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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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  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. Apr 1, 2018
    8
    A bargain for the price. I even got it for free on PS4+ and was pretty happy about it. Took me around 7 hours to complete. Gameplay is fun.
  2. Aug 30, 2017
    7
    The Freedom Cry downloadable content is set twenty years after the events of Black Flag and follows Adéwalé in his mission as an Assassin.The Freedom Cry downloadable content is set twenty years after the events of Black Flag and follows Adéwalé in his mission as an Assassin. While attempting to intercept Templar activities in the West Indies Sea, Adéwalé is shipwrecked off the coast of Haiti. Expand
  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. 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 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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  6. Aug 5, 2017
    5
    I have not enjoyed this game whatsoever. About six years ago I stopped buying Assassin's Creed games as they were always repetitive andI have not enjoyed this game whatsoever. About six years ago I stopped buying Assassin's Creed games as they were always repetitive and uninteresting to me, but at least the last ones I played (Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood) had charm and a nice gameplay.

    In the case of this DLC/short game, which I would have probably never played if it had not been free for PSN Plus users, gameplay is simply awful: the controls are a constant struggle, both on land when playing as the assassin and, particularly, when on the ship. If they were going to offer such a boring and repetitive naval elements, they should have directly not included them; I would have preferred so.

    Regarding the storyline, I found it uninteresting as well (though I must recognize that slavery is a topic I am not particularly fond of). There are some slightly good moments, but the constant frustration because of gameplay and being stupidly detected ruin everything.

    I guess the other Assassin's Creed games are not this bad, they cannot be. I will not be the one checking it, anyway.
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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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