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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 Quests you get are listed and explained here.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Title screen.
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Looking at the island from the beach. What a pretty sight!
Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer Windows Showing a baboon your fancy swash buckling moves. Yes a bit excessive I'd agree.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Gamezone (Germany) Windows May 30, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
FOK!games Windows Oct 19, 2006 61 out of 100 61 Windows Jun 01, 2007 58 out of 100 58 PlayStation 2 Jun 01, 2007 56 out of 100 56
Yiya Windows May 21, 2007 8 out of 15 53
PC Powerplay Windows Jun 27, 2007 53 out of 100 53
Level Windows Jun 10, 2008 5 out of 10 50 Windows Feb 04, 2007 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2006 3.9 out of 10 39
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Jul 08, 2007 F 0


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