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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer2006PlayStation 2, WindowsValcon Games LLC3.84
Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey2007PlayStation 2, Windows1C Company3.93
Age of Sail II: Privateer's Bounty2001WindowsGlobal Star Software Ltd.2.61
King's Bounty: The Legend (Special Edition)2008Windows1C Company2.50
Tropico 2: Pirate Cove2003Macintosh, WindowsGathering of Developers, Inc.3.85
King's Bounty: The Legend (Collector Edition)2008Windows1C Company3.33
King's Bounty: Gold Edition2009Windows1C Company...
Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates2002WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.3.61
Sid Meier's Pirates!2007PSP2K Games, Inc.4.20
Pumuckls Abenteuer bei den Piraten1999Game Boy ColorAcclaim Entertainment, GmbH2.00
Cutthroat Island1995Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.54
The Monkey Island Bounty Pack1997DOS, WindowsActivision (UK) Limited3.59
Muppet Treasure Island1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xActivision, Inc.4.74
Pirate Adventure1978Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Commodore PET/CBM, Electron, FM-7, PC-88, PC-98, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumAdventure International3.49
Scott Adams' Graphic Adventure #2: Pirate Adventure1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Adventure International4.71
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.35
Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy2008WindowsAkella3.57
Sea Dogs2000WindowsBethesda Softworks LLC3.76
Corsary: Antologia2008WindowsAkella...
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Ubisoft, Inc.4.07
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag2013Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox Oneak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.47
Sea Bounty: Dead Man's Chest2006WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc....
El Tesoro de Isla Alcachofa2000WindowsAlcachofa Soft S.L.3.00
Sküljagger: Revolt of the Westicans1992SNESAmerican Softworks Corporation...
Treasure of Cutlass Reef2007BrowserArcadeBliss.com4.33
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Selected Covers

Cutthroat Island SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Cutthroat Island
Muppet Treasure Island Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Muppet Treasure Island

Selected Screenshots

Opening animation
Screenshot from Cutthroat Island
The Adventure Parrot!
Screenshot from Muppet Treasure Island
Set sail!  The visual splendor of the engine can be seen here as this sloop leaves port.
Screenshot from Sea Dogs