Sea of Thieves

Microsoft Game Studios, Rare

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
67
Top Critic Average
30%
Critics Recommend
Based on 132 critic reviews
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Sea of Thieves

Rating Summary

Based on 132 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

30%

Critics Recommend

Based on 132 critic reviews
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Sea of Thieves 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.

General Information

Available on:Xbox OneMar 20, 2018
PCMar 20, 2018
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

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 Critic 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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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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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 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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It's Halloween in Sea of Thieves. Arrr You Scared?

It's Halloween in Sea of Thieves. Arrr You Scared?

Just like it has done to so many other live-service games as of late, Halloween has come to Sea of Thieves. As before, it takes the form of the Festival of the Damned, or at least it starts out that way.

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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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