I’m posting screenshots of the original Sid Meier’s Pirates!—which is as old as I am—and Pirates! Gold mostly for reference. The only Pirates game I’m going to review is the 2004 incarnation, but I made an effort to get into the older games first to have an idea of how the series has changed over the years. Bizarrely enough, the 2004 version helped me get into the older games far more than the other way around.
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