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  • Summary: The year is 1715. Pirates rule the waters of the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a lethal young captain named Edward Kenway. His notorious exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroyThe year is 1715. Pirates rule the waters of the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a lethal young captain named Edward Kenway. His notorious exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built for themselves. Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Dec 1, 2013
    100
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is a game I enjoyed immensely. It controls and plays better than Assassin’s Creed III and its hard not to enjoy causing all sorts of mayhem on land and sea.
  2. Dec 9, 2013
    90
    Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is a damn good game that has little flaws attached to it, which is impressive for a launch title.
  3. Apr 20, 2014
    90
    The PlayStation 4 version of the game is mechanically the same as the PlayStation 3 version, but the new engine is eye-poppingly awesome.
  4. Nov 5, 2013
    85
    Beyond the underwhelming main campaign, Black Flag delivers a world brimming with gorgeous places to go, amazing secrets to discover, and nefarious pirates to stab.
  5. Oct 29, 2013
    83
    Despite my issues with the paths that are laid out before you, Black Flag is great fun when you let your impulses guide you.
  6. Oct 29, 2013
    80
    An energetic new protagonist, a focus on piracy and pillaging, excellent naval combat and a huge, beautiful open world make Black Flag an easy game to recommend, and a decent way to kick off the next generation.
  7. Oct 29, 2013
    70
    There's only so many times, however, that you can tolerate the poorly-defined stealth and terrible AI.

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  1. Negative: 33 out of 395
  1. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    much much improved than last year's edition,the vast open world and lush islands are marvels to watch upon and experience.Ubisoft should winmuch much improved than last year's edition,the vast open world and lush islands are marvels to watch upon and experience.Ubisoft should win next gen with its open world game imo Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2020
    10
    The best AC, you dont need to be a fan to enjoy it, it's a great game and the best pirate game for sure
  3. Oct 31, 2020
    9
    One of the best games in the franchise, Black Flag doesn't pull any punches. With a fantastic story and a good gameplay in a fantastic settingOne of the best games in the franchise, Black Flag doesn't pull any punches. With a fantastic story and a good gameplay in a fantastic setting and world. Black Flag will have a deep place in you heart Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2015
    8
    It's a great game: it has a smooth gameplay (one of the best in the series), however, it just doesn't fit very well in the series. It's aIt's a great game: it has a smooth gameplay (one of the best in the series), however, it just doesn't fit very well in the series. It's a beautiful looking game, and that's why I kept playing it, mostly because of it's aesthetics. The story is well decent, with a much better protagonist than Connor. The reason i'm giving this game an 8 is because of the naval battles. They're fun and innovative. And that's what you get with this ame: a one big pirate game. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2020
    8
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  6. Jan 3, 2021
    7
    Piola.Piola. . Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2020
    0
    All Ubisoft games is failure, boring and pointless is not worth wasting hours of your life.

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