The Assassin’s Creed series has always been more of an action game, what with its assassinations and prompt-based combat. It’s strange, then, that Black Flag manages to deliver what is quite possibly the greatest backdrop in which to adventure: the Caribbean. With pirates, sea shanties, and rum aplenty, there are few games that can hold a flintlock pistol to the grand scope of Assassin’s Creed IV. Sailing the waters in search of treasure, uncovering Aztecan secrets across dozens of locations and exploring the piratically-themed world blend harmoniously with the established mechanics we’ve come to adore. Black Flag makes for one of the greatest adventures of all time, if only for its massive world, exciting setting and its anarchic themes.