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  • Summary: Sea Dogs is reminiscent of Bethesda's classic RPG, "Daggerfall," in which players were free to choose any course of action they wished in a limitless and unbounded game. You can give your allegiance to one of three countries or choose to serve only yourself as a swashbuckling pirate.Sea Dogs is reminiscent of Bethesda's classic RPG, "Daggerfall," in which players were free to choose any course of action they wished in a limitless and unbounded game. You can give your allegiance to one of three countries or choose to serve only yourself as a swashbuckling pirate. [Bethesda Softworks] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The RPG elements are far from groundbreaking, but they provide a very entertaining quest structure that serves as the game's backbone. After that, it's up to you how you want the game to play out, and it works very well. The total package is a lot of fun, and hell, you get to be a pirate.
  2. 85
    An epic swashbuckling adventure that's sailing on mostly smooth, but sometimes turbulent waters.
  3. 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.
  4. A very fun--yet flawed--RPG at sea with lots of gameplay to keep you sailing for weeks (if not months) on end.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Aome awfully big albatrosses around its neck in the way of major bugs, repetitive gameplay and interface nightmares weigh it down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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! Expand
  2. 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.