50 Best PS4 Games Right Now

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Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
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Best PS4 Games #37 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Synopsis: This assassin adventure follows the sea-bound adventure of Edward Kenway, who abandons the straight-edged, mundane lifestyle for that of privateering on the Caribbean Sea. In the present-day in-world scenario, you are an employee of Abstergo, investigating the prominent sailor-turned-pirate for historical accuracy for an interactive feature film. However, things are not what they seem. Explore the Caribbean islands with a full crew, overcome templars and plunder treasure to your heart’s content.

Why it’s one of the 50 best PS4 games: There’s nothing like roaming the seas, singing a shanty with your crewmates and living the free life. Expanding upon the naval exploration that AC3 introduced previously, players will enjoy the expanded combat system that warring ship battles will bring. In a series known to pad its gameplay length with its collect-a-thons, exploring the hidden nooks and crannies to find buried treasure, bonus songs, rare animals becomes a joyful experience. The visual design makes up for all the “stay close, but not too close, behind two dudes talking to each other” missions that plague the series, and the tropical layout of these islands make for rewarding sneaking missions through the gorgeously flush greenery. It’s easily one of the best launch titles for the 8th generation of consoles.

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