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.
User reviews: Mixed (78 reviews)
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
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
I want to love this game, I really do but this has to be the worst game I've ever played due to a lack of support, bugs, glitches and a very lacking game in general.

When I first started this game up I had no idea what to expect never having played a pirate themed game before. The first problem was the voice over's. Terrible.

I got into the game and found it rather basic but did enjoy it's subtle charm. I realise that the land missions were a bit dated but honestly the sailing around I had no problem with at all. Once I had the hedgehog (best ship in the game IMO) my enjoyment went up even more. Unfortunately this is the only good thing I'll be saying about this game.

When I hit the half way mark I realised some of the achievements were buggy and had not unlocked for things I had gone for. After multiple attempts some of them unlocked. I realise achievements aren't for everyone but if I can grab a couple while I'm playing and enjoying a game I see it as a "misc quest" of sorts.

Shortly after this issue I came across another. When I opened the menu in game and tried to save my game I would CTD. I played around with it for an hour trying to fix the issue by reloading, going to new areas, etc and nothing worked. I never needed to use the in game load option but that also bugged out and caused a CTD.

I discovered during my testing that at least the game auto saved when leaving land so I had an annoying way to at least progress to finish the game.

The I came to worst problem I've ever come across in a game ever. The final mission is broken. So badly that even if you get past the first bug or issue there are another 4 waiting for you. I re loaded and tried multiple things multiple times and nothing worked. Oh and this issue, it's been un answered and around since 2011. Everywhere I looked all I found was more people with the same issues and a lucky few, had issues beyond where I was up to in the final mission. All in all I found 5 different common game breaking bugs with the final mission. I cannot get past the second out of the five of them.

Overall I wanted to love this game, I forgave its poor design choices on the land maps, I got use to the terrible voice over's and surprisingly I even got use to having to use the auto save feature. The fact that the final mission is that much of a problem for so many people is unacceptable. Especially since nothing has been done about it for so long and the game is still available for purchase. 0/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
the last mission crashes when you enter the island, i am unable to finish the game. glad i only paid 2 dollars for this game or i would be a little mad
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This game has more bugs than motel 6, doesnt even leave the light on for you.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
This is a really good example of a game that doesn't feel like it was polished or playtested at all- it's full of good ideas, none of which are particularly well executed. Which is a shame because it's also a good example of a game that could have been amazing...but wasn't. I may play it through to the end anyway, but that's becasue I really like pirates. Unless you really like pirates, I wouldn't bother.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
This is a fairly decent game which is pretty cheap (though the DLC seems rather over-priced) but it's provided several hours of reasonably entertaining gameplay.

Good points:
Decent graphics, simple gameplay - not much thinking or brainpower/strategy needed, some humour

Bad points:
The pirate jokes - they're f***ing awful, a bit of laziness by the game designers by duplicating some of the town maps for different locations, pathfinding of units is sometimes a bit off, could've had a bit more depth of gameplay.

Unlike some of the reviews, I had no problems with the stability of the game, though I did encounter a few minor glitches in the game.

I bought the game in a sale, and while I'm not sure if the game would be great value at full price, I enjoyed playing it. Give it a go, but don't expect a top-notch title.
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