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.

  • 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).
Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Pirate Adventure1979Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Commodore PET/CBM, Electron, Exidy Sorcerer, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo, VIC-20Adventure International2.95
Scott Adams' Graphic Adventure #2: Pirate Adventure1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Adventure International...
Swashbuckler1982Apple II, FM-7, PC-88Datamost, Inc.3.94
Death in the Caribbean1983Apple II, Commodore 64Micro Fun3.50
Walk the Plank1983ZX81Novus Software...
Return to Pirate's Isle1983Browser, TI-99/4ATexas Instruments Incorporated...
Pirate Ship Higemaru1984ArcadeCapcom Co., Ltd.3.40
Booty1984Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumFirebird Software3.58
Sinbad1984ZX SpectrumAtlantis Software Limited...
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd....
Devil's Crown1985Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumProbe Software Ltd....
Treasure Island1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)2.83
Sinbad & the Golden Ship1986ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd....
Pirates of the Barbary Coast1986Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSKeypunch Software, Inc.3.88
Captain Silver1987Arcade, NES, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.2.65
Treasure Island1987Commodore 64Mastertronic Ltd....
Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibōken1987MSX, NESCapcom Co., Ltd....
Treasure Island1987Commodore 64River Software...
Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon1987Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.88
Plundered Hearts1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.86
Sid Meier's Pirates!1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC BooterMicroProse Software, Inc.4.01
The Ancient Art of War at Sea1987Apple II, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.80
Treasure Island Dizzy1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.71
Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout!1988Apple II, DOSSoftdisk Publishing3.40
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Selected Covers

Treasure Island ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island
Treasure Island Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island
Captain Silver SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Captain Silver
Plundered Hearts DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Plundered Hearts

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Treasure Island
Title Screen.
Screenshot from Pirate Ship Higemaru
Windham Classics logo
Screenshot from Treasure Island
Screenshot from Captain Silver
Screenshot from Swashbuckler
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