Yarr, matey. Are ye ready to set sail for adventure and plunder on the waves? Assassin's Creed Pirates has arrived on Android as promised, and it's brimming with high seas adventure and impressive visuals.

You play a pirate captain searching for fame and fortune in the hulls of defeated enemies. The first vessel under your command is a modest one, but being a successful pirate will let you move up in the world. New crew members can be acquired and new techniques learned, all of which make you a more successful and fearsome pirate.

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Assassin's Creed Pirates is a hefty download at upward of 600MB, but the graphics are pretty nice – especially the water. Environmental conditions like fog and storms also impact gameplay as enemy ships take advantage of your momentary distraction. Assassin's Creed Pirates costs $4.99 so it's not overflowing with in-app purchases. There are probably some floating around in there, though.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • HellG

    Not compatible with my note 2 or simply region locked?
    Anyway for some reason the Playboard widget is showing the price in euro not dollar
    Thank you for keeping up with the gaming news AP, you guys rock! =)

  • David Viohl

    Not compatible with Nexus 10.

  • rickneworleansla

    Not available for Nexus 7 ??

  • Thomas Mellen

    Not compatible with a barnacle's bitemark on me arse. Sorry, was really getting into the pirate theme, but neither my Note II, or my Nexes 7 (2012) can play this... which really sucks, because my only action now is to write this game off. Even if they update it to play on either device, I've already set in my head it won't work... so that's a $5 sale lost on their part.

    • Richard Markert

      Not compatible with anything I own except my shit-tastic TF101, so same here. I'd love to play it, but without it being compatible with Samsung Galaxy Note II or LG Optimus G Pro, I'm skipping it now and forever.

  • Roh_Mish

    Works on N4

  • German Leon Azzi

    not compatible with HTC One X or Asus Trasnformer Prime... only Samsung Galaxy S1!! HA!

  • Creeper

    works on s3 and nexus 7 (2013)

  • Mehmet Fatih

    Not compatible with galaxy s2 int, guys.

  • Hgaara

    This works fine on my T-Mobile branded Note 3

  • Sid

    does anyone have this game on nexus 7(2012)? the game is not compatible with it :(

  • Kaero

    $6.40 in Canada and available on my Galaxy Note 3. Not my Nexus 7 (2012) though.

  • Rogier Voet

    Why on earth would you not make it compatible with the Nexus 7 (2012) one of the most sold tablets on Android really a pity I really wanted this game.

  • Damien Moye

    Just out of curiosity...what time period is this supposed to take place in?

    • Andy Stetson

      Same time period of Pirates of the Caribbean, the Golden Age of Piracy, circa 1650–1720.

  • andreinic

    Not available for lg optimus g.

  • andreinic

    Not available fo tab 2 7.0

  • Rehan Ahmed

    It costs $6.14 on my side, not $4.99!

  • Andy Stetson

    Compatible with both my LG G2 (vzw) and 2013 Nexus 7. I'll upload the APK and OBB files later this evening. If anything, after the initial launch, they may push it out for other devices soon enough. Like they did with the companion app.

    Btw, no UPLAY connection, just G+ for Achievements and Facebook, which may work with uplay after all if you have facebook connected to uplay. Pure speculation.

    • Andy Stetson

      wait, sorry, not uploading the apk. paid app, wasn't thinking about that!


    how the hell is this game NOT able to work on the NVIDIA SHIELD? The absolute latest android tech going today and you don't make the game work for it? UBISOFT is ran by goshdamn idiots

  • Ray

    Does this game use Google Play Game Services - syncing and achievements etc. If I play on my phone can I then jump on the tablet afterwards and continue where I left off?

    • Andy Stetson

      Achievements and leaderboards only. Progress is not synced. Tried that between my tablet and phone, didn't work. Sorry.

      • Ray

        Thanks for confirming.

  • Asanka Amarasinghe

    First thing it costed me $6.14 in Sri Lanka... not whatever the other price quoted here!

    Then when game started it gave me a message "Houston environment switcher is not configured for your game version [1.0.1]"... I have no idea what this is. Anyway once I tapped ok, It gave me a black screen; after 30 seconds or so the intro audio started playing but the video was not on, so I pressed home button & relaunched it from recent apps, which finally gave me both video & audio. (I'm using Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi).

    Not sure how the gameplay will go, I'm starting to play now. Will update later!

  • MewmewGirl

    Not compatible with many very popular Android tablets. This just frustrates people. They should have delayed it a little bit and got it working on them before releasing it.

  • Polarbehr

    Doesn't work on the Xperia Phone or Tablet either.

  • fanuch

    Works on my N4, but not my Acer Iconia A500 (Android 4.0.4). Shame as I too wanted to play on a bigger screen. The irony in the last description line of the app, "Assassin's Creed Pirates is fully compatible with tablets."

  • Games11

    It's not installing on my moto g it just says it has 0mb files to install

  • Steez

    Works fine now on 2012 Nexus 7 with latest update, although I'm a little disappointed by the visuals. The water is beautiful but the ships are very choppy. Otherwise feels like a console game, very impressive.

  • 545

    Works fine on Samsumg S2 /Tablet Philips PI3100