Plunge into a world of adventure and freedom and discover the excitement of sailing, the thirst for gold, thundering cannons, and savage pirate attacks.
A fascinating quest will drive you to the four corners of the Earth and new adventures will await you in each port along your journey. You will accumulate fortune for yourself and for your country, either by force or through your shrewd business dealings.
As an accomplished warrior and a skillful negotiator, only strategy will serve to forge your reputation. You may even succeed in becoming more admired than the king and more feared than the most barbaric of pirates!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2013-10-15 12:27:48 byDernagon:
I have been a big fan of the pirate strategy genre for a long time. I purchased Corsairs back when it first came out because about every 5 years I'm looking for the next game in the genre. I personally thought that it was an okay game, but hardly added anything new from a gameplay or graphical perspective. Frankly I think Pirates! Gold is still the gold standard and is availableread more on GOG. If that's too old of a game for you then the Port Royale series (also available on GOG) does a lot of the same things that Corsairs tried and is a better overall product. I would choose any Port Royale or Sid Meier Pirates game (including the "cartoonish" newer remake) over Corsairs. One lesser known pirates strategy game that I would like to see on GOG would be Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas. That game is what I would consider an advanced difficulty version (it is seriously a challenge) of the Sid Meier games, but doesn't get into the non-pirating gameplay modes of trying to manage ports or colonies, etc. Just straight pirating games are what I like; attack ships, attack colonies, sell the booty, rinse and repeat. However, if you want a pirate game with a little more substance than that, go with Port Royale 2. That's my best advice as a die-hard pirate fan.
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Posted on 2013-10-16 05:00:08 byCaptain_Seasick:
While Corsairs has a lot of issues (mainly due to this version of it having been "converted" for use on modern systems), the game's simple mechanics allows even the most casual of player to delve right into the salty seas of the Caribbean and become a fearsome corsair, savvy trader, or something in-between!
Just be sure to save often, because (as mentioned) this game does haveread more it's issues, one of them being crashing at really weird and random times.
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Posted on 2013-10-20 16:06:57 bygigibestia:
It was a great game, one of the best about pirates, and une of the most difficult to run on xp.
I still got the original CD, and now I can play it on Win 7. A dream.
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