Naviga nei Caraibi saccheggiando tutte le navi che incontri o unisciti a un equipaggio e diventa un corsaro in cerca di ricchezze: scegli la vita che fa per te. Affronta tenaci nemici, assalta ignari villaggi, corteggia donzelle indifese, evita la cattura e cerca tesori nascosti. Scopri come si diventa il pirata più famoso della storia!
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Data di rilascio: 11 lug 2005

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"Remake of one of the greatest open world adventures ever. In this Pirate-Sim action, strategy, tactic and roleplaying elements complement each other. A+"

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Naviga nei Caraibi saccheggiando tutte le navi che incontri o unisciti a un equipaggio e diventa un corsaro in cerca di ricchezze: scegli la vita che fa per te. Affronta tenaci nemici, assalta ignari villaggi, corteggia donzelle indifese, evita la cattura e cerca tesori nascosti. Scopri come si diventa il pirata più famoso della storia!

Requisiti di sistema

    Requisiti minimi: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP, processore Pentium® a 1 GHz o superiore, 256 MB di RAM, 1,2 GB di spazio libero su hard disk, scheda video con 64 MB di RAM* e supporto illuminazione e trasformazione hardware, scheda audio compatibile con Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP*, DirectX® versione 9.0b (inclusa) o superiore
    *Indica che il dispositivo deve essere compatibile con DirectX® versione 9.0b o superiore.
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163 persone su 173 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 agosto
If you’re an older gamer, then you are more than likely familiar with Sid Meier’s Pirates. It was one of the first games to give you truly open-ended gameplay – you were free to sail under any flag, change allegiances, be a merchant or a pirate … the Caribbean was an open sea for you to explore. The gameplay was pretty straightforward, but it had an engaging quality to it that would cause you to lose yourself in the game for hours on end. Now the game has received a much overdue update and its basic design has withstood the test of time – the game is just as much fun as it ever was, if not more so.The premise of the game is simple: you’re a young buccaneer captain out to make your fortune on the Spanish Main. You’re also out to avenge the capture of you family and rescue them from indentured servitude, but it is really up to you whether or not you want to pursue their rescue. The game will rate your performance more highly if you do, but you can certainly simply concentrate on becoming a feared pirate and leave your family to fend for themselves. The game does not oblige you to do anything.Politics plays a large role in the game as it did in the Caribbean in the 17th Century. The four nations vying for dominance in the region constantly shift allegiances and move in and out of states of war. As an enterprising captain you need to take advantage of this and always be on the look out for new opportunities.The animations are detailed and you’ll see your sails react to the wind as you tack or come about, the wake kicked up by your ship, and even dolphins who come to play in that wake. While sailing the seas you’ll encounter other ships and as you approach you’ll see the flag of their nationality and the ship’s class. Battles on deck are abstracted to a sword dual between you and the enemy captain. You can select a rapier, long sword, or cutlass with which to fight, each of which is a trade off to some degree between speed and defense. You have three attack moves to choose from and a defensive move to counter each.The cities in the game are for far more than sacking. As you sail the Caribbean you’ll see the relative size of each city and be able to tell its relative wealth from the condition of the flag that flies above the town.When in town you have several locations that you can visit. Each town also has a shipwright who can repair your battle damage, buy your captured ships, or in some cases provide upgrades to your hull, sails, or cannons to aid your ship’s performance in battle. Speaking of treasure, it wouldn’t be a pirate game without buried treasure. At the lower difficulty levels maps are always complete and well-marked and it is simply a question of going to the right location and picking up your prize. At higher levels things get a bit trickier as you often have to make do with map fragments and must search for specific landmarks like an arched rock or a clump of dead trees to find the buried booty.Overall Pirates has that hard to pinpoint addictive quality to it that will keep you coming back. Hours will disappear as you strive to complete one more raid or get your next promotion. It’s a magical quality that’s missing in most games, and one that will keep you coming back to Pirates as other games come and go.
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88 persone su 111 (79%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
16.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 ottobre
as far as i can tell, the pirates don't actually work for sid meier
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40 persone su 44 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 ottobre
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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27 persone su 27 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
22.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 novembre
I played the original Sid Meier's Pirates! on Commodore 64 in 1985. I broke many-a-joystick trying to sail against the wind. Good times. This game brought back all of those memories in a massive flood. I thoroughly enjoyed plundering all sorts of ships, I like the land combat, and the storyline gave the game something to work towards rather than just a blast-and-hack pirate game. The nostalgia effect was strong, and for die-hard, long-time gamers such as myself, this is a must-have. Best three bucks I ever spent.
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29 persone su 31 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
20.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 luglio
One of my all time favourites - one of the only games I would rate 10 without hesitation for it is one of those few games where every playing moment is different - the sea of caribea feels alive and has always ships to plunge, resources to sell, towns to invade, hidden treasures to seek and even attractive governors' daughters to date with! These and numerous other quests await - Ya'harr!
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34 persone su 41 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
43.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 ottobre
I am still playing this game ten years later... or closer to 25 if you count the original...
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23 persone su 26 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
20.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 ottobre
A timeless classic, one of the first open-world strategy RPGs. The Mount & Blade series was clearly inspired by this game; if you like one you are pretty much guaranteed to like the other.

Some of the new features in this latest version can be sort of annoying (the ballroom dancing and sneaking out of prison), but it's still a better game than 99% of the things created today.
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33 persone su 44 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
19.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 ottobre
Nearly a decade of playing.
Still can't do the ♥♥♥♥ing dancing stages.
10/10 IGN
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15 persone su 17 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
57.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 ottobre
Get it,

Oudated grafix? check
Arrrrgh and rum ? Check
Goveners daughters? Check
Spanish Galeond full of gold? Check

It must be a pirate game!
It is a great remake of the classic although not as hard as the original still very enjoyable and addictive, don’t let is cute looks put you off of it as a kids game!

Yargh and Argh! Mateys!
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12 persone su 12 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
17.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 ottobre
Still the best Pirate game on the market without a doubt. I just replayed here in 2014 and compared it several others out on the market. They do not compare. If you have never played this game, do yourself the favor and play this game immediately. Simple but fun with a dynamic world that you influence. I hope Firaxis never forgets this title and keeps it current and fun.
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13 persone su 14 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
20.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 3 luglio
Sid Meier's Pirates may be the first game I ever completed to 100%, and it may be the only one where getting there didn't seem to be a chore.

I genuinely wanted to continue boarding, privateering, plundering, pillaging, smuggling, fencing, collecting bounty, and just sailing around the Caribbean until my character got too old to manage a happy crew or hold a Rapier.
I, personally, wanted to find Buried Treasure, Lost Cities, Lost Relatives, Infamous Pirates, Decked-Out Ships, and whatever trinkets or wenches were waiting for me at the next port's tavern, I didn't need a Quest Log to tell me where to go next.
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13 persone su 15 (87%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 luglio
BEST ABOUT IT: The open ended nature, sailing around picking on ships that outclass you, and managing your fleet and supplies.

WORST ABOUT IT: The quicktime event dancing and fencing scenes are downright awful and the mere thought of them is usually enough to prevent me from playing this game.

GAMEPLAY: You start by choosing a country to side with and a small sloop in that chosen country's port. You can get some info and supplies from that port and then you're off to sail around the Caribbian. The ship controls feel fantastic, working with or against the wind, and there is strategy in what type of cannon shot you fire, round to damage a hull, chain to damage the sails, and grape to take out crew. You also need to buy or raid supplies to keep your crew from a mutiny.

CONTROLS: Steering your ship and firing the cannons is very satisfying. However the UI and map screens are clunky and seem like from an age prior to when this game was released. The QTE cut scenes are obnoxious and repetitive but they can mostly be avoided altogether.

STORY: You play as a young pirate who is trying to rescue his family and defeat some marquis villain. This is a sandbox game so you’ll be creating your own story for the most part. There's no way to customise your character other than your name and some stat bonuses (1 perk at the start and others with items), but you can captain any ship you can get your hands on and deck it out with upgrades.

GRAPHICS: The main graphics look Caribbean and still mostly hold up today and are certainly functional, but the cut scenes look dated. You have to use your imagination a bit. The highest screen resolution is 1152 x 864 and no widescreen. It looks ok though, and there are ways to force the resolution if you want.

PERFORMANCE: Ran smoothly for me and I didn't encounter any problems.

SOUND: Excellent. The sounds of the waves, creaking of the wooden ships, and shouts of your crew are some of the first things that come to mind thinking of this game. I’m not a fan of the Simlish spoken dialect though. The music is fitting and sets the cartoony pirate mood well.

REPLAYABILITY: Replay doesn’t get any better than this game. However I haven’t actually finished the story yet, it's just fun to sail around and do your own thing.

SIMILAR TO: I don’t know, the Sims 2 mixed with Grand Theft Auto 1 and Port Royale?

RECOMMENDED PURCHASE PRICE: I don't see this on sale often but $10 is reasonable.


Sid Meier’s Pirates
Firaxis Games 2004 (remake of 1987 original)

RATING: 75/100
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17 persone su 24 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 settembre
Yo ho ho!

+Pirates
+Sea Battles
+Sword Fights
+Hot Chicks
+Raid Towns
+Buried Treasure

-Dancing
-Ugly Chicks

A great game, a true classic. Even this version is quite old now, but I remember playing Pirates! Gold for many, many hours back in the day. This version is on par with the older ones. Some aspects, such as the swordfighting, were better in the other ones. Other aspects like the overworld view and sea battles I liked better in this version. No matter which version you try it's simply one of those games you must play.

It does contain a plot, but much like Skyrim it's up to you whether you follow it or not. You can choose to chase after your lost family or simply sail around looking for booty. It offers a wide selection of ways to achieve greatness, which makes it great.
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13 persone su 17 (76%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 novembre
This is the game Assassin's Creed Pirate Edition wishes it was.
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8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
32.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 ottobre
This is a fun, casual game. It is not, by any means, deep, but it's still enjoyable to mess around with. You play the game as a pirate in the Caribbean pre-Johnny Depp. You can play the game during various historical settings which basically have the effect of changing how much variety there is in terms of the different national factions. The later you set the game, the more likely you'll see major French, Dutch, and English ports. By contrast, in the earlier settings, it's far more Spanish-dominated.

This can have an effect on how you play the game. With more factions, you have more ability to behave like a true pirate, sinking or taking vessels of various factions, and then doing the same to whomever they're at war with (and they're always at war with someone...). When it's just the Spanish, you have to try playing a minigame where you sneak into the Spanish port, risking imprisonment. Speaking of the minigames, they're generally good fun, if occasionally repetitive and annoying. The dancing in particular can get tedious, but at least you're usually well rewarded.

As I mentioned, the game isn't particularly deep. It's not as if you're running a wooden ship simulator. The game's graphics are dated, but acceptable. They were fortunately done in a "cartoony" style, so they age a bit better than supposedly cutting-edge visuals from the same era (2004), which now fall squarely into "uncanny valley" territory.

Anyway, it's a good game, and usually available on Steam for dirt cheap. You'll definitely get your $2-5 worth out of this title.
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11 persone su 16 (69%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
11.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 novembre
Like wenches?
Have rum for blood?
Buy this game.
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5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 ottobre
Best pirate game out there.

The game is a remake of classic "Pirates!" and it is worth the title. While at first I had my doubts due to cartoonish graphics the game quickly won me over. It is a charming and addictive. The game consists of mutiple minigames (sword-fighting, sneaking into a city, dancing, sieging towns.) All of them are enjoyable even though they are really simple (not necessery easy though.) Your main goal is to travel around the carribean gaining wealth and prestige by acting as a coursair for 4 countries fighting over carribean. Additionally, you have famous pirates to defeat, family to rescue from cruel Baron SomethingSomething, hidden treasure to uncover and hidden inca temples to find. All added at the end in a score based system when you decide (or a forced at certain age) to retire.
It is a game I return for more every once in a while.

The only real problem with the game is its focus on using numpad, which you probably don't have if you play on laptop. External numpad might work but in my case (wireless logitech) it did not. You can change the keys in the ini file, but it is a rough start as you probably won't know what to bind it to without playing the game first.

Also I want a sequel. Firaxis! Get right on it.
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5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
16.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 novembre
Best pirate game of all time.
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5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 dicembre
I was the worst dancer but the best fighter
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 agosto
dis game good.
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