Filled with tales of battle and glory, the world of pirates has inspired many motion pictures, novels and video games. The exotic islands of the Caribbean, the emerald sea and the golden treasures are some of the main elements that come to mind when thinking about a life of piracy, but besides these beauties, there is also war, blood and plunder. If you find this combination suiting, then you might also like our list with 10 of the best pirate games that let you feel like the most daring ship captain that ever lived!
Narrator: Davide Arbisi
You forgot many important details about Windward, like ability to create your own factions, ability to trade between cities, be it yours that were already established or in a region that YOU colonised. Beside that there is plenty of conquest be it against enemy factions or Pirates themselves also you can change your allegiance whenever you see fit. Also the ability to customise your ship with a wide array of different colors is a nice feature. There is also a wide array of tools that for instance let you terraform the land using explosive barrels of gunpowder or to build watch towers and lighthouses.
And also you should mention that Pirates! you were showing is the Wii version. It's not that I don't like it I love it but some people may be disssapointed to see that there is no ability to customise your Captain or your ship, that conquering city requires you to bombard it, but rather that you can't customise your ships except for flag and the banner of the country, that capturing a city requires you to fight a turn-based land battle with troops and that in Wii version you can only have 5 ships in fleet while on PC you can have a much larger fleet. I can tell you I played both of them !
It's incredible that for all of the games that are being pumped out - especially these futuristic FPS games that very few people like, that not one developer has though to make a modern, functional and (PLEASE) realistic pirate game where you take to the seas and shape the Golden Age of Piracy for yourself, plundering the high seas, the fight for Nassau and much more, with ports that you can interact with - not just UIs, and a range of ships that you can command - perhaps building your own fleet...and the ability to search the land in an open world style too, as well as the sea, with your crew (with an intelligent AI) and fight land battles, sieges, and of course, naval battles (with the option to go in first person around the ship and use the guns yourself, and to take the wheel when your crews are doing a good enough job). It just seems like a lack of common sense that this game has not already been made. It would make so much money. It would be great if there were side activities like taverns, hunting, diplomacy perhaps (if you become a 'pirate king'), consequences for your actions etc etc, and the option to play single, or multiplayer, because the best looking pirate games seem to be multiplayer only and that bothers me too.
Obviously a game like this would be big, and would take some PC power to run, and would probably cost a bit...but if they did this well it is honestly a game that they would have a RIGHT to demand £50 for compared with all the utter trash they keep releasing now. And let's be honest, yes, it's a big project, but we're more than capable of it now.
It just seems like common sense that a developer after lots of money (and which one of them isn't) would make one of these. People seem to love pirates, a lot more than they liked that recent FPS title that was set in the future, I forget its name.
And please, break the pattern...NO SEA MONSTERS! Or at least have that as an optional setting! Nothing would annoy me more than wanting to forcefully remove Governor Woodes Rogers from Nassau and having to fight monsters with tentacles wrapped around my ship...NOT REALISTIC!
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The only truly good game on there was Black flag. is that the only game that does pirates that has been made in recent history or are all the newer navel pirate games based out of a basement using graphics from the 90's? i'm just curious because i'm looking for something up to date and a lot of fun. i've played black flag till i can sing along with every song and know ever inch of the map that is at first large but quickly becomes way too small as you play more and more.
When I was 6 I played a pirate game. You have tower and cannon on it. You have to. . shoot pirate. .ships around the tower.you have specilal abilities for cannon.For exp.shark(crushes down pirate ships), mines,more ammo for cannon etc.
Now I have 16 and I cannot remember it's name.please help.
Blah, what a rubbish list. A lot of those are multiplayer garbage, mods, or cheap iphone style games like Windward.
Also as much as I love the assassins creed game, it had a very shallow pirate aspect. Most of the game was you running around a modern day office ( sooooo fun) or doing standard asscreed ground missions.
Talk about a genre that desperately needs more attention by devs.
Where is the pirate: caribbean hunt? It's so succesfull there's already a sequel. Altough the main story of the first sucks cannonballs, the second one has a more interesting premise. The battles are challenging, you have open world and can acces many different ships
The best is actually the free mega pirate simulation Gentlemen of Fortune: ERAS2 - Privateers and Profit which can be had from Buccaneers Reef dot com nothing is needed but the download. Download, unzip, push start and play...