Its hard to believe that its been almost a decade since Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was released by Ubisoft for game systems like the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was without a doubt one of the best action-adventure video games of the 2010’s decade and was arguably one of the best installments within its own series. Not only was Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag a dramatic improvement from its 2012 predecessor but the game had almost everything one could ask for in a open world action-adventure video game. The dialogue for Assassin’s Creed IV was great and the game had impressive open world maps where players could venture both land and sea. Players could engage in ship battles with opposing forces with the option of escaping fleets and they could also recruit other pirates throughout the game to join them on their journey. The controls for Assassin’s Creed IV were both solid and easily for players to learn despite the in-game challenges being somewhat daunting. The underwater gameplay was one of the key features of Assassin’s Creed IV that stood out as players controlled Edward Kenway the grandfather of the main character for Assassin’s Creed III.
The landscape of the 18th century West Indies was a sight to behold as players got a visual illustration of the Golden Age of Piracy during that era through the life of a pirate. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was a massive commercial success across multiple gaming platforms including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows eventually reaching approximately 15 million copies in worldwide sales by 2020. While many people loved Assassin’s Creed Origin’s and Valhalla from 2017-2020 many believe that Ubisoft should definitely do something special with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for its ten year anniversary. While Assassin’s Creed: Mirage is expected to be released sometime later in 2023 the online gaming community is dying for a 4K Remake of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X sometime in the future. The replay value of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is just as high today as it was almost ten years ago and was probably one of the best third-party video games of the 2010’s decade.