NFG Summary:‘Sid Meier’s Pirates!’ delivers an exhilarating pirate experience with its updated gameplay, stunning 3D graphics, and immersive sound effects. Sail the Caribbean as a pirate captain, amassing wealth and reputation while engaging in fierce battles and discovering hidden treasures. With its richly detailed world, intriguing characters, and endless adventures, this game will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Categories: Strategy
Meta Score: 88
Store: Sid Meier’s Pirates! (Price: $ 0,63)
User Score: 84.0
Platform: Xbox, PSP, PC, Wii, iOS (iPhone/iPad)
Publisher Names: Atari SA
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2004-11-22


PC 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.


An entirely new game engine delivers updated gameplay, stunning new features, spectacular 3D graphics and enhanced surround sound, so players can fully experience the intrigue, adventure and danger of life as a pirate on the Spanish Main. In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history. Test your skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas and exotic ports in a richly detailed 3D world. Overtake the enemy and seize valuable booty. Exchange plank-shattering broadsides in fierce naval battles, and engage in duels with worthy opposing captains. As your reputation and skills grow, so will the size and quality of your crew, and your ability to take on larger enemy ships, raid and plunder heavily fortified ports, and locate ancient treasure. There?s a whole cast of interesting and dangerous characters to meet, mysteries to solve, exotic island destinations to discover, and powerful alliances to forge! [Firaxis]

Positive Comment(s)

An evocative gem of a game, one all Long John Silver or Johnny Depp wannabes should thoroughly enjoy.100Times Online
Simple and deep gameplay that sucks away hours of your life. [March 2005, p.74]100Computer Games Magazine
It is wonderful in all aspects. I loved it.100Just Adventure
An exciting gaming experience, its versatility makes it accessible to a variety of gamers, and it possesses dynamic game play that eliminates the monotony plaguing so many single-player games.94My Gamer
One of those rare games that can engage you for hours each day while never getting old.92Worth Playing
Pirates! is unlike any other game in the current PC catalog. Unless you hate fun, you’ll love it.92IGN
While you do many of the same things over and over again, Firaxis has made it fun. Really fun. “Just a few minutes more”-until-three-in-the-morning fun.92Just RPG
Sid Meier’s Pirates! is as magically playable as its forefather was in the ancient times. [Jan. 05]92Pelit (Finland)
“Port Royale” was the closest that anyone has come to the original Pirates, until now. All hail Sid Meier, the master of the computer game.91IC-Games
The game truly stays faithful to the original Pirates! except with extended difficulty settings, added gameplay depth and fancy graphics.91GameBiz

Negative Comment(s)

Total Rubbish, boring, poor visuals, repetitive. Totally overrated, I just don’t know how they give it 88, a score similar to half-life 2! I Would not finish this gave if you paid me too, 0 / 10.0danperth

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