Released in 2013, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag became what was and still is the second-best game in the entire franchise, an extremely close second place to Assassin’s Creed II. This December, you’ll be able to play both that and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue together.
In Black Flag, you play as the swashbuckling Edward Kenway: a roguish pirate captain during the golden age of piracy in the eighteenth century, eventually getting roped into the ancient war between the series’ titular Assassin order and villainous Templars.
Equipped with your own ship, crew and hidden blades, you tail towards the high seas on a game world with so much to offer. Whether it be swimming for treasure, hunting jungle creatures for crafting components, assassinating targets or taking on and ransacking enemy ships and forts in the groundbreaking naval combat, Assassin’s of the Caribbean remains a gaming delight to this day.
Released a year later, Assassin’s Creed Rogue revisited this fantastic gameplay with some twists to the story. You play as Shay Cormac, a new recruit to the order of Assassin’s over thirty years after end of Black Flag. In a turn of events, you soon follow Shay both on the run and on the hunt as he betrays and murders his Assassin comrades, soon joining the series’ antagonist Templar order. Although the world and gameplay is generally the same as Black Flag’s, Rogue takes you on an adventure that’s unique to the series through the perspective of its villains.