Game details

Game:
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
AKA
Assassin's Creed 4
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
October 29th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
November 1st, 2013
Players:
1
Online Players:
TBA
Developers:
Ubisoft
Publisher:
Ubisoft
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U.

About Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag takes place in the early 1700s, and sees Edward Kenway battling Templars in the Caribbean. The PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will boast 60 minutes of new content not seen in other releases.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
9.5

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Summary

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag reinvigorates the series after its patchy performance over the last few years, making it the best game since Brotherhood.

We like

  • Stunning visuals
  • The massive game world packed with a diverse range of activities
  • Fantastic naval combat

We dislike

  • The minor technical hiccups
  • The main missions feel tired and uninspired

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Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III was a mammoth undertaking that sadly fell victim to its own ambitions. Sprawling but bloated, Connor Kenway’s American Revolution adventure was a divisive sequel that introduced stunning naval warfare to the series, though its protagonist and repetitive mission structure ultimately bogged things down. With Black Flag, Ubisoft has made a conscious effort to trim the fat, focus on...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag News

  • 12 Deals of Christmas adds Assassin's Creed 4, PixelJunk Monsters

    The PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is the latest title to be reduced in price for Sony’s on-going 12 Deals of Christmas sale for PlayStation Network. Ubisoft’s historical action-adventure game is joined by PlayStation Vita classic PixelJunk Monsters: Ul...

  • Assassin's Creed 4 Freedom Cry launch trailer

    Ubisoft has unsheathed the official launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s Freedom Cry DLC for your viewing pleasure. Check it out below. Freedom Cry takes place 15 years after Edward Kenway’s Caribbean adventure, and follows the exploits of Adewale, the for...

  • New Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag DLC launches this week

    Though the eighth generation of consoles is only a few weeks old and the game itself just over a month, Ubisoft today announced the first multiplayer DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Blackbeard’s Wrath. The DLC will be available for download Tuesday, December 11, 2013 for ...

  • Assassin's Creed 4 DLC release date announced

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s first chunk of single-player DLC, Freedom Cry, will be released on December 17. The French publisher confirmed the date in a new print advert featured in the latest digital issue of Game Informer (via VideoGamer). Freedom...

  • Latest Assassin's Creed IV PS4 title update brings 1080p, new anti-aliasing technique

    Today, Ubisoft released a title update patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag that brings the game's resolution from 900p to full high-definition 1080p, as well as a new anti-aliasing technique. The game's development team originally released the game at 900p to keep...

  • Assassin's Creed 4 DLC leaked, includes playable Blackbeard

    Blackbeard’s Wrath has been outed as the next batch of multiplayer content for Assassin’s Creed IV. The as-yet unannounced DLC will feature three new character classes, namely The Jaguar, The Orchid and of course, the legendary Blackbeard himself. In addition, Trophies for the pac...

  • New Assassin's Creed will be 'more next-gen'

    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag lead game designer Jean-Sebastien Decant has confirmed that the next installment in the historical action-adventure series will be “much more on the next-gen side.” Decant said that this year’s pirate-themed adventure was more of an extensio...

  • Assassin's Creed movie slips to August 2015

    The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the movie adaptation of Assassin’s Creed has been delayed until August 2015. Based on Ubisoft’s multi-million dollar selling stealth-action franchise, the film was previously due to hit cinemas on June 9, 2015. However, it will now arrive on t...

  • Assassin's Creed 4 gets 45 minute PS4 gameplay video

    Ubisoft has released 45 minutes worth of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag gameplay running on PlayStation 4. Check it out below.   Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is due out on PS4 at launch this month and was previously released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 29. ...

  • Assassin's Creed 4, Battlefield 4 sales are down on their predecessors

    Launch sales of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 have seen a decline on their predecessors, reports MCV. Ubisoft’s pirate-themed adventure failed to match opening performance of Assassin’s Creed III, with year-on-year sales down 60 per cent. Meanwhile, Battlefie...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Features

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  • The amazing (real) history behind the Assassin's Creed franchise

    The Assassin’s Creed series has been rightfully praised for its intricate gameplay and rich worlds populated with historical figures. But just how accurate has Ubisoft been when taking ideas and people from history to use in these games? Read on for some answers that just may surprise you. We...

  • Why PS4 is the best option for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    When it comes to transitioning to fresh hardware, one of the many trends we’ve witnessed over the years is the application of cross-generation releases. Think back to when PlayStation 3 was first released; major third-party titles like FIFA, Call of Duty, Ghost Recon and others were ported ove...

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  • Why Assassin's Creed needs to visit Victorian London

    Ubisoft finally broke away from the trappings of the Italian Renaissance and likable ladies’ man Ezio Auditore with last year’s Assassin’s Creed III, introducing a brand new setting and hero. However, while Connor Kenway’s American Revolution adventure provided the most expan...

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