The Best Pirate Games: Best On The High Seas

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July 2018 Update: We’ve added new games to this growing list of titles. 

The Golden Age of Pirates has inspired many a story, song, and film, and video games are no exception to its inspirational qualities. It was an age where piracy upon the sea was rife, and where traveling from point A to point B was a peril-filled adventure. The world was a pretty unsafe place back in the day, and to top it off, it was filled with real-world characters like Black Beard.

Needless to say, the Golden Age of Pirates has become something of an anchor for video games, competing as a strong genre among the likes of zombies, aliens, and robots.

In this list, we take a look at some of the best and most well-received (by the public, and by yours truly) pirate-themed games of all time.


One Piece Pirate Warriors 3

  • Developer: Omega Force
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS3, PS4, PSV, PC, NS

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 is the third game in the Koei Tecmo’s series of action games inspired by the pirate-themed anime series. You’ll experience the story of One Piece with its trademark hack & slash beat ’em up gameplay.

Be sure to use a controller if you’re playing it on PC!


Risen 2: Dark Waters

  • Developer: Piranha Bytes, Wizarbox
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS3, X360

Though the original Risen was a medieval fantasy game, Risen 2 is a swashbuckling-themed game that transfer classic Caribbean pirate themes into a fantasy world where ancient gods, voodoo magic and titans coexist. As an RPG, players take control of a main character to explore the world.