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!
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 83% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,628 reviews) - 94% of the 1,628 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 11, 2005

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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!

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, Pentium® 1.0 GHz or higher, 256 MB RAM, 1.2 GB Free HDD, 64 MB video card* with Hardware T&L support, Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP-compatible sound card*, DirectX® version 9.0b (included) or higher
    * Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 9.0b or higher.
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Elite Buddha
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
The best pirate game ever made. Nothing's ever come close to this beast of a game. It's replayable, easy to play, charming, and incredibly fun to play. When I first played it in the early 00s I couldn't wait to see more games like it. It's kinda disappointing that years later our gaming world still hasn't surpassed this simple game. Oh well, sometimes perfection is hard to improve upon.
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Axe
12.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game has been a favourite of mine since I can remember and I'm so glad it's available on steam because there's no way I'll ever get sick of it to not want to see it again 10/10
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Cpt.Tripps.2012
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
If I had to pick a favorite game, this would probably be it. I've been playing it since 1987 when I first got it for the Apple IIe and other than the graphics and improved controls not much has changed. I've purchased ever version of the game since then and I look forward to buying the next version when it comes out!
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Untamedtitan
12.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
This is legit the most fun pirates game you will ever play! Sure it might not have graphics of some others or a third person view but WHO CARES!!! BE WHO YOU WANT, FIGHT WHO YOU WANT, MURDER, PILLAGE, ROMANCE, STORY (forget this one), BUY IT NOW
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Newspaperion Ultrus
136.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
This is the first PC game I ever played so it has a certain special place in my heart. Even in 2006 with less than 1 GB thius game did more than Far Cry did in 20+ GB. We have an open world, a crazy amount of vessels to sail, an active and important political system, swordfights, upgrades, treasure hunts, and so much more. THe naval combat system is also quite advanced with wind and range playing important roles in battles. Over the years I just keep coming back to this game because it's so in-depth and well-done. For any fan of pirates or sailing this game is a must-have. 10/10 would recommend to everyone.
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Sahtor
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
This is the game I used to learn Caribbean Sea geography as a 9 year old. The ship fight mechanics still work as challenging game. In-land fights are precursors to Total War series.
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perry0915
13.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
This game is for only the badassiest of bad asses.It is for those people who use legos as foot massagers,who sleep in beds of nails,who's beard is so thick it is now a protected forest,and those who use cannon balls as anal beads

So how is the plot? well uh you know........pirates and boats and gold and sunken spanish ships and stuff
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asetyyli
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 14
Great casual fun! The graphics have aged surprisingly well, probably due to the overall art style. There is no depth to the gameplay, but that's fine if it's expected.
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[907G] Arkile
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 13
This game is a testament to great pirate games. I wish that they would remake this today with more features.
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cid222
91.3 hrs
Posted: August 11
I have played this game off and on since it's initial release. Never loses its charm. 10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
This game is a testament to great pirate games. I wish that they would remake this today with more features.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
91.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I have played this game off and on since it's initial release. Never loses its charm. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I loved the original game on both C64 and Amiga and i'm a big fan of Sid Meier games in general eventhough i do not think he was actually involved in this remake. This version of the game has a bit of looney added to it, but it still works. Like all Sid Meier games, this game also "suffer" from the "just one more turn" effect i.e. if you are a fan, you will loose track of time playing this game. A bit pricey perhaps (currently being sold at €9.99) so i recommend getting it on sale. Keyboard and mouse are the only possible controllers and game resolutions need widescreen support (1280x960 is the highest possible resolution) but that's about the only negative things i can think of but then again, the game is from 2005 so i guess it is excused. All in all, still a good game. Get it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Really great game! One of the bests if not the best pirate game out there. 9.5/10 because there is no perfect games :)

Definitally recommend it, but watch out because there is no autosaves. So save a couple times while you play (I save every in game year) just in case the game crashes which rarely happens.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This is legit the most fun pirates game you will ever play! Sure it might not have graphics of some others or a third person view but WHO CARES!!! BE WHO YOU WANT, FIGHT WHO YOU WANT, MURDER, PILLAGE, ROMANCE, STORY (forget this one), BUY IT NOW
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game is for only the badassiest of bad asses.It is for those people who use legos as foot massagers,who sleep in beds of nails,who's beard is so thick it is now a protected forest,and those who use cannon balls as anal beads

So how is the plot? well uh you know........pirates and boats and gold and sunken spanish ships and stuff
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1,010 of 1,079 people (94%) found this review helpful
208 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
Sid Meier, why not remake this instead of Civilization next time?
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422 of 433 people (97%) found this review helpful
104 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2015
Take my starting ship and do battle with the Spanish Galleons. 8 cannons vs 40 cannons.
First 10 minutes of the game and you have one of the biggest ships in the game, dance with the governor's daughter, own your own estate and declare war on the whole Spanish empire.

A full game purely for the 'Pirate' genre. Not some half ♥♥♥♥♥ wannabe.
If you're not happy with any ships, pick a fight with them. Not happy because a port merchant ripped you off during trading goods, bombard the port and take it over. Governor doesn't want to let you see his daughter, control the port and change the governor. Unsatisfied because a country sunk your ship? No problem there, wipe their country off the map by conquering all their ports.

This is a game where skills can beat brute strenght. Wind, ship size, upgrades, tactics and rum is all that matters. Arrrrr!

One of the best, if not THE best pirate games of all time.
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541 of 604 people (90%) found this review helpful
550 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
-Sail into English port
-Meet with English governor
-Promise to raid Spanish ships
-Promptly raid English ships
-Sail into Spanish port
-Get promotion from the Spanish for attacking English ships
-Attack Spanish ships
-Remember the actual plotline of the game
-Ignore it and carry on attacking everyone becasue pirate

11/10 would betray England again
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385 of 420 people (92%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
This is hands down, no lies or embellishments made, the best game I have ever played. Perhaps my experiences are colored by a long lifetime of loving this game, but I have never found something that interests me more, that I can just sit down and play a few hours of and craft a life-story for my character, an entire persona. It's simple really, you are a pirate and the wide open world of the 1600's Carribean is yours for the plucking. The graphics are out of date, the controls are simplistic, and your crew will always get upset no matter how many famous pirates and ships you sink, steal, or scuttle. You can't win, mainly because there is no victory condition. You can save your family, you can get married, you can become the deadliest and most notorious man on the high seas, it's all up to you what you do, who you become, which beach you get marooned on, I love it, I've lived years loving it, I can't recommend this game enough. It isn't for hardcore gamers, don't come in looking to get the highest score, play to relax, it'll work, you'll love it, just, just play the damn game.
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