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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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  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: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    8
    It have a good history , good protagonist, and you have a shotgun! And they hice you rewards for help slaves
    But it isn't too large and the
    It have a good history , good protagonist, and you have a shotgun! And they hice you rewards for help slaves
    But it isn't too large and the world isn't very big But i recomend
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  2. Jun 29, 2015
    7
    Freedom Cry is a rare game , the type of the game that presents you with a good value for money proposition. It's a standalone DLC story whereFreedom Cry is a rare game , the type of the game that presents you with a good value for money proposition. It's a standalone DLC story where you take control of Adewale , Edward Kenways second in command in Black Flag and takes you to some remote Carribean Islands you dont get to go to in the main game, and tasks you with freeing slaves and maroons from plantations and ships.

    I got a good few hours out of the storyline and enjoyed the refreshing take on the series. I thought the music was great the representation of some of the characters was good and i honestly enjoyed this small story a lot more than some of the bigger "full retail" games in this series. Gameplay wise it is very similar to Black Flag as Adewale gets his own ship to command.

    Conclusion : I think Ubisoft would do well to put more effort into their standalones like Freedom Cry , I really seem to be enjoying the smaller scale Ubisoft games at the moment
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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. Collapse
  4. Jul 15, 2014
    6
    What Freedom Cry does well is that it delievers more of Black Flag. Sure Ubisoft could have made a lot better and a lot more with the contentWhat Freedom Cry does well is that it delievers more of Black Flag. Sure Ubisoft could have made a lot better and a lot more with the content but in the purpose of having some more entertaining missions to play out it does well. With the major technical issues however my score drops down to a 6. Until (if ever) Ubisoft fixes the constant freezing I recommend players to get the content as DLC rather than the stand-alone version. Expand
  5. Jan 18, 2014
    6
    It'll serve you good if you're looking out for more of the Assassin's Creed Black Flag formula and for a refreshing topic that is seldomIt'll serve you good if you're looking out for more of the Assassin's Creed Black Flag formula and for a refreshing topic that is seldom touched upon in video games: slavery, but if you're looking out for an experience that pays off in the end, save your money. The soundtrack is really nice, however. Yes, Freedom Cry is a decent piece of DLC, but it offers nothing to the AC canon besides providing an insight into Adewale's story. Just don't expect anything mindblowing in the end. Expand
  6. 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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  7. Aug 2, 2014
    1
    This was a pile-o-crap that was made to play into some libtard play. The game "Black Flag" was an amazing play but "Freedom Cry" was totalThis was a pile-o-crap that was made to play into some libtard play. The game "Black Flag" was an amazing play but "Freedom Cry" was total crap with little to do with any accurate history of slavery. Fact is that owning a slave was just like owning a car and when you are not happy with a car you would trade it....not harm it! I did not enjoy this because it was not a real story but more of a "Free slaves from the evil white men" type of play, with not one bit of truth to it. To me it seems to feed the hate of races and did nothing to help inform anyone. Expand

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