Tempest is a Pirate Open World Action RPG which is offering an ultimate ability to free roam three vast worlds filled with dozens of colonies and forts, hundreds of quests and countless ships to plunder. You can trade, fight, explore on your own or call friends to do the same together!
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Very Positive (51 reviews) - 82% of the 51 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (441 reviews) - 72% of the 441 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 22, 2016

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October 22

1.0.5 - Compass!


Another patch was released just recently!

What's new:
  • New feature: compass;
  • Crew moral drop rate is rebalanced as requested by the community;
  • Town's GUI is changed;
  • Crew management GUI is changed;
  • Critical trading bug is fixed;
  • Critical multiplayer bug is fixed - players could engage into a fight with super tough enemies;
  • Captain's artefact skill is now working as intended.

Good hunting!

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October 19

1.0.4 - Crew Morale And Rum!


A huge part of the community requested the crew morale feature and here it is!

Skipping encounters and events decreases crew morale. Having rum (yarr!) in your hold and fighting the enemy increases it.

If you drop an anchor withing the city port while having a low crew morale, you men may scatter to the winds if you won't pay them extra.

Also, we have reworked trading GUI and fixed quite a few bugs.

Good hunting!

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About This Game

Dear community,

Thank you for supporting us during the Early Access stage of development. This is game is yours as much as ours.

Game Features

  • Always something to do
    Three regions, dozens of islands, hundreds of quests!
  • Free roam
    Limitless sailing in real time - use Global Map only if you want to!
  • Pirate cooperation
    Share the world of Tempest between you and your friends. Pirate, trade and do quests together, or declare war to each other and watch the ocean burn!
  • Pure singleplayer
    Want to be a lone sea wolf? Multiplayer is only an option, the game is originally designed for singleplayer mode.
  • Seafarer’s adventures
    Buy ships, upgrade your ships, decorate your ships!
  • Being a pirate: Marketer or Racketeer?
    Buy something cheap and sell it at a higher price… Or plunder galleons, sink warships, destroy forts!
  • Fight huge monsters
    Kraken’s sea-friends are waiting for you!
  • Not only cannons
    Use mystical crystals to escape the enemy’s cannonballs, bring down meteorites onto your opponent or call a huge octopus to your aid!
  • Create a great, loyal crew
    Level up your pirates, let them grow from sailor boys to skilled old salts!

Hey Captain! Now that you’ve got the Jolly Roger fluttering in the wind over your ship, you’re ready to rove the seas, take on merchant ships loaded with booty and storm formidable fortresses. Set sail and get your hands on all those legendary treasures that are just waiting for the picking!
When we created Tempest, we focused on the most thrilling part of pirate life – sea battles.
As you navigate the dangerous waters of the game you won’t just catch up with merchants, but you will encounter fellow pirates, creepy followers of a mysterious cult and terrible mythical monsters: Kraken, Leviathan and other infamous creatures.
Your ship – the pride and joy of any freebooter – can be customized in many ways. You are free to change almost everything – from the color of your flag and sails to the ship’s hull and figurehead.
Of course, there are plenty of weapons to choose from for every battle, including cannons, mortars, flame throwers and so on. Also there are special tools ready to help you to rig the ship for any purpose. However, you can win the most valuable artifacts only by finishing the multilevel quests called “legends”.

Good hunting.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5 and above
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
47 of 53 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
The latest patch has ruined this game. The developer has added in a "morale" system that cannot be turned off. To keep crew morale up, you must not flee or evade combat -- which means playing peacefully (i.e. as a trader) is now completely worthless, as your crew mutinies because you're not being bloodthirsty enough.

Prior to this patch the game was excellent. Good graphics with simple, yet compelling gameplay. I'd argue it's on par with Windward if you want a pirate sandbox-type game.

(If the developer removes the "morale" feature or makes it optional, I'll change my review.)
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Hey, So i bought this game awhile ago and thought id share my experiance, the boarding system is wonky and feels unfair and leaves something to be desired (sid myers quick time events were better then this games boarding system). The graphics and overall feeling is amazing. The ship fighting is pretty good not the best ive ever had but pretty good.

At the end of the day sid myers pirates from 1987 plays better then this. Also sid's is only 10.99 and this is 16.99. I honestly cant beleive i even have to compare a game today with a game that was made 30-40 years ago, you'd think they would have made it better or different, but they really didnt its sid's with better graphics and less to do with a crappy boarding system (and Sid's boarding is boring but at least they ddnt have an overally complicated crew system on top if a buggy and somewhat broken tutorial so its nearly impossible it learn)

The quest system also left something to be desired, it resolves around relations for the most part and has very little of an actualy story. Lastly every fight is avoidable (at least from what ive seen) i havent been jumped or forced to the "sea" screen i just sail past most of them, the system fight repair, fight repair really suits this game because as long as you repair after every fight i can almost promice you'll NEVER die.

There is still SOOOOOO much work that needs to be done on this game and it was already in early access, so save the 5 dollars and get Sid Myers's pirates or Man "O" War corsair (not sure if you save with Man "O" War but ive been really enjoying it, and its pretty different) or assassin's creed black flag and rogue are both better then this. So get basically any other pirate game but this
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
80.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I really like this game. Its deep in lore, and has challenging missions.

Tons of missions
Tons of lore
Lots of sea monsters
Huge maps

Online is currently limtied to 3 players (needs at least 16 to 32)
The chat sometimes turns random English words into Russian (very annoying)
No server list (you join by random)
Some current bugs with false online user list
PVP boarding is a tad bit bugged sometimes, and may cause you to auto sink when you dont want to board.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 20
Gameplay is very similar to games like Sid Meier's Pirates or Windward just with more focus on questing and you sailing back and forth throughout the world for reasons I'll not spoil here. There is a heavy focus on Sea Combat so you won't have any boarding actions or land battles like in Sid Meier's Pirates.
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
I would not recommend this game. It keeps you in for about 3 hours, just long enough so you can't refund it. The thing is, is that the A.I. and battling methods of the game go way too far up after your time. This makes the game unfun and hard.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I think the idea of adding morale into this game is really great and that rum could actually boost the crew's morale. However, simply by skipping/refusing to participate in an event greatly drop the morale is a bit too much for me. I think crew morale should be affected by events like loosing in battles, skipping events that involve the SPECIFIC factions that you are currently fighting for, and if you sail for a few days without taking part in any events, THEN the morale could drop just a little. Also, in first person view, when sails are fully extended, they look as if they are only halfway opened (which is why the symbols on them are only shown in half). I think the sails in first person view should be moved a bit higher up so that when they are fully extended, they would show that affect and in turn show the full symbols without blocking the view. If the sails are not moved higher up but only show more of their extension, then the view will be blocked. It is a bit weird having your sails fully extended (which is perfectly shown in third person) but only half way in first person view.
I hope I made sense LOL. Keep up the good work guys, thank you a lot. I've been enjoying your game really much, it's really different in its own ways. Finally, I could find a reason to store some barrels of rum on my ship!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Good game. Definitely deserves better then "mixed". You have naval battles, cannons, monsters, open sea. And co-op multiplayer btw.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
The game has a real nice charm to it and I've enjoyed my playtime thus far. The customization is cool, the reputation system is a nice addition, there's plenty of quests to do, the trading is kind-of basic but I still like it (I just enjoy being a trader in games), and last but not least the combat is quite good.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I can say that it was not easy, but when I learned how to play, I started to like gameplay more and more.

I like the graphics a lot, I like many details in mechanics and UI (some are not described in tutorial, but it was nice to understand them in the process).

I like to meet other players on big ships and watch their battles, while I'm on a small ship…

There are some problems in UI and mechanics, but I can see how developers improve the game with every patch.

Definitely recommended, but for those, who like advanced, not casual gameplay and who will not go crazy after many failed first battles ;)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Game is pretty good. Novice level gameplay is doable. Just a little bit hard to hold on to the missions. In general, great graphics, no glitches, fun maneuvers.
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4.5 hrs
Posted: October 25
For the price of $8.99 I can really say this game blew my expectations. I've spent maybe about 5 hours so far playing this game and I already feel I've got my money worth, yet I've yet to do a lot of things, or even buy a new ship!
I highly recommend if you like RPG/Strategy games, especially if its on sale.
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19.7 hrs
Posted: October 25
It reminds me of Sid Meier's Pirates without the silly dancing/romance mini-game and without the time limit, Just alot of naval battles and legendary beasties thrown in for added fun! Many factions in the game along with faction quests; open up more as you rise in the faction. Many of the quests are repeatable, so there is a degree of repitition. There are currently 3 maps/zones to explore.

I find Tempest to be a fun, action packed little game.

Oh, not one crash in 19 hours on Windows 10, so it runs fine. Other than a few spelling and grammatical errors in quest dialogues, I have yet to find "world crashing down around me, we're all going to die!" bugs and glitches.
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7.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 23
Better than Naval Action.
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24.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Хорошая игрушка
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Product received for free
absolutely awesome naval combat game.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
Tempest is an open-world adventure in which you captain a vessel through the open seas. You complete quests and there's a loosely connected story through said quests, but for the most part, you'll be sailing here or there and taking part in ship-to-ship combat.
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