Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Rating Summary

Based on 44 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 44 critic reviews
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90 / 100
Nov 25, 2013

A gorgeous, relentlessly entertaining open-world piracy simulator packed with interesting 18th century rogues.

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IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2013

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is a gorgeous, fantastic sequel that gives you the freedom to make your own fun.

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7 / 10
Oct 28, 2013

Frustratingly shallow and hamstrung by underdeveloped gameplay mechanics, and yet somehow the fact that that an open world pirate game exists at all is enough to provide a certain amount of fun.

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Oct 28, 2013

An ambitious start for Assassin's Creed on next-gen. The vibrant Caribbean world and bloody piracy shine brightest, while the only sour notes come from contrived series story beats and repetitive missions--both need rethinking for AC5.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2013

Fun when you're chasing down your interests, but the enthusiasm deflates when working through the campaign missions

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2013

Assassin's Creed 4 is constantly waiting for its dare-to-be-great moment

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9 / 10
Oct 28, 2013

Easily the most ambitious Assassin's Creed game in years, Black Flag is an outstanding adventure by any standard.

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Yes
Oct 28, 2013

A fun, gorgeous-looking high seas adventure that improves on the Assassin's Creed formula while letting us live a fantasy life as a pirate.

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Dec 2, 2013

Black Flag takes a sharp left turn from the series' traditional progression, but the ways in which it diverges are what make it one of the most purely entertaining games in the franchise.

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Dec 2, 2013

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is right up there with the best games in the series. Building a game entirely around the sea based features found in ACIII sounded gimmicky when it was announced earlier this year, but Ubisoft nailed it on all fronts

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