What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Sid Meier's Pirates! for iPad is a strategy and simulation game first and action game second, therefore it might not appeal to young kids intrigued by the pirates theme. Also making it less young-kid-friendly are the sword fights, women dressed suggestively, and references to alcohol and tobacco.
Is it any good?
Absolutely. SID MEIER'S PIRATES!, the classic swashbuckling adventure from 1987, has been reborn on the iPad. Once again you set sail as a 17th-century pirate captain in the Caribbean. You'll hire crew and take on daring missions, engage in fierce naval battles, search for treasure, and plunder fortified ports. And what pirate game would be complete without sword duels with other captains?
But it's the deep economic and political elements of the game that'll likely keep you glued to the screen. While your pirate captain ages and gains experience and possessions, you can view the Status screen at any time for current standings, such as age, health, career status, skills, crew happiness, and more. Even if you’ve never heard of the original Sid Meier’s Pirates!, this iPad version features an engaging story, pick-up-and-play accessibility, and best of all, enjoyable gameplay (with high replayability) that lets you approach the adventure however you want.