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Pirates: Duels on the High Seas (DS)

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas (DS)
alaScore 77

12 reviews

Oct, 2018

  • Positive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Pirates: Duels on the High Seas (DS). The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. The gameplay and price get critical comments.

price, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Pirates: Duels on the High Seas (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Craig Wilson (

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas.


Some games these days are little more than tech-demos, flashy examples of modern graphics and sound designed to make even the most powerful systems cough and splutter. These usually have about as much gameplay quality as a Connect 4 set with all the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Greg Leahy (

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas


A pirate's life? Not for me.

Solid 3D graphics engine ; Functional controls ; Blasting foes is fun in short bursts

Highly repetitive gameplay ; Unbalanced ship abilities ; Dull multiplayer battles

Was expected after the panning the Wiiware game got.

Sep, 2008

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Pirates: Duels on the High Seas- NDS


Pirates: Duels on the High Seas is not particularly a bad game, it is just one that does not stand out. Even with slightly above average graphics and poor sound, the game does manage to let those who play it enjoy some of the aspects, as long as it is...

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Pirates: Duels on the High Seas


In Pirates: Duels of the High Seas you'll play the role of a pirate captain who has been down on his luck. Weeks have past and not a single doubloon has been pillaged. With your crew growing restless, it's only a matter of time before thoughts of...

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas is a simple game in many respects. It's a game that really could have done with having a lot more to do and being much more challenging and inventive to keep you coming back for more. The single-player game is just too...

Expert review by : Jessica (

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas DS Review


Yo-ho-ho-ho, a pirate's life for me! Arrrrrrr me hearties prepare to set sail on a pirate ship o' many adventures and booty galore!"

Very addictive ; Quite fun ; It gives you the excuse to talk like a pirate

People can start getting annoyed with the fact that you keep on talking like a pirate ; Feels very limited as you can not get out of the boat ; You can't have multiple sets of special weapons ; Can be quite tedious at times ; Does not support multiple...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Jennifer Dawson (

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas


Welcome to Pirates: Duels on the High Seas, would you like to start again? The first time you load up this game it gives you the option to "start again". This makes more sense once you have played it and is simply a small detail that is inconsequential...

Overall the game is pretty good but there are a few little annoyances in the details. Not a classic but good piratey fun.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Alasdair Preston (

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas (DS) review


I?d just about recovered from the severe seasickness induced by Pirates: Key of Dreams on the Wii when this landed on my lap. I wasn?t sure what to make of it at first. Could I stomach this horror once again? Maybe it would be different this time?...

Pirates: DotHS is a game that takes itself lightly and is presented with good humour. While it's still a way off being a title to remember, it's a massive improvement on KoD and shows promise for the franchise that appears to be on the up, addressing...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Walbank (

Pirates: Duels on the High Seas


Walk the plank

See that cliché we just used there? Well, this review deserves such eye-glazing over clichés because the designers didn't bother to treat us to anything beyond pallid go-there-and-collect-this design. It's so tedious you'll think it's some kind of...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : NowGamer ArchiveBot (

Pirates: Duels On The High Seas (DS) review


Will it be a pirate's life for you? Get on board to find out…

A pirate's life should never be a solitary one, and the game works much better when played with a group of mates.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Hands on with Pirates: Duels on the High Seas for DS


We blame the recent resurgence of interest in all things piratical on Johnny Depp. If it wasn't for his portrayal of a drunken, bohemian, dandy pirate (still somehow managing to make us pot-bellied men-folk feel inadequate) in the

The emphasis here is very much on fast paced action, with a hint of adventuring and the merest suggestion of an RPG-style leveling system. Viewed from a slightly slanty top-down angle, you send your ship forwards by holding R, rotating it clockwise and...

Aug, 2008