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Theme: Sea Pirates

Group Description

Games that deal with the theme of piracy in a naval sense. Historically, sea piracy and buccaneering are not limited to a specific time period nor are they limited to particular territorial waters (although the term buccaneer itself is limited to pirates operating in the Caribbean).

It's safe to say that ever since ship vessels were first built, there have been persons attempting to prey upon those ships and its cargo.

Note: Sea piracy is probably best known for their setting in the Caribbean from 1560 to 1730 (often known as the Golden Age of Piracy). Pirates attacking ships on behalf of a nation are known as privateers after they acquired a letter of marque. However, for the context of this group, any game that features a strong element or atmosphere of naval piracy is allowed.

Limitations:
  • For strategy games, the gameplay should identify the ability of the player to attack other ships in sea battles, which may include: boarding another ship, looting goods from defeated enemy ships, attacking sea forts from the sea, etc. The most obvious example for this is the Pirates! series.

  • For adventure games or other genres that do not fulfill the requirement of the aforementioned, a pirate theme must explicitly be noticed within the game. The most obvious example for this is the Monkey Island series.

  • In accordance to the first requirement, space pirates or games that refer to space piracy are excluded from this game group (see: Genre: Simulation - Space trading and combat).
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Assassin's Creed: Pirates2014BrowserUbisoft Entertainment SA...
Assassin's Creed: Rogue2014PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc....
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Ubisoft, Inc.4.14
Pirate Legends TD2013Android, iPad, iPhoneSuperHippo...
Scurvy Scallywags2013Android, iPad, iPhoneBeep Games, Inc....
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Freedom Cry2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneUbisoft, Inc....
Assassin's Creed: Pirates2013Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows PhoneUbisoft Entertainment SA3.29
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag2013Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneUbisoft Entertainment SA3.41
Risen 2: Dark Waters2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.79
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media Digital Ltd....
Port Royale 3: Dawn of Pirates2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media Digital Ltd....
Port Royale 3: New Adventures2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media Digital Ltd....
Port Royale 3: Harbour Master2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media Digital Ltd....
Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle2012Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windowsdtp entertainment AG4.00
Risen 2: Dark Waters - A Pirate's Clothes2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.75
Tropico 4: Pirate Heaven2012Windows, Xbox 360Kalypso Media Digital Ltd....
Pirates! Showdown2012Android, iPad, iPhoneFlashpoint Games LLC...
The Flying Dutchman in the Ghost Prison2011WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Pirate Mysteries2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsKristanix Studios ANS2.75
Jolly Rover (Special Edition)2011Macintosh, WindowsLace Mamba Global Ltd.4.00
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game2011Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Disney Interactive Studios3.99
Pirates of Black Cove2011Macintosh, WindowsParadox Interactive AB...
Jolly Rover2010Macintosh, WindowsBrawsome3.83
Adrift2010Xbox 360Wicked Smiles Studios...
Pirates Ahoy!2010BrowserPlayfish Ltd.3.00
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Selected Covers

Pirates! Showdown Android Front Cover Demo cover
Front cover for Pirates! Showdown

Selected Screenshots

Title screen and main menu
Screenshot from Risen 2: Dark Waters
Tropical Level
Screenshot from Pirate Legends TD