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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.

  • 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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Pirates of Dark Water1994SNESSun Corporation2.60
The Secret of Donkey Island1994DOSEpic Games, Inc.1.41
The Pirates of Dark Water1994GenesisSun Corporation of America3.45
Alone in the Dark 219933DO, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInfogrames Europe SA3.73
Pirates! Gold1993Amiga CD32, DOS, Genesis, Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicroProse Software, Inc.3.85
High Seas Havoc1993GenesisData East USA, Inc.3.36
Traps 'n' Treasures1993AmigaKrisalis Software Ltd.4.60
ScubaVenture The Search For Pirate's Treasure1993DOSSoftdisk Publishing3.55
Goof Troop1993SNESCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.82
Peter Pan: A Story Painting Adventure1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.33
New Horizons1993DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Sharp X68000, SNES, Wii, Wii UKOEI Co., Ltd.4.00
Redhook's Revenge1993DOS4.33
Crystal Kingdom Dizzy1992Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters3.05
Hook1992Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESSony Imagesoft2.74
Sküljagger: Revolt of the Westicans1992SNESAmerican Softworks Corporation...
Hook1992Commodore 64, Game Boy, NESSony Imagesoft2.54
Hook1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.2.87
Fox's Peter Pan & The Pirates: The Revenge of Captain Hook1991NESTHQ Inc.1.42
Swords and Galleons1991AmigaIdea Software5.00
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge1991Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, MacintoshLucasfilm Games LLC4.02
The Secret of Monkey Island (Demo Version)1990Amiga, DOSLucasfilm Games LLC2.50
The Secret of Monkey Island1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CDJVC Musical Industries, Inc.4.00
Pink Shock Pirates II1990PC-98Soft Plan5.00
Uncharted Waters1990DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.96
Skull & Crossbones1990NESTengen Inc.1.40
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Selected Covers

Goof Troop SNES Front Cover
Front cover for Goof Troop
New Horizons DOS Front Cover
Front cover for New Horizons
Hook SEGA CD Front Cover
Front cover for Hook

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Goof Troop
The brilliant title screen.
Screenshot from Traps 'n' Treasures
Title screen 1
Screenshot from New Horizons
Genesis version title screen.
Screenshot from Hook