The top 10 video games of the decade

8. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Pirates of the Caribbean meets Assassin’s Creed in this Ubisoft game.


This Assassin’s Creed game came out back in 2013, hitting the PS4 and Xbox One as well as the old PS3 and Xbox 360. And jolly good it was too: while earlier Assassin’s Creed games had mostly taken place on land, Black Flag took to the salty waters of the Caribbean with style.

Playing as pirate Edward Kenway, you got to assault galleons for gold and visit iconic Caribbean ports like Nassau. Back on land, you got to enjoy parkour and climbing monuments in cities like Havana. Meanwhile, this also told a story involving the Assassins and Templars and their quest for power in the 18th century Caribbean.

Like other Assassin’s Creed games, this takes you to the present day every now and then, where you get to uncover a conspiracy tale in the offices of evil corporation Abstergo. There’s also a great cast of characters and a truly moving ending, making this the best Assassin’s Creed game of the decade no doubt.