Pirates and Traders (Free)

This RPG pirate game was recently updated to version 2.0+. I played the older version of the game and the new additions have made it much better. You start off by creating your pirate character. You can pick his nationality, background, three different attributes (physical, intellectual, social), the ship, your flag, and the game’s difficulty settings. There are numerous “saved game” slots so you can easily keep up with your progress. Once your character is created it is time to set sail.

You can choose on the map where you want to go. As you travel you will encounter different ships and how you interact with them is up to you. There is a storyline you can participate in or simply travel the Caribbean and seek your fortune however you want. As you do battle, your character will grow and develop additional skills and reputation. In addition to ships, you can dock in various ports to trade, repair, recruit and so on. There is a ton of detail and gameplay in Pirates and Traders. There is a paid version of the game that removes ads and adds one background and five additional starting ships to choose from.

Assassin’s Creed Pirates (Free)

Ubisoft is one of the most famous game developers and Assassin’s Creed Pirates is another masterpiece from this studio. The game covers the whole life of a pirate captain: fighting against enemy boats, fishing, whale hunting, traveling around the Caribbean see, find treasures and many more. Everything is customizable from the ship name to even the hooks. The soundtracks are CD quality, graphics is amazing. The crew of your ship will sing during the action. It was downloaded more than 5 million times and the game is regularly updated.

The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt (Free)

In The Pirate: Caribbean Hunt, you command a ship and your primary task is to destroy the enemy boats. Overall, the graphics and gameplay are nicely done. Advancing in the game is a bit slow but can be accelerated with in-game purchases. For me the most annoying part is the wind which makes navigation extremely difficult sometimes but maybe this was the case for the pirates, too.

Plunder Pirates (Free)

Plunder Pirates is a classical RPG game, where players have to build a pirate island and discover the see around and play against other real players. The gameplay is excellent and can be enjoyed even for months, upgrading the buildings, joining to guilds and participating in battles is almost a never-ending fun.

Sink ‘Em All (Free)

Sink ‘Em All is a pretty straightforward pirate game. You command one ship and you sail around destroying the other pirate ships. There are currently four chapters: Pirate School, Runaway of the Caribbean, Cold Cold Mountain, and 127 Degrees. The game shows another chapter yet to be announced. Each chapter offers a number of levels you can play and you can earn up to three stars per level. As the levels get harder, there will be more and more enemies to destroy.

The graphics are nice but I found the print in the game very, very small. Playing on a tablet might be better. You control your ship with the on-screen joystick and simply hit the cannon button to fire. As you destroy ships you can pick up gold and bonus items. Also, as you progress in the game, you will unlock the ability to purchase special weapons. These weapons can only be purchased with real money. There is a paid version of the game which has no ads and provides the player with starter weapons.