Assassin’s Creed: Pirates for iOS
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.
Age Rating: 9+
The iOS spin-off of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the latest in Ubisoft’s ongoing Assassin’s Creed console saga, is a thrilling 10-minute distraction before repetition sets in. In a distinct turn away from its traditional roots, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and its mobile counterpart turn to life at sea. Assassin’s Creed: Pirates gives users free rein to explore the ocean, finding fellow sea-travellers to wreak havoc upon. The game is focused on naval combat, with ship-against-ship battles instigated by tapping on a suitable target or sailing into their line of sight. Bottom line. Despite the number of static cut-scenes and needless story background swamping the player with too much text, Assassin’s Creed: Pirates features thrilling combat sequences and superb touch interface. Click here to read the full review on Macworld Australia‘s sister site, MacTalk.