Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag
Engaging Naval Battles.
Open World Gameplay.
Beautiful, vast open world.
Edward Kenway is an excellent rogue.
Ship management and general pirating is a blast.
Multiplayer portion didn't evolve.
Story is not that strong.
Day One patch needed for 1080p.
Main missions suffer from repetition.
Assassin's Creed lore has devolved to nonsense.
Very few actual assassinations.
Combat and core stealth dynamics need a refresh.
By EuroGamer on January 08, 2014
Its strong, self-contained narrative is Freedom Cry's greatest asset, but the tale struggles under the weight of its over-familiar gameplay. Whatever comes next for Assassin's Creed - this is the first and last Black Flag campaign DLC - it's clear this is where Ubisoft needs to turn its attention next.70
By eTeknix on December 29, 2013
The Assassin's Creed series has won and lost many fans with each iteration of the series, some say the games keep getting better and better, while some argue that the games are too similar and don't innovate enough, both opinions are correct in...-
By HardcoreGamer on December 18, 2013
But with around 5 hours of content - most of which is engaging - it’s hard to pass on a chance to reenter the world of Black Flag, even if it’s a smaller, more close-set version. Freedom Cry is simply a great addition to an excellent game, offering a story worth experiencing across a setting worth exploring.80
By Benchmark Reviews on December 16, 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag provides hours and hours of high quality entertainment. It has the odd moments where the gameplay gets a bit repetitive but thankfully these moments are rare. You can play the game at your own pace but there is a lot...89
By Techgage on December 09, 2013
Assassin's Creed is a series willing to take risks – whether it's with the story or the gameplay. Yet, as forward-thinking as it has been, it has become the epitome of why gamers dislike sequels; nothing has really changed or evolved since...-
By technologytell.com on December 07, 2013
As Edward Kenway, you're a man without direction. He's someone who knows what he wants, while also not being quite sure on how to attain it. So he turns from being a privateer to being an outright pirate. Yes, there is a slight difference. A...-
By PCGamer on December 06, 2013
I navigated a storm and looted trade ships wrecked by its water twisters. I harpooned a bull shark. I docked in a curious little cove and got into a fistfight in a bar. Forget the Assassins, the Templars and their nonsense war. Loot, pillage and steal instead. The rewards are so much greater.90
By SlashGear on November 20, 2013
In Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag you’ve got a game that can be wholly enjoyed by a hardcore fan of the series just as well as a newcomer. Here you’ve got the roots of the beast in assassin’s hood and the feined interest in...-
By Strategy Informer on November 19, 2013
The trouble with the ibn-La'Ahad's, the Auditore's , the Kenway's, and the Miles' is that they are absolutely shit at being assassins. For self-confessed members of a shady cult of organised killers, they are rubbish at being just...80
By PCAdvisor on November 18, 2013
A switch of focus to ocean thrills rather than same old, same old makes Assassin's Creed 4 the shot in the arm this increasingly risk-averse series needed. But it's a stay of execution, not a full rejuvenation.80