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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
alaScore 94

209 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 reviews of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (t3.com)

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag review

 

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag packs more fun than its predecessors

Pirates! ; Naval battles ; Satisfying stories

Repetitive missions ; Outrunning the law ; Shaun Hastings

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag review

 

Assassin's Creed IV's pirating adventure is vast and enjoyable - just don't expect much you haven't seen before

The pirate setting works a treat ; Excellent naval exploration ; Customisable multiplayer modes

Still basically the same game as before ; Others now do parkour and combat better ; Edward Kenway isn't the most memorable protagonist

Black Flag crosses assassins and pirates for a deep and enjoyable adventure, but a few old flaws and a lack of innovation hold the series back

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

 

Assassin's Creed takes to the Carribean for a raucous pirate adventure

A great setting and a likeable hero ; Strong naval combat and seaborne exploration ; Vast range of activities ; Superb graphics

Too many activities with too little depth ; Core gameplay is feeling tired

Black Flag works as a ripping yarn, more immediate and entertaining than Assassin's Creed 3. While the core gameplay is growing slightly stale, the seaborne action explores new territory and helps keep the franchise afloat. The result is a mostly...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Braithwaite (dpadmagazine.com)

Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry DLC

 

Freedom Cry is the first DLC for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, casting you in the role of Adéwalé, erstwhile Quartermaster of Edward Kenway's Jackdaw. Taking place 15 years after the conclusion of Black Flag, Adé's voyage upon the Jackdaw has long...

All in all, Freedom Cry is an excellent addition to Assassin’s Creed IV. While the story missions are relatively short and not particularly innovative, the story itself is rewarding, and there is a large amount of extra content in addition to that...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Ian/Joe (playdevil.com)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)

 

Assassin's Creed going next-gen with the PS4.

I was all but ready to give up on the Assassin's Creed series after last year's disappointing entry. I'd accepted that ACII would never be beat, that with it the formula had come as close as it would to perfection. I'm very pleased to say that...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: WoLf (gamesxtreme.net)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

 

Games Xtreme boards the Jackdaw for the Next Gen to see if it differs enough from the 360, to make it worthwhile.

AC IV is one of the best games of the series so far, the naval combat is the gem in the crown and Edward Kenway stands with Ezio as a great protagonist. The Next Gen version is worth it if you don't already own the game.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Joe (playdevil.com)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Review

 

Assassin's Creed has had a troubled past. Since its second iteration the series has felt lost and unfocused, but with Black Flag Ubisoft might just have [...]

I was all but ready to give up on the Assassin's Creed series after last year's disappointing entry. I'd accepted that ACII would never be beat, that with it the formula had come as close as it would to perfection. I'm very pleased to say that...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Wigham (consoleob.com)

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag PS3 Review

 

Open world games often give you a sense of discovery, and reward you for exploration, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag gives you plenty of this. Taking the naval sections of Assassin's Creed III, and giving you the ocean to explore are some of Black...

The pirate themed Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is definitely one of the strongest entries in the series. There’s a sizeable ocean to sail as well as land to acrobatically run, jump and climb across, which all combines to make for an amazing world....

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Morell (dpadmagazine.com)

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

 

The eternal struggle between the Templars and Assassins continues in this latest instalment of the now-annualised franchise. The folks at Ubisoft Montreal have tried to inject new life into the series after Connor Kenway failed to live up to the legacy...

Attempting something new is an admirable goal when looking to progress a series, but with a lack of focus or an engaging story, plus a huge problem in the relentless tailing missions, it will be hard for some to see through the frustrations. We...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Sarrel (itreviews.co.uk)

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PlayStation 3)

 

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag puts the franchise back on track with a gorgeous huge open world that's ripe for exploration. The innovative iPad or Android tablet companion app is a fun and informative extension to game play.

Nov, 2013