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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!: Live the Life iPad Title screen
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life Windows After many a season of sailing, you may want to cash your earnings and retire. Here's an example of a "not so successful" pirate career!
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life iPad Collecting pieces of a map leading to the famous pirate Jean Laffite's treasure.
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life Windows Talking to the Abbot might get you some quests

Promo Images

Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life Screenshot
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life Screenshot
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life Magazine Advertisement
Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "大海盜" -- Traditional Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

I for one look forward to more games like this...har...har...har Windows Indra was here (20862)
Excellent remake of a memorable classic Windows Cadorna (222)
Memorable, addictive, fun.. I love it Windows Arejarn (7073)
SET FULL SAIL!! Windows James Kirk (168)

Critic Reviews

GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Windows Dec 20, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Dec 03, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Jolt (UK) Xbox Jul 26, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jan, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak Xbox Sep 05, 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de Windows Dec 08, 2004 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de iPad Jul 29, 2011 68 out of 100 68
Worth Playing Wii Oct 06, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Cubed3 Wii Feb 15, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox Mar 19, 2006 4 out of 10 40

Forums

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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)
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