Pirates Of The Burning Sea is a free MMORPG set in the golden age of piracy. Choose to join the ranks of the outlaws or enlist in a navy in this swashbuckling world.
Take to the seas
Despite a few examples (like Blackwake and Black Flag), decent pirate themed games are hard to find. Pirates Of The Burning Sea is something of a lost gem, a retro MMORPG with a surprising depth of content. Gameplay is split between visits to docks where players can take on missions or trade with merchants and open sea combat. The ship-based combat is a real joy, providing a steep learning curve with a satisfying level of difficulty. Players can customise their ships with weapons and upgrades and then attack other factions, rival towns or NPC ships. The steady pace of these engagements provides room for tactics and thought, a style focused more on realism than explosions. While Pirates Of The Burning Sea suffers from a small player base, the American server has a steady group of players who are devoted to the game.
Pirates Of The Burning Sea is a great game which deserves many more players than it currently has. The level of content and thought behind design make it a real treat for fans of the historical period or pirates in general.