Top 15 Pirate Games of All Time
Everyone has dreamt of being a pirate especially after being inspired by movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and anime such as One piece. For thousands of years, Pirates were the rulers of the seas. They own and destroy ships and cities. They were the human being of which everyone afraid. Well, thanks to games you can now experience the life of a pirate from the comfort of your home. If you are looking for the top-rated pirate games, then we have done that job for you! So, let’s get ready to set sail.
Here are the top 15 Pirate Games you need to play:
Table of contents
- 1) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- 2) Sea of Thieves
- 3) Furious Seas
- 4) Assassin Creed: Rogue
- 5) Risen 3: Titan Lords
- 6) Atlas
- 7) Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles
- 8) Naval Action
- 9) Blackwake
- 10) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
- 11) Assassin Creed Odyssey
- 12) Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
- 13)Tempest: Pirate Action RPG
- 14) Blood & Gold: Caribbean
- 15) Skull and Bones
1) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Platforms Available: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Release: October 29, 2013
This was the first and most impressive pirate game made by Ubisoft in the Assassin Creed Series. The game was very well received by the assassin creed community. Black Flag has amazing graphics and an equally intense pulling storyline. You get to own a pirate ship and make your own crew. You can always upgrade your pirate ship to make it stronger so that it can easily sail the harsh seas. Apart from being one of the most amazing Pirate games ever made, black flag also has amazing parkour type movement mechanics which make running through the city a lot more fun and easy. The character development of Edward Kenway, a pirate-cum-assassin makes the player explore the story even further even if you are new to the assassin’s creed franchise. The best part is the pirate fights that make you truly feel like a pirate king. A must-play game for pirate lovers.
2) Sea of Thieves
Platforms Available: PC, Xbox One
Released: March 20, 2018
This game is one of the most fun games to play with your friends. You get to choose from a huge variety of characters and the game is originally meant to be played online with your friends. The goal of the game just like most pirate games is to get gold through voyages, which are missions that you do. You are given these missions by hoarders who are either a gold hoarder, a skull hoarder, or a crate hoarder. Eventually, if you keep doing the same hoarder voyages, then you level up in that section, which then you get more gold. You can then use the gold for upgrading your equipment. You can purchase stuff like clothes, weapon skins, tool skins, and ship skins. You can also take part in a solo adventure with a small ship, or you can hop in with your friends with a medium or large ship.
There are a number of other things like fishing, treasure hunting, and sailing around the world that you can do in Sea of Thieves. Happy Hunting.
3) Furious Seas
Platform Available: VR
Developer: Future Immersive
Release: July 16, 2018
All right, lads its time for a really unique Pirate game. There have been a few pirates games made but one comes close to Furious seas. It is the first VR pirate game, with graphics so amazing and oceans so real, that you can almost smell the sea salt and hear the gunfire. You do need a proper VR headset for this game which you need to buy.
You are the caption of the boat. You are in charge of your crew and ship which you need to take proper care of. As pirates, we sail and explore, battle against fleets of enemy forces and other pirates, and become the king of pirates.
This game is still in early access after two years of launch but there have been plenty of updates over the years. The developers have included multiplayer and open-world exploration. All in all its a great game and its first of its kind.
4) Assassin Creed: Rogue
Platforms Available: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Ubisoft Sofia
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Just like Assassin Creed Black Flag, Assassin Creed Rogue also was based on naval fights and pirates. It had a great storyline and was loved by many. It has amazing graphics and gameplay that made assassin creed community ecstatic. The only place it fell behind was innovation since the game felt quite similar to the black flag. Thus the game ended up receiving a mixed review overall. You get to play as Shay Cormac, a former Assassin who ends siding with their Templars. We are then forced to hunt the assassins in order to help the templars.
You are able to roam the North Atlantic and inland rivers with new naval weapons, warfare, and the added danger of the Assassin’s, trying to hunt you down. The game is no doubt amazing compared to other games on the list but compared to the black flag many people felt that it lacked the wow factor. Nonetheless Rogue has made its way to the top 3 pirate games in the world according to us.
5) Risen 3: Titan Lords
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3,4 and Windows
Developers: Piranha Bytes, Deep Silver
Release Date: April 24, 2014
Risen 3 Dark Waters is the ultimate Pirate RPG game. With a truly amazing RPG Story and gameplay experience, this game has managed to secure the 5th rank on our Top 10 pirate games list.
You play the character of a nameless hero living in a city. The city is being threatened by two giant gods called Titans who are holding the islands people hostage. If you wanted a gothic experienced combined with a world full of swearing pirates than this game is for you. You and your fellow pirates need to kill the Kraken sent by the titans and save the people of the island.
The game has a truly unique approach to the world of pirates and thus deserves its rightful spot. If you are looking for a realistic pirate experience with all the swearing and the pirate cliches then this game is for you.
Platforms: Xbox one and Windows
Developers: Grapeshot Games
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Atlas is one of the newest Pirate games and is still in early access. It is updated every 2-3 months and the dev team is quite active. The amazing graphics and quality of the game have made it a fan favorite Pirate MMO. The game has an amazing online experience where you can play and fight with other pirates from around the globe. You can make your dream ship and assemble your own crew to sail the open seas. This game actually has PVP as well and honestly a great modding community too. There is a single-player mode as well if online pirating is not your thing.
If you truly want to experience the online pirate games action than this is the game for you.
7) Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Windows
Developers: Evil Twin Networks
Release Date: April 20, 2017
If you love the Naval Battles of Pirates than this game was made especially for you. You get to visit over 50 ports and hunt various beasts around the world using your pirate ship. It’s all about war and guns in this pirate game. Man O’ War: Corsair – Warhammer Naval Battles as the name suggests is a Naval Battle style Pirate game where you explore the oceans of Warhammer and fight with beasts and other pirates in the sea.
You get to explore the world and have epic pirate battles that will awaken the pirate within you. It has great graphics and it is highly praised for its gameplay and strategies. You have multiple quests that you need to complete and all in all its a really fulfilling game. A must-play for those who love pirate wars.
8) Naval Action
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows
Developers: Game Labs
Release Date: June 13, 2019
Naval Action is a hardcore, realistic, Naval Battle game with truly beautiful ships. You get to experience and play one of the most beautiful periods of naval history – when ships and pirates ruled the seas.
The gameplay is great. You spend all your time on ships unlike other games such as Assassin creed black flag and risen 3. This might be a deal-breaker for some but if you are a die-hard fan of naval fights then this game is for you. You get to command and upgrade your ship and with the help of your crew, you can now conquer the seas.
Developers: Mastfire Studios
Release Date: Feb 20, 2020
Blackwake is a new recently launched multiplayer naval FPS game. The game is focused on teamwork and cooperation with your crew and is one of the few latest pirate games in the market. The gameplay is okayish but the graphics are great. It is one of the realist pirate simulation games out there. You can fire the cannons, sink enemy ships or board them with firearms and steel so start epic pirate battles. The game is bit on the violent side and thus is not recommended for kids.
10) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
Platforms: Xbox 1, PlayStation 4, Windows, Nintendo Switch
Developers: Omega Force, Bandai Namco
Release Date: April 27, 2020
If you love one piece anime than this is the game for you. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 is the latest part of the One-piece Game franchise. It was recently released and has amazing graphics that pirates are sure to love. It is the sequel to One piece Pirate Warriors 3 and was beautifully made. The game is really fun to play and you get to experience the story of Luffy. The combat system is fun to play around with. It now has a titan mode where enemies become bigger and tougher. It also has 4 new multiplayer modes which are a lot of fun to play with friends. So make sure to play as the most amazing pirate.
11) Assassin Creed Odyssey
Assassin Creed Odyssey is a massive RPG game that is based on Greek and Spartan History. The game is not exclusively a pirate game but it has the most amazing naval action and fight systems. There are very few games that can compete with this game in terms of graphics and gameplay. You can upgrade your ship, recruit powerful crew members, and raid forts in all of the greek.
The only reason it is ranking so low because it is not an exclusive pirate game. You don’t have guns but you get to truly experience greek and spartan pirates in all their glory. The game is extremely huge and you will spend hours at sea. It’s definitely worth playing if you love pirates and action at sea.
12) Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
Platforms: Xbox 1, PlayStation 4, Windows, Nintendo Switch
Developers: Omega Force, Bandai Namco
Release Date: May 8, 2018
This is the only game on the list with a top-down view. Many players don’t prefer this view I happen to be one of them as well. But if you are cool with it. This is probably one of the best strategy pirate games ever made. Divinity series is known for amazing gameplay and strategy games as such you can be sure that this game is worth the price, thus it rightfully deserves its rank. The gameplay is awesome. It’s not CPU and GPU intensive so all players even those without high-end GPUs can enjoy the pirate action.
13)Tempest: Pirate Action RPG
Developer: Lion’s Shade
Release Date: August 22, 2016
This is another Pirate RPG that is not well known. It has many elements of Sea of Thieves and Black Flag. But it falls short in terms of graphics. The gameplay is quite good and they did put a lot of thought into the game. There are 3 continents, the entire open ocean between them, for us to explore. This game has plenty of quests that reward handsomely. There mythical beasts that lurk in the waters. You have the Kraken’s, leviathans, dragons, and many more just waiting for you.
The game’s reception is mixed some people liked it. While some didn’t because of the autoscaling and simple design. I personally felt the game was good to play on low-end systems. But on high-end systems, I would invest in games such as black flag or the secret game on Rank 15.
14) Blood & Gold: Caribbean
Developer: Snowbird Games
Release Date: December 10, 2015
When it comes to pirates, there is never a shortage of action and excitement. After the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean, there is no more perfect setting for a pirate game than that of the Caribbean. Blood and Gold: the Caribbean does just that by setting players right in the middle of it.
The premise of the game is quite simple. You are a pirate in the 18th century. You can sail across the open seas and set out to live your dream pirate life. Your job is to accumulate money upgrade your ship and become even more wealthy. You can go wild with being a pirate or be a respectable merchant based on how you want to play the game.
The thing it lacks the most is the graphics which honestly are outdated. The game is 5 years old and needs a new version or a remaster to survive. It’s a fun game to play but has plenty of cons that go with it.
15) Skull and Bones
Credits: Ubisoft Studios
Release Date: March 2021
This my dear readers is the true best pirate game ever made. The reason it’s on rank 15 is that it’s not going to release this year. It’s scheduled to be released next year and due to some issues has been postponed by Ubisoft. Then you might be wondering why I am singing its praises.
The reason for the high praise is that it’s the unofficial successor to the Assassin Creed Black Flag. Although the stories are different the gameplay and the graphics will remind you of a lot of Black Flag’s pirate systems. This game however is entirely dedicated to pirates, unlike black flag that had an assassin templar mix added to it. Check out the gameplay and let me know what you think in the comments below.
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That’s all folks. These were the Top 15 pirate games every gamer who loves pirates has to play. If you know any more games we might have missed do let us know. We are always looking for more games to play. I hope this list of top pirate games helped you find your ideal pirate game. Happy Gaming
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