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]

Top Rated Comments

WilliamG Avatar
89 months 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KohPhiPhi Avatar
89 months 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...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EgbertAttrick Avatar
89 months 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ann P Avatar
89 months ago
But which store? Is it an iOS game or a Mac game? :confused:
You're in the iOS discussion section.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nikko1423 Avatar
89 months 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?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jokerz126 Avatar
89 months ago
this whole scam of in-game "coins" should be banned!....just another way for developers to scam people
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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