Pirates of Black Cove

  • Pirates of Black Cove
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  • Quirky humor.
  • Beautiful world.
  • Pacing is very deliberate.


  • Control responsiveness is inconsistent.
  • Tends to over-complicate itself.

Expert reviews and ratings

By GamerTell on 70

seems like an interesting game. It’s an adventure role-playing game mixed with a strategy game. Even better, it’s got exactly what it advertises: Pirates from the 16th Century.The clans of pirates are split and warring. You’re a lowly...

By Gamers Daily News on 85

Pirates of Black Cove is my new favorite pirate game. I intend to play this to 100% completion (including all 1001 jokes). Buying this game is money well spent. Even at full price. So I hope you have fun on your quest for adventure and...

By itreviews.com on 60

What Pirates of Black Cove manages to do is keep the fun in buccaneering, while offering an undemanding combination of ship-to-ship warfare and RTS-style land battles. It tries too hard to be too many things at once - but it may keep some amused....

By IGN Gear on 55

Aside from its uninspired combat and limited scope, Pirates of Black Cove is an endearing game at times. I wanted to love it, and kept diving back in hoping that something would click. It didn’t. The hokey character dialogue and D-list voice...

By eTeknix on

Set in a time where pirates roamed the seas, looting and stealing from whoever they chose, Real-time Strategy/Action-adventure/Role-playing game; Pirates of Black Cove, is a PC exclusive that covers a variety of genres.The Paradox Interactive title sets...

By PC Advisor on 60

Packed with ideas and charm but saddled with lousy land battles, ropey voicework and pointless linearity, Pirates of Black Cove falls just short of being hidden treasure....

By Destructoid on 70

Despite simply being better than ninjas, pirates have not gotten as much appreciation in video games. We've seen two incarnations of Sid Meier's Pirates!, the Monkey Island games, and the Akella pirate games (Pirates of the Caribbean, Sea Dogs,...

By GameSpot on 35

It's better to walk the plank than to sail the seas of the boring and buggy Pirates of Black Cove....

By Strategy Informer on 75

Arr, Jim-Lad! I spy the almighty Ship Paradox off the port bow. Thar be tales of a brand new pirate game hidden behind its thick-timbered hull. Splice the mainbrace and whey anchor! Let’s find out if their precious cargo is a trove of treasure and...

By Cheat Code Central on 78

Pirates seem like such an obvious fit for video games. They sail the seas in search of treasure and adventure, get into epic swordfights, battle mythological creatures, and rank in popularity somewhere between robots and ninjas. It's strange then,...

International Review By dome.fi on

Jos pelien aihepiirejä katsotaan, voisi päätellä etteivät merirosvot ole suosiossa. Mutta vaikka Pirates of the Caribbean -elokuvat ovat koko elokuvahistorian menestyneimpiä teoksia, ei tätä suosiota ole juurikaan...

International Review By Gamereactor on 80

Men det farverige bud på de syv have er det perfekte bytte til lidt realtidsstrategi.I Pirates of the Black Cove sejler man som spiller rundt i en lettere stiliseret udgave af det Caribiske Hav, der udover de sædvanlige kolonimagter også...

International Review By Skillpoint on 60

Pirates of Black Cove inleder med en myskänsla. Få av oss har glömt Sid Meier’s Pirates eller dess remake som släpptes för ett par år sedan. Inte heller har vi undgått bettet från kapten Jack Sparrow vars...

International Review By OnlineWelten on 46

Stimmungsvolle Musik, ein tolles Setting und wunderschön animierte Wasseroberflächen können die Mängel des Spiels kaum überdecken. Als kurzer Zeitvertreib für Zwischendurch eignet sich...

International Review By FZ.se on 60

Låt mig först av allt säga att jag älskar Pirates. Sid Meiers piratspel fick en hel spelvärld att drömma om ögonlappar och träben, trots att det egentligen var ett spel där det bara fanns två saker att...