Tag created in June 2017
Pirates's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Pirates tag and the percentage they represent. The number of releases gives an appreciation of the quantity of games published each year. It often tends to increase naturally, just like the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Pirates tag is getting more or less popular. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Pirates game tag peaked in 2021 with 55 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.22% in 2010 and 0.03% in 2023.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Pirates's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Pirates tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Pirates tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 22 (2010) and 445 (2022) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Pirates tag received between 44% (2012) and 135% (2018) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Pirates
This graph displays the evolution of the Pirates tag's games price in USD over the years, and the percentage of free to play games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2015 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2016 at 6.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2015 at 4%, and it's highest in 2017 at 17%.
Positive reviews ratio for Pirates, per language
This chart shows an aggregated Steam rating for all the Pirates tag games, classed by language. It gives an idea about how different audiences will judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't necessarily mean that the audience doesn't like that tag. Some cultures have different standards and expectations. It will however affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Pirates games is 91% for the Ukrainian audience, and the worst is 76% for the Simplified Chinese audience.
|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!
|9.99||94.7%||Jul 11, 2005|
|Sea Dogs: To Each His Own - Pirate Open World RPG|
1654 AC. The Caribbean. A place of opportunities and mysteries. Take a role of Charles de Maure - a young French noble who arrived to the New World to assist his brother. What seemed to be a simple family matter, turned into a lifelong adventure!
|Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™|
The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace.Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway.
Unearned Bounty is an action-packed Free-For-All multiplayer game where you battle to become the most infamous pirate!
|Free||67.4%||Aug 22, 2018|
|Blood and Gold: Caribbean!|
'Blood & Gold: Caribbean!' is a blend of economic strategy and open-world RPG, set in the pirate era of XVII Century Caribbean. The game is based on the significantly improved Mount & Blade: Warband engine.
|19.99||59.7%||Dec 10, 2015|
|Tempest: Pirate Action RPG|
Tempest is a Pirate Open World Action RPG where you rove the seas across three continents filled with dozens of colonies and forts, hundreds of quests and countless ships to plunder. Customize your ship, trade, challenge fellow pirates and face mythical monsters such as the Kraken and Leviathan!
|14.99||70.5%||Aug 22, 2016|
Blackwake is a multiplayer naval FPS focused on teamwork and cooperation. Fire the cannons, sink enemy ships or board them with firearms and steel.
|4.99||82.6%||Feb 19, 2020|
Take command of an 'Age of Sail' ship and her crew, exploring a vast, story-filled world that reacts to your decisions. Engage enemy vessels, fortifications and sea monsters in brutal tactical combat, all framed in an art style inspired by classic Naval Oil Paintings.
|24.99||71.1%||Oct 22, 2019|
|The Caribbean Sail|
Name your crew, purchase supplies, sail the world, harpoon fish, plunder your enemies, die horribly, unlock a new Captain and do it all over again!
|14.99||94.4%||Sep 19, 2017|
Live like a pirate. Die like a pirate. Repeat! Mutiny Island is an open-world style pirate-themed game with light survival and RPG mechanics. Explore the Arbor Ocean at your own pace as you devise a plan to reclaim your ship, The Red Dawn, by any means!
|7.99||50%||Oct 18, 2019|
|Captain vs Sky Pirates|
Captain vs Sky Pirates takes you on a steamy adventure, your mission is to defeat all Sky Pirates. Combat many dangerous enemies but don’t forget to upgrade your gear to beat more deadly Sky Pirates. Prepare for a near impossible challenge in the world of steam Pirates
|2.99||N/A||Oct 10, 2017|
Factory pirate lets you play with your friends co-op on an adventure to serve customers at your pirate ship restaurant. You will need to solve complex puzzles to get the items they are needing.
|0.99||54.6%||Aug 24, 2018|
|A pirate quartermaster|
Did you think you'd win with a snap of your fingers? Did you think you'd see a crew as a number? Did you think you'd gorge without fear of judgements? But, sir, you're not in the Royal Navy. The pirate's life is a life of dreams. And it's precisely because we have a shitty life that we have dreams.
|17.99||76.2%||Oct 2, 2020|
Become a fearless captain in Buccaneers!, a classic pirate RPG game. Find legendary treasures, battle powerful ships, change the course of history, and join one of the unique factions to conquer an ever-changing Caribbean sea.
|17.99||83.4%||Mar 7, 2022|
|Blackbeard the Cursed Jungle|
Blackbeard is a brave man who fight for honer no matter what the cost. Help him on his adventure to stand against evil. If you love classic platform games or jungle adventure games, or would you like to return to your childhood memory? Our game Blackbeard the Cursed Jungle is the best choice for you.
|0.99||N/A||Sep 18, 2019|
|King of Seas|
King of Seas is an ARPG adventure game set in a nautical pirate world. Embark on an epic adventure across the seven seas where you’ll discover lost islands and treasures, fight rival pirates and menacing monsters, and become the most legendary pirate of all time!
|24.99||57.4%||May 25, 2021|
|Match Three Pirates II|
Enjoy the great Match 3 Pirate Adventure. Form groups of three or more crabs, canons, steering wheels, explosives and other pirate items to unlock powerful boosters and complete all level goals. Use the right strategy, earn coins and build your own great theme park on Pirate Island.
|9.99||73.7%||Dec 16, 2021|
|The Spanish Privateer|
Escape the confines of high-society and find freedom, romance, and danger on the high seas as a privateer in this pirate otome. A historical fiction visual novel set in the early 17th century, travel from Spain across the Caribbean while surviving life at sea.
|14.99||92.3%||Sep 16, 2022|
|Pirates - Digital Strategy Game|
In Pirates: Digital Strategy Game, an online turn-based strategy game, you must build a fleet of powerful ships from the age of piracy, to acquire victory. Ascend to glory by sinking enemy ships or by exploring rich islands scattered across the randomly generated maps.
|9.99||N/A||Dec 2, 2022|
Using the musket of Captain Davy Jones, you’ll need to kill as many enemy pirates as possible in order to achieve a high score and earn your title as Pirate Lord of the Seven Seas. Be careful though. Your enemies will grow angrier the more you attack them. Be sure to drink more rum and get stronger.
|2.99||N/A||Jun 24, 2023|
Windward is an action-filled multiplayer sandbox game that puts you in control of a ship sailing the high seas of a large procedurally-generated world.
|9.99||80.1%||May 12, 2015|
Naval Action is a hardcore, realistic, and beautifully detailed naval combat sandbox immersing players into the experience of the most beautiful period of naval history - when sailing ships ruled the seas.
|Free||57.9%||Jun 13, 2019|
|Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond|
Embark on an epic quest for treasure in Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond, a pirate platform-adventure game for the whole family!
|34.99||87%||Nov 20, 2020|
|Aye Aye, Captain|
Aye Aye Captain is a game about crewing a ship on the high seas of the 1500 and 1600s. You'll have to manage a crew, provide them with consistent booty, rum, and fight off mutinies all while pillaging vessels of royal navies, other pirates, and trading companies.
|2.99||N/A||Aug 4, 2020|