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Sid Meier's Pirates!

Released on 03 December 2004

Rating: 7+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (3 customer reviews) | Write a review

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In Sid Meier's 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 Sid Meier's 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 a deeper and more varied role-playing experience, including multiple paths to a wealthy, happy retirement. This and many other features and additions make this gaming classic one of the most highly anticipated releases of this century!
  • 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

customer Reviews

 Average rating (3 reviews)

 A good ADDICTIVE game!

| | See all chindleymuffin's reviews (1)

Overall this is a pretty good game, with some good points and some bad points.

First of all the good points. The game is gorgeous to look at (especially if you have a decent graphics card) and you can live out your fantasies of being a pirate in the seas around the Carribbean, even though the ports are ficticious. You can attack other ships with cannons (or just board them) and plunder them for riches (such as gold, spices, luxury goods, cannons, etc), recuit more men for your ships from local taverns, carry out missions for different sides (the Spanish, Dutch, French and English) and find buried treasure, amongst other things.

I think that plundering ships and finding treasure are the easiest and best things to do in this game, there are occasions where you might have to fight the captain of the ships you attack on the deck, but its dead easy to win the battle usually. Its a bit more difficult when you go up against another pirate, but still relatively easy.

The game generally is about becoming the best pirate by working your way up the ranks, making sure your crew remains happy (as bad crews can become mutinous and leave your ship) and gaining as much wealth as you can. Although there are some diversions from time to time, such as dancing with the governer's daughter (of whichever port you are in), which I personally hate doing.

You can repair and upgrade your ship as well to make it last longer in sea battles, make is go faster and more maneuverable when turning at sea. You can also get tips and hints from the local owner and busty wench at the various taverns, as well as items to help you in various ways from the 'dodgy guy' in the corner.

The downsides to this game are (as I have already said) the dancing part of the game, although I can imagine some people will like this part, the fact that if you are sailing against the wind at sea, it takes several minutes (or in game time being several months) to get to the place you want to go and that's a real pain in the a***!

The other gripe is that the sea battles can sometimes last aaaaaaaaaaaaaages, often going well into night-time by the time you're finished and the aiming isn't always accurate, plus the treasure hunting expeditions on land can get a bit annoying. You could be walking for ages without even getting close to the treasure, but at least its clearly marked when you get there.

Generally speaking this is a fun game experience, with gorgeous graphics, authentic sounds (like booming cannonfire) and a bit of swash-buckling, which is unfortunately let down by what I think are some annoying add-ons and distractions. You might like them.

A word of warning though, this game can suck up a HUGE amount of your time and can get quite addictive, many hours can pass without you even realising! If you don't mind that, then I can recommend this game.

 Old but great Game

| | See all Nickam's reviews (4)

This is a great time filler! Time just goes soo fast and you're free to do what you want in the gaem. I.e just trade, court governors daughters, go after other pirates, sack towns and of course perform piracy!!!! Great game!

 Brilliant!

| | See all ThreeTears's reviews (4)

A fantastic game. I've had it for years and never get bored of it. You never have nothing to do on it, and can choose the difficulty.

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Rating7+ (PEGI)
Players1
Minimum RequirementsOperating System: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium 1.0 GHz or higher
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 1.2 GB Free
CD-ROM Drive: 4X Speed
Video: 32 MB video card with Hardware T&L support
Sounds: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP-compatible sound card