Sid Meier's Pirates!
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"Pirates! is unlike any other game in the current PC catalog. Unless you hate fun, you'll love it." - IGN.com
Sail the Caribbean, marauding all on the high seas or ally your ship and crew as a privateer in search of riches - the life you choose is up to you. Face dogged enemies, raid unsuspecting villages, woo fair maidens, avoid capture or dig for buried treasure. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!
In Pirates you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered and feared pirates in history. Test your skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas and exotic ports in a richly detailed 3D world. Overtake the enemy and seize valuable booty. Exchange plank-shattering broadsides in fierce naval battles, and engage in duels with worthy opposing captains.
As your reputation and skills grow, so will the size and quality of your crew, and your ability to take on larger enemy ships, raid and plunder heavily fortified ports, and locate ancient treasure. There's a whole cast of interesting and dangerous characters to meet, mysteries to solve, exotic island destinations to discover, and powerful alliances to forge.
The new Pirates carries on with the great gameplay and design simplicity tradition of the award-winning original while adding more challenging and exciting battle options, and deeper and more varied role-playing experience, including multiple paths to a wealthy, happy retirement.
Experience an all-new story built upon the most fun and compelling features of the original Pirates! game.
Live out multiple quests through a non-linear, open life timeline where every decision poses distinct challenges and possibilities.
Witness the consequences of your actions in current events throughout the Pirates! world.
Battle, overtake and command 27 different ship types, enhanced with assorted ammo, cannon and other upgrades.
Take on various foes including merchant and military captains, ferocious pirates, evil gentry and even rival suitors - each with different skills and abilities.
Confront enemies on board ships, in seedy taverns, on the ramparts and even at the Governor's mansion.
Wield weapons - or anything within your reach - as you fence against foes.
Engage in fierce naval battles fighting single enemies or multiple ships.
Sneak into towns, escape out of prisons, navigate around adversaries and surprise unsuspecting vessels.
Dispatch landing parties of buccaneers in strategic battles to take over entire cities.
Increase your riches and impress the governor's daughter with your charm, fame, heroism - even your dancing abilities.
Collect items (swords, spyglasses, armour, hats, coats, etc.) that improve skills or provide other new benefits and view them in a new inventory system.
Enhance your gameplay experience with downloadable content including flags, sail emblems, character skins and more.
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
Extremely underrated RPG884okeoJ | 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.
Entertaining Pirate Adventurecgrozar | 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.