Sid Meier's Pirates!: Live the Life review

  • Classic cartoon graphics and music
  • You'll never run out of things to do
  • Complex ship-to-ship combat
  • Character ages too quickly
  • Some minigames get monotonous
  • No evil pirates allowed

There are several other optional minigames, such as dancing with governors' daughters, treasure hunting, port sieges and escaping from prison. You can also trade between ports to build a fortune without firing a shot, or win favor with various European governments to earn bonuses at their ports. Simply put, there are a huge number of things to do in this game, and all of them are worth doing.

If you missed the original game 18 years ago, you should definitely pick this up - it could be another 18 years before they make something this purely fun again.

More Info

Release date: Jul 12 2005 - Xbox
Sep 28 2010 - Wii
Nov 23 2004 - PC
Jan 22 2007 - PSP (US)
Oct 08 2010 - Wii
Nov 23 2004 - PC
Jan 22 2007 - PSP (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox, Wii, PC, PSP
Genre: Adventure
Published by: 2K Games
Developed by: 2K China, Firaxis
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Alcohol Reference, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes, Mild Language
PEGI Rating:


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