Wow it’s been a couple months since I’ve done a soundtrack spotlight. The last one I did was on the Sea Shanties in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I know this means it’s the second Assassin’s Creed spotlight in a row but it’s worth it.

I know what you guys are thinking. “Simon you are clearly obsessed with Assassin’s Creed! You’ve reviewed Black Flag AND the Freedom Cry DLC, done more than a couple gameplay videos and a soundtrack spotlight on Black Flag’s main story!” You’re right of course and there’s more to come. In the next week I’ll have up a review for Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD on the PS3 as well as another Assassin’s Creed related review that I’ll save as a surprise for readers to watch out for.

Today I would like to shine the spotlight on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s story DLC Freedom Cry. To go with the theme of Adéwalé’s quest to free the slaves from the island of Saint-Domingue composer Olivier Deriviere has created an original soundtrack that really grabs the emotions of the player. Using plenty of string instruments to work in his favor while mixing in some traditional and historical music from Haitian culture he’s succeeded in distracting from the missing sea shanties and lighthearted pirate themes by giving real feelings of urgency and desperation, while making for epic battle music where appropriate.

Be sure to check out our updated review of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag as well as the Freedom Cry DLC review and our gameplay videos on our YouTube channel. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Freedom Cry are available for the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and WiiU.


Simon Squire
Simon Squire lives in Nova Scotia Canada and is a member of the Canadian Army. He is a lifelong gamer, and proud owner of an Xbox One, a PS3 and a decent laptop for computer gaming.
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