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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Sinbad & the Golden Ship1986ZX SpectrumMastertronic Ltd....
Devil's Crown1985Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumProbe Software Ltd.0.73
Sinbad1984ZX SpectrumAtlantis Software Limited...
The Secret of Donkey Island1994DOSEpic Games, Inc.1.41
Fox's Peter Pan & The Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook1991NESTHQ Inc.1.42
Tortuga Bay2003WindowsIncaGold GmbH1.43
Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas1999WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.1.88
Pumuckls Abenteuer bei den Piraten1999Game Boy ColorAcclaim Entertainment, GmbH2.00
Search for the Golden Dolphin1999Macintosh, WindowsDigital Treasures2.04
Pirates of the Caribbean Online2007Macintosh, WindowsDisney Online2.07
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas2003WindowsAtari, Inc.2.25
Treasure Island1997WindowsL.K. Avalon2.25
Sea Journey2009WindowsDivoGames Ltd.2.40
Peter Pan1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Thomson TOCoktel Vision2.40
Captain Silver1987Arcade, NES, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.2.45
Bounty Bay Online2008WindowsFrogster Interactive Pictures AG2.46
Cutthroat Island1995Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.49
Pirates of the Burning Sea2008WindowsSony Online Entertainment Inc.2.50
The Secret of Monkey Island (Demo Version)1990Amiga, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC2.50
Black Beard1988Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX SpectrumKixx3.44
King's Bounty: The Legend (Special Edition)2008Windows1C Company2.50
Woody Two-Legs: Attack of the Zombie Pirates2010WindowsParadox Interactive AB2.50
Pirate Fry and Volcano Island2001DOS, Windows2.50
Hook1992Commodore 64, Game Boy, NESSony Imagesoft2.59
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Selected Covers

Treasure Island Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island
Hook Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Hook
Tortuga Bay Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tortuga Bay

Selected Screenshots

Intro - a prison cell
Screenshot from Treasure Island
Title Screen
Screenshot from Hook
Title screen
Screenshot from Tortuga Bay