Sea of Thieves

Microsoft Game Studios, Rare

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
66
Top Critic Average
26%
Critics Recommend
Based on 121 critic reviews
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Sea of Thieves

Rating Summary

Based on 121 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

26%

Critics Recommend

Based on 121 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneMar 20, 2018
PCMar 20, 2018

Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios, Rare

Genres: Action, Simulation

From acclaimed developer Rare comes a shared-world adventure game that offers the ultimate pirate experience. Packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting, Sea of Thieves has everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. Set in a glorious world of exotic islands, hidden treasures and dangers both natural and supernatural, Sea of Thieves immerses you in a new type of multiplayer action. Whether you’re adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews – but will they be friends or foes? And how will you respond? Sea of Thieves offers something for everyone, no matter how they like to play: • A world of exploration – set sail upon a vast, open ocean, venturing into new regions and discovering the secrets of unspoiled islands and sunken ships. Hunt for treasure by following maps and untangling riddles, and learn to expect the unexpected... • A world of excitement – engage in ship-to-ship battles with cannon, pistol and cutlass, pursuing rival ships through raging storms. Sail in pursuit of deadly bounties or ferry cargo through hostile waters. Clash with the skeletal remains of cursed former pirates and beware undersea menaces that lurk beneath the waves! • A world we sail together – whether you’re playing alongside friends, matchmaking to find a crew or setting out as a ‘lone wolf’ pirate, you’ll have hilarious, memorable encounters in a world where every sail on the horizon is a crew of real players. • A world of achievement – on your quest to become a pirate legend you’ll amass loot, build a reputation and define a unique personal style with your hard-earned rewards. It’s an adventure that will grow and evolve over time, with new content arriving regularly to ensure a fresh, exciting experience whenever – and wherever – you choose to set sail. With mounting praise from fans and critics alike, Sea of Thieves is set to be the next unforgettable adventure for players on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, with enhanced features on Xbox One X.

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Official Sea of Thieves Release Date Announce Trailer

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Official Sea of Thieves #BeMorePirate Trailer

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Sea of Thieves Reviews

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A superb water park for four friends to splash around in, but progression is sluggish and there are too few surprises beneath the waves.

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A limited and simplistic pirate adventure, but one with an abundance of character and a thrilling conviction in its own ideas.

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Whether or not I was having fun with Sea of Thieves boiled down to the people I was playing with. Though Sea of Thieves has an excellent foundation for something truly great down the road, it has some glaring issues with variety, progression, and rewards that need tweaking. As it stands at launch, it's genuinely good fun with friends, but progressing to Pirate Legend is a long grind. Sea of Thieves needs a lot more briny depth before it's the amazing voyage we'd hoped for, but so far the great cooperative moments are a good start.

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Sea of Thieves is bursting with potential for storytelling in a watery paradise, but doesn't have enough to keep players coming back.

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Recent News

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Recently, Twitch Prime announced it lineup for free games and in-game loot available for subscribers in December 2019. It looks like there's a promotion going on with Sea of Thieves, too. From December 2 to December 31, members can claim a bunch of amazing items, including a pet, in the game.

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The next Sea of Thieves update is a mysterious Tall Tale

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Sea of Thieves gets 'The Seabound Soul' campaign soon, firebombs incoming

Sea of Thieves is an open-world pirate adventure that has received a lot of features since launch. There are even single-player stories now! As with any title that relies on emergent experiences, Sea of Thieves keeps on attracting players due to new events. At X019, Rare revealed what's next for the game.

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Sea of Thieves New Update 'Seabound Soul' Adds Fiery New Weapon - IGN

Sea of Thieves New Update 'Seabound Soul' Adds Fiery New Weapon - IGN

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Rare Announces Everwild, Its Mysterious New IP

We got a glimpse of what Rare's next project is.

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Rare reveals its next game, Everwild

Rare reveals its next game, Everwild

A brand-new property from the maker of Sea of Thieves and Banjo-Kazooie

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Everwild is Rare's all-new Xbox IP, drops debut trailer at X019

Everwild is Rare's all-new Xbox IP, drops debut trailer at X019

Rare has unveiled Everwild, providing a brief teaser trailer of its all-new Microsoft franchise.

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