- Summary: Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG featuring high seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder. Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th Century, players can choose one of three nations – England, France or Spain – or choose the role of a Pirate and battle it out for glory and power.… Expand
DavidBassFeb 5, 2008One of the most original games I've played in quite a long time. The development team is very involved with the community, and is quick to respond to any issues you may find. Whether you prefer PvP, Economy, or just a fun storyline, PotBS has it all. I see a very bright future for this game.… Expand
MattGOct 31, 2009This game is truly addicting. I've played it since beta, and it is now a year and a half later. I've gotten bored with it and tried to quit to play other games, and it always sucks me back in. It can be difficult to get pvp sometimes, but when you get a big 6v6 ship battle, or especially a massive 24v24 pvp port battle to take an enemy town, it's a huge rush. It's got everything. For the pve player, it's got endless missions, a complex player based economy, and over a hundred ports to sail too. For the pvper, it's got Port Conquest, nation v nation RvR with 4 nations, 5 different pvp viable careers, and epic battles with a beautiful ship combat system. I DEFINITELY recommend… Expand
Jan 25, 2013Far better game then many of these reviews suggest. One of the very few games where you can run start to run an extremely successful business just a few hours in. Very good job Flying Labs. Swordplay needed some work and there should have been more bonuses for being one of the few utilizing obscure ports, giving them actual value.… Expand
AndyMeuseFeb 28, 2008It's a good 40 hours of fun. That's about it unless you really enjoy the pvp as the AI in pve isn't all that great. The missions throw some you into some interesting scenarios but how many different combination of ship to ship combat can you come with? Right not many.… Expand
DerekM,Jan 31, 2008Small world, repetable, sometimes boring, bugged. For genre fans.
Feb 25, 2012This game is an absolutely dreadful waste of time.
This game shares the grindfest gameplay model of most MMO`s complete with forced PVP against players many levels higher than you and with no chance of winning.When you lose a forced PVP fight against these higher level people you items and ships which takes days or even weeks of mind numbing grinding to replace. If you enjoy grinding for days or weeks just to able to pvp for 20 or 30 minetes then you`ll love this game.
Finding an opponent to PVP against will take several hours since the game population seems to consist of only hanger on`s who have been playing the game since beta and have invested so much money into the game that they can`t walk away from it.
PVP and PVE are slow and glitchy.
customer service is about what you would expect from any F2P MMO, it doesn`t exist.
Bugs and glitches are the norm rather than the exception.
end game content, there is none.
For all intents and purposes this is a dead game that should have been buried long ago.
The only reason the game is still up and running is because the few fanbois that still play it keep throwing money at it to keep the two servers running.
This is just another low budget independent cash cow game.… Expand