I just bought Assassins Creed Revelations, 3 & 4.
I already played 1, 2 & Brotherhood, so I started to end the Ezio story with finishing Revelations.

I just watched some trailers for AC 4 and i'm excited and just want to start to play it. But I don't know if there are some relations to AC3...? When I google about it, there are too many spoilers because they talk too much about the story. SO PLEASE DO NOT SPOILER! I just want to know if I need to play Assassins Creed 3 first, before I start with the 4.


No - as far as I can tell, the stories are almost entirely unrelated.

  • I agree. You might not understand a few goings on between Abstergo and Desmonds crew, but that is about it.
    – Lyrical
    Dec 2 '13 at 8:57
  • @Lyrical: Thank you for your feedback. Is this important to understand? Dec 2 '13 at 9:05
  • @DarkDecipio I wouldn't say it is vital. Personally I prefer the individual stories in each AC game. Is there any reason you don't want to play AC3 other than AC4 looking good? AC3 for me was a pretty enjoyable game, it does start off very slow though.
    – Lyrical
    Dec 2 '13 at 9:33
  • I only have 1 AC game, AC4, and I havnt needed to know anything from AC3 and I have completed the game.
    – Jamd
    Dec 2 '13 at 10:01
  • @Lyrical: Nah, AC 3 also looks good but I'm too excited about the pirate atmosphere. So I want to AC 4 now :). As you said about the individual stories, AC Brotherhood and Revelations should both be played successively. Because Brotherhood continuous the story of Brotherhood. After AC4, I would play AC3. If I wouln't it was a bad bought :) Okay thank you. +1 & accepted. Dec 2 '13 at 11:42

There are absolutely no references to AC3 in the main (Edward Kenway) section of the game. In the Abstergo Research Assistant position, there are one or two videos about the ending of AC3, but it is not related to the story.

Some characters from the present-day section of past AC games make a small appearance in ACIV, but they directly don't play a major role in the story, and the parts they do play have nothing to do with any previous game.

You will be able to fully understand the game's plot without playing AC3


There is a relation between AC4 and AC3 where in AC4, you will play as Edward Kenway who is the father of Haytham Kenway and grandfather of Connor Kenway in AC3.


It's not necessary although if you do not play AC3 you won't understand or be able to appreciate the surprise "didn't see that coming" ending.


thats true there is not a big deal if u have not played ac3 but there is a small connection between ac3 and ac4

ac3 was set in 1775 in the american revelutionary war and ac4 takes place in the 1716 in ac4's ending nathan kenway the chacracter who makes an apperance in ac3 was edward kenways son (i think so) so yeah :)

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