AusGamers has reviewed Assassin's Creed III and writes:
"While the world is completely open for exploration from a certain point, the main narrative definitely stays linear throughout. It works and keeps it true to what it really is, considering the story and historical content and how well it’s put together and revealed throughout, this overall delivery is ideal. When it can be done this well it becomes this perfect representation and visceral experience. Those games with numerous variable options for sequence and completion of objectives have their place and offer that freedom, this game offers its own unique experience..."