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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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  1. Positive: 5 out of 40
  2. Negative: 9 out of 40
  1. Dec 4, 2021
    9
    Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry is a stand-alone game that was originally a DLC addition for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

    Set between the
    Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry is a stand-alone game that was originally a DLC addition for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

    Set between the years of 1735 to 1737, you play as Adewale, a man who was born a slave but later found freedom as a pirate on Edward Kenway’s ship, the Jackdaw.

    Fast forward 15 years and Adewale is now a trained Assassin, shipwrecked in Saint-Domingue, off the coast of Haiti, with no weapons and no crew to help him, he has to find a ship in Port-au-Prince, and gather a brand-new crew, so he can free the slaves, and kill those who enslaved them.

    Although a short game at about 3-5 hours, considering this was a DLC addition, that is a fair amount of gameplay you get without having to purchase Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and enough to give you the taste of the main game, and perhaps help convince you to purchase that.

    The storyline in Freedom Cry is pretty good, as you would expect from any Assassins Creed game, lots of conspiracies to uncover, different gameplay modes including fighting enemies with a ship, the usual on land Assassins Creed activities, as well as deep dialog and cut scenes.

    I am a big Assassin's Creed fan, and I have most of the games, except Assassin's Creed IV, so when the cance came to get Freedom Cry I jumped at it, as to be brutally honest I still have a lot of other Assassin's Creed games to finish, so being able to play a 3 hour game was just about perfect.

    The Good
    Excellent Graphics that you come to expect from any Assassin's Creed game, the high quality of everything in this franchise is something that should be appreciated. The story on this game is great, and the gameplay itself is top notch.

    The Bad
    If you are a fan of the Assassin's Creed Franchise then there is no bad here.

    Overall
    Want a taste of the Assassin's Creed Franchise as a newcomer, then this is a perfect short introduction, experienced in the Franchise and want to play them all, then you cant miss this.

    I score Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry a strong 9/10
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  2. May 9, 2020
    7
    The gameplay is cool the fighting mechanic is cool too im not bored stil but the story is bad
  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. Oct 14, 2017
    6
    This Game is not bad, but it has so many glitches, every time i kill an enemy his body glitches through the floor.
    This Game costs around
    This Game is not bad, but it has so many glitches, every time i kill an enemy his body glitches through the floor.
    This Game costs around 20$ on the PlayStation Store which i say is fair it only took me 15 Hours to complete all the missions and an extra 5 Hours to explore and synchronize each island.
    All of the missions are easy but the part i hate the most is when the mission is locked that i have to free a specific number of slaves, sometimes it says 20, sometimes it says 400.
    But i wouldn't lie if i didn't enjoy freeing the slaves and stealing cargo from ship those are the only good thing from this game.
    i would recommend you buying this game, if you are one of those guys who play video games to get to the platinum trophy, will this is one of those games.
    I Hope you buy this game to get all of the trophies because that's the only good thing other than freeing slaves and stealing a ships cargo.
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  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. 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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