Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Today I want to talk to you about one of the better downloadable games from the Assassin’s  Creed franchise, Black Flag. Originally released in 2013, Black Flag was one of the hottest launch games for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

An interesting fact about Black Flag is that many gaming publications used this game to put the PS4 and Xbox One head to head. As well as PS4 and Xbox One. Assassin’s  Creed Black IV Black Flag was also released on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Nintendo Wii U.

How to Download Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

To download the game, click on the Download button which is provided at the end of the review. You might be also interested in other titles from the series such as Assassin’s Creed Origins (2017), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (2018), or the mobile game Assassin’s Creed Rebellion (2018). You should download and check them out too

The Game Review

If I had to pick one Assassin’s  Creed game from the series before Origins it would be this one. It is far more lighthearted than any of the other Assassin’s Creed games and even the ones that followed it. While at its heart it is still the Assassins and the Templars, the story is not as over convoluted and so serious as it was in the previous games. That is a great thing indeed.

It really is a fun game to play and the main story where you play as a pirate called Edward Kenway is not bad at all. However, it is the freedom that Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag gives the player that makes it a cut above the rest.

Before I get to that though I have to talk about the start of the game. In previous games, the tutorial sections or the sections before you even go back in history have felt like they last an age. Black Flag does, of course, teach you the basics, but it does it in a much more action-packed and fun way. It does not feel boring and while you are learning the basics you are also having fun.

Fun is perhaps the best word to describe this game.

You can go and do story missions if you want and to progress to certain sections you will have to, However, Black Flag IV is at its very best when you are just doing what you want. There are tons of Templar secrets for you to uncover in this game so if you are into the lore you can go and find them all.

Or you can just sail from island to island looking for treasure to uncover, creatures to kill, and other pirates to put in their place. It is the kind of game that you can fire up and just do whatever you like. I think that even those who have no ties to the franchise could jump in and have some fun with this.

Controlling Edward is great and no matter if you are trying to take down a whole group of thugs or if you are trying to sneak around and blend into a town so that you can get to a target or steal something the controls are not going to fight with you.

To be fair though, as I write this Black Flag is five years old and Edwards is not as smooth as Bayek in Origins. Still, though, you have more than enough control and things never get frustrating.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the sixth title in the long series of action-adventure games. Download it now and set out for an 18th-century adventure in the Caribbean.
8.5 Total Score
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Review Summary

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is one of those games that is very easy to recommend. First of all, no matter what version you are interested in, I would bet you could find it for well under ten bucks. Apart from that though, this is a very fun game. Even without the Assassin's Creed name, this would be a game that is great. It is fun, does not take itself too serious like the franchise has done before and playing as a pirate is a genuinely great time

  • It is still a very nice looking game
  • Large open world to explore
  • Combat on sea and land is fun
  • The game starts off quite quickly
  • You can play it any way you like
  • Controls are not quite as tight as Origins
  • The story is not the greatest
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

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