25 Best Pirate Games to Play in 2017
Tired of your boring landlubber life? Try out these awesome pirate games!
Let’s admit it, day to day life on dry land can be a drag, and even when you’re knee deep in adventure games you might still long for the open sea. And really, piracy is hard and dangerous, not to mention illegal, so why not give these games a shot in order to experience that fleeting vicarious thrill of conquest and adventure on the high seas?
If you enjoy these games, or have suggestions for other ways to experience the endless thrill of nautical combat and swashbuckling, we’d love to hear from you.
** The Order of the following 25 games does not have any significance**
1) Blackwake (2016)
Blackwake’s unique pvp set up, will have you jumping into the fray again and again, if only for the chance to kill other pirates.
Developer: Blackwake / Kickstarter Funded
Theme: Team Naval Battles as Pirates
The upcoming Kickstarter funded multiplayer FPS battle game Blackwake, brings piracy to a new level. Being a Captain to NPC’s on your deadly ship just isn’t a very immersive experience. In Blackwake you are grouped with other team members (real players) and placed on your ship moments before battle. You will either be the Captain or a part of the crew. The Captain calls out objectives, steers the ship, and even gets to name and flag your vessel before the match begins. As the crew, you can vote to overthrow your noob Captain, help steer, board other ships, put out fires, and complete other bonus objectives to help your team win.
The enemy ship won’t stand still, so while you reload your cannons try to gauge where the ship is moving next. Every shot gains points for your team, leading to the glorious victory!
There will be multiple types of ships, some with a capacity of 40 people! Your teammates will have to choose between different roles and weapons in order to prepare for the upcoming onslaught. As you fight to protect your ship, you will also be ranking yourself against all pirates. With every mission you will gain a rank, and possible pirate booty. Show off rewards (like hats and clothes) to intimidate the enemy players and express your treacherous history as a daring pirate.
Blackwake will throw you into different environments, and you will need to adapt. It could be a chaotic hurricane, or a silent spot by a sandbar. Either way you need to be prepared.
Blackwake has a lot of potential in the pvp scene, as well as in our pirate themed genre. Even though the game originated on Kickstarter, this will not stay a small game. Join in and be the first to destroy ships, kill pirates, and claim your spot as Captain.