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.

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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OpenCritic Coverage

Sea of Thieves' Legends of the Sea Update Is Dedicated to Some of Its Most Prolific Players

Sea of Thieves' Legends of the Sea Update Is Dedicated to Some of Its Most Prolific Players

Sea of Thieves' latest monthly update is called Legends of the Sea, and it's centered on celebrating some of the community's most famous pirates.

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Sea of Thieves Surpasses 10 Million Lifetime Players

Sea of Thieves Surpasses 10 Million Lifetime Players

Rare's pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves is Xbox's most successful new IP of the generation, Rare announced today as it surpasses 10 million players.

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Sea of Thieves Offering Boosted Rep Until December 27

Sea of Thieves Offering Boosted Rep Until December 27

Sea of Thieves is closing out its Festival of Giving with a double XP weekend in the middle of the week. Set sail between now and the 27th to take advantage of boosted reputation.

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Sea of Thieves Brings Holiday Cheer in Festival of Giving Update

Sea of Thieves Brings Holiday Cheer in Festival of Giving Update

Like last year, pirates will be able to get into the holiday spirit with Sea of Thieves' Festival of Giving update. New content includes an island makeover, quality-of-life updates, and gift-giving.

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Trailers

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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

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Official Sea of Thieves #BeMorePirate Trailer

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