Ahoy matey! It’s time for some good old-fashioned pirate fun in this collection of pirate-themed games for your iPad. You’ll find options for the whole family here some with sleek and impressive graphics and others with a basis strictly on cute and adorable characters. The only question left for you to answer is how much of a challenge are you willing to take on in your pirate adventure.
The best pirate games for iPad
21 Jun 2015, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
In this game pirates are all welcome aboard to join in the fun. The Pirate Kings app has been created as an engaging way to battle your friends and random opponents as you all try to take over the islands. The 3D app is loaded with amazing graphics and fun elements but don't let the fun fool you because this one requires a number of skills should you hope to succeed. You won't just be trying to take over islands you'll also be working to gain riches in the form of gold as you work to conquer, defend, and revenge all through the game.
- This is a 3D adventure
- This one is ideal for players 12 years of age and older
- You will conquer, defend, and revenge in this game
- It is an online multi-player game
- Be sure to collect riches along the way so you can reach the top of the leaderboard
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Here's your chance to enjoy not just a challenge but an epic pirate-themed game with the Assassin's Creed Pirates app. Your goal is very simple: you need to do your best to become the more horrible and fearsome pirate in all of the Caribbean. In order to succeed you'll need to be ruthless, make tough decisions, challenge fearsome foes, and even break the rules. Of course you won't need to do this on your own, you'll get to build a crew filled with tough characters just like you. Along the way you'll be competing against others, finding treasures, fighting the weather, and traveling through different locations.
- Become the most fearsome and cruel pirate out there
- Build your crew
- Find treasures along the way
- Compete against friends
- Explore a variety of locations
- Compete in ruthless battles
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While you may not think tower defense gameplay necessarily matches up with pirates you'll be proven wrong with the Pirate Legends TD app. Here you'll be in charge of safely navigating your ship through the Caribbean, which is filled with all kinds of enemies. There are 20 different towers all of which have their own skills, there are 30 different enemies, four bosses, five different heroes to play as, 36 achievements, and even Easter Eggs to discover. Choose from three different difficulty modes and bask in the slick 3D graphics and high-energy gameplay. There is no need for an Internet connection in order to play the game.
- This is a tower defense style game with pirates
- There are more than 20 towers and all of them have their own skills
- There are three difficulty levels
- The graphics are 3D, bright, lively, and fun
- There is no need for an Internet connection
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If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed series then you won't want to miss out on the Assassin's Creed IV® Black Flag Companion app. With this app you'll be able to use your device as a second screen and what this does is enhance your gaming experience in a big way. This one is described as your "own quartermaster" and what that means is that the flow of the gameplay is never broken. Now when you need to scroll through menus you can do so without pausing the game. The interactive world map makes it possible to set waypoints, get real-time mission objectives, search around the map, and zoom in and out. The progress tracker will store all your data.
- This is meant as a companion tool to the Assassin’s Creed game
- This app ensures that game flow is never broken
- The app provides a number of helpful tools and functions
Here's a chance to take what can be a boring learning experience for kids and turn it into something filled with fun and entertainment. The Turbo Math app gives kids a chance to learn about math with a fun and engaging pirate-theme. This one has been created for kindergarten to grade four kids and it's currently being used in more than 1,000 schools and by more than 100,000 students. The lessons are all based on U.S. Common Core Standards as kids take part in a variety of challenges. There are mini games, rewards, different levels, and fun graphics.
- Kids will think they are playing a game but in reality they are learning
- This one uses the U.S. Common Core Standards for math
- The app is meant for kids in Kindergarten through Grade Four
- The app features games and activities
Now the littles ones can embark on their own pirate-themed adventure with the Tappy's Pirate Quest app. This game features Pixie and Tappy, two very adorable animals who need help. Kids will need to collect as many fruits as possible to take with them on their long pirate journey. They will be earning coins they can use to upgrade their gear and there are plenty of power-ups to help their gameplay. The app supports the Game Center Leaderboard and uses touch functionality so it's easy for the kids to play. Expect cute, bright, and fun graphics, and plenty of interesting levels.
- This is a pirate-themed adventure for kids to enjoy
- There are fun graphics, characters, and engaging gameplay
- The app supports the Game Center and the Leaderboard
- There are power-ups and upgrades available
Not every pirate is scary and mean and Captain Pinko is the perfect example of this in the Pirate and Coins - Pinko Bear HD app. Captain Pinko is setting out on a journey and he wants to rule the sea. He's going to need to fight all kinds of monsters in order to do this. You're in for some super cute animations and characters and plenty of adventure as you collect donuts and coins along the way. There are more than 30 items to collect, the app supports the Game Center, and you can really test your luck in the Pirate's slot machine.
- Fun and adorable graphics and characters
- The app supports Game Center
- Test your luck with the Pirate slot machine
- Collect donut and coins during your adventure
- The game controls are simple and intuitive
It's time for your child's inner artist to be unleashed with the Pirate Coloring Book Free app. This app features a finger painting experience where there is over 60 colors to use. The app has a color in the lines feature so that the pictures always look great, kids can zoom in to be sure those details are just right, and they can always start over by giving the device a shake. Coloring pages can be shared on social media and you can save them to your Photo Album. This one is kid-friendly and is sure to keep them busy for a while.
- Kids can color in all kinds of different pirate themed pages
- There are more than 60 colors to use
- The app acts like a finger painting experience
- Pages can be saved and shared on social media
- Shake the device to clear the screen and start over