Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. May 25, 2011
    85
    Overall, Lego: Pirates was a game experience I'd be willing to play over and over again in order to complete all of the side objectives in the game. Initially getting through the puzzles is engaging and being able to go back later and unlock all the things I couldn't access before is made less tedious by just how nice the game looks to play and the de-emphasis on the combat. And the fact that I'm playing with pirates, which as we all know are far more awesome than ninjas.
  2. May 27, 2011
    83
    It's a well done game with surprisingly diverse tasks. It's not too demanding, but there are challenging puzzles to solve and the cut-scenes are probably the funniest of the series.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jun 23, 2011
    80
    Proven recipe of fun, action and puzzles works great again. It is not surprising you enjoy LEGO Pirates the most when you play co-op. [June 2011]
  4. Jun 1, 2011
    80
    A fun game for all the family, especially for the younger ones, with good graphics and great platform mechanics.
  5. Jun 1, 2011
    80
    The latest LEGO game just might be the best one in the series. One of the only things that we're missing in this comical game is an online co-op. Apart from that, there are a lot of puzzles that will keep you entertained for days to come.
  6. PC Games (Russia)
    Jun 24, 2011
    75
    It's more of traditional LEGO experience than LEGO Star Wars III, but it's still great – combining all the essential elements that make LEGO games so funny and enjoyable. [July 2011, p.119]
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 1, 2011
    70
    Lego Pirates is hardly the best offering from the series but still is enjoyable. I will not recommend it to everyone – because the game's core concept got old – but those of you who love cute Lego parodies by Traveller's Tales' should be pleased. [June 2011, p.72]
  8. May 19, 2011
    67
    Like previous Lego games, two player co-op is available in this version but splitscreen only. While the game maintains the easy drop-in, drop-out multiplayer the series is known for, the long-desired cooperative online multiplayer remains absent.
  9. May 27, 2011
    65
    Too many basic flaws hinder the block-bashing fun of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.
  10. Jul 11, 2011
    63
    A terrible port of a recycled series, but still remains as funny as ever.
  11. May 24, 2011
    60
    If you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, have a friend, sibling or girlfriend to play it with and aren't yet burnt out on the LEGO series this might be one for you. Everyone else should probably think twice.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 10, 2017
    5
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
    A Bunch of busy work.
    LEGO Pirates tells the story of the first 4 pirates of the Caribbean
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
    A Bunch of busy work.
    LEGO Pirates tells the story of the first 4 pirates of the Caribbean movies and is hands down the most boring lego game I’ve ever played
    I’m a decent fan of the pirates movies.. I enjoy their stories and characters…
    what I’m not a fan of however is lego games…
    but at least past lego games have been a little engaging...
    This one is just a bunch of boring chores…
    like every lego game you control multiple characters at once…
    and you can play local co-op…
    break things to build things and collect studs…
    LEGO pirates though is more about finding than it is building though…
    Specifically when you have jack sparrow in your crew as he has a compass that will take you to an item you need to bring to someone else to get them to join your crew or pick up and place somewhere on the map to continue the story..
    This monotonous item hunting is the entire game…
    its 8 and a half hours of boring finding items and trading items…
    There are a few short lived fun moments in the game that I feel should’ve been used more like rolling around in a ball cage or using the underwater barrels…
    but these moments make up a grand total of about 5 minutes…
    the rest of the game is aimlessly breaking things or throwing items at targets while a bunch of annoying enemies slash at you…
    there are boss battles here too.. Also boring…
    chasing characters around a map and mashing the attack button while your crew pretends to be helping... but they’re not...
    they’re useless throughout the entire game…
    they won’t pull switches, they won’t stay in positions you place them…
    it’s annoying having to manage them in moments you need them to stay still..
    Of course I’m thankful for them following me during the few platforming sections and I need their skill to repair something or I need their saber to pull a lever and they’re right there...
    but this game definitely needed an option of making a character stay put…
    I would’ve thought that maybe this game could’ve been saved by the story and charm of the characters.. But this isn’t the case either as the story telling was awful too… I had no idea what was going on... and again... I’ve seen the movies…
    LEGO pirates of the Caribbean is the weakest lego game I’ve played to date…
    I’m waiting for one to change my mind…
    but this wasn’t it..
    I give Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
    a 5/10
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