Ahoy! We promise that the sailing will be smooth today. If you’re lucky, you might be able to get something out of our treasure chest. But, on second thought, we’ll share the whole booty with you, you old seadogs! Now, boys and girls, trim your sails, we embark on a new adventure!
If you still have no idea what we’re talking about, it’s pirates. There’s no way someone hasn’t at least once thought how great it is to be a pirate. Sailing across seven seas, fighting storms, finding (or looting) a coffin with gold, etc., all under clear blue skies.
However, we offer you a way to feel at least in the virtual world what it is like to be a pirate. Today we have specially prepared a list of the best pirate games! So, get ready for a new exciting adventure. Let’s get started!
7. The Curse of Monkey Island
Making a list of the best pirate games, we have had to add one of the most iconic series of this genre. Of course, it is a Monkey Island franchise inspired by pirates and adventures at sea. When it comes to the story, the main character is Guybrush Threepwood who is trying to become a pirate.
Our opinion, but also that of many experienced gamers, is that “The Curse of Monkey Island” is the best video game in the Monkey Island series. The best thing is actually that, in exciting adventures, you can notice elements of humor, so playing this title brings a lot of fun. As for the platforms, Microsoft Windows and OS X are only available.
6. Sea of Thieves
While the previous video game was released quite a long time ago, now we have one that came out not so long ago, more precisely in 2018. The title we are talking about is Sea of Thieves. This game is completely pirate-themed and each element is focused on presenting the pirate lifestyle in as much detail as possible. The central place, however, is taken by ships battles. Also, you can try cannon firing, sword-fighting, and even navigating your pirate ship.
Given that pirate ships are in a central location, it is logical that the tasks focus most on them. For example, you have to sail, clash with other ships, and of course plunder treasure chests. In terms of platforms, Sea of Thieves is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
If you are looking for a great pirate MMO game, then the search is over. Your treasure is a video game called Atlas. Above all, this game provides great opportunities for players. For example, there are a lot of islands that you can inhabit, explore them, check if there are buried treasures, etc. Of course, a pirate game without ships battles wouldn’t be complete. That’s why in Atlas you can attack pirate ships of other players.
In case you want to inhabit one of the islands, then your task will be to defend your property from other pirates. Finally, it is important to add that the Atlas is available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.
The MMORPG game named ArcheAge is set in the Middle Ages. As a pirate, your task is to establish power at sea, collect treasures, and clash with other pirate ships. Also, players have the ability to craft different things. A particularly interesting thing is that this video game has a free version, however, if anyone wants to feel the real abilities and full gaming experience, then it is necessary to pay a subscription. Then the “patron” mode is unlocked.
Last year, a version of ArcheAge: Unchained appeared, which allows you to get permanent “patron” status after a one-time payment. The interesting thing is that you shouldn’t be offline for more than a week. If that happens, then you lose your pirate status. Whether you pick ArcheAge or ArcheAge: Unchained, Microsoft Windows is only available as a platform.
3. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
What happens when you mix Lego bricks and Pirates of the Caribbean? You get a video game called Lego Pirates of the Caribbean. This pirate game is primarily intended for young, inexperienced pirates. So, don’t expect a big carnage in the middle of the sea while cannons are flying around. There is no such thing. However, the idea of combining the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean film and Lego design is very nice.
Also, it is suitable for family gaming sessions. Your tasks are mostly based on solving puzzles and some tasks. It’s even possible to feel a bit of pirate fighting, but it’s a light clash. The biggest advantage of this video game is its availability on a large number of platforms. There are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii and Xbox 360 versions.
2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
There’s no way you haven’t ever played a video game from the Assassin’s Creed franchise. There are really many legendary and fantastic titles, and one that caught our attention is Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. According to numerous positive reviews, the best thing about this game is the open-world gameplay. The story is set in the 17th century in the West Indies, more precisely in the cities of Kingston, Havana, and Nassau.
Missions are based on looting, melee combat, etc. The mere fact that Black Flag was declared one of the best games of 2013 is enough to complete several missions today. Also, the great availability on the platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch is very commendable.
1. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Last but not least is the pirate game Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Unlike its predecessors, Deadfire has made significant progress, primarily in terms of RPG party. When it comes to a story, it only happens a few years after the first one. Once again you take on the role of Watcher and now the goal is to fight the god Eothas along the Deadfire Archipelago.
The gameplay is really interesting and brings a new gaming experience. Battles against other pirate ships are really fine and detailed, so you need proper tactics to win. All in all, the conclusion is that Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is justifiably among the best games of 2018, and also at the top of our list. Finally, we add platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One are available.