7 Best Pirate Video Games

It's a pirate's life for me.

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Ubisoft

There are many reasons the heavily romanticised version of pirates are so appealing to us. The idea of throwing aside your responsibilities to travel the seven seas with a crew and doing whatever you want is understandably attractive.

The problem is most of us can't exactly just become pirates.

For a start, everything has already been explored, so the sense of adventure isn't exactly there as much anymore. That and real-life pirates tend to commit horrible crimes instead of going on swashbuckling adventures.

Attacking civilian ships to capture hostages before being by the navy doesn't exactly sound as appealing as looking for a few buried doubloons.

Luckily we still have this fantastical version of piracy to fall back on in video games. We might not be able to become real pirates, but at least we can go on ocean-faring adventures in the digital world.

7. The Secret Of Monkey Island

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LucasArts

Point-and-click adventure games were all the rage at one point.

In the 90s any PC gamer would own dozens of them, and most of them would probably have been made by LucasArts.

If you're too young to know what a LucasArts is then just look at them as the older equivalent of Telltale Games. They were known for their point-and-click games and little else, even if they did develop some games of other genres that were pretty good.

The Secret of Monkey Island puts you in the shoes of Guybrush Threepwood during the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean. After a lady named Elaine Marley is kidnapped by a ghost pirate known as LeChuck, Guybrush Threepwood must travel to the mysterious Monkey Island to rescue her.

The story is simple but the writing is good enough to make you keep playing. It's just a really fun pirate adventure, where you wander around locations solving puzzles and get to listen to really funny jokes.

It's regarded as a classic for a reason, go play it.

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