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Sea of Thieves

Microsoft Game Studios, Rare
Mar 20, 2018 - Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
72 / 100
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
Easy Allies
6.5 / 10
Game Informer
7 / 10
Polygon
6.5 / 10

Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

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.

Co-op Fun

Solo Sandbox

Lack of Content


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

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

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Official Sea of Thieves Release Date Announce Trailer

Official Sea of Thieves #BeMorePirate Trailer thumbnail

Official Sea of Thieves #BeMorePirate Trailer


Sea of Thieves Screenshots



Critic Reviews for Sea of Thieves

Despite the lack of meaningful progression beyond cosmetics, Sea of Thieves presents an endless sea of possibilities full of exciting encounters with other players and a never-ending list of fun things to do.

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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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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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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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Sea of Thieves can be tedious, and it lacks a compelling progression hook, but it excels as a cooperative story generator for you and your friends

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Sailing across the open ocean becomes less of a thrilling embodiment of cooperation and more of a chore.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Sea Of Thieves Vinyl Revealed, Goes Overboard

Sea Of Thieves Vinyl Revealed, Goes Overboard

For three years, Sea of Thieves fans have been clamoring for Rare to release a vinyl record of Robin Beanland's score, and now they're finally getting their wish.

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Sea of Thieves Celebrates Its Third Anniversary with a New Event, Freebies, and More

Sea of Thieves Celebrates Its Third Anniversary with a New Event, Freebies, and More

Sea of Thieves debuted on March 20, 2018, making this weekend the third anniversary of Rare's beloved pirate adventuring game. To celebrate, Rare has announced a host of festivities for players, with extras for Game Pass Ultimate members.

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Sea of Thieves Season One Begins This Week

Sea of Thieves Season One Begins This Week

After nearly three straight years of monthly updates, Rare is moving Sea of Thieves to a seasonal calendar much like Fortnite and other live-service games. Here's what to expect for Sea of Thieves Season One.

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Sea of Thieves November Update Lays The Groundwork for "Significant Changes" In 2021

Sea of Thieves November Update Lays The Groundwork for "Significant Changes" In 2021

Sea of Thieves has received monthly content updates for nearly three years, and though the plan hasn't slowed during the pandemic, the team at Rare says November's update won't be as flashy as some others.

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