Friends, hearties, swashbucklers, lend me your ears and eyes for another edition of the Weekend Esc. Don’t know how to swash a buckle? You’ll be telling us you’ve never swabbed a deck next. No matter: we’ve got a chest full of Pirate Games to recommend to you, as well as the latest PC gaming news, and a bounty to give away.
Read more about Pillars of Eternity 2's encounters with pirates.
The piratical theme this week comes courtesy of Sea of Thieves’ popular closed beta, and the surprisingly good naval combat in Pillars of Eternity II. Sea of Thieves is so good, in fact, that it makes our list of the finest Pirate games ever - others are golden oldies, buried treasure if you will, but some are modern classics. There’s no reason pirates can’t get a contemporary update.