Assassin's Creed Pirates Free This Week on iPhone and iPad

Ubisoft has made Assassin's Creed Pirates the free app of the week on the iOS App Store.

This week, you can play the life of a pirate without paying anything because Ubisoft has made Assassin's Creed Pirates free on iOS. The game's all about naval warfare, requiring you to upgrade your ship, recruit new crew members, and fight enemy ships.

Alongside it going free, Ubisoft also released the fourth content update for the game. Ubisoft has periodically released these free updates since the game's launch. This one adds in a new area, La Isla de la Juventud, in which you must take down a fortress and liberate the slaves trapped within.

Although it is only completely free on iOS devices, the game can also be played on Android for $5, and a free demo can be played through a web browser. It launched last fall and the developer claims it has "breathtaking" visuals due to an all-new mobile engine. You can decide for yourself if the graphics are good by watching the trailer above.

As for the main series on consoles, Ubisoft is currently developing Assassin's Creed Unity for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can check out our preview of the game here. Ubisoft also stated today that we'll soon be hearing more about the company's plans for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Rumors abound that Ubisoft is working on a follow-up to last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for the last-gen systems.

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22 comments
asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Just downloaded and tried it on my iPhone. Pretty decent game. 

dalepickstock
dalepickstock

Nothing in this world is free! Before we start worshiping atthe feet of Ubisoft for this generosity take a look at the innapp purchases they are offering.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

Ok, new game for my phone and tablet. Thanks, Ubi.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

The entertainment industry has to be BIGGEST hypocritical organisations on the face of this earth..


They lobby against piracy, yet make games about pirates and make millions.


The movie industry lobbies to get websites banned and arrest pirates, yet make movies about pirates to make cash.


Im not condoning pirates, THEY are. If you are going to make money on glorifying piracy, then piracy should be legal lol, you should have no issues with it, if you are ok with making money on the idea of pirating.


Its ok to make money on Piracy, as long as its entertainment.


Im not anti piracy games , i just think its comedy.

berserker66666
berserker66666

I thought it read we're free to pirate the game this week lol.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Sure it looks nice but the gameplay gets boring fast and the price of in-game items are skewed towards trying to get you to spend real money to buy boosts.

WllDan7
WllDan7

Most of the free apps of the week have in app purchases.

ggregd
ggregd

@nyran125tk It's just a word.  Stealing games has no real relation to oceangoing bandits.

sambbk
sambbk

@nyran125tk mmm dumb comedy,
no....there's no scurvy from illegal downloads.

WllDan7
WllDan7

Because this is a weekly thing. One app that cost money gets to be free for a week.

123whatever
123whatever

@catsimboy its ubisoft, and spartan assault is MS. :P why does this practice surprise people. they're not in the business of making good games, they're in the business of making games that make money. couldn't care about innovation. it need only be entertaining for a few minutes, just long enough to get you to spend more. it wont stop until people stop buying into their crap

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@catsimboy Kind of like that Halo Spartan Assault game.  The in-game items cost a ton, considering they only last for one round.  Oh, but you can buy credits instead with real money.  And given that it wasn't a F2P game that makes the practice even more disgusting, glad I got it free on Xbox One.

Stedmister
Stedmister

@WllDan7 it's worth picking up anyway, quite fun, yes you can buy coins or a starter pack just like every other ubisoft game

jemoedr
jemoedr

@WllDan7 Ahw so it is an apple appmarket thing? I thought it was a ubisoft thing :P

123whatever
123whatever

Let me rephrase. They have the resources and ability to make great games.. Yet they choose to pick 'surefire' ways of making money.. Resulting in assassins creed 12 rainbow six 'any casino name' and I don't even need to continue. All of their aaas are sequels. The last innovative game they did was child of light. Which was a great game. Mainly because it was new. But since these types of games are such a 'gamble' I despise them for not even trying. Remember how awesome assassins creed 1 was? Because it was new. How many people honestly say the same thing, today?. I had this conversation the other day.. Most people aren't even phased by them any more. Ppl buy them because there isn't anything else out. They make games they know are going to sell and that's it.

Stedmister
Stedmister

@123whatever all companies have to answer to investors and shareholders, they don't give a lick about how good or bad games are, just as long as they make money. That's how business world works, sure some do, but most don't. Just look at what happened recently with Warframe, and a chicken company, that sounds weird together. But that chick company knows it sells and can make they money.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@123whatever Well i loved all Assassins Creed games up to Revelations. III and IV where terrible :/