Reviews for Sid Meier's Pirates!

84

An Absolute Classic.

DBOT187 | Aug. 10, 2014 | See all DBOT187's reviews »

The first and probably last pirate game (I haven't played AC4 yet) that makes you feel like a pirate of the seas.

The only thing that can be a pain is the sailing (against a headwind sometimes you cant get anywhere you need to go for the missions) but worth multiple playthroughs to either loot as many ships as you can or be the best pirate you can be..........arrrrrr

87

Extremely underrated RPG

884okeoJ | July 12, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »

Sid Meier's Pirates was one of the first RPGs I ever played, and it is still one of the best. You have an incredible amount of freedom to sail the seas, plunder, and trade. The graphics haven't aged very well, but if you can overcome that hurdle, you are rewarded with one of the most compelling RPG's ever. If you're tired of generic fantasy or sci-fi RPG's, Sid Meier's Pirates is a definite must-play.

90

Entertaining Pirate Adventure

cgrozar | May 31, 2014 | See all cgrozar's reviews »

I've played this game for hours. The graphics are pretty decent for its time. You are thrown into the Caribbean from 1600-1700 and pretty much given free reign. You can be a pirate, looting ships and sacking cities for wealth, or work as a privateer for one of the nations. You could even try to live as a peaceful trader carrying goods between cities. The fencing minigame is amusing, nothing too special, and their is turnbased tactical battles when you attack a city. I will say that the dancing minigame for wooing governor's daughters can be annoying but its optional. This is an amazing game and you really can't go wrong with it only being $9.99.