Sea Dogs PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The game is so addictive that it's difficult to put down—even though a bug could strike out at any moment, or the screen could turn black, locking up your keyboard and forcing a reboot.
  2. Despite its flaws, Sea Dogs is the best game of its type since Pirates!. With superb graphics and music, and multifaceted non-linear gameplay, the title offers a lot to a variety of gamers.
  3. The most striking aspect of Sea Dogs is the 3D sailing and combat system. The feeling of being on board one of these 17th century vessels is almost perfectly captured, save for the lack of crewmembers being shown on deck.
  4. The sea battles are great, but they do take quite a bit of time, and it is a shame that the rest of the game does not live up to the high standards they set.
  5. CNET Gamecenter
    60
    Frequent and unexplained crashes, constant lockups, myriad bugs, and an insane difficulty level mar what otherwise could have been an outstanding and addictive adventure on the high seas.
  6. Daily Radar
    50
    Though occasionally enjoyable, endless game crashing bugs, bouts of tedium and a few badly designed elements make it a miss.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    One of the best games on the pirate theme even now. Feel like a corsair, rule ship and enjoy your game life in spite of age of the game.One of the best games on the pirate theme even now. Feel like a corsair, rule ship and enjoy your game life in spite of age of the game. There is no more game like this! Full Review »
  2. Jan 26, 2016
    9
    That is amazing game that freaks you out with a tons of bugs, really bad on land animation and controls. But despite of everything you'll loveThat is amazing game that freaks you out with a tons of bugs, really bad on land animation and controls. But despite of everything you'll love this game, for it's outstanding atmosphere, music, and open world.
    Actually the fact that it's favorite game for many people with so many bugs and irritating moments, proves that it's fine piece of video game that will take a lot of time from your life.
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  3. Aug 9, 2016
    8
    While not a perfect game by any means, Sea Dogs is definitely one of those pearls at the bottom of the ocean.It offers a good variety of shipsWhile not a perfect game by any means, Sea Dogs is definitely one of those pearls at the bottom of the ocean.It offers a good variety of ships to purchase, places to explore and things to do which makes it overall a nice package.
    The storyline however is a bit disappointing as you can often get lost not knowing what to do unless you check a walkthrough online.
    It does manage to make you feel like a pirate and the environment is pretty well made with nice cities to interact with: You can purchase or sell materials to the merchant, purchase new ships, talk to the Governor of the city, check the tavern for crew mates or rumors, and some side quests that can help you out earning coins early in the game. I also like the feature of recruiting other ships into your fleet. That's quite interesting to have and it makes you feel like a pirate or, depending on what faction you serve, like a commander.
    The sea battles is where the game shines the most but the melee combat leaves a lot to be desired.
    This is definitely a difficult game where you need to plan carefully your each step and quickly adapt to the changes that come up.

    + Nice graphics and a well shaped pirate world.
    + A lot of ships to get and sail.
    + Gameplay on the sea is really neat.
    + Lots of paths to take in the story if you know how.

    - Difficult story to get into, some tips would've been way more helpful.
    - Melee combat when you board or get boarded could've been better but it does the job.
    - Takes a while to fully get into the game due to the difficult beginning and lack of hints and tips.

    Overall the game covers the pirate theme well and I would recommend it to any pirate game lovers.
    It's a gem.
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