Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Xbox

Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. I love the fact that the game's exploration is open-ended.
  2. The best game I've played in a long, long time and I found myself totally addicted to it.
  3. It also captures the spirit of both the old pirate movies, imparting a sense of heroism and roguishness within the player.
  4. It’s got a sense of fun, a main character that can be outfitted in a bikini, lots of swordplay, a chance to bend the laws of Nature in really big ships, and playability that’s easy to pick-up.
  5. The sound is exceptional and the storyline manages to tie the whole program nicely together.
  6. Combining some excellent RPG, Adventure and Action elements it is definitely one to check out.
  7. A tired remake of "Tomb Raider" without the intrigue.
  8. 80
    A great idea for a game, but it needs refinement in item management and greater variety in the sea and land battles.
  9. Blends solid and fresh gameplay with great graphics and exceptional sound design to create a title that lets you relish life on the high seas.
  10. An endearing and well thought-out game. It's neither extremely innovative, nor technically impressive--rather, it's an especially well-executed example of a fairly common sort of game.
  11. Game Informer
    75
    Unsurprisingly, this looks better than the PS2 version, but me timbers remain unshivered. [June 2002, p.83]
  12. Official Xbox Magazine
    71
    The more I played, the more I settled into a fun, if not too deep, experience. [June 2002, p.74]
  13. 64
    kept waiting for this game to become fun. It doesn't really.
  14. 60
    This is the definition of a middle of the road game.
  15. There is considerable room for improvement, but Pirates is a hearty choice for those who'd rather focus on attacking than adventuring.
  16. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    The game's odd predilection for nighttime levels ensures that players will be doing double duty fighting and squinting. [Summer 2002, p.91]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 25, 2017
    10
    This game is such a classic beat em up game. One of the best pirate games of all the time. The graphics might a bit dated, but the gameplay isThis game is such a classic beat em up game. One of the best pirate games of all the time. The graphics might a bit dated, but the gameplay is still solid. Full Review »
  2. AndrewW.
    Feb 22, 2004
    8
    I really like this game the multiplayer is entertaining and the single player is good to I just wish that there was not as many levels where I really like this game the multiplayer is entertaining and the single player is good to I just wish that there was not as many levels where you can hardly see. Full Review »