Assassin’s Creed III Beginners Guide – Things You Should Know About Before Starting The Game

Assassin's Creed III

While men of courage write the history of this day, the future of our land depends on those who are truly free.

If you play video games or have even the slightest bit of interest in them, you definitely must have heard of the Assassins Creed series

First launched in 2008, this stealth-action video game series based on a fictional version of our history has garnered praise and acclaim from gamers and critics alike. 

Today we are going to talk about Assassins Creed III. Launched in 2012, this game marks the end of the story of Desmond Miles. He uses the Animus, a machine to access various memories of his ancestors to stop an impending armageddon. 

If you haven’t played this game before, then read this article to catch up on what went on in the previous games. You will also find out how many techniques you can use to kill enemies stealthily, like a true assassin. 


Before we dive headfirst into the story of a British-Mohawkian orphan turned assassin on his path to vengeance, let’s get up to speed on what happened in the previous games of this series before Assassins Creed III.

Note: This section contains story elements of previous games that can act as major spoilers for you. Please read in your own interest. It’s best to play the previous games in the series first. 

The Story So Far…

The Story So Far

There are four games with a continued storyline taking place before Assassins Creed III.

In Assassin’s Creed, Desmond Miles is forced by Abstergo Industries to enter the Animus, a machine that lets users gain access to their ancestor’s memories. 

Desmond finds out that one of his descendants – Altair – was a member of the Assassins Brotherhood of Masyaf. 

At the end of this game, he overthrows his master (who secretly turned against the Brotherhood and joined the evil Templars Order) and tries to use the magical powers of the Apple of Eden for his own greed. 

At the start of Assassins Creed II, Desmond finds out that Absrtergo is just a font for the modern-day Templars. He escapes with a few other Abstergo employees who were covert members of the Assassins Order. 

Soon, Desmond starts to relive the memories of Ezio Auditore, an Italian playboy who turns into an assassin after his father and brothers are sentenced to death by Papal rulers. 

Ezio soon takes revenge on them and finds the Apple hidden by Altair. His story extends into two sequels – Assassin Creed Brotherhood and Assassins Creed: Revelations. These three games form a part of the Ezio saga.

However, during this time, Ezio and Desmond both meet Juno and Minerva – two ancient celestial beings. They foretell that Armageddon is approaching soon, and the power of the Apple is the only thing that can start and stop it. 

This is why the Templars and the Assassins have been fighting for centuries to gain control over this mythical artifact. Finally, towards the end of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Desmond finds the Apple and plans to stop the armageddon in Assassins Creed III.  

The Final Countdown Begins

The Final Countdown Begins

At the start of Assassins Creed III, Desmond starts fleeting through the memories of Edward Kenway; an assassin turned Templar who is sent on a mission to create a Templar order in British America.  

Here, Edward helps the Mohawk tribe drive off British invaders. However, he falls in love with a tribal girl, who gives birth to their son Ratonhnhaké:ton (also known as Connor Kenway). 

However, Connors’s mother dies of an invasion led by colonial Templar Charles Lee years later. He somehow escapes and gets trained by the assassin Achilles Davenport. 

Now, Desmond starts following the revenge story of Connor in Assassins Creed III closely to find the truth about the Apple and stop the modern-day Armageddon. 


The main characters of Assassins Creed III are:

Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhaké:ton)

Connor Kenway

In the name of liberty, I will fight the enemy regardless of their allegiance.

Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhaké:ton) is the primary protagonist of Assassins Creed III. Son of Edward Kenway and a tribal woman Kaniehtí:io, he grew up in the Mohawk village of Kanien’kehá:ka.

His father left at an early age to go back to Britain. Years later, a British Templar called Charles Lee burns his village down and kills his mother. After escaping the onslaught, he was found by Achilles Davenport, who adopted him and trained him to be an assassin. 

As a child, he was a strong warrior and a very skilled hunter as a child. His skills got even sharper in his assassin training. Being a man of few words, he is a staunch believer in justice and will go to any length to uphold it. 

Haytham Kenway

Haytham Kenway

I saved your people. Does this mean nothing to you? Look. I am not the enemy.

Haytham is the father of Connor Kenway. Desmond relives his memory for a short while at the start of Assassins Creed III. 

After coming to America as a templar to find information about Celestial beings and the Apple of Eden, he helps the Mohawk tribe fend off a British invasion. Here, he falls in love with a tribal woman and gives birth to Connor. However, he soon leaves for Britain. 

Desmond Miles

Desmond Miles

Desmond is the main protagonist of the entire Assassin’s Creed series. He is the descendant of both his paternal and maternal bloodlines of many master Assassins of the Brotherhood. 

He learns the Assassin’s ways by reliving the memories since the Animus has a bleeding effect that makes him get the skills of his ancestors. 

He is an ordinary man trapped in a feud between the Templars and the Assassins Order. However, after being contacted by celestials Juno and Minerva, he has now become the key figure in stopping the armageddon. 

William Miles

William Miles

Beware the easy path. Knowledge grows only through challenge.

William is the father of Desmond. He is a member of the Assassins Order and is helping Desmond to fight the Templars and stop Armageddon. 

Achilles Davenport

Achilles Davenport

You’ve your tools and training. Your targets and goals. And now you have your title. Welcome to the Brotherhood, Connor.

Born to a British mother and a Caribbean father, he is the leader of the American Assassins Order. He finds a desolate Connor and adopts him. Then, he starts training him to be an Assassin so that he can take part in the American Revolution taking place in Assassins Creed III.

Charles Lee

Charles Lee

You are nothing. A speck of dust. You and all your ilk. Living in the dirt like animals, oblivious to the true ways of the world.

The main antagonist of Assassins Creed III, Charles, is the American Templars Order leader. Trained by Haytham Kenway, he aims to overthrow rival George Washington and become the ruler of the newly formed America.


The main gameplay elements are:

Open World Map And Exploration

Open World Map And Exploration

Assassins Creed III takes place in the Frontier, a pre-colonized America. All the events of this happen between the years 1754 – 1783. As Connor Kenway, you are free to explore the open-world map of this game.

The maps are filled with jungles, snowy mountains, and cities of Boston and New York cities. As an Assassin, you must master stealth to blend in with the crows and the environment to kill enemies silently.

You can also fast travel to previously visited locations and even ride a canoe to cross water bodies. Alongside completing quests, you can also hunt wild animals like wolves, bears, and deer. You can sell their skin to merchants and get money to buy and upgrade your arsenal. 

Movement And Parkour

This game allows movement parkour to a larger extent compared to previous games. You can run, jump, slide, and climb buildings and trees. Use these mechanics to your advantage to reach vantage points and scout the area ahead.

During combat, you can use these mechanics to your advantage. For example, you can either use parkour to get to cover or get the drop on unsuspecting enemies.

Weapons, Combat, And Stealth

Assassins Creed 3 Remastered is a stealth game. Your objective is to kill your target each mission as stealthily as possible. If enemies see you, they will call for reinforcements, making the mission more difficult. 

You have many weapons in your arsenal like the signature hidden blade and other swords (like the tomahawk) and bows. You can also use the Bayonetta rifle and flintlock pistols with these medieval weapons. 

During combat, it’s best to sneak up on enemies (either from behind them or hiding in nearby objects) to get an instant kill. When fighting them head-on, you can block and parry theory attacks to land a killing blow. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1. Is Assassin Creed 3 A Good Game?

Yes, Assassins Creed 3 is a great action-adventure game. Critics and gamers praised the game for its story, open-world exploration, and the stealth combat system.

Q2. Is Assassins Creed 3 Still Free?

No, Assassins Creed 3 is not a free game. Instead, you have to purchase the game from Steam, the Epic Game Store, or the Ubisoft Store. You can also buy its remastered version with upgraded graphics and all DLCs.

Q3. Is Ezio In Assassin’s Creed 3?

Ezio is the main protagonist of the previous three Assassin Creed games. However, Ezio is only mentioned a couple of times in Assassins Creed 3.

Q4. How Long Does It Take To Beat Assassins Creed 3?

The main story of Assassins Creed 3 will take around 20 hours to beat. However, doing all the side quests will notch up to the 50 hours mark.


Assassin’s Creed III is a massive open-world game with lots of stealthy activities to do. You can either stealthily kill all enemies or take on all of them together if you feel like a warrior. 

In this game, you follow the story of Connor Kenway as he attempts to prevent an uprising against George Washington by the person who killed his mother. A parallel modern-day story continued from the previous games exploring Desmond Miles trying to stop a prophesied armageddon runs alongside this.

If you want to read more about the Assassin’s Creed series, please drop a  comment below and read our articles about these fantastic games here at TechMagNews!

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Debamalya is a professional content writer from Kolkata, India. Constantly improving himself in this industry for more than three years, he has amassed immense knowledge regarding his niches of writing tech and gaming articles. He loves spending time with his cats, along with playing every new PC action game as soon as possible.

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