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Sid Meier's Pirates! (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (8 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
A genre break-through, this is a fascinating simulation of the Age of Piracy. This reviewer's initial impression was somewhat muted, in that he did not know if the product had "legs," but it stands up far better than most computer simulations.
84
Power Play
Mit Pirates kann sich jeder den Geruch von Seetang und Kanonenpulver ins eigene Wohnzimmer holen. Spielerisch bleiben keine Wünsche offen: Fechten mit Kapitänen, Städte plündern oder sogar handfeste Feuergefechte mit anderen Seglern. Selbst das Navigieren nach dem Stand der Sonne wurde nicht vergessen. Einstellbare Schwierigkeitsgrade, ein riesiges Seegebiet und ausgeschlafene Computergegner versprechen langfristige Spielfreude. Die Grafik gut und der Sound stimmungsvoll.
83
The DOS Spirit
Forutenom å være intuitivt, lærerikt og nyskapende for sin tid, satte Sid Meier's Pirates! seg som en milepæl for andre spill i senere tid. Lydsiden er god for å være sent 80-tall, og grafikken er også kurrant. Spillets sterke side er derimot hvordan det eksemplarisk klarer å "uskadeliggjøre" den tilsynelatende ondskapelige sjørøverlivet, og heller retter det ut som en slags utopi for hva som er en god spillopplevelse. Som allerede nevnt, det er sjelden pirater har vært så morsomt og godt gjennomført som akkurat dette. Vi har ingen tvil, dette kvalifiserer til vår "Golden Dos Spirit"-utmerkelse.
76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The game's been fleshed out a little since it first appeared on the C64, with the addition of several extra pictures. Your ship is slightly easier to control and seems to be a bit nippier on the PC than on the C64. This improves the game slightly and makes it fun to play for a while.