Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
This Assassin's Creed game added ships and seafaring combat for the first time. You could still explore cities and regions, but this provided resources and crew to acquire, upgrade and pilot ever bigger ships. Through the game, you explore the West Indies and in particular the cities of Havana, Nassau, and Kingston, along with numerous islands, sunken ships, and forts.
The focus on a huge open world is strong with fewer barriers to exploration. You can take on the game at your own pace and direct the narrative as you see fit -- although the main through-line remains linear.
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence.
12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to have patience and forward thinking for the assassinations. You also need to navigate the large map and work to collect the items you need. Resilience also helps when things don't go to play.
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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Standard Edition
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
You can purchase items and season passes to access new missions, resources and expansions:
- Assassinâs Creed Season Pass - exclusive Kraken Ship pack, a new story.
- Time saver: Resources Pack
- Time saver: Technology Pack
- Time saver: Activities Pack
- Time saver: Collectibles Pack
- Death Vessel Pack
- Illustrious Pirates Pack
- Crusader & Florentine Pack
- Freedom Cry
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Release Date: 29/10/2013
Out Now: PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Accessibility: 16 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
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