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Set in the golden age of pirates, this is your chance to become pirate king and conquer the Caribbean. Join, champion, and unite the three pirate factions: Pirates, Corsairs and Buccaneers. You must ultimately leverage this unity in all out war against the evil Pirates of Black Cove.
Release Date: Aug 2, 2011
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Set in the golden age of pirates, this is your chance to become pirate king and conquer the Caribbean.

Join, champion, and unite the three pirate factions: Pirates, Corsairs and Buccaneers. You must ultimately leverage this unity in all out war against the evil Pirates of Black Cove.

Manage and develop parts of three strongholds and visit them to pick up faction and storyline missions. Visit the Alchemist to find out what special ingredients are needed for the wacky potions and embark on adventures to find and collect them.

Unite the three Pirate factions to gain access to their hero units and ultimately take down the Pirates of Black Cove and become King of all the pirates. If you have what it takes that is.

Key features:

  • Roam the open World with your Pirate crew and pick up missions as you sail the seas.
  • Notoriety and fame brings you closer to your ultimate goal: the King of All Pirates
  • Battle it out with the forces of Black Cove and other colonial nations on both land and sea
  • Select your character from several different Pirate Captains, each with their own unique skills and features
  • Make creative use of some of he wackiest land and sea based weapons ever to grace a Pirate world
  • Varied units and weapons allows You to carry out the battles as You see fit

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core Duo or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB hard disk space
    • Video Card: GeForce 8600 or equivalent Video Card (256 MB of dedicated memory with support for pixel shader 3.0)
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 49 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Everything in this game seems like a very poor attempt to copy Sid Meyer's Pirates, but it fails in every respect. Ship Battles are dull, due to the fact that the game ignores all the physics (like wind and tides) which would make them interesting. Land missions are stupidly easy and boring. Not worth the money. You should play the demo before you shell out your money on this title.
Posted: April 24
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
It's certainly never short of ideas, but inept execution sends Pirates of Black Cove toppling off the gangplank. However, for all its short comings, Pirates of Black Cove is still a very endearing game.
Posted: September 20
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Fun and addictive, if anything it could have been so much more but it's certainly enjoyable the way it is. Pick it up in the sales and you may be pleasantly surprised. <3
Posted: May 13
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
The game just feel really really clunky. I couldn't get passed the very beginning it turned me off that bad.
Posted: April 23
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7 of 18 people (39%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Gets boring real fast.
Posted: May 13
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
I like this game! Its very colourful, its not meant to be a historical recreation of pirating & its addictively fun!

Your character starts off with a ship, a crew & a pirate base to sail from. The game is mostly quest-driven, the goal being to complete quests for the different factions in the game (there are three), which rewards you with gold & reputation with that respective faction. The ultimate goal is to unite the three factions in order to take on the dreaded Black Cove Pirates & then become the Pirate King. Your character gains experience & reputation along the way, which unlock new skills. Your ship can be upgraded to become ever more powerful & you can recruit a pirate army to help you plunder colonies around the Caribbean. I found that the game mechanics were quite intuitive & its not a game you need to spend hours poring over a manual or practicing detailed tutorials just to play.

Sea combat is very easy & basic, but I have found it to be less cumbersome than the mechanics in "Sid Meier's Pirates! Gold". If this game were only about sailing around, fighting other ships & plundering gold from their wreckage, it would be a boring game. But it isn't. Its about questing, accomplishing missions, gaining rewards & experience, & following a storyline. That keeps it interesting & fun & not too serious, enough to hold the player's attention. There are loads of corny pirate jokes to be picked up in bottles floating in the sea so you might even get a laugh out of it. I think the developers have done a lot of work trying to make the game as least serious as possible, to make it a fun game to play rather than a simulation.

At the price that its being offered on Steam, in my opinion it is worth the money. Its becoming one of my most enjoyable games to play :)
Posted: December 29, 2013
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