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  • Summary: Born a slave, Adewale found freedom aboard the Jackdaw where he became Edward Kenwayâ's second-in-command. 15 years later, Adewale has become an Assassin who finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue without weapons or crew. He meets locals in an effort to assemble a crew & steal a ship.Born a slave, Adewale found freedom aboard the Jackdaw where he became Edward Kenwayâ's second-in-command. 15 years later, Adewale has become an Assassin who finds himself shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue without weapons or crew. He meets locals in an effort to assemble a crew & steal a ship. The more he helps, the more he is drawn into the Maroon slave community. Forced to face his past, he sets out to free the slaves & bring death to their captors. Over 3 hours of new single-player game play! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    Despite its issues, both technical and philosophical, I'm giving Freedom Cry a “must play” rating. I think it's an important start in tackling such a difficult and tragic topic via the medium of interactive entertainment.
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    90
    All in all, Freedom Cry is an excellent addition to Assassin’s Creed IV.
  3. Jan 14, 2014
    80
    Adéwalé has his moments, but the real draw here is in the expansion of free-form gameplay both on land and at sea, meaning Freedom Cry succeeds at what it set out to do.
  4. Jan 3, 2014
    75
    In the end, the DLC is $9.99, or double that for a season pass. While the story is compelling, it’s also fairly light on a meaningful denouement.
  5. Dec 31, 2013
    70
    Adéwalé fights like a character from Django Unchained and the setting is still too good to refuse it, but Freedom Cry is another part of Black Flag that makes us want a game just about pirates, slavery and Caribbeans, without having anything to deal with Assassins and Templars. Please Ubisoft, do it!
  6. Dec 17, 2013
    70
    For better or worse, Freedom Cry feels like an entire Assassin's Creed game distilled into five hours. That’s good, but it’s an Assassin’s Creed game that doesn’t include many of the steps forward that Black Flag so recently made.
  7. Jan 4, 2014
    50
    Nothing feels like it matters. Freedom Cry has an interesting protagonist with an interesting perspective in an interesting time and place, and reduces it all to numbers on a sheet and repetitive tasks, all while playing it incredibly safe with gameplay or storytelling.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Sep 24, 2017
    8
    I was happy that Assasin's Creed IV: Black Flag was made available as a PSN game. I don't think I would have played it otherwise. The storyI was happy that Assasin's Creed IV: Black Flag was made available as a PSN game. I don't think I would have played it otherwise. The story subject is definitely one that needs a delicate touch. For the most part, Ubisoft did a great job. This is one of the only games I have played that addresses slavery and definitely the history of Haiti. Top marks to the story. Now on to the negative side. The gameplay could have been better. The in-game characters should have been more reactive to the activities I take. I believe I could leave a pile of dead bodies in town without anything happening. Seems like that would not have gone down in the real world. There were a lot of opportunities lost to take advantage of the inherent suspense and character reactions in the storyline. It's worth playing I enjoyed it. Expand
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    7
    It's a similar game to Black Flag. Shorter. That's all. Mission design maybe better than Black Flag, as the tailing mission has checkpoints,It's a similar game to Black Flag. Shorter. That's all. Mission design maybe better than Black Flag, as the tailing mission has checkpoints, and one of them does not desync the player when exposed to enemies
    other than the tailing target. Story's decent.
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  3. Dec 26, 2013
    7
    Nice addition to the single player although locking you out of main sequences used to extended the game. The add on is still fun but way tooNice addition to the single player although locking you out of main sequences used to extended the game. The add on is still fun but way too short for the story itself. Around 3-4 hours to complete. 7/10. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2017
    6
    So when I started the game (DLC) I was actually happy and excited, but at the end of the game it felt like an obligation to me to finish it (ISo when I started the game (DLC) I was actually happy and excited, but at the end of the game it felt like an obligation to me to finish it (I completed everything). The map it’s fine, yeah, but I think that it would be better if it had more side quests ore activities to do. Adéwalé was a more interesting character on the AC IV Black Flag game and in this DLC I feel like it was despised. Yeah the DLC can give you a very reduced idea of what AC compared to other AC expansions, like the Death Kings expansion in AC Unity. The story for me wasn’t very interesting, it has some interesting missions but because of the UI and animation “problems” (that don't feel very flee-flowing) on the DLC the missions weren’t that good. To finish I recommend the game if you want an idea of what AC is or was because with Origins a lot of things have changed. The prize is very fair but I’ll give it a 6/10. Expand
  5. Mar 3, 2014
    6
    It is a good game add-on here is what I think.

    Pros: Good story, nice gaphics, great development. Cons: small, short in length, and
    It is a good game add-on here is what I think.

    Pros:
    Good story, nice gaphics, great development.

    Cons:
    small, short in length, and just not reaching the hyped potential
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  6. Jan 7, 2014
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I bought the season pass and FC didn't make me feel as though I'd wasted my money. It was a fun tack-on to the main storyline but, in the end, I found myself just wanted to slog through it and see what happened. This was due completely to the fact that freeing slaves simply meant I had access to more items.

    I was excited at first because I saw that I could go around freeing slaves and the more I freed, the more stuff I could have access to; bigger machetes, etc. But I also assumed that, in the end, I would be leading the slave revolt of Haiti and that more freed slaves meant a larger group to lead. But that never happened. Freeing slaves, while morally great, was nothing more than a tool for material gain and nothing more. I really think the developers missed the boat on that part of the game.
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  7. Sep 11, 2017
    1
    Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry? They need to change name, it must be Assassin's Creed Tail Sneakily and Listen Anyone Every TimeDom Cry. WorstAssassin's Creed Freedom Cry? They need to change name, it must be Assassin's Creed Tail Sneakily and Listen Anyone Every TimeDom Cry. Worst DLC ever I played. Expand

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