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Average Player Score Based on 268 ratings
8.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 268 ratings
  1. 10 (112)
  2. 9 (105)
  3. 8 (33)
  4. 7 (7)
  5. 6 (2)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (3)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9.1

    Very good game, and I played it in 2005...

    One of the best games I ever played, even though I downloaded it in 2005, when it was made in 1987. You can get it really cheap, I downloaded it off the internet as abandonware. If you wondered (or didn't) what the life ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Pirates!

  • User Rating:9.5

    One of my TopTen all-time fav titles! Helped me pass caribbean geography in middle school :)

    I got this title during one of my summer vacations as a schoolboy and I played it constantly most of that summer. I played countless times until my character got too old to swordfight and took all the biggest settlement... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1

    Pirates! for the Amiga is one of the true classics.

    Pirates! was one of the best games in the Amiga Era (late 1980s, early 1990s), and is the ancestor of Pirates! Gold and Sid Meyer's Pirates. It featured beautiful, classical music rendered in digital stereo, decent grap... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1

    Very good game, and I played it in 2005...

    One of the best games I ever played, even though I downloaded it in 2005, when it was made in 1987. You can get it really cheap, I downloaded it off the internet as abandonware. If you wondered (or didn't) what the life ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    Loved it...

    This is awesome?? No wondiferous. I couldn't stop playing this game. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. As a black and white game, when I downloaded it I wasn't expecting much, but I was really happy with the game. I wanted to sleep bu... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    This is one of the best old school game I've played.

    Gameplay: Sid Meier's Pirates! was first introduced in 1987, and was further modified by Microprose until 1993 as Pirates! Gold for IBM PC on DOS 3.3 or higher. In this original game you can play as the French, Spanish, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    This is one of the best vintage games i've played.

    Gameplay: Sid Meier's Pirates! was first introduced in 1987, and was further modified by Microprose until 1993 as Pirates! Gold for IBM PC on DOS 3.3 or higher. In this original game you can play as the French, Spanish, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.6

    Yoho Yoho!

    This was a very special game on the Amiga in a sense that there just weren't that many games about pirates around. Also the gameplay is kinda special. The game takes place in the Caribbean. You have to sail a lot around ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful