The freedom of the pirate life awaits with Sea of Thieves, an epic multiplayer adventure game in an immersive shared world. Be the pirate you want to be - with musket loaded and grog in hand, you’ll crew up with friends and set sail for epic adventures. Navigate the perils of a fantastical world and the danger of rival crews, where every sail on the horizon is another player Established in 1985 in the charming English countryside, Rare Ltd.
has been creating beloved hit franchises for gamers worldwide such as Banjo-Kazooie, Battletoads, Goldeneye, Viva Piñata and the multi-million-selling Kinect Sports series. Xbox One version for use on Xbox One systems. Windows 10 PC version sold separately.
Sea of Thieves is also available on PC.
Sea of thieves is one of a kind, a very rare game that will be a sea of joy for some, and a strange and empty game, that lack some of the basics of modern games for others. For me it's a total success, a game that has filled the hours I've spend playing it with plenty of unforgettable moments.
Rare have been clear about their goal of wanting players to create their own stories within Sea of Thieves, and it is safe to say they’ve succeeded. Let’s hope they can keep the ship on course.
Sea of Thieves shines most brightly when playing with friends. The gameplay is both fun and accessible, and the technical aspects of the game are truly wonderful, but everything is weighed down by the lack of additional content and greater variety.
Having fun in Sea of Thieves is a slow burn at the moment. Most of the game involves you just chilling on your ship while looking for other pirates to steal from, or for the raids to start. It’s not a game that you can play every single day for hours on end, and most people will certainly tire of it after seeing all of the PvE content available now. Even so, Sea of Thieves is incredible in the way you can interact with players and be whatever kind of pirate you want to be.
Sea of Thieves is a game with great potential, but it's undermined by a lack of variety and depth. Meditative alone, fascinating and epic in multiplayer, the navigation experience provided by Rare is truly unique and brilliant. On the other hand, the extreme freedom given to the player cannot be fulfilled because of clumsy boots on the ground mechanics and a quest structure that is far too repetitive.
Though it looks stunning and is an impressive achievement in open world multiplayer gaming, a lack of variety and completely frustrating single-player mode keeps Sea of Thieves from staying afloat.
Perhaps the least forgivable aspect for me, given my love of exploration and discovery in games like these, is that all the islands feel the same. For Sea of Thieves to be a truly unforgettable experience for me I’d have liked to have seen islands and archipelagos that feel lovingly crafted with supreme attention to detail. What we have instead is a map that feels like Rare turned “Generate Game” on once and just ran with what the creator spat out. This, more than anything else, saddens me as it makes things feel even less devoid of life. Islands are too spread out, too samey and too uninteresting leaving the player with a, “seen one, seen them all” feeling.
January 18, 2019
The next Sea of Thieves update will reduce the size of the game on the hard drive. Read more
November 12, 2018
Sea of Thieves announces a new, fast paced PvP mode. Watch video
September 18, 2018
Sea of Thieves expansion Forsaken Shores is delayed a week. Read more
April 12, 2018
Sea of Thieves publishes the update 1.0.3. Read more