Venture Through 10 More Action Titles!
Many argued Rare lost its magic when it was acquired by Microsoft. Fans didn’t receive any excellent follow-ups to franchises they helped create like Banjo Kazooie or Conker. Instead, they either received enhanced ports of their games or sequels that didn’t live up to expectations. While it’s not a perfect game, Sea of Thieves helped the studio redeem itself. With its emphasis on cooperative play, amusing humor, and addictive gameplay loop, Sea of Thieves is a great open-world and pirate-themed game.
If you’ve finished playing Sea of Thieves and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 10 picks.
Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.
So without further ado, we present 10 games to check out if you’re looking for a game like Sea of Thieves.
Deep Rock Galactic
Deep Rock Galactic is a team-based game with a great online community. It features menacing space dwarves, gorgeous locales, and countless aliens for you to slay. Communication is key to your survival and the game introduces a variety of classes for you to choose from like the powerful Gunner to the skillful Engineer.
Missions can be completed by any means necessary. Whether you want to build multiple pathways or plunge down to your objective is up to you and your team to decide. The caves you’ll explore are procedurally generated. Expect to find numerous enemies and secret treasures with your friends and embark on quests different from other groups.
Like Sea of Thieves, this is a splendid game to play with your closest friends. If you need another explorative-heavy title to play that’ll have you laughing and smiling the whole way through, check out Deep Rock Galactic.
From cave raiding to deep ocean adventures, we arrive at Beyond Blue. This underwater adventure title has players traverse the deepest layers of the ocean to uncover marvelous secrets and familiar wildlife. You’ll learn about countless ocean dwellers and appreciate the game’s beautiful imagery and textures.
In it, players control a scientist named Mirai. She’s a scientist who wants to learn what lies beneath Earth’s ocean. By using groundbreaking technology, Mirai plans to witness, hear, and interact with the ocean and its creatures through eight diverse dives. These dives will have you uncover new truths about the ocean while listening to soothing narration from several voice talents.
Accompanying its wonderful narration is the game’s captivating soundtrack. For those who like taking snapshots of their gaming progress, Beyond Blue offers a new Photo Mode. In it, players can take beautiful pictures and apply in-game filters and adjust lens settings to make them appear astonishing. If you love the adventurous aspect of Sea of Thieves gameplay, you’re guaranteed to love Beyond Blue.
Blazing Sails is what you receive when your merge Sea of Thieves and Fortnite together. It features Fortnite’s additive battle-royale mode and mashes it with Sea of Thieves’ pirate-themed world. Additionally, this game emphasizes cooperative play and offers a cartoonish art style reminiscent of both games mentioned.
The gameplay has players visiting nearby islands to loot people for their treasure. Battles take place via ships and gamers will enjoy firing cannonballs and engaging in amusing gun battles with enemy players. Players can customize their avatar character to their liking. This should help gamers feel more attached and immersed in the game’s colorful locales and vibrant world.
Blazing Sail’s Galleon Conquest mode provides players with some neat cinematics to establish the game’s lore, too. If you’re looking for a fun pirate-themed co-op title with addictive gameplay, check this one out.
Subnautica is regarded as having one of the best underwater experiences of all time. Unfortunately, players can only experience the game alone. However, you’ll be happy the developers went with that route considering the plethora of gorgeous scenery littered within the game’s murky depths and intricate caverns.
After crash landing on an oceanic alien world, you must scavenge its vast ocean for resources. By doing so, you’ll uncover more information about this planet’s wildlife as you work toward escaping this hostile world. The game’s four key elements revolve around hunger, thirst, O2, and health. The game provides players with a steep learning curve.
There’s no tutorial highlighting what you should do and how you should go about those tasks. Regardless, fans should walk away from Subnautica feeling satisfied for playing it. It’s a beautiful game with a deeply immersive environment that’s lively and entertaining.
You can read our thoughts on Subnautica in our video game review here!
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is an interesting game from Nintendo’s catalog. When it was released, many people disregarded the game because of its childish character designs and childlike nature. Many fans wanted a dark entry in the series after playing games like Majora’s Mask. Despite having mixed praise upon release, fans warmed up to the games years later.
Some went as far as to say it was one of Link’s best outings before Breath of the Wild was released. Opinions aside, this game has players helping Link traverse multiple islands while aboard his charming pirate ship. Link’s goal is to retrieve his sister from the evil sorcerer Ganon. However, he gets roped into another struggle for the Triforce, leading to all types of developments.
The game features classic mind-numbing puzzles and a cheerful atmosphere. The original game’s visuals hold up well by today’s standards, but fans can play an HD remaster of the game via Nintendo’s Wii U system. Sea of Thieves fans who adore the game’s pirate aesthetics and explorative gameplay will find The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker to be a delightful treasure.
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag
Assassins’ Creed: Black Flag doesn’t have the best narrative, but it delivers a more expansive map with fun naval adventuring components. It takes place around 1715 when pirates ruled the Caribbean. It’s become commonplace for the territory to be overcome with corruption, greediness, and cruelty. ]
You’ll control a young pirate named Edward who’ll be drawn to an ancient war between Assassins and Templars. He’s a charismatic pirate who can whip out dual cutlass blades and his flintlock pistols. While the story has its delightful moments, fans will love this game more for its gameplay, as it’ll make them feel like an assassin and pirate.
The overworld is expansive and fun to explore. It features over 75 unique locations for you to visit and participate in unruly activities. These include looting underwater ships, assassinating Templars, hunting exotic animals, searching for treasure, and much more. The story plays second-fiddle to its gameplay, which might be unfortunate for some folks. However, if you’re looking for another pirate-themed game with great game mechanics, this one’s worth trying out.
Raft is an open-world survival game with a sailor theme. It resembles Sea of Thieves as it’s another game where you’ll sail across an ocean looking for nearby islands to explore by yourself or with companions. During your travels, you’ll scavenge for resources while looking for ways to upgrade your rafts.
You’ll start the game with a small raft and a plastic hook. Your goal is to stay alive by any means necessary. You’ll encounter many cruel creatures on your journey like flesh-eating sharks who’ll make things more problematic. Not only will players need to be skeptical of sharks, but they’ll need to monitor their thirst and hunger levels occasionally.
This game’s best enjoyed with friends. Therefore, it’s best to pick this game up if you know you’re Sea of Thieves crewmates can tag along for the ride, too. Otherwise, you’re in for a dull experience with this one.
Rust is an open-world survival game where you’ll need to overcome multiple hurdles. Everything in this game wants you to perish from its inhabitants to the environment itself. The game’s developers have made countless updates to improve the title for fans. From regular balance fixes to adding additional maps, you won’t need to worry about the game dying anytime soon.
That said, the game doesn’t have any rules to follow. You’re free to tackle its world in any way you desire. Many may find that infuriating but others won’t mind. However, you can assign yourself objectives like scavenging the terrain for resources and building a shelter that can protect you from the game’s boatload of beasts and adversaries.
Exploration is key in this game like in Sea of Thieves. You’ll adore exploring the game’s abandoned settlements and interacting with its mysterious monuments. If you adore games that throw you in a sandbox world with no rules to follow, this one’s worth your time.
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Sid Meier’s Pirates is a pirate-themed open-world RPG with fun naval gameplay and cartoon-like graphics. In it, you’ll sail across the seas looking for treasure. You can either become your world’s fiercest pirate or one who’s simply in it to rake in the cash. On the other hand, you’ll find yourself fighting enemy pirates, raiding villages, and flirting with maidens.
This game does its best to make players feel like a pirate. The game’s graphics aren’t as impressive as triple AAA games, but they’re nice for their targeted genre. Unfortunately, the game can only be played alone. Those looking to bring their friends along for the ride may feel disappointed in that aspect. However, given the way the game’s played, it makes sense to a degree.
If you’re looking for a fun pirate-themed game with simple controls, a variety of activities, and decent graphics, this one’s worth your time.
This indie sandbox game has you traversing the ocean with a boat. It offers fun naval combat, great customization options, and polished visuals. In it, you’ll design your own faction and sail the ocean. Along the way, you’ll pick fights with pirates, trade with commoners, complete quests, and explore what this world offers.
As you sail, you’ll encounter neat resources that’ll allow you to revamp your ship. Defeating pirates will net you new talents and abilities that will make defeating these dastardly criminals easier and more fun. Completing commoners’ tasks will help their population grow, and give you new quests to tackle. The game will become more challenging over time, but the game’s rewards will get more enticing.
If you build a good reputation for yourself, some pirates will devote themselves to you. If you ever wanted to feel like a strong and fearsome pirate, check out Windward.
So there we have it, our 10 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Sea of Thieves.
What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!