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Pirates of the Black Cove is a game in which the player takes the role of a pirate captain who wants to find an island with a buried treasure. The game can be divided into three distinctive parts: free roaming, land missions and sea fights.

While the player can explore the whole game world, the story is advanced by completing missions. Those mostly involve sailing to a certain point, fighting something or doing a land mission, but it tries to spice things up by varying the mission goals, e.g. fighting a giant octopus. Sea fights involve manoeuvring the ship into a good position and firing the cannon to sink the enemy. Land missions are similar to real-time tactics game: the player has a certain amount of units which are commanded indirectly. A click on an enemy involves in automatic attacks.

The free roaming sections include the possibility to find collectibles (for example pirate jokes) or find items to brew helpful potions. There are also role-playing elements because the main character receives level-ups which improve the special abilities (depending on which of three characters is chosen at the start of the game). Loot can be used to upgrade the ship.


Pirates of Black Cove Windows In town
Pirates of Black Cove Windows Sea battle
Pirates of Black Cove Windows Install screen: GSP release
Pirates of Black Cove Windows Port

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Game industry News (GiN) Sep 21, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Watcher Aug 02, 2011 7.5 out of 10 75
Destructoid Aug 04, 2011 7 out of 10 70 Aug 11, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Hooked Gamers Aug 10, 2011 5.4 out of 10 54
Cheat Happens Aug 27, 2011 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Aug 12, 2011 48 out of 100 48 Aug 05, 2011 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Aug 03, 2011 3.5 out of 10 35
PCActu Oct 25, 2011 2 out of 10 20


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Patrick Bregger (192726) added Pirates of Black Cove (Windows) on Nov 26, 2011
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