Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™ (NA)
The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace.
Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between Assassins and Templars, a war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.
Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy.
A brash rebel Assassin:
Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Edward can effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry including four flintlock pistols and dual cutlass swords.
Explore an open world filled with opportunities:
Discover the largest and most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate including:
Loot underwater shipwrecks
Assassinate Templars in blossoming cities
Hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles
Search for treasure in lost ruins
Escape to hidden coves
Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean:
Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship's improvements are critical to Edward` s progression through the game. Attack and seamlessly board massive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infamous adventure.
Experience the gritty reality behind the pirate fantasy:
Stand amongst legendary names such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Benjamin Hornigold, as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Piracy.
Fight against or cooperate with your friends in the ruthless and acclaimed multiplayer experience. Choose from an eclectic cast of characters and fight to the death in exotic themed maps.
This isn't Assassins Creeddethray99 | Dec. 8, 2013 | See all dethray99's reviews »
This is a Pirate action adventure game. It should be spun off into it's own series. Dont take me the wrong way here you still have all the moves from the previous titles with more added, but what Ubisoft has done here is take one new element from the previous title and made a whole game around it (sailing ships). The end result is a game that stands on it's own merits.
The sailing is at the center of the action and they have nailed that in spades. The fighting is a little clunky on the PC using mouse and keyboard but a good controller fix those woes. The story is pretty much what you would expect but I would have liked one that focused on being nothing but a pirate dropping the assassins creed storyline all together.
You will enjoy this game. It is very good. But Assassins Creed isn't the reason why.
One Of The Better Assassins Creed GamesRoydo | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all Roydo's reviews »
IMO, this game was fantastic! it was super enjoyable. the characters are not boring especially edward kenway, the story was decent in the animus but out of the animus they made the story much more interesting. there is so much to do in this game comapred to other games with ship battles, whaling, contracts, ship boarding, self upgrades, 4 separate main side missions, hunting, ship upgrades, and awesomely hard ship boss battles. this game will keep you hooked on it till you have all the upgrades and tools to finish the game 100% it almost made me want to 100%. plus its gorgeous! the attention to detailed is to be admired with beautiful seas, battles, and environment. plus the map is enormous! from forests to seas underwater to busy towns there is always something to do! the characters and progression hit you hard and imo made me feel for some of the characters by the end. They stay true to character which i love and overall my favorite assassins creed game since brotherhood. this game definitely gets 2nd on my list behind brotherhood.
Con: with all assassins creed games of course there are glitches some annoying and some hilarious! plus the story seems rushed if you dont do things on the side, when i did it the story was fine. Multiplayer is still fun but imo still sucks with the usual spam of abilities by high levels and uneven level matching, and imo not much effort to change the multiplayer for the better.
Spare me the Credits!!vizhon | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all vizhon's reviews »
I would consider this the best Assassin's Creed game yet. It is a load of fun and has replaced the depressing atmosphere of Desmond's story with with your completely tongue in cheek job as a play tester. What's more the Multiplayer experience is genuinely fun, especially Wolfpack mode where up to 4 players run around trying to do 25 sequences of assassin duties before the timer runs out.
With the only real detraction from any of the play being annoying glitchiness with the game engine that can get you hung up on interactables you had no intention of using, like diving into hiding spots or climbing a ladder, or sitting down on a bench in the middle of chasing someone, I would give it a solid score of 95, but there was a fly in soup that ruined the rest of the experience.
Ubisoft will make you sit through what could very well be one of the longest end credit scrolls I have ever seen in my life. When I got sick of watching it the first time and quit out to try to skip it and continue, I found that doing so will make it start over from the beginning. This was infuriating enough, that are going to make me sit through the longest, and one of the slowest moving credit scrolls in history has merited this review a -20 adjustment for the end credits being forced on me and has ruined my appetite to see the rest of the game.
Amazing - GOTY for sure.Jake877x | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all Jake877x's reviews »
If your wondering about assassins creed 4 due to ac3 being very meh. I cant vouch enough for the game. Definitely worthy of a game of the year award. You wont be disappointed. Best damn pirates of the Caribbean game never made. This game is tugging on my heart strings and you feel very attached to the characters unlike connor. I cant put the game down. So worth it i bought the season pass out of respect to ubisoft. Amazing game. Keep up the good work.
The Best Assassin's Creed Yet!Bytrine | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Bytrine's reviews »
This segment of the enthralling series will take you on a thrill ride. Ubisoft really took in the community's feedback and inserted all into this game. The character you play is likable, unpredictable, and humorous. While you play as a pirate, the main story as Desmond is also well done and molds into the story of Edward Kenway years previously. The game graphically is stunning and everything feels rich and vibrant and there are many things to do aside from main quests. I encourage buying this title!