Parents' Guide to

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Explore all four movies' worlds, with unique LEGO humor.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

Perfect Game, Great for Kids

Kids as young as 7 would love this game.
age 6+

Good parent-child co-op game with lots of puzzle solving.

I bought to play with my son as he loves pirates and does well with the Xbox. I knew puzzles would be tough for him, but he can figure out most. I don't let him play alone, though, because there are some slightly frightening parts and difficult parts. We have a lot of fun playing it together and he loves unlocking all the different characters. I do agree with a previous reviewer that the cut scenes are pretty hard to follow. I still have no real clue what happened on the 4th movie (haven't seen it) despite playing through those levels.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (13):

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean boasts all the best features of previous LEGO games: a whimsically satirical sense of humor, simple controls, vast environments to explore with tons of secrets to discover, and a huge cast of playable characters to collect and use in free-play levels. While you get your fair share of combat here, the focus definitely feels like it has been put on exploration and puzzle-solving (which seems appropriate for pirates). Each level contains a number of buried treasures that Captain Jack will need to use his compass to track down; some of the hidden items are necessary in order to move the story forward, while others are just to add more treasure-hunting fun.

There are so many cool secrets to discover in the hub world alone that you can spend hours playing around there in between levels. The LEGO games' typical sense of humor really shines here as well, with loads of visual gags that can make you laugh out loud. And it feels like the developers have made it a bit easier to earn new characters here, having many more low-cost characters available (you buy characters with the LEGO coins you find during play). If there's any real flaw here, it's the inability to save mid-level, which is a perennial problem with the LEGO games.

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