A video game where you play as sailor, privateer and assassin Edward Kenway exploring on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the early 18th century.

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Anne Bonny (voice)
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Desmond Miles (voice)
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Peter Chamberlaine (voice)
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Charles Vane (voice)
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Melanie Lemay (voice)
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Edward Kenway (voice)
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Laetitia England (voice)
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Vance Travers (voice)
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John Cockram (voice)
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Joe (voice)
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Ruggiero Ferraro / Abstergo Entertainment Marketing Analysis Director (voice)
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Spanish Sailor / Spanish Soldier / Spanish Merchant (voice)
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A video game where you play as sailor, privateer and assassin Edward Kenway exploring on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the early 18th century.

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29 October 2013 (USA)  »

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Assassin's Creed IV  »

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Features two actors that have portrayed characters from DC comics. Matt Ryan plays John Constantine in the NBC show "Constantine" (2014-) and Sean Pertwee plays Alfred J. Penny in Fox's "Gotham" (2014-). See more »

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Edward didn't tell Torres the location of the observatory when he was in prison but somehow Torres knows where the observatory is in the final sequence. See more »

Quotes

Edward Kenway: Is this my reward for believing the best about men? For thinking that a bilge rat like you could muster up some fucking sense, once in a while? Maybe Hornigold was right. Maybe the world does need men of ambition to stop the likes of you from mucking it all up.
Charles Vane: Or maybe you just don't have the stones to live with no regrets.
Edward Kenway: Don't save me a spot in hell, shanker. I ain't coming soon.
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Follows Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011) See more »

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Maid of Amsterdam
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Traditional
Performed by Nils Brown
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Who can't like this game??
7 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Whether or not you're a fan of Assassin's Creed, it doesn't matter. This game will satisfy both fans of the series and those who just want a damn good pirate game. Everyone wins. For those who wanted both of those things, your luck is well and truly in.

Black Flag is an ambitious game but has a truly great pay-off at the end. The sense of exploration and freedom found in this game isn't something that you would find in most other games. With the north part of the Caribbean as your world (including but not limited to places like Jamaica, Cuba and Barbados) you can sail as pirate captain Edward Kenway on your ship, the Jackdaw, through the open seas taking on British and Spanish ships to steal their cargo, hunting sea creatures and exploring underwater shipwrecks. There's just so much to do. The sense of progression in this game is really great too. In previous AC games there was often an issue of having too much money and not having anything to do with it. Well here you can use that money to upgrade your character as well as your bad-ass pirate ship. As the game progresses you'll be able to take on larger and larger vessels with bigger prizes and even take on the Legendary ships. The characters are mostly based on real historical figures of the period and all are interesting as well as well produced in every respect.

Issues with the game however are that combat is still to easy, stealth is not refined enough and regardless of being a fan of the franchise, the story really didn't do it enough for me. I honestly preferred the story in AC3.

I would recommend picking up this game. It's fun, well made and engrossing. Even if the story doesn't really float your boat, there's so much more to do in terms of side quests. I therefore give this game a 9 out of 10 and would argue that it was one of the top 5 games of 2013.

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