Pacing is very deliberate.
The visuals, music, and voiceovers are charming and fun.
Pirate jokes are good for a laugh, at first.
Control responsiveness is inconsistent.
Tends to over-complicate itself.
Tons of bugs.
Long stretches of nothing.
Land combat requires no thought whatsoever.
By GamerTell on August 27, 2011
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...70
By Gamers Daily News on August 25, 2011
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...85
By itreviews.com on August 23, 2011
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....60
By IGN Gear on August 16, 2011
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...55
By eTeknix on August 06, 2011
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 August 05, 2011
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....60
By Destructoid on August 04, 2011
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,...70
By GameSpot on August 03, 2011
It's better to walk the plank than to sail the seas of the boring and buggy Pirates of Black Cove....35
By Strategy Informer on August 02, 2011
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...75
By Cheat Code Central on August 02, 2011
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,...78