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 Carribean).
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 marquis'. However, for the context of this group, any game that features a strong element or atmosphere of naval 'piracy' is allowed.Limitations:
Related Game Groups
- For strategy games, the gameplay should identify the ability of the player to attack other ships in sea battles, which may or may not 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 (this will most likely be added to a new game group).
|Hook||1992||Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNES||Sony Imagesoft||2.74|
|Hook||1992||Commodore 64, Game Boy, NES||Sony Imagesoft||2.52|
|Crystal Kingdom Dizzy||1992||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Codemasters||3.05|
|Swords and Galleons||1991||Amiga||Idea Software||5.00|
|Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge||1991||Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh||Lucasfilm Games LLC||4.01|
|Fox's Peter Pan & The Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook||1991||NES||THQ Inc.||1.62|
|Skull & Crossbones||1990||NES||Tengen Inc.||1.40|
|Uncharted Waters||1990||DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES||KOEI Corporation||4.04|
|The Secret of Monkey Island (Demo Version)||1990||Amiga, DOS||Lucasfilm Games LLC||2.50|
|The Secret of Monkey Island||1990||Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD||JVC Musical Industries, Inc.||3.98|
|Pink Shock Pirates II||1990||PC-98||Soft Plan||...|
|The Island of Lost Hope||1989||Amiga||Digital Concepts||...|
|Skull & Crossbones||1989||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum||Atari Games Corporation||3.91|
|Corsarios||1989||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari ST, MSX, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum||Opera Soft S.A.||4.26|
|Pink Shock Pirates||1989||PC-98||Soft Plan||...|
|Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout!||1988||Apple II, DOS||Softdisk Publishing||3.43|
|Peter Pan||1988||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST||Coktel Vision||2.40|
|Black Beard||1988||Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum||Kixx||3.44|
|Treasure Island Dizzy||1988||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Codemasters Software Company Limited, The||3.77|
|Treasure Island||1987||Commodore 64||Mastertronic Ltd.||...|
|Sid Meier's Pirates!||1987||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter||MicroProse Software, Inc.||3.97|
|The Ancient Art of War at Sea||1987||Apple II, DOS, Macintosh||Brøderbund Software, Inc.||3.80|
|Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon||1987||Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS||Cinemaware Corporation||4.02|
|Plundered Hearts||1987||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh||Infocom, Inc.||3.95|
|Captain Silver||1987||Arcade, NES, SEGA Master System||SEGA of America, Inc.||2.50|