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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Action 29 October 2013

The fourth major installment in a bestselling TPP action-adventure game series. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal in cooperation with other Ubisoft’s inner studios. The main story in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is set in 18th century. You meet a pirate captain Edward Kenway (the grandfather of Connor Kenway from Assassin's Creed III), who gets entangled in the age-long conflict between The Brotherhood of Assassins and the Order of Templars. Interwoven in the story are authentic places and historical events, as well as famous figures (including Edward Teach, Benjamin Hornigold, and Anne Bonny) related to the so called Golden Age of Piracy. The sandbox gameplay model offers the players the complete freedom of exploration and undertaking various missions. Complimentary to the solo mode, the game features an expansive multiplayer with a number of diverse maps and playable characters.

Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III

Action 30 October 2012

The third major entry in the action adventure game series, Assassin Creed. Assassin Creed III has been created by Ubisoft Montreal in cooperation with its subsidiaries. It continues the story of the conflict between the Assassin Brotherhood and the Templar Order. Most of events take place during the American War of Independence (1753-1783). The main character – Connor Kenway – is, once again, an ancestor of Desmond Miles. The half-blood Indian vows to fight tyranny and seek justice. The creators have skillfully implemented many historical figures and events to the story. As per Assassin’s Creed tradition, the gameplay takes place in an open-world environment, with players having a lot of freedom in completing tasks and exploration.

Assassin's Creed: Unity
Assassin's Creed: Unity

Action 11 November 2014

The fifth major installment in the extremely popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, created by the Ubisoft company in 2007. It is at the same time the first iteration of the series designed for PC and the eight generation consoles. The new story features a new assassin, Arno. The story is set in the late-18th-century Paris, faithfully recreated in the game. In the turbulent times of the French Revolution the protagonist is trying to alter the fate of his nation, while seeking retribution for his past mistakes. The debut of the series on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 provided an opportunity to re-imagine the series. Changes included not only graphics, physics, and animations, but also gameplay mechanics and combat system. The hero learned new abilities that can be developed in three different areas. The game world is bigger and richer in content, offering full freedom of exploration.

Assassin's Creed: Rogue
Assassin's Creed: Rogue

Action 11 November 2014

Another installment in popular the Assassin’s Creed series, created and developed by the Ubisoft company. Unlike Assassin’s Creed: Unity, released in a similar time window on PC and the eight generation consoles, Rogue is designed for older platforms. Story-wise, the game is a conclusion of the plots presented in the third and the fourth part of the series. The game is set in mid-18th century, and for the first time in the series you play as a Templar, Shay Patrick Cormack. He once belonged to the Brotherhood of Assassins, but since he was betrayed he switched sides and started hunting his former “brothers”. In terms of gameplay, the game does not introduce any revolutionary changes, albeit the opponents are now much more skilled in combat. For the first time since Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the game offers no multiplayer mode, focusing entirely on single player experience.

Empire: Total War
Empire: Total War

Strategy 03 March 2009

The fifth installment in the popular strategy game series created by Creative Assembly in 2000. This new game is set in the 18th century, focusing on key events of the period, such as the American Civil War, the Industrial Revolution, and the rivalry over the Eastern trade routes. Although the core concept of the gameplay remains the same, the mechanics went through some major alterations, mainly due to the introduction of sea warfare. The game lets you command entire fleets as well as individual ships. Moreover, external factors, e.g. weather conditions, can affect sea battles. Additionally, the game offers improved advisers, as well as new options of trade, diplomacy, and espionage. Due to the widespread use of firearms in the period, new combat tactics have to be used. However, the key elements of the series, the turn-based strategic layer and large-scale battles, remained unchanged.

Cossacks 3
Cossacks 3

Strategy 20 September 2016

The third installment in a real-time strategy series, set in a historical setting of the 17th and 18th century. The game was created by the reactivated GSC Game World studio, known for such titles as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. or American Conquest. In terms of the plot, this game is a remake of the first installment, originally released in 2000. In the game you can select any of the 12 available historical nations, each having their own buildings, units, and technologies. Gameplay is based on the classic mechanics of RTS genre, so your responsibilities include expanding your base, gathering resources, and recruiting an army to fight your enemies. Although you command massive armies in battles (up to 10 thousand units at one time), it is possible to give orders to individual soldiers. Each one has his own statistics, such as health, morale, level of training, experience, and fatigue.

Skull & Bones
Skull & Bones

Action 2019

A pirate tactical action game developed by a Shanghai-based studio working under Ubisoft. Skull & Bones takes place during the golden age of piracy on the waters of the Indian Ocean. The player assumes the role of a corsair who commands his ship while gradually building up his reputation and amassing more loot. At the beginning, the player has only a single ship, but as he progresses through the game he obtains an entire fleet of various ships that differ among each other in agility, firing range, and durability. Each ship can be customized with additional parts that change its looks and combat effectiveness. The game takes place in an open world in which the player competes with artificial intelligence and with other players. During the battles it is important to take advantage of water currents, prepare proper tactics, and to cooperate with allies. It is also important to select adequate ship for the type of task the player intends to complete.

Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD

Action 14 January 2014

A re-released edition of the action game Assassin's Creed: Liberation, previously released for PlayStation Vita, now converted for PC Windows and home consoles. Like in the 2012 original, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed: Liberation is the Black woman Aveline de Gandpré, who joins the Assassins to fight for liberty and justice. The game is set mostly in New Orleans in the turbulent years 1765-1780. As per an Assassin's Creed game, the gameplay focuses on exploring vast locations, and spectacular combat, utilizing Aveline's parkour skills. Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD features several major mechanics changes and better visuals provided by the AnvilNext engine.

The Council
The Council

Adventure 13 March 2018

The Council is an adventure game comprising of five separate episodes. The action of the game is set on an island, on which members of a secret society of influential people from the second half of 18th century arrive to hold their meetings. During their adventure, the players have to explore various locations, talk to NPCs, make difficult decisions, and solve puzzles using the system of fifteen skills that can be developed throughout the game.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry

Action 17 December 2013

A standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag developed by an in-house Ubisoft studio. Unlike the base game, this time around, the player doesn't assume the role of Edward Kenway, but of his former quartermaster – Adewale, an emancipated black slave who joined the ranks of Assassins. Fifteen years after the events shown in the base game, the main protagonist sets off on a mission to retrieve a package from the hands of the Templars, however, as a result of an accident, his ship crashes near the city of Port-au-Prince, where Adewale encounters his enslaved kin. He does not linger for long and decides to rescue all of them as well as to take his revenge on the white torturers. In Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry the gameplay revolves around the formula developed for the sake of Edward Kenway’s adventures – the expansion offers nine elaborate missions constituting a story mini-campaign. Moreover, players can also enjoy new weapons, such as blunderbusses, bombs, and machetes.

Caribbean!
Caribbean!

RPG 20 February 2015

Caribbean! is a sandbox action game utilizing the mechanics and the engine of the popular Mount & Blade series. The game was created by Russian studio Snowbird Games and Turkish company TaleWorlds. The production is set in the so-called golden age of piracy (early 18th century). You play as an adventurer, who travels around the New World in search for fame and riches. The protagonist may end up as a captain of a ship or an admiral of a fleet, which allows you to participate in spectacular sea battles. The game has no plot, but instead gives your complete freedom to explore locations and complete challenges. The visuals of Caribbean! were created with the upgraded engine from Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword.

Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry
Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry

RPG 20 November 2015

A revised and extended edition of Raven's Cry, an action RPG sandbox set in the golden age of piracy, developed by Polish studio Reality Pump. Plot-wise, the game is no different from the original and its hero is an eighteenth-century pirate Christopher Raven, seeking revenge on the people who killed his family and cut off his hand. Since the original version of the game met with a huge wave of criticism due to numerous shortcomings and bugs, creators focused on improving all key elements of the mechanics such as character development, trading system, orcombat system (both onshore and offshore). At the same time the game features some novelties, such as new story missions or previously absent alchemy skill. Additionally, authors implemented new cutscenes and video clips, as well as re-recorded the English dubbing. The entire new content was made available as a free upgrade for all buyers of the original.

Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings
Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings

Adventure 13 January 2015

The first DLC expansion for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The add-on is included in the season pass for the game. It takes place after the events presented in the base version of the game and takes the player from the streets of Paris into the dark catacombs of Saint-Denis. There Arno becomes part of a new intrigue related to the tomb raiders who are profaning the tombs of French kings in order to find valuable treasures. The game mostly takes place in the large undergrounds inhabited by various wild animals. While traveling through the dark metropolis, Arno is facing enemies and solving puzzles that are taking him closer to solving the mysteries of the area. The graphics and the story are much darker than those of the base game. It is worth mentioning that the protagonist can use a new weapon, the guillotine gun.

Raven's Cry
Raven's Cry

RPG 30 January 2015

Raven's Cry is a pirate-themed action game featuring elements of sailing simulation. The initial developer team, Finnish studio Octane Games, was replaced by Reality Pump during development. The game's protagonist, Christopher Raven, is a man obsessed with a burning desire for bloody revenge on the pirates who murdered his parents many years ago. The dark plot of Raven's Cry is greatly influenced by the player’s choices. The production is a combination of a sandbox action game and a sailing simulator. During the game we get the opportunity to engage in dueling, using both pistols and melee weapons, explore the vast world, and even take command of a ship during spectacular naval battles.

East India Company
East India Company

Strategy 28 July 2009

Holdfast: Nations at War
Holdfast: Nations at War

Action 2019

A historical action game, in which you participate in multiplayer land and naval battles. The production was developed by Anvil Games, the members of which worked on Mount & Blade: Warband – Napoleonic Wars. Regardless of whether the battle takes place on land or at sea, the key aspect of the game is the cooperation between teammates. Both battle types feature soldiers of various classes with distinct characteristics and roles. The naval battles feature large sailing ships, on which you have various responsibilities. The land battles can take place in open areas or, alternatively, they can also be sieges. Both scale of the battles and location sizes are exceptionally large. The combat mechanics are realistic — it takes time to reload you weapon, but instead you can try fencing, which is easy to master, but also gives the player much freedom.

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

Action 30 October 2012

We. the Revolution
We. the Revolution

Adventure 2019

Inspired by a popular game Papers, Please, this is an unusual mix of genres by the Polish studio Polyslash. We. The Revolution is set in the 18th-century Paris during the French Revolution. The player takes the role of a judge in the Revolutionary Tribunal, who judges both revolutionists and their enemies, as well as criminals and ordinary citizens. After accepting a particular case, you have to look through files and evidence, interview the people involved, and finally state the verdict – either just or one serving your interests. During the game you get to make lots of decisions that affect not only the course of the protagonist’s career or the fate of his family and friends, but also the balance of political power in the capital of France. As the game progresses, the character that you control also gains more and more influence, which allows him, for example, to participate in various conspiracies, or even start a struggle for power.

Reigns: Her Majesty
Reigns: Her Majesty

Strategy 07 December 2017

A sequel to the popular multi-genre game, blending elements of logic puzzle, adventure, and strategy games with some roguelike aspects. Like in the first installment, the production was created by Nerial. Reigns 2 is set in a tongue-in-cheek version of the middle ages. The protagonist is a queen, who has just ascended to the throne, and your task is to keep her there for as long as possible. It is not easy, as you have to take care of your kingdom and make difficult decisions by announcing verdicts regarding important matters, developing the economy, and playing diplomatic and political games. The event cards are randomly generated and your choices shape the story. Sooner or later you make one mistake too many, which results in the queen's demise, while you have to play as her successor, who has to face the consequences of her predecessor's choices. The game features clear rules and intuitive controls system, in which you slide the cards to the left or right, thus making a positive or negative decision.

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy
Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy

Action 19 February 2013

The first of three DLCs constituting the additional story campaign for Assassin’s Creed III. The expansion, called The Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy, shows an alternative version of history. Consumed by the lust for power, George Washington proclaims himself as the king and becomes a brutal tyrant that intends to gain complete control over the country. Connor, the main protagonist, does not accept that; he decides to stop the madman from ruining the country. In addition to completely new story that consists of main plot and many side activities, the expansion also changes game mechanics. The protagonist can use completely new abilities against Washington’s followers. Among them there are bear, eagle, and wolf powers that increase strength, speed and camouflage. There are also warpaints that increase general statistics of the character. One can also summon a pack of wolves that help the player in battle.

Banner of the Maid
Banner of the Maid

RPG December 2018

Cossacks 3: Days of Brilliance
Cossacks 3: Days of Brilliance

Strategy 13 December 2016

The first non-standalone expansion for Cossacks 3, a real-time strategy game developed by GSC Game world. The biggest highlight of Days of Brilliance is the new single player campaign, based on Polish history in the 17th century. It allows us to take part in, among other things, the Battle of Klushino and the Battle of Vienna. In combat, we use the characteristic Polish units of the period, including the hussars. Moreover, the game features a set of five individual missions that recreate the key battles in Europe in the 17th and 18th century. Furthermore, Days of Brilliance extends the list of playable factions with two new ones, letting us lead Danish and Dutch armies (available for all owners of the vanilla Cossacks 3). Both have their own unique buildings, units, and musical themes. The DLC also enriches the remaining nations with a few new units.

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption
Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption

Action 23 April 2013

The final episode of The Tyranny of King Washington expansion that adds a completely new story campaign to the third installment of the bestselling Assassin’s Creed series developed by Ubisoft. The Redemption finishes the story shown in two previous expansions, in which Connor, the main protagonist, faces a power-crazed version of George Washington. This time the action takes place in New York City. The protagonist, together with previously gained allies, tries to finally put an end to Washington's tyranny. As usually, the expansion adds new missions related to the main story and a set of side activities. During the game the player will have many opportunities to use the new powers added by the expansion. These powers include animal instincts, warpaint with special effects, and the ability to call an allied pack of wolves.

Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Betrayal
Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Betrayal

Action 19 March 2013

The second episode of the trilogy of expansions to Assassin’s Creed III released in 2012 by Ubisoft. The expansion, called The Tyranny of King Washington - The Betrayal, tells the next part of the story started in the first DLC. The protagonist of the basic game, Connor, awakens in a reality in which he never became an assassin. However, when the country is in peril, he decides to fight George Washington who, corrupted by the Apple of Eden, will stop at nothing to gain absolute control of the country. In the second part of the story, the protagonist is going to Boston, where he intends to gain cooperation from some allies, whom he doesn’t exactly like. The expansion offers completely new main and side missions. During them Connor will use the new abilities added in the previous DLC – the powers of wolf, eagle, and bear, “warpaint” and “alpha of the pack”.