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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: 73 out of 242
  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. Jan 24, 2020
    10
    This is by far the best game i have played in years. You know like there is sometimes this big AAA game with elaborate story, deepThis is by far the best game i have played in years. You know like there is sometimes this big AAA game with elaborate story, deep progressions systems, huge production values and tons of content, yet sometimes you still find actuall gameplay a chore ? SoT is the opposite. It might not have tons of content, story is non existing, same with progression outside cosmetics. But the actuall gameplay is just so much fun. Every single thing yopu are doing is just pure joy. You make you own stories and adventures. Things that are happening to you are just so much more fun because they are results of your competence or lack of it. This is by far the best sandbox game i have ever played, it actually gives you the tools to have fun instead of pointing you to hundrets of pointles markers on map. On top of that sound and music is outstanding and graphic is stylised but gorgeus, it evokes pirate tales and movies or lego like cartonish style. Above that all developers added many free content updates since lunch and are still supporting and listening to the players. Worth every penny and just pure joy. Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2018
    8
    Wonderful graphics, awesome atmosphere and all the grog you can drink (and puke). Best played with a couple of friends
  4. May 23, 2018
    4
    TL;DR Great visuals, decent game play, Heavily lacking in content, Loot, and progression-4/10
    At its current state the game heavily lacks in
    TL;DR Great visuals, decent game play, Heavily lacking in content, Loot, and progression-4/10
    At its current state the game heavily lacks in the three core elements which i believe to be valuable in games like sea of thieves, Progression, Quests (Voyages), and loot. Despite it covering these three categories it stumbles in diversity; with loot being gold every time you cash in whatever items you find and having no real presents to game play since gold is only used to buy cosmetics voyages which are just three run of the mill fetch quests either having you kill things look for treasure or look for animals in which (as stated before) is used to cash in for gold to buy cosmetics. Even though the game does have some cool looking skins knowing that they don't do anything except make your guy look a little cooler is just discouraging to the player. The game in the long run is just sailing to and from island to outpost to make more gold to buy more skins which doesn't reflect a players skill but just how much time they have on there hands. Despite having a promising first few hours with breath taking scenery, amazing water effects, and great ship mechanics it just doesn't deliver in a fun repetitive grind to become so-called pirate legend with missions being tedious and sometimes out right frustrating for especially people who play solo. The occasional fort is fun but it falls under the same problem with loot just being items to turn in for money in turn being used to by skins. With decent game play and astounding visuals the game falters in content and progression.
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  5. Mar 23, 2018
    2
    I want to love it, i can't! Its a early Alpha, a Prototype of a nice Game, sold for more Money than i can remember a proper AAA Game beingI want to love it, i can't! Its a early Alpha, a Prototype of a nice Game, sold for more Money than i can remember a proper AAA Game being sold! Microsoft (& Rare) produced a unjustified Hype and now they milk it...

    The 69€ Price is ridiculous, although you can play 14 Days for free with the "Xbox Game Pass". The Game is unfinished, there is only contend for 3-5 hours, then you have seen everything there is.

    There are only 2 different ships 8-O

    The Game is beautiful and has a great setting. The Co-op, Crew vs. Crew PVP makes fun. There are a few Quest: 1. Search and dig for treasure 2. Search an Kill Skeleton 3. Search and catch Animals 4. Delivery.

    There is no progression, no skills, no XP, no character sheet, your Char is as is you can "get better" beside your Mouse/Keyboard/Gamepad Skills! The Game is made for Gamepads, the Controls for Keyboard and Mouse are inconvenient and stupid! There is no Persistence, despite the cosmetic items for wardrobe, weapon skins, ship skins.
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  6. Apr 19, 2021
    1
    Stay away. I played it too long. Wasted 600+hs of my life. Boring most of the time you just sail and do literally nothing. Meaningless.
  7. Mar 6, 2020
    0
    Teaming up 4 player massive ship against me 1 player smallest ship and players just kill you for spite being arses and just wanting to killTeaming up 4 player massive ship against me 1 player smallest ship and players just kill you for spite being arses and just wanting to kill you, losing over 4 hours of progress since the game last saved. No offline or single player option. Will NOT recommend to anyone I know of which is about a dozen people for now. Expand

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