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Generally favorable reviews- based on 245 Ratings

Summary: An entirely new game engine delivers updated gameplay, stunning new features, spectacular 3D graphics and enhanced surround sound, so players can fully experience the intrigue, adventure and danger of life as a pirate on the Spanish Main. In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history. Test your skills as a sea captain exploring the high seas and exotic ports in a richly detailed 3D world. Overtake the enemy and seize valuable booty. Exchange plank-shattering broadsides in fierce naval battles, and engage in duels with worthy opposing captains. As your reputation and skills grow, so will the size and quality of your crew, and your ability to take on larger enemy ships, raid and plunder heavily fortified ports, and locate ancient treasure. There?s a whole cast of interesting and dangerous characters to meet, mysteries to solve, exotic island destinations to discover, and powerful alliances to forge! [Firaxis]
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Rating: E
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Developer: Firaxis Games
Genre(s): Strategy, General, General
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Alcohol Reference Suggestive Themes Violence
Number of Online Players:No Online Multiplayer
Cast Credit
Rob Cloutier Additional Animation
Rob Cloutier Ship Animation
Mark Cromer Sound And Music
Mike Breitkreutz Tools Group Manager
Mike Breitkreutz Tools Group Manager
Jerome Atherholt Lead Artist
Michael Bazzell Ship Modeling
Jack Snyder Additional Character Modeling
Brian Busatti Lead Locations Modeler
Jeff Briggs Additional Design
Sid Meier Designer And Programmer
David McKibbin Programmer
Greg Foertsch Locations Modeling
Steve Chao Animator
Jacob Solomon Programmer
Alex Kim Additional Animation
Alex Kim Character Modeler
Ryan Murray Lead Character Modeler
Marc Hudgins Lead Artist
Jon Marro Character Modeler
Roger Briggs Additional Music Composing
Mike Gibson Creative Director
Paul Murphy Additional Design
Justin Thomas Locations Modeling
Dennis Moellers Lead Animator
Casey O'toole Programmer
Michael Curran Sound And Music
Barry Caudill Additional Programming
Barry Caudill Producer
Dan Magaha Additional Programming
Dan Magaha Associate Producer
Don Wuenschel Lead Programmer
Theresa Bogar Programmer
Rob McLaughlin Programmer
Bart Muzzin Programmer
Greg Cunningham Animator
Ed Lynch Animator
Mark Shahan Character Modeler
Megan Quinn Locations Modeling
Nick Rusko-Berger Locations Modeling
Michael Bazell Effects
Brandon Blackwell Art Intern
Jason Cohen Art Intern
Darren Gorthey Art Intern
Ben Harris Art Intern
David Evans Technology Director
Michael Bates Terrain Artist
Steve Martin Executive Producer
David Evans Technology Director
Steve Martin Executive Producer
Michael Bates Terrain Artist
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