The Average Gamer

7 Top Tips For Assassin’s Creed 3

Assassin's Creed 3 - KillingI spent a fair bit of time playing Assassins’Creed 3 for my single-player review which you can read here.

While spending hours and hours wandering about the wilderness, fighting bears and spoiling a tea party in Boston I learnt a lot about the game. So here are my top tips to help you become a deadly assassin.

  1. Connor’s Corner killing – Soldiers are completely aimless when going round corners of buildings and will not defend themselves. A well timed attack while out of direct line of sight will breach their defences and kill them. This tactic can be employed on large groups of people by simply run away and keep hiding around a corner. I managed to dispatch about 15 soldiers using a single house.
  2. Buy chest maps first – Even though some of the maps cost £3000, you will practically make this back by finding just one chest. Typically most maps will show you the location of at least 3. Finding chests is the quickest way to make a lot of money.
  3. Deadly water – Apart from Connor, no one in America can swim. It kills everything instantly. Diving into the water allows you to quickly escape any pursuer as they will never chase you. Fighting by the waterside also means you can shove people to watery grave and avoid a long, drawn-out fight.
  4. Loot bodies – You can get all the ammo, animal traps and smoke bombs you need by looting dead bodies, instead of wasting money at the trader or general store
  5. Reclaim your arrows – When you skin an animal or loot a solider that’s been killed by an arrow you get it back. So if you’re careful and hit your targets you can hide for ages up a tree in the wilderness and never run out of ammo
  6. Kill guard dogs – Unlike the other dogs in the game, which you can only pet, guard dogs can be killed. If they are barking like mad and giving away your hiding spot (e.g. a straw pile) you can dispatch them
  7. Run, run and run some more – When low on health start running around in big circles like Benny Hill. Soldiers are too stupid to realise what’s going on and will usually form a giant conga line behind you. This gives your health time to recharge.

If you have any of your own Assassin’s Creed 3 tips, or even problems that you’re stuck on, please leave them in the comments below. Maybe one of us can help out. Also check out my 10 top tips for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is out now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and released on 18th Nov 2012 for Wii U and 23rd Nov 2012 for PC.


  1. Terry Lusher

    5th Nov, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I am new to games but having fun. I got stuck early in the game on sequence 2. How do you fire the gun to blow up the powder kegs? Probably a dumb question. But, like I said I’m new to this.



  2. Debbie Timmins (Weefz)

    5th Nov, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Hey Terry. Press Y or triangle, depending on your console.

    You might be having the same problem I did – I kept aiming at the barrels on the cart. You actually need to aim at a special barrel down on the ground beside the wagon. I was so fricking annoyed until I realised that.

  3. Craig

    6th Nov, 2012 at 12:47 am

    The gun powder barrels are small barrels and not the big ones. You can also pick them up and put them where you want. Later you can place them next to sheds or cargo and then shoot the gun powder barrel to blow up the shed or cargo. Blowing up shed will be used in forts. There are some fights you can blow up a gun powder barrels to kill multiple enemies. Have fun. “Nothing is true, everything is permitted.”