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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag [Online Game Code]

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard-Steam
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  • ASIN: B00GJXMRX0
  • Release Date: November 15, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard-Steam


Assassin's Creed® IV Black Flag™

It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless pirate republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built.

Key Features:

  • A BRASH REBEL ASSASSIN – Become Edward Kenway, a charismatic yet brutal pirate captain, trained by Assassins. Edward can effortlessly switch between the Hidden Blade of the Assassin’s Order and all new weaponry including four flintock pistols and dual cutlass swords.
  • EXPLORE AN OPEN WORLD FILLED WITH OPPORTUNITIES – Discover the most diverse Assassin’s Creed world ever created. From Kingston to Nassau, explore 50 unique locations where you can live the life of a pirate including:
    • Loot underwater shipwrecks
    • Assassinate enemies in blossoming cities
    • Hunt for rare animals in untamed jungles
    • Search for treasure in lost ruins
    • Escape to hidden coves
  • BECOME THE MOST FEARED PIRATE IN THE CARIBBEAN – Command your ship, the Jackdaw, and strike fear in all who see her. Plunder and pillage to upgrade the Jackdaw with ammunition and equipment needed to fight off enemy ships. The ship`s improvements are critical to Edward` s progression through the game. Attack and seamlessly board massive galleons, recruit sailors to join your crew and embark on an epic and infamous adventure.
  • EXPERIENCE THE GRITTY REALITY BEHIND THE PIRATE FANTASY – Stand amongst legendary names such as Blackbeard and Benjamin Hornigold, as you establish a lawless Republic in the Bahamas and relive the truly explosive events that defined the Golden Age of Pirates.
  • MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE – Play with your friends in the ruthless and critically acclaimed multiplayer experience. Choose from an eclectic cast of characters from the Golden Age of Pirates and fight to the death in exotic locations.



System Requirements:
  • Supported OS: Windows XP   Windows Vista   Windows 7      
  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel® Core™2 Quad Q8400 or 2.60 GHz AMD Athlon™ II X4 620 (2.50 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-2400S or 3.00 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 940 or better recommended)
  • RAM: 2 GB (4 GB or greater recommended)
  • Hard Disk: 30 GB
  • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX® 11-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher (see supported list)*
  • Additional Requirements: DirectX-compatible (5.1 surround sound recommended)
    *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: AMD Radeon™ HD 4870 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 series For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ on our support website at http://support.ubi.com.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best game in series! November 21, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard-Steam|Verified Purchase
This is probably the best Assassin's creed game that I have ever played. Having been a fan of the series and playing AC 1, 2 and 3, my interest definitely dropped after AC3 but the coverage and previews for AC4 pulled me back in with it's premise of West Indian piracy. Being West Indian myself definitely made me curious to see the franchise's take on this period of history. So far i have played about 10 hours in game and it is very addictive, with the ship combat and huge ocean maps being the the big draw here. The atmosphere is spot on and really immerses you in this world. The present day stuff is clearly the weakest point of the whole game, with Desmond being just a side note, and that is a shame as I did like that story-line; however the in-animus action makes up for this. (IMO, this could have been a great standalone pirate game!) Overall my impression is that this is best AC game yet and I can't wait to see where they go from here.

In terms of Graphics this is the best looking AC game as well. I have two pc's that I game on; one with a EVGA GTX 770 4GB, Intel i5 3570K, 8GB RAM and one with an XFX HD7870 2GB, AMD FX 6300 and 8GB RAM. The game looks absolutely awesome on both, but the edge goes to my GTX 770. With the optimizations put in for the Nvidia cards (game was optimized for Nvidia on PC) the game does look stunning with all its lighting effects and enhanced soft shadowing. (No issue like Boston slowdown in AC3)

I bought the steam version, so there are two DRMs running when playing the game (Uplay and Steam) but it runs seamlessly enough that it is not a huge issue.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is easily the best game in the series December 3, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard-Steam
I purchased AC4 Black Flag through Steam, not Amazon, but reviewing here as I was checking the link to send the sale price to a friend.

I have been very pleasantly surprised by AC4 -- it takes the best parts of Brotherhood and AC3 to make a better game. First and foremost, Ubisoft Montreal has really ironed out the AnvilNext engine. For me, personally, AC3 was a buggy nightmare, but AC4 has ran without a hitch. No randomly disappearing NPCs, less environment glitching, less stealth detection bugs (though stealth detection is still not the best). All around it's a much more solid experience.

The general game design has improved to match. AC4 wastes no time getting you into the action, you do not have that feeling of an extended tutorial that some of the earlier games fell victim to. Likewise, some of the quest structure was made a good deal less frustrating -- AC4 has a much lower threshold of missions that auto-fail based on first detection. Naval fleet activities supplant assassin order contract work but fill the same basic role, naval battles return in full glory, and there are plenty of collectibles if you're in to that.

This is also an absolutely gorgeous game. Battlefield 4 has been quickly replaced when it comes to current graphical powerhouses on PC. I have an core i5 3570k + GTX670 and cannot come close to maxing the game out, but even what I have looks amazing. The soundtrack was not done by series veteran Lorne Balfe, but newcomers Brian Tyler and Oliver Deriviere do an outstanding job.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! December 1, 2013
By T. Head
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Standard-Steam|Verified Purchase
Wow. That about sums it up. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about how awesome this game is. I was looking for a new game to get immersed in so I gave it a try. I hadn't played Assassin's Creed since ACII but I remember having a good time with that. This version is even better x100. Not only do you have all the things that ACII offered, like rooftop chases, pickpocketing, assassination missions, tower synchronizing, but it adds so much more that provides all the diversity you could ask for and more. I've played about 10 hours so far and I can barely walk away to use the bathroom or eat because there's always something around the next corner, or island. The graphics are beautiful too so I keep finding myself taking screenshots. All in all, this is an amazing game and I highly recommend it. Btw, I bought just the basic version and not once have I felt short-sheeted... but who knows, I may go back and get some of the upgrades too. With a game like this, I want to support the developers with hope that they'll make more and more content for me to get lost in.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A massive improvement over the predecessor December 3, 2013
By Cyril P
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Standard-Steam
(Author's Note: Reposted from the PC retail review since I assumed it would show up in the other versions as well but that wasn't the case.)

A great improvement over the previous game and with a heavy emphasis on the sea-faring which was the only set of missions that I enjoyed immensely in AC 3. Also a shift in terms of protagonist, wherein despite what the advertising tells us that he is a "pirate assassin" where in fact he is actually more of the former and actually has no association with the latter when you start out in the game.

I'll try not to dive into so many story details as to not spoil it but essentially everything that I've played in the game I've enjoyed a lot without any reservations or doubts as to whether I am just playing through it to complete it (like in AC 3) or if I'm having a lot of fun with it. The locations all look lush and beautiful, the combat is still pretty much similar to previous games with an emphasis on countering, chain killing, and breaking defenses, while the sea faring aspect (like in AC 3) is incredibly engaging. Not only do you have to upgrade your ship but later on there is also a meta-game of managing a fleet using boats that you have captured in order to transport goods or engage in battles and will also give money as a reward depending on the difficulty of assignments.

Plus, another change that I also feel like has been influenced by another tropical-based, Ubisoft game (FarCry 3) is that armor, ammo capacity upgrades and certain outfits can only be obtained through crafting with animal skins and the needed blueprint is accessed from the get-go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazed by this game
There are not many games that amazes me every time that I play them. Assassin's Creed IV is one of them. I am still amazed at how brilliantly this game was executed overall. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Guler
5.0 out of 5 stars why the hell do i have to give you a reasion for giving you 5 stars...
....................................................................why the hell do i have to give you a reasion for giving you 5 stars you should just take the dam stars and leave... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Billy Hollan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game for a great price!
I picked up the game while it was on sale for $19.99. Such an amazing deal on a really great game! This is definitely the best Assassin's Creed game in the series. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Ferron
1.0 out of 5 stars uplay key code used
the key code to activate this on uplay was already used i payed for a game im never going to be able to play don't get ripped off iv lost hope on amazon most stuff i buy ether... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Hentie
4.0 out of 5 stars still a fan
i did not really feel the story this time, and wished there could have been more and harder sea battles.
Published 7 days ago by rosemarie morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Game!
I had heard a lot of great things about this game. I decided to purchase it and was not let down! The game play is much like the rest of the series, but again, the story sucks you... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Camping is mostly I'm a boat.
I diffently got what I paid for. The only down side was most of the campaign you stay in a boat and drive it around.
Published 16 days ago by Luke Hayden
5.0 out of 5 stars Best game of 2013-2053
Amazing 10/10 15/15 20/20, please make more DLC, freedoms cry was good but WAY too short. Just left a bad taste in your mouth.
Published 17 days ago by Mac Jedrziewski
5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than AC3
I feel like this game is far more honest than AC3. AC3 abandoned all the principles that made it great. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Bryce Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the year, personal GOTY
While the story is a bit slow going in the beginning it picks up in the middle and finishes with THE best ending in the entire series. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Robert
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