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What's the best Pirate Game that ISN'T Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag? Find out in The Best Games Ever Podcast

Contains only minimal discussion about Blackbeard's syphilitic pinger.

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The Best Games Ever podcast is a game show where three regular panellists have to find the best game in a weirdly specific category such as "Best game with a named horse", or "Best game with a terrible British accent". They have to pitch their pick to our host, Jim, who then decides the winner. But there's a lot of office politics, backstabbing, and meta-gaming going on which makes this mild-mannered panel game fraught with real danger.

This week, inspired by the recent release (finally) of £70 quadruple-A experience Skull & Bones, we're asking: what's the best Pirate Game that isn't Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag? We're asking like that because of two things:

1) Black Flag is arguably the best pirate game of all time. Well, it's either Black Flag or Sid Meier's Pirates!, and the latter isn't connected to a recent game launch, so.

2) It definitely isn't Skull & Bones, because that game frankly deserves to walk the plank.

How do you define a pirate game, anyway? Does it have to involve flintlock pistols, cutlasses, and sailing the actual caribbean? Or can it be something that features acts of piracy in an entirely different setting? Well, figuring that out is part of the game, so watch or listen to this via the handy methods provided below.

Watch the video version of The Best Games Ever Show here:

This is the video. You should watch it, you get to see everyone's lovely faces as they react to Mark's chat about Blackbeard's syphilitic pinger.Watch on YouTube

Listen to the audio version of The Best Games Ever Show here:

This is the audio. You should listen to it, that way you don't have to see our faces as we react to Mark's chat about Blackbeard's syphilitic pinger.

Stay tuned for a new episode of The Best Games Ever Show every Friday. Subscribe right here on VG247, or wherever you get your podcasts:

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  • Special thanks to David Bulmer for performing "Jim's Theme".

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