Whether this is a great Assassin's Creed game is debatable. But Black Flag is the best pirate game to come out since Sid Meier's 1987 classic Pirates. Whaling, naval battles and diving shipwrecks. . . few games have ever had just so much to do. Hell, you can hunt Moby Dick – multiple times! Besides being one of the best games of the year, Black Flag proves you can pump out a sequel (to Assassin's Creed III) just a year later and it can still be great.