Role-playing game/adventure. Everyone, at least once, dreams to be a pirate to plough the seas in search of glory and booty. Sid Meier's Pirates gives you unique possibility to experience thrill and danger of being a pirate. You begin your adventure as a captain of a small pirate ship in the 17 century gaining fame and fortune in order to become the most famous and dangerous sea dog of Caribbean region. First of all you must choose country, which you'll represent, then you start explore the high seas, fight with enemy ships, capture booty and increase level of glory. When you attack an enemy you bombard it with cannons trying to cause maximum damage to ship and crew, then you measure swords with enemy captain. If you defeat the enemy captain you get ship, cargo and gold to your disposal, so you can sell it in nearest friendly port. There are tons of ports where you can sell and buy goods, hire crew, find out useful information, repair and upgrade your vessel, receive new assignments and even dance at a ball with governor's daughter. You should carry out great variety of quest on your way, which are divided into story quests and side quests. According to story quest you must find your relatives, which were seized and enslaved by evil marquis. Among side quests are defeating famous pirates and evildoers, searching hidden treasures and lost cities.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
Sid Meier's Pirates is one of the best games of this genre that features stunning 3D graphics, diverse realistic sound effects and appropriate music. Ships, towns and islands look impressive; everything is designed with true colors and high details. As for sound effects, they are rich and various; there are plenty of ambient sounds that accompanied you in high sea, town, island and governor's residence. Interface is comfortable and meaty. It indicates your status, status of your fleet, personal profile, logbook, map, etc. In addition, the game contains "piratopedia" that includes hundreds of definitions on pirate topic. All-in-all, Sid Meier's Pirates is one of the most successful releases nowadays that offers deep and manifold role-playing experience in combination with high quality graphics and impressive sound score.