Buccaneer (Windows)

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Buccaneer is a strategy game following in the footsteps of Sid Meier's Pirates!. Set during the Age of Sail, you have a choice of six campaigns with varying goals (rescue a relative, get buried treasure, etc.), or you can just engage in standalone ship-to-ship battles.

Good management skills are also required, as you must stock up on supplies and recruit men to join you on your missions.


Buccaneer Windows You lost the game.
Buccaneer Windows Captain and Plot selection
Buccaneer Windows Encountering a ship.
Buccaneer Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Buccaneer: Unter schwarzer Flagge" -- German title

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Power Play Nov, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Gamezilla Mar 04, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Joker Dec, 1997 59 out of 100 59
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 55 out of 100 55
CD-Action Jan, 1998 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 46 out of 100 46
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 42 out of 100 42
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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PCGamer77 (3011) added Buccaneer (Windows) on Jun 09, 2001