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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: 85 out of 264
  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 20, 2018
    8
    I like this game so much. It has a great atmosphere, a lot things to do, many customization settings and combat. I highly recommend it to playI like this game so much. It has a great atmosphere, a lot things to do, many customization settings and combat. I highly recommend it to play with at least one friends because it's easier to attack other players. Game has nice art style and great setting with beautiful sea. I think that playing alone is a little boring but overall it's fun. I highly recommend this game to players that like coop and sailing through the sea and pirate setting. Game worth buying. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2018
    4
    Best game world ever except not. Waves are blue sure but what other graphic is there? CRACKHEN HAS NO BODY! JUST BIG SQUISHY ARMS FLOATING!Best game world ever except not. Waves are blue sure but what other graphic is there? CRACKHEN HAS NO BODY! JUST BIG SQUISHY ARMS FLOATING! SO NOT REALITY! Looking for con tent but can I find? NO! Whole big game just finDING CHICKHEN AND FIGHTING BONES! I touch chest and grab booty and go to man with jewelry face and guess what? HE STEAL MY MONEY! I GET NO MONEY HE STEALED IT! Game has SO MANY iNSECTS! Sometimes I’m inside a ROCK! Takes two years to solve puzzle then other player comes after I grab booty and KILLS ME! I RELOAD SWORD and then it DISAPPEARS! INSECTS! So many INSECTS! Player stands on rocks and holds sword when suddenly FLYING TOWARDS ME LIKE LIGHTNING ACROSS WATER AND BAM DEAD! Game patch supposed to fix insects but theyre still there and now its always WRECKING. Does music have game? NO! Forced to MAKE OWN MUSIc! NOT EVEN KAZOO OR BANJOIEE just SQUIShY PIANO and TINY GUITAR! Game made by RARE feels so common. Also. How come shooting out cannon is POSSIBLE?! SO UNREALITY! Pressure built up PERSON CLOG THE TUBE CANNON EXPLODES BEHIND THEM SUPPOSED TO TEAMKILL. 60 dollhairs plus TAX FOR THIS! I SAY NIEGH! Maybe add space explorer and sexy alien and okay. I play with imaginary friend. GAME STILL IRRITATING! How supposed to AIM AND DRIVE!? I’M NOT OCTOPUS! Would rate 100 but too much water. You get MINUS INFINItY! HAHAHAHAHAHA! Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2018
    2
    A fun small scale "indie" type of game hyped up and marketed as a triple A title. Mildly amusing for a while with a full crew but offersA fun small scale "indie" type of game hyped up and marketed as a triple A title. Mildly amusing for a while with a full crew but offers little in the way of content and replayability. Grind just to get the higher tier cosmetic items? No thanks. One map, four weapons, only one type of enemy?! Oh, and then there was the shipwreck of a launch. Absolutely brutal. Maybe check this out when it's on sale for $15. I tried it with the gamepass for free and would have been very disappointed if I had actually paid for it. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2018
    1
    This game is mildly fun for two hours. After the two hours when the player realizes that he or she saw and did pretty much everything thatThis game is mildly fun for two hours. After the two hours when the player realizes that he or she saw and did pretty much everything that this $60 game has to offer, the fun gets replaced first with disbelief and then with anger. The anger especially amplifies when one realizes that they were mislead by the developers into believing that the beta gameplay that was all over YouTube before the release was showing just 20% of the game. In reality it was closer to 90%.

    Do not buy this game unless it is sold for less that $20.
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  7. Jul 1, 2020
    0
    This game ACTIVELY punishes you for playing smart. The combat is a joke, the difficulty is all over the place and is just "give enemy absurdThis game ACTIVELY punishes you for playing smart. The combat is a joke, the difficulty is all over the place and is just "give enemy absurd health". Community is toxic AF. Cannot recommend in any capacity. Complete waste of my money. Expand

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