Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is the latest old game made new again for the Nintendo Switch. This one is packed full of content to keep you busy for quite a while as it includes both Assassin’s Creed 3, Liberation, and DLC. Despite its age, you will be satisfied.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is the main draw of this remastered collection, though each game is amazing in its own way. I enjoyed Liberation as it took place in Louisiana towards the end of the French / Indian War. In Assassin’s Creed 3 you play in the northern states and it focuses on the colonial America times during the American Revolution. Both have a very great story (and the voice acting is superb!), though the majority of my time was spent with Assassin’s Creed 3, being its the one game I have yet to finish.

In Assassin’s Creed 3 you will find yourself playing and learning multiple characters, unlike Liberation. This leads to its slow but worthwhile introduction. It takes you through Haytham Kenway first, followed by his son, Connor. It will take hours before you finally get to play as Connor, but once the game starts to pick up there is a bunch of fun to be had, no matter which character you are playing as. Liberation, on the other hand, only focuses on one character’s story: Aveline.

Assassin’s Creed III introduced a variety of cool new mechanics, such as naval combat. I spent tons of hours just going through and repeating the decent catalog of missions on offer. Despite the naval controls not being as fleshed out compared to Black Flag (Assassin’s Creed IV- a naval combat-centred game), it definitely built the framework for the game and defined the series going forward.

Liberation introduced interesting mechanics as well, like being able to interchange personas (slave, lady, and assassin). Interchanging personas allows you to alter your gameplay style, as each persona differs in what it can do. For example, the lady persona is weak, but is the only persona that is able to bribe or charm folks.

Asides from mechanics and story, the amount of quality content on offer in each particular title is incredible. Whether you want to only do the story missions, or be a completionist, that is your prerogative. Either way, there are enough choices to make anyone happy… There are main missions, citizen missions, side missions, naval missions, home fronts, and your typical collectibles scattered around the region. All of these options create a livened world, one that is just hard to resist “wanting a piece of” no matter the era. My personal favorite side-ventures include the naval missions, home-fronts, and just exploring the open world, whilst assassinating those aggravating “Red Coats”.

There’s also a cool feature called clubs that give you various challenges to complete in order to get initiated. There are four different clubs: The Boston Brawlers, Frontiersmen, Hunting Society and The Thief’s Club. Sometimes you will even get a side-mission pertaining to the particular club you are apart of (on the condition you get invited into a club). This helps make the gameplay feel like something is being accomplished, even if the challenges are miniscule.

In terms of performance, I was let down a bit… The game runs smoothly and has no frame rate hiccups, but I was hoping for more of an upgrade rather than a clone of its Wii U counterpart, especially considering the increase in console specifications since than. Despite its age, everything ran well and it wasn’t a turn off when playing, which I can appreciate. Hopefully in the future Ubisoft can patch in a lighting update, but meanwhile the game is just as worthy of your time.

If you are looking for a stealth game of any sort, or are considering getting into Assassin’s Creed, this game is a must buy. Despite the few issues like unnoticeable graphical improvements and a slow beginning, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered features solid gameplay and a story underneath its surface that more than quantifies the investment. The sheer amount of things to do will lead to you investing hundreds of hours into this game. The combat is really satisfying – I can’t think of many games with better combat on Nintendo Switch – and will keep me coming back just to have pure fun! Overall, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered reminds us why these games defined Ubisoft’s most beloved series, and everyone deserves a chance to try it.