Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat

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Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat
Pirates The Legend of Black Kat.jpg
European PlayStation 2 box art
Developer(s)Westwood Studios
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Designer(s)Michael Legg
Patrick Pannullo
Jim Walls
Artist(s)Jerry O'Flaherty
Writer(s)Wynne McLaughlin
Composer(s)Frank Klepacki
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Xbox
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: February 17, 2002
  • EU: March 1, 2002
Xbox
  • NA: March 24, 2002
  • EU: April 19, 2002
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (whose working title was Pirates of Skull Cove[1]) is a 2002 action-adventure video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Synopsis[edit]

The game takes place in the year 1762 and focuses on the adventures of Katarina de Leon, the daughter of Marcus de Leon, governor of the Pirate Isles, and Mara Rousseau, leader of the Pirates of Skull Cove, as she sails the Five Seas in search of her mother’s grave, and the revenge against Captain Hawke, the man who killed her father. In order to find Hawke, Kat must search for the mystical Chartstones, and brave the dangerous and savage islands of the Five Seas infested with Hawke’s men, the Crimson Guard.

Throughout the game Kat will find magical objects and artifacts, confront dangerous creatures and savages, complete quests for island inhabitants in return for help, wage naval battles against the Crimson Guard, collect booty and unearth buried treasure which she can use to upgrade her ship, discover the truth of her mother, Mara, and ultimately avenge her father Marcus’ death by defeating the evil Captain Hawke.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PS2Xbox
AllGame3/5 stars[2]3/5 stars[3]
EGM6.83/10[4]N/A
Eurogamer6/10[5]N/A
Game Informer7.25/10[6]7.5/10[7]
GamePro4.5/5 stars[8]4/5 stars[9]
Game RevolutionB+[10]N/A
GameSpot7.8/10[1]7.8/10[11]
GameSpy89%[12]64%[13]
GameZone7.2/10[14]8/10[15]
IGN7.3/10[16]6/10[17]
OPM (US)3.5/5 stars[18]N/A
OXM (US)N/A7.1/10[19]
Maxim8/10[20]N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic72/100[21]74/100[22]

The game received "average" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lopez, Miguel (February 20, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (Xbox) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  4. ^ EGM staff (May 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (154): 109.
  5. ^ Bramwell, Tom (March 21, 2002). "Pirates - The Legend of Black Kat (PlayStation 2)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2)". Game Informer (107): 79. March 2002.
  7. ^ "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (Xbox)". Game Informer (110): 83. June 2002.
  8. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (March 13, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Tokyo Drifter (April 29, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Hudak, Chris (March 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  11. ^ Lopez, Miguel (April 4, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  12. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (March 14, 2002). "Pirates - the Legend of Black Kat [sic] (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  13. ^ Sabine, Mike (May 9, 2002). "Pirates: [The] Legend of Black Kat (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 17, 2005. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  14. ^ The Badger (February 26, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 10, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  15. ^ Lafferty, Michael (April 1, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  16. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (February 25, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  17. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (April 9, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  18. ^ "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 105. April 2002.
  19. ^ "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat". Official Xbox Magazine: 74. June 2002.
  20. ^ Steinberg, Scott (February 22, 2002). "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat (PS2)". Maxim. Archived from the original on August 5, 2002. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  21. ^ a b "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  22. ^ a b "Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 10, 2017.

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