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Pirate Hunter (Windows)

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Pirate Hunter is a pirate-themed game very much like Sid Meier's Pirates!. You start out as a new face as either a buccaneer in the service of his majesty or as a pirate and set out to be the most feared pirate among traders or most feared buccaneer among pirates.

The game has 16 different scenarios and features a large world in the 16th century Caribbean where other pirates, merchants, buccaneers and transport convoys travel. As a pirate you can buy bigger and more powerful, or smaller and more agile ships and eventually conquer cities as well. The player has to choose one of the 4 nations (Spain, France, England or Holland) and your governor provides numerous missions and resources to take care of you and your crew, to gain more wealth and power.

Players can assemble a fleet, but unlike Port Royale or the Patrician games, only a single ship can be used in battle sequences. The convoy's statistics are based on morale, ammo, maximum speed, numbers of sailors, cargo and a general condition. At any time, the player can return to the town to repair the ship, load cargo, or to stock food and rum for the sailors. There are different types of ships to acquire, some only in later scenarios. Players also have to trade goods such as grain, meat, cloth, salt, tobacco, sugar, wine and pottery. Settlers often come along with imported goods and can be unloaded when certain towns needs workers. Another important aspect is the relationship with other nations, which influences the number of missions assigned, the availability of sailors, the price of goods, and your general reputation.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Tortuga: Pirates of the New World" -- UK and European title
  • "Tortuga: Pirates et Flibustiers" -- French title
  • "Piraten: Herrscher der Karibik" -- German title
  • "Piraci Nowego świata" -- Polish title

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Game Watcher Nov 24, 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania.de Nov 04, 2003 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Oct 27, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 24, 2004 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 68 out of 100 68
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2004 62 out of 100 62
CD-Action Feb, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Factornews Jan 13, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 24, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 05, 2003 11 out of 20 55


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Rezorrand (240) added Pirate Hunter (Windows) on Jul 11, 2007