The Best Pirates Games

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Update : Caribbean Crashers added at rank #30.
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Starfield (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One

Starfield is a revolutionary and captivating game that offers players a vast and immersive interstellar playground. The level of interactivity and choice in the game is unparalleled, allowing players to be whomever they choose in a galaxy full of possibilities.


What we like:
  • Compelling Narrative
  • Freedom of Play
  • Vast Universe
  • Customization Options
  • Ship Building and Outpost Creation
What could be improved:
  • Lack of Tutorials
  • Inventory Management

  • rpg
  • sci-fi
  • pirates
  • exploration
  • crafting
  • stealth
  • shooter
  • open-world
  • combat
  • space
  • skill
  • first-person
  • discovery
  • narrative
  • bethesda

2

The Expanse: A Telltale Series (2023)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Take on the role of Camina Drummer and explore the dangerous, uncharted edges of the Belt. From scavenging wrecked ships in a zero-g environment, to combating fearsome pirates, you make the difficult choices in this latest Telltale adventure. All five episodes playable at launch!

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  • narrative
  • pirates
  • sci-fi
  • zero-gravity
  • exploration
  • adventure
  • novel
  • book
  • drama
  • choices
  • rpg
  • episodic
  • politics
  • action-adventure
  • quick-time-event

3

Sea of Thieves: 2024 (2024)

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Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.


  • pirates
  • sailing
  • multiplayer
  • adventure
  • open-world
  • cooperative

4

The Expanse: A Telltale Series - Episode 2 (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Playstation 4 PC Windows

An epic adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule awaits in The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch™. The adventure is yours to create in a world fueled by your imagination.

In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?

Nintendo Switch Online members can buy a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers* and redeem each one for any game in the voucher catalog—including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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  • pirates
  • episodic
  • quick-time-event
  • grand
  • space-adventure
  • club
  • exploration
  • stealth
  • romance
  • quick-time

5

Cleo - a pirate's tale (2021)

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PC Windows Mac OS

Cleo is a solo-developed, top-down, pixel-art, retro, pirate adventure with a lot of nostalgic flair, humor and a linear story, inspired by the old Zelda games and the classic LucasArts adventure games.


  • investigation
  • pirates
  • 1990s
  • logic
  • linear
  • narration
  • top-down
  • comedy
  • point-and-click
  • action-adventure
  • pixel
  • funny
  • 2d
  • old-school
  • retro

6

Pirates Outlaws (2019)

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Android PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch IOS iPhone Xbox One Mac OS

Pirates Outlaws is a roguelike card game in which you navigate dangerous seas and challenge their masters. Your expedition will be full of ambushes and will not be easy. Build your deck and combos to become a reputed pirate.


  • card
  • pirates
  • rogue-like
  • rogue-like-deckbuilder
  • deck
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • boss

7

King of Seas (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

King of Seas is an Action Role playing game set in a procedural pirate world. An epic adventure awaits you in a fantastic world, dotted with fights, lost islands and treasures. A universe that will keep you anchored as you struggle to become the king of all pirates.


  • naval
  • sailing
  • pirates
  • rogue-like
  • rpg
  • procedural
  • pve
  • isometric
  • combat
  • action
  • battle
  • adventure

8

Sea of Thieves (2018)

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Xbox One j PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.


  • sailing
  • pirates
  • multiplayer
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • adventure

9

Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4

Embark on a thrilling adventure in Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town! Explore a fantasy pirate-themed world with challenging puzzles and witty dialogues. With non-linear gameplay, the freedom to explore and over 50 locations to discover, can you uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of Willy's father?


What we like:
  • Polished and funny point 'n click adventure
  • Limited number of items and hotspots make puzzles approachable
  • Fully voiced with nice animations and good English
  • Interesting story with mysteries that keep the player curious
  • Excellent voice acting and witty dialogue
What could be improved:
  • Linear gameplay with unnecessary steps to puzzle-solving
  • Inconsistent quality of voice acting
  • Unclear save mechanism

  • point-and-click
  • pirates
  • adventure
  • puzzle
  • cartoony
  • mystery
  • funny
  • classic
  • 2.5d
  • inventory
  • investigation
  • nonlinear
  • narrative
  • light-hearted
  • atmospheric

10

Sea of Thieves: 2024 Edition (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Dive in with this revised edition of the game, which includes access to digital bonus media.


  • pirates
  • sailing
  • open-world
  • cooperative
  • multiplayer
  • pvp
  • service
  • online
  • first-person
  • naval
  • adventure
  • pve
  • swordplay

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