Best Pirates Games on Steam

Steam currently has 657 Pirates games available to download and play. Explore our list of the best picks ranked by Player Score. Our Player Score rankings are calculated directly from reviews left on the Steam store and will be updated in real-time as more players leave their feedback. Pirates game rankings were last updated on 5/23/2024.

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1. Return of the Obra Dinn

Lost at sea 1803 ~ The good ship Obra Dinn.

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Return of the Obra Dinn holds the #1 spot for "best Pirates game on Steam" with a Player Score of 95. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 24,931 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 24,128 positive reviews and 803 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $11.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $11.99
Release Date 10/18/2018
Developer Lucas Pope
Publisher 3909
Steam App Id 653530

2. Walkabout Mini Golf VR

Escape into a fun and beautiful world filled with the best mini golf courses you’ve ever seen! Play by yourself, meet someone new, or challenge your friends in a private game with up to 8 people. Extremely realistic physics create the perfect experience for hardcore golfers and casual players alike.

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Walkabout Mini Golf VR has achieved a Player Score of 94, placing it in the #2 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,796 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,741 positive reviews and 55 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Walkabout Mini Golf VR on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 7/15/2021
Developer Mighty Coconut
Publisher Mighty Coconut
Steam App Id 1408230

3. The Curse of Monkey Island

The only pirate adventure that asks the question: What's sharper, your sword or your wit?

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The Curse of Monkey Island has achieved a Player Score of 93, placing it in the #3 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,462 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,396 positive reviews and 66 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $6.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run The Curse of Monkey Island on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $6.99
Release Date 3/22/2018
Franchise Monkey Island Franchise
Developer LucasArts
Publishers
Steam App Id 730820

4. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike.

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #4 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 5,411 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,163 positive reviews and 248 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/15/2009
Franchise Monkey Island Franchise
Developer LucasArts
Publishers
Steam App Id 32360

5. Shogun Showdown

Shogun Showdown is a turn-based combat game with rogue-like and deck-building elements. Position yourself and attack at the right time, upgrade your tiles and combo them to get ready to face the Shogun!

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Shogun Showdown has achieved a Player Score of 92, placing it in the #5 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,153 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,078 positive reviews and 75 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 6/27/2023
Franchise Gamera Games
Developer Roboatino
Publishers
Steam App Id 2084000

6. Cleo - a pirate's tale

Cleo is a solo-developed, top-down, pixel-art, retro, pirate adventure with a lot of nostalgic flair, humor and a linear story, inspired by the old Zelda games and the classic LucasArts adventure games.

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Cleo - a pirate's tale has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #6 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 631 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 621 positive reviews and 10 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $14.99 to play and can be played and ran on both Windows and Mac systems. Valve has also verified it as playable on the Steam Deck and will run well.

Steam Price $14.99
Release Date 12/12/2021
Developer Christoph Schultz
Publisher Christoph Schultz
Steam App Id 1361230

7. Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™

Wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood, and the now zombie pirate LeChuck, return in what has long been considered one of the greatest LucasArts adventure games of all time.

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Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #7 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 2,602 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 2,488 positive reviews and 114 negative reviews — making it "Overwhelmingly Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is possible to play Monkey Island™ 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge™ on the Steam Deck (though some functionality may be limited).

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/7/2010
Franchise Monkey Island Franchise
Developer LucasArts
Publishers
Steam App Id 32460

8. Gothic II: Gold Edition

Gothic II: Gold Edition brings together the excitement of Gothic II and the add-on Night of the Raven to your fingertips!

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Gothic II: Gold Edition has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #8 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 13,603 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 12,763 positive reviews and 840 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Gothic II: Gold Edition on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 1/13/2010
Developer Piranha Bytes
Publisher THQ Nordic
Steam App Id 39510

9. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sail the Caribbean, marauding all on the high seas or ally your ship and crew as a privateer in search of riches - the life you choose is up to you. Face dogged enemies, raid unsuspecting villages, woo fair maidens, avoid capture or dig for buried treasure. Discover what it takes to become one of the most famous pirates in history!

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Sid Meier's Pirates! has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #9 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 6,348 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 5,996 positive reviews and 352 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $9.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Sid Meier's Pirates! on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $9.99
Release Date 7/11/2005
Developer Firaxis Games
Publisher 2K
Steam App Id 3920

10. Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion

Command a space-faring empire in Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the new stand-alone expansion that combines 4X depth with real-time strategy gameplay.

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Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion has achieved a Player Score of 91, placing it in the #10 spot for the best Pirates games. Its score was calculated by analyzing a total of 15,583 reviews on Steam. This breaks down to a total of 14,527 positive reviews and 1,056 negative reviews — making it "Very Positive" on Steam.

It is priced at $39.99 to play and can be played and ran on Windows systems. At the moment, it is not possible to play or run Sins of a Solar Empire®: Rebellion on the Steam Deck.

Steam Price $39.99
Release Date 6/12/2012
Developers
Publisher Stardock Entertainment
Steam App Id 204880

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