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Score Breakdown Based on 9928 ratings
  1. 10 (2848)
  2. 9 (4483)
  3. 8 (1602)
  4. 7 (450)
  5. 6 (166)
  6. 5 (103)
  7. 4 (36)
  8. 3 (32)
  9. 2 (41)
  10. 1 (167)

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  • User Rating 9

    Prepare to get engaged in the Caribbean!

    Rated on March 31, 2008 by ctortolini

    Well... I have to say that I've played the PC and XBox version of this game... and the PSP version is by far the most compelling one. I get my copy last night and found myself playing until 3 in the m...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The game graphics may not be dazzling and the sound can come and go, but I focus on the game play.

    Rated on April 08, 2008 by fredderf123

    The game graphics may not be dazzling and the sound can come and go, but I focus on the game play and I listen to podcasts (gamespot) instead of getting annoyed of over the music.I have a grate time r...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.1

    Sail, fight, dock, trade, dance, repeat... Dejavu? Fun for 10 minutes, but lacking in any real gameplay.

    Rated on May 15, 2007 by sd_davis

    I played this years back on the PC when it first came out, and I was really hoping for an update. This is just a port from the old PC game, nothing more. The problem with this game is that there ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    A sidedish of a game.

    Rated on May 22, 2007 by orison731

    As a gamer who played and loved, though never mastered Sid Meier's Pirates! on the Commodore Amiga in the early 90s, to pick the title up for the PSP is a must. It turns out the game has neither chang...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5

    The all time worst game I have ever played.

    Rated on May 24, 2007 by xmvince

    Sid Meier's Pirates is the worst game I have ever played. From reading 15-20 reviews, I was very excited when purchasing this game, ready for an invigorating several days spent inside questing through...

    4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    Worth it if you like the PC version and don't mind a few bugs. Great when you just need to fill 5 to 20 minutes. Love It

    Rated on May 25, 2007 by insomniacnights

    I picked it up for $15 used. I love it because I can pick it up and play for 15 minutes and get something done. If you liked the PC version, then you most likely will like this version. It does have a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Sid Meier’s Pirates! works really well as an open world game on the PSP.

    Rated on May 30, 2007 by TommyD100

    The Pirates! franchise has been around since 1987, when it was first released on PC. However, I have not played any of them, including the remakes, until this version for the PSP and I am glad to say ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    I loved this game... for the first hour, then i realized that i was just doing the same thing over, and over, and over..

    Rated on June 07, 2007 by Jity

    This game had definite possibilities, but the lack of a backbone story is what really killed it for me. Sure you have a side quests, finding your lost relatives and cities, and killing other pirates,...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Pirates! is a beautifully crafted port of an already well-established and revered series.

    Rated on June 13, 2007 by genmonkey

    Sid Meier’s ocean-bound Pirates series rightly sits within the ranks of legend amongst many PC gamers, and thanks to a fairly well-handled Xbox port of the 2004 update (Pirates!), holds somewhat of a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    A better than expected port to the PSP.

    Rated on May 27, 2008 by Lionheart08

    When looking for handheld games, I look for games that are able to hold the test of time. Games that I can put forward countless hours into without getting bored. And through searching by these qualit...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.