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Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag box art
Name: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
Release date: October 23, 2013
Platforms: PC, XBOX, PS4, X360, PS3
Genre: Action Adventure

Description

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is an action-adventure developed by Ubisoft, and is the sixth (no, not fourth) title in the Assassin's Creed series, and a sequel to Assassin's Creed 3. The story follows a fictional conflict of Templars and Assassins on the backdrop of historical locations, specifically early 18th century Caribbean, and the time of the Golden Age of Piracy. The main hero is Edward, a pirate turned assassin, who becomes a very well-known sea-plunderer, influencing many events in the Caribbean.

Players play from a third-person perspective, using sophisticated acrobatics (with the ability to climb almost any building, rock or tree) and combat in an open-world setting of the Carribean. Ships and naval combat is an integral part of the game, with a large portion of it aboard the ship, called Jackdaw, which you can upgrade. You can also board enemy ships, fight naval bases, and much more.

Recommendation

The game received great reviews, with many considering it better than its predecessor. The open world, naval combat, graphics and side content were praised considerably, while many felt the main story was the weakest part. Nonetheless, many considered it a return to form for the franchise, and consider it one of the best games in the series. We recommend it to anyone looking for an open-world pirate game, where you can plunder ships and search for your adventure.

Metacritics Rating: 84 (PC)
Our visitor's rating: N/A
Average playtime: 35-45 h

Our recommendation

Buy if you like the idea of being a pirate, open world games, or love Assassin's Creed.

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Description

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is an action-adventure developed by Ubisoft, and is the sixth (no, not fourth) title in the Assassin's Creed series, and a sequel to Assassin's Creed 3. The story follows a fictional conflict of Templars and Assassins on the backdrop of historical locations, specifically early 18th century Caribbean, and the time of the Golden Age of Piracy. The main hero is Edward, a pirate turned assassin, who becomes a very well-known sea-plunderer, influencing many events in the Caribbean.

Players play from a third-person perspective, using sophisticated acrobatics (with the ability to climb almost any building, rock or tree) and combat in an open-world setting of the Carribean. Ships and naval combat is an integral part of the game, with a large portion of it aboard the ship, called Jackdaw, which you can upgrade. You can also board enemy ships, fight naval bases, and much more.

Recommendation

The game received great reviews, with many considering it better than its predecessor. The open world, naval combat, graphics and side content were praised considerably, while many felt the main story was the weakest part. Nonetheless, many considered it a return to form for the franchise, and consider it one of the best games in the series. We recommend it to anyone looking for an open-world pirate game, where you can plunder ships and search for your adventure.

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Note: We are only showing paid DLC at this time. Free DLCs will be added at a later date.

Story DLCs

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What does it add?

It adds a 5-6 hour story featuring Adewalé; a slave turned assassin. Can also be purchased as standalone, but we feel its better first to buy the main game and see if you like it.

Buy this if:

  • You played through the base game and want more
  • You played through the base game and really liked Adewalé

Key store price: 6.88 $
Traditional store price: 6.99 $
Metacritics Rating: 76
Release date: Dec 19, 2013

Multiplayer Packs

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What does it add?

Three multiplayer packs are purchasable, Guild of Rogues, Illustrious Pirate Pack & Blackbeard's Wrath. They cumulatively add 9 multiplayer heroes and maps.

Buy this if:

  • You really care about the multiplayer in this game

Usual price: 2.99 $
Release date: Feb 11, 2014

Time Saver Packs

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What does it add?

It basically cheats to help you in the game (faster technology, more gold, etc.). It includes the Collectibles, Activities and Resource Packs.

Buy this if:

  • We do not recommend purchasing these, since obtaining these things in-game is fun

Usual price: 0.99 $
Release date: Nov 19, 2013
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  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag screenshot
  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag screenshot
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Platforms: Classic store price: Key store price:
Standard Edition PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 19.99 $ 6.97 $
Digital Deluxe Edition PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE $ 18.98 $
Gold Edition PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 13.20 $ N/A
Season Pass PC, X360, PS3, PS4, XONE 7.59 $ 7.27 $

Edition Chart

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New gear, such as swords and armor, and new islands with treasure chests white checkmark white checkmark
3 missions with Aveline, French Assassin (about 1 hour of gameplay) white checkmark white checkmark
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Additional items to personalize your ship white checkmark white checkmark
Additional side quests, weapons, armor white checkmark white checkmark
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Key resellers are sites that sell game keys at (usually) much lower prices than traditional retailers. They do this through a combination of ways, like selling keys that come in a bundle, that were on a sale and many other ways.

The reason why we separated them from traditional retailers is that these stores have been the subject of a divisive discussion for a long time.

The reason we include them is that you can buy keys on these sites usually for very big discounts, sometimes quite ridiculously cheap. In 99 % of cases, they will work the same as a much more expensive key would. For many people, especially people from countries with lower standards of living, this can mean big savings that have a significant impact on their life, while also playing the game and not resorting to piracy.

If you are buying on these stores, we have a few recommendations to follow:

  1. Just know there is a tiny risk. Either your purchase will fail and you will use your money, or that the key you recieved won't work. It has never happened to us or anyone we know, but it has certainly happened to a number of people on the internet. That is partly the nature of the business, partly un-consumer business practices of some of the stores. In 99.9 % of cases, the purchase will be ok, but sometimes it won't.
  2. If the price is not cheaper on key stores (it almost always is, though), then we recommend to buy from the traditional, established retailers.
  3. If it is a store with multiple sellers with ratings, always pick the one with the highest number of sold keys and ratings. The probability of a successful purchase is much higher if buying from a reputable key seller.