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Pirate Francis Blade suffers shipwreck and washes ashore on the mysterious island La Borgne. In a cave, he discovers an amulet that allows him to transform into Black Buccaneer, a cursed pirate with supernatural voodoo powers. He needs to find a way off the island, collect items to repair his ship, and fight the witch La Borgne who guards the treasure she has collected over the years.

The 3rd-person gameplay is similar to the modern Prince of Persia games. Francis Blade uses his sword, gun, and magic to fight enemies in a Caribbean setting. There are also a lot of environment-based puzzles with acrobatic moves. The area has been divided into 18 major sections, not all of them available right away. Blade needs to collect new powers for his Black Buccaneer form, and can for instance take control of enemies or summon minions.

Killing enemies provides points, which can be used to offer to the voodoo god to continue when Blade dies.


Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Stabbing that mechanism probably will not make it budge.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows This ship is your ticket outta this island. But you gotta fix it first. Cutscenes are presented in a widescreen format for no apparent reason.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Whoa! I almost tripped off the ledge!
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows I suppose the platform-ness of the game could be concealed a little better.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Черный Корсар" -- Russian spelling
  • "Black Buccaneer" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Computer Bild Spiele Windows Jun 06, 2007 2.39 out of 6 72
PC Zone Windows Oct 29, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamezone (Germany) Windows May 30, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep 29, 2006 59 out of 100 59
Game Captain Windows May 29, 2007 58 out of 100 58 PlayStation 2 Jun 01, 2007 56 out of 100 56
Level Windows Jun 10, 2008 5 out of 10 50
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 11, 2006 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2006 49 out of 100 49
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2006 3.9 out of 10 39


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