Sea of Thieves

Microsoft Game Studios, Rare

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
66
Top Critic Average
25%
Critics Recommend
Based on 118 critic reviews
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Sea of Thieves

Rating Summary

Based on 118 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 118 critic reviews
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Reviews Summary

Co-op Fun
Solo Sandbox
Lack of Content

Summary: Sea of Thieves is, overall, a disappointment. While there is some great co-op fun to be had here, there aren't enough activities to sustain this sandbox.

Game 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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Trailers

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Becoming a Pirate Legend: Progression in Sea of Thieves - Official Walkthrough

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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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IGN

7 / 10.0
IGN

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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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

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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PC Gamer

72 / 100
PC Gamer

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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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A uniquely open-ended online adventure with some of the best co-op of any game, but at the moment there's not nearly enough content or variety to keep it interesting for long.

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Recent News

Sea Of Thieves Is Adding Fishing In Huge Update Coming Next Month

Sea Of Thieves Is Adding Fishing In Huge Update Coming Next Month

The Xbox One and PC pirate game's biggest-ever content update is coming in April; here's what it adds.

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Xbox One S All-Digital Bundled Games Leaked

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Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Trailer Reveals Arena Release Date

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Trailer Reveals Arena Release Date

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Sea of Thieves players will soon be able to go fishing (and cook what they catch)

Sea of Thieves players will soon be able to go fishing (and cook what they catch)

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Rare offers first look at Sea of Thieves' major new Anniversary Update, arriving next month

Rare offers first look at Sea of Thieves' major new Anniversary Update, arriving next month

Sea of Thieves is one today, don't you know, and, to celebrate, Rare has unveiled the multiplayer pirate adventure's next big free content expansion. It's c…

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Sea of Thieves’ anniversary update includes an ocean of adventures

Sea of Thieves’ anniversary update includes an ocean of adventures

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Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update adds fishing and single-player quests

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update adds fishing and single-player quests

Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, but the open-ended plot doesn't appeal to everyone. You have to find your own path as it mostly relies on emergent experiences.

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New Sea of Thieves Insider program gives rewards to testers

New Sea of Thieves Insider program gives rewards to testers

Sea of Thieves is an exploration-based pirate game that features great sailing mechanics, but the open-ended plot doesn't appeal to everyone. You have to find your own path as it mostly relies on emergent experiences.

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Sea of Thieves' latest limited-time event is all about having nowhere to hide

Sea of Thieves' latest limited-time event is all about having nowhere to hide

Sea of Thieves' latest update is here and shakes things up a bit with a new limited-time event, encouraging slightly different ways to mess around in its sa…

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