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  • Summary: Be The Pirate You Want To Be - With musket loaded and grog in hand, the freedom of the pirate life awaits. What will your legend be? An epic multiplayer adventure. Crew up and set sail on memorable voyages. Make and break your pirates' code on the Sea of Thieves. A treacherous shared world.Be The Pirate You Want To Be - With musket loaded and grog in hand, the freedom of the pirate life awaits. What will your legend be? An epic multiplayer adventure. Crew up and set sail on memorable voyages. Make and break your pirates' code on the Sea of Thieves. A treacherous shared world. Plot your course and set sail for hidden riches. Navigate the perils of a fantastical world and the danger of rival crews. Expand

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Sep 5, 2020
    90
    Sea of Thieves has successfully redeemed its clumsy launch with Rare being a developer that fully commits to the title with monthly updates for more than two years. Now – it is a game brimming with content, adventure and gorgeous pirate atmosphere with arguably being the best pirate game available and a truly fun multiplayer experience.
  2. Mar 27, 2018
    80
    Sea of Thieves feels a little thin, but its unique foundation has captured our imagination.
  3. CD-Action
    Jun 5, 2018
    75
    An audiovisual masterpiece (that water!) which does a decent job at concealing its repetitiveness and shortage of content behind the joy of being a pirate. [05/2018, p.70]
  4. Apr 2, 2018
    67
    Sea of Thieves has provided some of my favorite gaming moments this year, but the repetitive voyages and reliance on currently infrequent player encounters to keep things interesting mean the seas are a bit shallower than you might expect in a full-price game.
  5. Mar 25, 2018
    65
    Sea of Thieves has fresh and great ideas that work well. However, due to very repetitive missions, a lack of content and a poor end-game, this game turns into a tedious one after only a few hours.
  6. Mar 23, 2018
    64
    I really want to love Sea of Thieves. The beautiful pirate world and the exciting sea battles you experience from time to time. But I can't do it. There isn't enough content and the lack of progression makes it an unsatisfying game.
  7. Apr 21, 2018
    40
    As it stands right now, Sea of Thieves is an empty playground of wasted potential that requires too much investment from the player with too little in return.

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  1. Positive: 99 out of 349
  1. Mar 20, 2018
    10
    Rare is back!! What an amazing game!!! One of th ebest coop games to play with friends, seriously amazing time with buds!

    Amazing art work,
    Rare is back!! What an amazing game!!! One of th ebest coop games to play with friends, seriously amazing time with buds!

    Amazing art work, great graphics, fun gameplay and tons to do = Rare is back! This is a very special game and a game that the gaming industry badly needed.
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  2. Mar 20, 2018
    9
    First of all, Sea of Thieves is a gorgeous game. I find myself often just playing my hurdy-gurdy while staring at the ocean or theFirst of all, Sea of Thieves is a gorgeous game. I find myself often just playing my hurdy-gurdy while staring at the ocean or the sunrise/set. While the content does have a chance to get repetitive (fetch quests), the real game shines through when you can take the time to create your own fun with the game and use your imagination/creativity with players, both friends and randos. I look forward to the addition of more content for sure though! I hope to see anyone who's interested out on the waves! Expand
  3. Mar 7, 2022
    8
    Denle una nueva oportunidad, el juego a mejorado muchisimo y se volvio muy bueno la verdad, si no le doy 10 es xq si o si necesitas alguienDenle una nueva oportunidad, el juego a mejorado muchisimo y se volvio muy bueno la verdad, si no le doy 10 es xq si o si necesitas alguien con quien jugar ya que solo es un suicidio y para las historias necesitas almenos un compañero Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2018
    3
    Not worth ANY amount of money in it's current state. NONE. DO NOT BUY. It looks great but is so shallow in all directions. Please just do notNot worth ANY amount of money in it's current state. NONE. DO NOT BUY. It looks great but is so shallow in all directions. Please just do not support this, wait for updates. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2018
    1
    Rare have presented a solid foundation for an epic game. But they have failed to produce any content. Also the pricetag is a joke for thisRare have presented a solid foundation for an epic game. But they have failed to produce any content. Also the pricetag is a joke for this amount of content. The game should be considered Early Access. Expand
  6. Aug 2, 2020
    0
    Um lixo completo... Horrível, uma merda, a pior coisa já criada pela humanidade
  7. Mar 27, 2018
    0
    This game is little more than a scam in my eyes. A pretty, shallow present wrapping with an empty (sand)box inside. Don't get me wrong, theThis game is little more than a scam in my eyes. A pretty, shallow present wrapping with an empty (sand)box inside. Don't get me wrong, the first few hours are fun, mainly if you play with friends. Just fooling around and everything is new. But after a little while, you realize, this is it, there isn't anything more in this game.

    As game developer I can't help but notice the lack of effort that went into this game. This is what made me come to the conclusion of scam. If you were to make an asset-list from all items, objects and things in the game. and compare this to other similarly priced games. You would start to understand what I mean. This game has about 10% of the effort put into it compared to your average $60 experience ($85 if you buy this in Europe)

    There are no cheap cosmetics, a getting hat will take you 5 hours of play (if you don't fool around) and changing your ship color or sail at least two full days of play. (and since barely anyone paints their ship, it's hard to tell them apart) This grind is there for two reasons: To keep you playing for longer, since there is not much else to play towards, and to sell future micro-transactions.

    One thing that personally stuck out to me as a sore thumb is the music. I love the concept that they made. There is no soundtrack, but you get two instruments, to play your own music with friends. It's really fun to make your own pirate song. But this hole thing turns into a pain when you realize there is only 4 songs, and not even the most known shanties. (maybe a few more you can discover, but haven't found any of them) After a while this will get to your nerves as they become very repetitive after hours of play. It is just a detail, but it shows the enormous lack of effort that went into this game. With this concept they could easily have made 30+ shanties or more varying instruments like a flute, a drum or a guitar.

    My recommendation: don't, DO NOT, buy this game at full price. But surely check it out with the xbox game-pass. It's worth experiencing, but not worth wasting money on. This game is another example of sickness that is spreading in the Industry.
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