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Best pirate games on GamesNostalgia

Pirate games offer a feeling of a true adventure filled with dangers and treasures; this is not something any title can offer.

Clearly, it's just a theme; pirate games can belong to any genre. The first pirate game to be at the front of the fleet is Sid Meier's Pirates!, one of the best titles created for the Commodore 64. The game is a fantastic simulation of the life of a buccaneer in the golden age of Caribbean Piracy. You can plunder, treasure hunt, or sail and, at the same time, conquer the heart of a girl.

While Pirates! is a true gem, there are a few more in this chest. Cinemaware's Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is still about a sailor but in more middle-easter settings.

The legendary adventure The Secret of Monkey Island and all its sequels introduced voodoo magic to the world of pirates, just like the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and let's not forget Claw, a cute cartoon-graphic platformer featuring a pirate cat as the hero.

Claw windows

Claw is a 2D platformer developed and published by Monolith Productions as a PC exclusive in 1997. Despite the fanmade adaptations and the repeated attempts to continue the story officially, it did not receive any sequel.

Year: 1997 Genre: Platformer

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The Secret of Monkey Island amiga

The Secret of Monkey Island is a graphic adventure game created by Ron Gilbert while at Lucasfilm Games and published in 1990 for the Amiga and DOS. It was ported to other systems in 1991, 1992, and 1993.

Year: 1990 Genre: Adventure

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge dosamiga

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is the point-and-click adventure sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island created by Ron Gilbert. It was developed and published by LucasArts in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Adventure

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Shantae game-boy-color

Shantae is a platformer for the Game Boy Color developed by WayForward and published in 2002 by Capcom. It was later re-released by WayForward itself. The game unfolds in the encha...

Year: 2002 Genre: Platformer

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Sid Meier's Pirates! amiga

Sid Meier’s Pirates! is the original award-winning pirate life simulation game developed and published by MicroProse in 1987 for the Commodore 64. It was also released for the Apple II, Amstrad CPC, and PC Booster.

Year: 1990 Genre: Simulation

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Pirates! Gold dosamigagenesis

Pirates! Gold is the remake of Sid Meier's award-winning Pirates! and was developed by MPS Labs and published by MicroProse in 1993. After the initial release for PC and SEGA Genes...

Year: 1993 Genre: Strategy

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Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon amiga

Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon is an action-adventure published by Cinemaware initially in 1987 for the Amiga. The game was entirely created by Bill Williams, also known for the excellent Mind Walker, released one year before.

Year: 1987 Genre: Action

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