Parents' Guide to

Sid Meier's Pirates! (Xbox)

By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Pirate adventure is fun and family-friendly.

Game Xbox 360 , PSP , Xbox 2005
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There is very little difference between the Xbox and PC versions -- and most of the differences are driven by gameplay options, rather than content. Really, this game should have been rated for everyone. There are accurate warnings on both versions for violence, alcohol references, and suggestive themes, and there is no blood, gore, or depictions of death. The player repeatedly visits taverns but no characters are shown drinking; while some female characters wear low-cut dresses, the sexual content is minimal.

The biggest difference is that the Xbox version has multiplayer capabilities, but they seem to be more of a tacked-on Mini game than a full addition. Otherwise, the differences are related to making the game easier to play on a console system, which has less screen resolution and fewer buttons for controls (no keyboard). The thrust of the PC review stands: This is an excellent and family-friendly game, and a worthy addition to your video game treasure chest.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360 , PSP , Xbox
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Take Two
  • Release date: July 12, 2005
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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