Sea Dogs PC

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 27
  3. Negative: 3 out of 27

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  1. 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 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
    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 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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  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 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.
  3. 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. There is no more game like this!
  4. ThomasA.
    Mar 27, 2005
    8
    Ignore the land based graphics and disfigured models, hopeless animations and many critical errors and you will be left with a truly excellent game.
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. After playing SD for what seems like an eternity, I can confidently state that it is one of the more enjoyable RPGs I've played in a long time, even with its plentiful bounty of bugs.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.