The Best Sailing Games

Update : Harbor Captain added at rank #39.
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Sail Forth (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Mac OS Linux

Set sail in Sail Forth, a captivating sea adventure where you command a fleet, battle pirates, and unveil secrets. Enjoy a living ocean with ever-changing weather as you explore exotic islands and customize your ships for thrilling naval combat. Discover freedom on the high seas and create your own legend!


What we like:
  • Diverse activities for endless fun
  • Variety of weapons for custom ship builds
  • Engaging combat with tactical freedom
  • Beautiful art style with impressive vistas
What could be improved:
  • AI for fleet ships lacks independence
  • End-game content may lack challenge

  • sailing
  • naval
  • pirates
  • procedural
  • physics
  • relaxing
  • lore

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Far: Changing Tides (2022)

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Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 5

In FAR: Changing Tides, you'll embark on a captivating adventure in a beautifully flooded world. As Toe, you'll navigate stormy waters, explore forgotten ruins, and dive into unknown depths. You'll captain your own seafaring vessel, solve puzzles, and search for a new home. With a mesmerizing soundtrack and stunning visuals, this game offers an immersive and unique experience.


What we like:
  • Stunning visuals and captivating soundtrack
  • Engaging puzzles and resource management
  • Immersive and atmospheric gameplay
  • Unique vehicle control and customization
  • Emotional and thought-provoking journey
What could be improved:
  • Occasional softlock issues
  • Repetitive tasks

  • puzzle
  • sailing
  • vehicle
  • underwater
  • submarine
  • post-apocalyptic
  • platform
  • atmospheric
  • adventure
  • 2.5d
  • relaxing
  • steampunk
  • puzzling
  • action-adventure
  • narrative

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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
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • adventure

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King of Seas (2021)

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70
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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

5

Exiled (2024)

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Linux Mac OS IOS iPhone Android PC Windows

Charlotte is missing. Decode an ancient language, investigate a mystery, and stay away from ancient monsters in this compact puzzle thriller.


  • horror
  • crawl
  • survival-horror
  • mystery
  • thriller
  • point-and-click
  • sailing
  • arpg
  • psychological
  • multiple-endings
  • dark
  • choices
  • isometric
  • stylized
  • classic

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Sea of Thieves (2018)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows

Pre-order Sea of Thieves to receive this exclusive content:• Ruby Viper Weapon Set• Scarlet Storm Parakeet• Parakeet Kraken Outfit• Parakeet Sea Dog Outfit• Closed Beta access ahead of launchSea 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
  • cooperative
  • open-world
  • multiplayer
  • sandbox
  • pvp
  • adventure
  • naval
  • online
  • mmo

7

Sailing Era (2023)

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Playstation 5 Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 PC Windows

Every voyage is a journey of "Sailing & Beyond" in Sailing Era! Navigate your fleet and sail for fun; run a business; have a romantic encounter in the tavern; capture pirates amid intense battle; explore inland for treasure... Experience foreign culture, make novel discoveries, and sail away!


  • sailing
  • trading
  • pirates
  • rpg
  • naval
  • discovery
  • exploration
  • transportation
  • anime
  • historical
  • battle

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Sea of Thieves 2023 Edition (2020)

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PC Windows

Celebrate five years since Sea of Thieves' launch with this special edition, including a copy of the game with all permanent content added since launch, plus a 10,000 gold bonus and a selection of Hunter cosmetics: the Hunter Cutlass, Pistol, Compass, Hat, Jacket and Sails.


  • sailing
  • pirates
  • service
  • open-world
  • cooperative
  • multiplayer
  • pvp
  • narrative
  • online
  • underwater
  • first-person
  • naval
  • adventure

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Sail (2022)

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early access Mac OS PC Windows dos

Open World VR Pirate Adventure Game!

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  • sailing
  • simulation
  • loot
  • immersive
  • sims
  • shooter
  • first-person
  • 6dof
  • swordplay
  • pirates
  • action-adventure
  • vr
  • naval
  • pvp
  • 3d

10

Horizon's Gate (2020)

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PC Windows

Voyage into the wide world of Eral as an explorer, trader, or privateer. Defeat your enemies on land or at sea in deep but straightforward tactical combat. Unravel the secrets behind Dominio's betrayal – or sail off in search of your own adventure.

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  • turn-based
  • sailing
  • naval
  • rpg
  • pirates
  • tactical
  • trading
  • strategy
  • character
  • party
  • nonlinear
  • pixel
  • exploration
  • open-world

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