Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


PlayStation 3
Ubisoft Montreal


Game Rating

User Ratings: 157

Our Review: 8/10

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag News





  • Store Update 30th October 2013 (Europe)

    Day late friend

    We’re a teensy bit late to the party with this week’s European PlayStation Store update, but fortunately the content has remained fresh over the past 24 hours. There are a fair few noteworthy arrivals this week, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD...

  • Store Update 29th October 2013 (North America)

    Catch of the day

    There’s plenty to plunder on Sony’s primary platforms this week, starting with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The seafaring sequel is the definite highlight in the latest North American PlayStation Store update, but it’s accompanied by a competent crew including Proteus, WWE 2K14, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow –...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's Exclusive DLC Anchoring Down on PlayStation

    Staying put

    Sony may have inadvertently indicated that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s platform exclusive DLC could sail to other systems after six months, but publisher Ubisoft has clarified that that’s not quite the case. Earlier in the month, a posh PlayStation 4 advertisement suggested that the console’s additional Aveline missions may...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's PS4 Exclusive DLC Will Sail to Other Shores

    You'll need to wait six months for it to arrive, though

    Timed exclusive DLC has always struck us as strange. We understand that it distinguishes a particular version of a multiformat game, but it just seems like such a waste of money on the platform holder’s part. Essentially, cash is being exchanged in order to prevent owners of another system...

  • News This is the Only Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer You'll Ever Need

    Stealth, swords, swimming, sharks

    Just in case you haven't been keeping up with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's innumerable previous trailers, Ubisoft has been kind enough to grant you this definitive look at, well, basically everything that the game has to offer. From the main characters of the swashbuckling title to the act of stabbing large...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer Defies the Odds

    Horrible histories

    Ubisoft has released roughly 10,000 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailers to date, so we suppose that another one won’t hurt. This snippet plots protagonist Edward Kenway’s path from free-loving rogue to seafaring savage. In addition to the video, the publisher’s also brought the date of the game forward in the UK,...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Director Sphinx Ancient Egypt Would Make a Great Setting

    Mummy Mia

    Ancient Egypt has long been an unexplored area of video game fiction, but Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag director Ashraf Ismail reckons that it would be a “really cool” setting for a future entry in the pseudo-historical series. Speaking as part of an interview with the Examiner, the Ubisoft man admitted that the Animus would make...


  • News You'll Need Your PS3 Discs to Play Discounted PS4 Upgrades

    No way to game the system

    Assuming that you have about as much patience as a Venus flytrap, you’ll be able to buy some of this year’s biggest PlayStation 3 games safe in the knowledge that it will only cost you $9.99/£9.99 to upgrade to the PlayStation 4 version. However, as part of a detailed explanation on the PlayStation Blog, Sony clarified...

  • News See What Makes Assassin's Creed IV On PS4 Next Gen

    Shinier than a chest of gold

    Are you ready to point your spyglass at yet another Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag trailer? Of course you are! This time Ubisoft explains exactly what sets the PlayStation 4 version apart from its current generation brethren. The video provides an interesting glimpse into the title's visual design, showing off and...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Has Enough Content to Sink a Ship

    Lots to see and do

    Ever since the original Assassin’s Creed got hammered for lacking variety, Ubisoft has been working hard to ensure that the series is packed with plenty of things to do. That appears to be reaching a climax in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, as this ten minute video demonstrates just a handful of the activities that you can...


  • News Glug Some Grog with the Cast of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    Drunk on dialects

    Our overseas readers will do well to study this brand new Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video, as it very much provides a crash course on the various British accents. Acting as an introduction to the game’s main cast, the footage features an Englishman, a Scotsman, and a Welshman. All we need now is an Irishman, and we’ve...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Brings War to the Water

    Ocean commotion

    Forget about all of that free-running nonsense, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag looks like it’s going to be at its best when you’re engaging in combat on the ocean. This brand new video shows piratical protagonist Edward Kenway enjoying a spot of water-based warfare, as he takes down a couple of enemy boats and a fortress in...

  • News Aveline Will Be 'Older' in Exclusive Assassin's Creed IV Missions

    Growing pains

    You know that you’ve got a problem when the protagonist of your spin-off game is more interesting than the hero in your main release. That was certainly the case for Assassin’s Creed III, as PlayStation Vita star Aveline de Grandpré was infinitely more engaging than dreary Connor. Fortunately, publisher Ubisoft’s set to wrap up...



  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Season Pass Plunders New Mate

    Walk the plank

    Those of you that choose to sail the seven seas in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3 will not only be able to step into the baggy trousers and boots of Edward Kenway and Aveline de Grandpré – but also a new shipmate named Adewale. The last character will be available as part of the...

  • E3 2013 Aveline's Story Will Continue in Assassin's Creed IV

    But only on PlayStation

    We’ll let you in on a secret: we don’t actually remember what happened at the end of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. All that we really recall is that the PlayStation Vita exclusive got so bogged down in its own pseudo-science fiction that it prompted us to describe the storyline as “incomprehensible” in our...

  • E3 2013 Plunder This Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay Trailer

    "Shiver me timbers, it's freezing"

    While the live gameplay demo for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag may have sunk like a great galleon during Sony’s press conference earlier in the week, this pre-recorded offering at least allows you to experience the full sequence without the cut-scenes crashing. We appreciate the requests for the series to...

  • E3 2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Cuts Deep with Two New Trailers

    Dual wielding

    Showing off not one, but two trailers for the upcoming seafaring adventure, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, at its E3 conference earlier this evening, Ubisoft hopes to have sated both CG lovers and gameplay addicts. Both videos give us a further look at protagonist Edward Kenway, as we watch him stab, shoot, and bottle his way through...


  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay Footage Sets Sail

    Plus, plenty of collector's editions to plunder

    Ubisoft has pillaged the first gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, showing everything from deep sea diving to naval battles. The trailer offers a proper introduction to new protagonist Edward Kenway, and also shows off some of the locales that you can expect to explore during the...

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag May Set Sail on PS4 in October

    Creative director spills the grog

    We don’t have a firm release date for the PlayStation 4 yet, which means that the timing of any software is also being kept under wraps. However, in an interview with our friends over at Outside Xbox, Jean Guesdon, the creative director on the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, has hinted that the next...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV to Implement Online Single-Player Features on PS4

    Yarr, what be the Internet?

    Playing the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on the PlayStation 4 will not only reward you with enhanced visuals and physics, but it will also unlock some mysterious new online features. According to creative director Jean Guesdon, the fresh option will allow players to “have a solo experience that [benefits...

  • News Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Sets Sail on PS3 and PS4


    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will embark on an adventure in pursuit of your loot later this year, as Ubisoft's historical franchise takes a trip to the tropics on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. As previously predicted by a gaggle of scallywags, the next entry in the French publisher's deadly series will plot the path of Edward Kenway,...

  • Preview Sailing the Seven Seas in the Seamless Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    We brave seasickness for an in-depth look at Ubisoft's upcoming sequel

    Cities are a thing of the past. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the next annual entry in Ubisoft's stealth-heavy series, will switch firm ground for the rumble of the ocean, as the franchise embraces pirate lore with a stumble and a swig of rum. Evolving the naval mechanics from...

  • Rumour Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Departs on 29th October

    This time Ubisoft's spilled the grog

    The recently announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will raise its sails on 29th October, according to a page on Ubisoft’s website. Technical wizards DarkZero discovered the date by, er, adding an extra letter to the URL of the publisher’s countdown website. Sadly, the page has since been patch