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6.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 1023 ratings
  1. 10 (207)
  2. 9 (205)
  3. 8 (203)
  4. 7 (115)
  5. 6 (61)
  6. 5 (51)
  7. 4 (26)
  8. 3 (14)
  9. 2 (23)
  10. 1 (118)

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  • User Rating 4

    RPG element is lacking. Missions are repetitive with only a few varieties of mission types.

    Rated on March 31, 2008 by Jaqknife

    RPG element is lacking. Missions are repetitive with only a few varieties of mission types. FLS is starting to implement new epic type missions that are more involved and are a spinoff of RAID type ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    6 years of development. What promised to be a rewarding game failed at many fundamental aspects.

    Rated on April 07, 2008 by Zanduar

    Pirates of the Burning Sea was a highly watched game when it was first announced. Gamers were clamoring for a pirate based MMO after the recent success of Sid Meyer's Pirates!. The Pirates of the Cari...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Great ship combat, and a good economy game, but mediocre swashbuckling and a small gameworld.

    Rated on April 14, 2008 by Grotius

    PoTBS brings one thing to the table no other MMO has -- a great ship combat system. You blast away at other ships with chain shot, bar shot, round shot, grape shot, etc; you have to tack into the win...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    We all know about Akellas Pirate type games. Interesting how POTBS got the same highlights and the very same flaws.

    Rated on May 03, 2008 by kailii

    Looking back at the POTBS Beta and before, there was word about an MMORPG where you would not pick up the hat or beard of your avatar but his ship. It looked good and felt good for any of us knowing ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Try it for 30 days free - Love it or your money back :)

    Rated on October 28, 2009 by Buddhism101

    See bottom for trial key for 30 days completely unlocked - no level / economy limitations This game is definitely worth trying. I've read some of the other reviews and recognize the names of explo...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Amazing!!!

    Rated on May 03, 2013 by kilibrio

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    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    If you like pirates this is the game!

    Rated on July 25, 2008 by Supreme_Scheme

    its just like world of warcraft but with pirates, i love pirates so this game is just what a pirate lover should have in his or hers collection. you can choose from being a pirate to being a navy offi...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    Good at first but gets boring fast.

    Rated on July 29, 2008 by booboobradley

    Eventually all mmorpgs get boring after awhile but, I played through the trial, got to the level cap, bought the game, and soon after I noticed the repetition in the quests and a huge gap in the main ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    To complicated plain and simple. Because of that hardly anyone plays.<br /> PVP interferes with too much of the game pl

    Rated on November 21, 2008 by markwal

    To complicated plain and simple. Too many buffs to remember to many consumables to keep straight and don&#8217;t even get me started on the sword fighting. Horrible camera angles. Customer service is...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Although this game has a bad reputation it is worth a try.

    Rated on November 25, 2008 by CGavin

    I was one of the many who played POTBS right before Conan came out. Basically biting my time to switch to Conan once it was released and that is exactly what I did. When I first played POTBS I wasn'...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.