Sea of Thieves

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 124 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

29%

Critics Recommend

Based on 124 critic reviews
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8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2020

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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Recommended
Mar 27, 2018

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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72 / 100
Mar 23, 2018

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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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2018
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6 / 10
Mar 27, 2018

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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Mar 23, 2018

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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7 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2018

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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8 / 10
Jun 4, 2020

More than two years after its launch, Sea of Thieves has improved in countless ways.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2018

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

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Unscored
Apr 6, 2018

Even in its current seemingly incomplete state, Sea of Thieves is still rewarding.

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