In this video addition to our series discussing some of the best games ever we are talking about Sid Meier’s Pirates! originally released in 1987 for the Commodore 64. Through open-ended gameplay and random encounters the game encouraged exploration and multiple playthroughs. The mix of strategy, role-playing and action blended together to complement the expansive digital Spanish Main that Sid Meier constructed with historical accuracy. While Sid Meier’s Pirates! may be an achievement of early gaming many people have never played the more original variations or have any idea what kind of an accomplishment this experience was when it was originally released.
Dan Hoyt has been an avid gamer his entire life. When he’s not playing games, he’s working out by walking his dog, hiking and doing martial arts. He likes to try new kinds of alcohol and discuss politics. He’s a graduate of The University of Kansas and has spent years as a journalist.