In Crimson: Steam Pirates, plumes of black smoke fill the blue Caribbean sky as Thomas Blood’s pirate fleet steams ahead—over, above, and below the waves. On the surface, ships bristle with swivel cannons and lightning guns. Above, zeppelins drip with incendiary bombs. And below, silent and deadly, submarines stalk their targets, torpedoes at the ready.
Command your fleet and your Steampunk crew using an elegant action interface. Crimson: Steam Pirate’s turn-based gameplay provides an addicting mixture of strategy and action as you anticipate your enemies’ moves and counter them, luring them into a deadly hail of weapons fire while uncovering the mystery brewing in the Caribbean.
Crimson: Steam Pirates features:
• 8 free-to-play voyages begin the tale of Thomas Blood’s adventures in the Caribbean
• Chapters 2 & 3 feature a total of 16 additional voyages that complete the tale, available as in-app purchases
• 2 “Pass-and-Play” multiplayer scenarios
• Over a dozen types of ships, subs, and airships
• Over 20 unique crew members whose special abilities enhance gameplay
Presented by Bungie Aerospace and conceived by the mind of Harebrained Schemes' Jordan Weisman, creator of the MechWarrior, Crimson Skies, and Shadowrun universes.
Resolved minor issues with in-game text.
Ratings and Reviews
I enjoyed this game, although it was too short
This was an enjoyable, well-designed game. The back story added a great deal to keeping the player deep into the game. The characters were fun and interesting, and each level was a new mini-adventure for the pirate and his crew.
I only have a couple of complaints about this game. The first, and biggest, complaint is the length of the game. I was able to finish all three chapters in one and one-half days. And given that the second two chapters required additional purchases, that was mildly annoying. My second complaint was how rigid the gameplay was. If you lose a ship, the level is lost and you must begin again. It seems to me that the game should continue with the player trying to finish with fewer ships.
In any case, I really enjoyed playing this game. I'm going to go back and try to better my score.
Really good game with a surprisingly fun story that doesn't take itself too seriously, and uses several historical figures to good effect (Mark Twain using his riverboat piloting skills to help you navigate shallow water in a large ship for instance). It's unfortunate that it seems abandoned, with both harebrained studios and bungie aerospace having gone completely silent on any kind of extra content or sequel since the last update in 2011, as a a full featured multiplayer mode (online, fleet builder, etc) would have made this one of the best iOS games ever. I'd gladly pay for several more single player campaigns too. Don't give up on this franchise guys! I don't give out 5 star reviews easily, but I enjoyed what is available for this game thoroughly.
Right off the bat, after the first satisfying cannon discharge, and the steampunk pirate photos, I knew I would like this game.
Normally, I don't like turn-based games, but this one was an exception. The fascinating storyline and history, including several historical figures, added to the awesome gameplay.
I LOVED the airships, submarines, and expanse variety of boats. Strategy was key in this game. Guns blazing could get your fleet on the bottom of the ocean. I also enjoyed the fact that there could be enemies of different nations, sometimes fighting on the same level!
The storyline was truly climatic, and ended in a cliffhanger, thought-inducing, yet satisfying at the same time.
Yet, FIVE years ago, there were pleads to extend the length of the game, yet the entire company has been silent.
Personally, I would pay more money to access another 8-level chapter.
In the end, however, this was a beautiful game. The booms, explosions, whistling of missiles and bombs, the rat-tat-tat of anti-aircraft guns, and electrifying sound of super weapons discharging, I will always love this game. I hope the company can get back to this project.
-That One Kid Who Likes Well-Structured Games
- Bungie Aerospace Corporation
- 180.5 MB
- Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2011 Bungie Aerospace Corporation
- In-App Purchases
- Tales of Captain Blood Chapter 2 $2.99
- Tales of Captain Blood: Chapter 3 $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.