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King of Seas

3DClouds, Team 17
May 25, 2021 - Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

64

Top Critic Average

31%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
78 / 100
TheSixthAxis
6 / 10
Shacknews
6 / 10
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
The Games Machine
8 / 10
COGconnected
68 / 100
Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10
PC Invasion
7 / 10
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King of Seas Trailers

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King of Seas Release Date Trailer | Play the Demo Now!

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King of Seas - Partnership Announcement Trailer

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King of Seas - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch


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Critic Reviews for King of Seas

Fun, cartoonish pirating, which makes you feel cheeky rather than evil.

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The ship combat and looting might carry King of Seas' piratical adventure for some, just beware that there's grinding through a bunch of stretched out story missions to get to the heart of the game. It's a game to break out when you're feeling extra piratey, but it has enough flaws that you should weigh them up before getting your cutlass out.

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King of Seas does lots of things well, from its visual presentation to the simplicity of its sailing mechanics. It touches base with many of the things that made classics out of the games that came prior while streamlining the experience into something that feels like a store-brand version of the thing I actually wanted. The lack of real keyboard and mouse support is a black eye on the PC version, though the foundation here is stable enough that King of Seas can have a brighter future through updates.

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A fresh and entertaining pirate-ish action RPG with nice customization and spectacular naval combat. Too bad that the lack of variety of side quests and other scattered flaws end up to row against.

Review in Italian | Read full review

King of Seas is a game that knows how to be entertaining right from the start, and that will put your pirate skills to the test. Something more could have been done with regards to dialogues and soundtrack, but these flaws do not hamper the enjoyability of King of Seas, which also offers a good amount of replayability.

Review in Italian | Read full review

If you can get sufficiently sucked into the gameplay, every other problem seems insignificant. On the other hand, if any part of the moment-to-moment experience starts to drag, it can pull you right out of the game. In other words, if all you want to do is sail around starting fights, slowly gathering power until you become a force of nature on the waves, King of Seas is perfect for you. Conversely, if you’re looking for something more multifaceted and less focused, you may want to steer clear. I thought sailing and sea battles would sustain me. Perhaps there’s more to being a pirate after all.

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While the cheerful island graphics and pirate themes are fun, King of Seas' over reliance on grinding quickly stifles the enjoyment. Exploration is highly enjoyable, but after you've seen everything, the story is the only thing left to pursue. Artificial barriers to extend the experience frustrate, as there is little satisfaction in grinding to victory.

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Think of King of Seas as yet another spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Pirates! It has all the tools needed to keep you entertained for many hours. Unfortunately, it's also lacking in certain departments, leading to a more streamlined approach that can't compare to the classic.

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