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Sid Meier's Pirates! (Xbox)

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Description

Sid Meier returns to his roots with this remake of Sid Meier's Pirates!, his 1987 game about sailing the high seas in search of treasure. As in the original, you will plunder cities, sink enemy ships, and more. A plethora of different styles of gameplay will have you sneaking out of prison, dancing with the governor's daughter, engaging in real-time strategic combat, and a slew of others.

Sid Meier's Pirates! features a new 3D engine, but its style of stringing several minigames together to make a congruent game remains true to the original.

Screenshots

Sid Meier's Pirates! Xbox Sailing the Caribbean with the map overlay on.
Sid Meier's Pirates! Xbox Not all pirating careers end with a bang.
Sid Meier's Pirates! Xbox Fast and furious multiplayer ship battles.
Sid Meier's Pirates! Xbox New "Even the Odds" Minigame.

Alternate Titles

  • "大海盜" -- Taiwan spelling

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The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania Aug 15, 2005 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Jul 11, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Jolt (UK) Jul 26, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak Sep 05, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
MAN!AC Jul 01, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
XBox Front Aug 07, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 26, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Mar 19, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Sound

Some sound-effects/video in Sid Meier's Pirates were re-used from previous Civilization games., One example includes when your character swings on a rope aboard a ship. The yell he makes is actually the yell an Archer makes in Civ III when he gets promoted. Another example is one of the ballroom dancing pieces that's played. It happens to also be a track used in Civilization III: Conquests.

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2005 - #2 Game of the Year
  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2005 (Issue #249) – Arcade Classic of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #10 PC Game of the Year
    • 2004 - Old Skool Award (PC)
Information also contributed by PCGamer77

Related Web Sites

  • Addicted to Pirates! (A fansite containing various information about Sid Meier's Pirates!)
  • Hooked on Pirates! (A fansite containing many mods for Sid Meier's Pirates!)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Pirates! on the publisher's website, which provides trailers, an overview of the various ships and skills within the game itself, desktop wallpapers, and purchasing information, among other such details.)
  • Plunder the High Seas in Sid Meier's Pirates! (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Sid Meier's Pirates!, with commentary provided by Executive Producer Barry Caudill (October, 2008).)
  • Sid Meier's Pirates! (Official website)
  • Sid Meier's Pirates! (Firaxis' Official Site)
DGackey (124) added Sid Meier's Pirates! (Xbox) on Sep 08, 2005
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