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Sid Meier's Pirates!
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Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history! Based on Sid Meier’s original masterpiece, Pirates! invites you to live the life of a 17th-century Buccaneer in this epic, open-ended seafaring adventure.

Test your skills as a privateer flying the Jolly Roger across the Caribbean. Duel enemy captains, exchange plank-shattering broadsides and seize valuable booty, woo fair maidens, dig up buried treasure, and of course plunder unsuspecting ports. 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 heavily fortified ports, and locate ancient treasure. There's a whole cast of interesting and dangerous characters to meet, mysteries to solve, and exotic island destinations to discover.

It’s a game of high adventure, where brave and skilled players battle for treasure and glory. Those who succeed achieve great fame and wealth – and those who fail rest forever in Davy Jones’ locker!
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU CoresAny
CPU Speed1.4 GHz
System RAM512 MB
Drive Space1.4 GB
Video RAM64 MB
Video CardAny
  1. Un vieux jeu mais très plaisant
    by MaitrePlante, Canada - Aug 25th 2014

    Le jeu est bien bâti et on s'amuse plusieurs heures! Le fait qu'il soit un vieux jeu bénéficie du fait qu'il n'y a aucun bug et ne prend pas beaucoup de place sur le disque dur pour un vieux portable comme le mien!! Si vous ne choisissez pas un jeu pour ses graphiques, je vous le conseille donc fortement.

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  2. Pirates! Returns
    by Elias Chapelle, USA - Jul 8th 2014

    Sid Meier's Pirates is an excellent rewrite of this classic game which contain all the variations of the old classic using surperior graphics and play. The heart of the game, sailing and firing on other ships is still here as are the quests you need to complete to raise your final score. The game sorely needs a better key mapping explaination (it is possible though it is not explained in the documentation) because the best keyboard controls rely on having a keypad on your keyboard. Most laptops and most desktops do not have keypads and the most effective controls rely on using a mouse AND a keypad. Worse yet are two additions to the game that are both useless and difficult to use; sneaking through a town and dancing with the woman to gain rewards. I have yet to understand why the town sneak was even added. It has no game function what so ever. The dance sequences at least offer a chance of rewards but the difficulty of movement (you need to use the keypad to be most effective) gets harder as you progress in rank. Very odd. My experience with real dancing is that you improve with practice. These 2 unneccesary additions make me rate what would have been a 5 star star game as only a 3 star game.

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  3. Ship Duels Are The Best Part
    by DynoMac, USA - Jun 24th 2014

    I enjoyed the DVD version of this game quite a bit on my older iMac. Now I want to play it on my MacBook Pro. I tried other pirate games for the Mac (not many out there) but I always come back to this one. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to sail as a pirate in the Caribbean.

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