'Assassin's Creed Pirates' Named App of the Week, Available for Free

Thursday July 10, 2014 1:15 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Pirates has been named Apple's app of the week, and as a result, it's available for free for the first time since it debuted on the App Store back in December of 2013.

While Assassin's Creed Pirates is not a full-fledged Assassin's Creed game, it lets players take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, a young pirate captain on a quest to complete missions, attack ships, gather booty, and defeat fearsome enemies.

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Pirates features real-time naval battles on the Caribbean sea with iconic boats from the Golden Age of Piracy. Players can upgrade their ships, their crews, and learn new pirating techniques.
EXPLORE THE IMMENSITY OF THE CARIBBEAN
Sail throughout a vast array of islands as you explore a Caribbean huge map
Enjoy more than 50 story and side missions, search for nearly one hundred treasures and lost parchments and compete with your friends for the highest bounty.

EMBARK ON AN EPIC QUEST FOR A LEGENDARY TREASURE
Live an adventure that will reveal the truth about La Buse's mysterious lost treasure.
Cross paths with Assassins and Templars and take part in their age-old struggle.
Meet the most notorious and colorful pirates of the era, including Sam Bellamy, Ben Hornigold and Blackbeard!
Our sister site TouchArcade reviewed Pirates when it was released, and found both the ship upgrade system and the visuals to be impressive, though gameplay can be a bit monotonous.

As Apple's App of the Week, Assassin's Creed Pirates will be available as a free download from the App Store for the next seven days. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 15 weeks ago

And now the money I used to buy this game some months ago are all gone to waste because now there will be even more in-game crap and you have to pay to do this, or this.

They should atleast offer the ones who payed for the game some kind of in-game reward for paying for the game in the first place.


They did. They gave you some life experience that everything gets cheaper or becomes free the longer you wait.
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

this whole scam of in-game "coins" should be banned!....just another way for developers to scam people


People use the word "scam" too freely :rolleyes: No body forces you, or deceives you, to download the game or to purchase in-game coins. It's optional, and you get to check it out for free temporarily, so stop whining using the word "scam" incorrectly...
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

this whole scam of in-game "coins" should be banned!....just another way for developers to scam people


To agree with a point brought up earlier, it is not a scam. It is a gamble that developers take to make money on the app that they spent thousands of dollars making. They have to make a game good enough for you to want to purchase said in-app purchases.

Are in-app purchases usually annoying? Sure. Do you HAVE to purchase anything? Absolutely not.

Honestly, the number of people on this forum who always seem to complain about free apps is astounding. People should be savvy enough to know that no one is giving you something for free because they like you. No; it's a wonderful way to entice people to sample your wares. If you like what you are given, great. If you would like to now give them money, even better for them.

But the idea that someone is scamming you is ridiculous and insulting to developers.

Even better, if you don't like free apps because you don't have the self-control to not purchase something in-app, just keep it to yourself. Anyone who whines about the option to pay 99 cents to better enjoy a freaking video game on their $700 pocket computer phone sounds like, and is acting like, a snotty, first-world-problem baby.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

And now the money I used to buy this game some months ago are all gone to waste because now there will be even more in-game crap and you have to pay to do this, or this.

They should atleast offer the ones who payed for the game some kind of in-game reward for paying for the game in the first place.


Funny, Asphalt 8 (or 7?) did that. It was cool.

Also, you realize the game is only free temporarily? So why would a game offer freemium stuff after a week of being free?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

But which store? Is it an iOS game or a Mac game? :confused:



You're in the iOS discussion section.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago
Checked it out... In-game "coin" purchases... nope, not going to download.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

They did. They gave you some life experience that everything gets cheaper or becomes free the longer you wait.


I wish that applied to things outside of technology, like housing and food.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago
this whole scam of in-game "coins" should be banned!....just another way for developers to scam people
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago

To agree with a point brought up earlier, it is not a scam. It is a gamble that developers take to make money on the app that they spent thousands of dollars making. They have to make a game good enough for you to want to purchase said in-app purchases.

Are in-app purchases usually annoying? Sure. Do you HAVE to purchase anything? Absolutely not.

Honestly, the number of people on this forum who always seem to complain about free apps is astounding. People should be savvy enough to know that no one is giving you something for free because they like you. No; it's a wonderful way to entice people to sample your wares. If you like what you are given, great. If you would like to now give them money, even better for them.

But the idea that someone is scamming you is ridiculous and insulting to developers.

Even better, if you don't like free apps because you don't have the self-control to not purchase something in-app, just keep it to yourself. Anyone who whines about the option to pay 99 cents to better enjoy a freaking video game on their $700 pocket computer phone sounds like, and is acting like, a snotty, first-world-problem baby.


the minute you say "Are in-app purchases usually annoying? Sure." then surely you are agreeing.

they arent illegal, no one has to play them, but they are very annoying, in general and personally i would prefer to pay a decent amount, even if its 10 euro, for a good enough game.

sometimes its just a way of allowing a trial, so have no problem with a game or an app which you have one in app purchase to unlock features.

sometimes its cosmetic stuff, fair enough.

sometimes they mess it up, like Lets Golf, where a glitch allowed you to pile up the coins without paying.


but otherwise its a real pain, and more than that, people end up paying far more than the game is worth.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 15 weeks ago


Wish there was an in-app purchase option on macrumors to vote you down....money well spend.


The minute they asked you to pay for that in-app to down vote you *voluntarily* downloaded, you'd be whining "SCAM!" like a cry baby.
Rating: 1 Votes

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