to select a weapon takes a few seconds of loading time. Which is absolutely insane, considering AC 2 already had a fantastic inventory menu. Same goes for the Assassins Menu. It takes time.

    Sometimes when you skip a cutscene, the game teleports you to a location you haven’t been before you skipped it. That nearly ruined a full synchronisation for me. As my character spawned at the other side of the place.

    Full Synchronisation ruins the whole game. Not only does it fuck up any chance to play the game you want, but it also destroys the narrative.

    For example: Connor has to stop an assassin from killing Washington. Full Synch lists that you have to kill 2 of his friends and stop him before he kills Washington’s Guards. In order to do that, you have to run to the assassin, tackle him, hinder, but not kill him from attacking, wait for his friends, kill his friends, while also stopping him from killing the guards, then kill him.

    That’s completely stupid.

    And then you have Connor, who adopted the name Connor, so people wouldn’t think that he’s a native. But he still wears native clothes. -_-

    Some of the cutscenes fuck up the flow of the gameplay. I just want to move into a territory, only to kill the main bad guy. No three-to-seven cutscenes in between, okay?

    Then you have the 4-5 hours of close narrative gameplay at the beginning only for a single WTF moment. That should’ve been shorter. For example the whole beginning on the ship could’ve been cut and nothing would’ve been lost.

    The game has some fantastic moments however. Hunting is fun, just like in RDR. Money doesn’t come easy, unless you’re into boring trading. So you have to work for it. Hunting and fighting in the snow is absolutely atmospheric. Building your little community is really enjoyable, to see it grow and all that.

    The thing that surprised me the most is just how much fun i had navigating a ship. IT IS SO FUCKING AWESOME. I had so many moments of joy playing it. It doesn’t really fit into the whole native american thing but fuck that shit! It’s so much fun. I remember crashing into a huge ship and then firing all my cannons into its side. So freaking satisfying. I yelled in satisfaction.

    … anyway, i think as a whole, the game does too little to stand out and gameplay wise i’d say it’s a step back to the freedom you enjoyed in AC2. Funny how a game about freedom is so restrictive.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. viralshag

    Ship combat is very awesome.

    #4 2 years ago

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