Parents' Guide to

Playmobil Pirates

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Toy-based game has surprisingly inappropriate material.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

"Awesome pirate game" my boy says.

My 7 yr old loved this game. Plays with his Playmobile pirates so he was excited to play the game. He definitely had moments of frustration for sure when an expensive ship got sunk but then he'd have to be patient and save for future ship purchases. He says too he developed "strategies" to sink ships. (He's looking over my shoulder)! So some good proud learning moments. ;)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

As a pirate game, Playmobil Pirates, scores on many levels -- the storyline is original and intriguing, the seafaring exploration is enticing, the minigames are almost all a lot of fun. As a Playmobil game, though, it gives a parent pause, seeming far more mature than the average Playmobil fan. Rum, for instance, may be a big part of real pirate lore, but couldn't they have at least called it "grog" in the game? And when a line like, "Ask him where the damned wood is!" pops up, you have to wonder what they were thinking. In the end, Playmobil Pirates is a good game marketed to the wrong audience.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Dreamcatcher
  • Release date: December 28, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Mild Cartoon Violence, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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