Pirates games are among the best and most entertaining PC games you can gets your hands on. You get to sail the sea, then attack ships, have your fights, and much more. There are also new cities to see, and empires to meet. And above all there are the legends.

Pirates may be either brave and heroic, or criminals of the lowest kind. Nonetheless, they have sparked the imagination of authors, filmmakers, and video games developers alike.

The centuries-old characters are in the biggest part fictional ones, like Jack Sparrow or Captain Hook, but they as well may be historical figures. And the pirate video games have rose in popularity in the past years.

Here are the top five pirates games to play on PC:

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

The newest of the Pillars game is different from the original one – and is one of the best received pirates games. The adventures take place on land and sea, and the players return to the role of the Watcher, who will explore the Deadfire Archipelago.

The visual effects are stunning, and you can select from different companions to be by your side through the journeys. You get to sail from island to island through uncharted waters, fight enemies, and upgrade your ship.

This fantasy RPG is developed by Obsidian Entertainment, and the story picks up five years after the first game.

Tropico 2: Pirate Cove 

This game will let you build your own island paradise from the pirate activities. That is with the help of prisoners, which you capture and make them work as slaves. And this basically means you are the king of the pirates. Then, you will have to make sure that the Caribbean nations will not find and destroy the new colony island.

This makes the game a different one from the usual pirates stuff, like raiding and fighting. And although it has been around the video games world for many years now, this one makes the list because the intriguing idea of managing a society of pirates.

Hook’s Heroes

Hook’s Heroes is an online video game. The game centers on the famous Neverland and its Captain Hook, and you can assemble your crew to get revenge on Peter Pan. Recruiting pirates will win you prizes, and you will have the chance to play bonus games. You can try this exciting game at Unibet Casino.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Developed by Ubisoft and released in 2013, this is the fourth game of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and will let you play both roles of assassin and pirate at the same time. The game is set in the colonial era of the West Indies, in the Caribbean: Havana, Kingston and Nassau.

Unlike the other games of the franchise, where you have big cities, here you will get to explore large-scale oceans aboard your customizable ship. And there is an historical conflict between the Assassins and the Templars, with pirate Edward Kenway the main character.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean

You have Captain Hook on the list, and there must be Jack Sparrow too. In this Lego adaptation of the famous movie franchise, you can enjoy a simple gameplay which can be suitable for younger pirates as well.

Released in 2011, the game has a comedic take on the original films, although no voice acting. Still, you will encounter famous scenes from the movies, and this is certainly the best video game which follows the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.