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Posted: 9 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Skull and Bones is an action game where you play a pirate captain in the 17th century Indian Ocean. You complete missions alone or with other players and grow your fleet on a quest to become the most infamous on the seven seas. It's the way it combines classic pirate adventures with strategic fights and a wide array of customisable ships that sets players telling their own creative pirate stories and battles.

You play a pirate outcast who washes up on Saint Anne, a safe haven pirate island. From here, you craft ships and equipment, recruit a crew and set out on missions set by the islands' inhabitants. You need to pay close attention to your crew, who mutiny if not happy. You must also be mindful of your ship's configuration as you can easily find yourself unprepared to deal with the deadly storms or fleets of warships that prowl the seas.

Play revolves around missions to gather items or fight other computer-controlled ships for loot. Completion rewards you with currency and resources you can use to craft new ships for your fleet, as well as equipment you can apply to your existing ships when you next set sail. In addition, you can scour the coastlines and collect the resources and items you find there, such as timber from trees or the hides and meat of animals. You can encounter other players as you explore, who you can team up with to complete missions or fight against for their resources.

Combat involves issuing commands to your individual crew members, to man cannons, attack using other weapons, or defend your ship. Although it's fast-paced, you still need to employ creative strategies, especially when facing off against larger groups of enemies or coastal settlements with strong defences. There are many different classes of ships, each with their own benefits and drawbacks, and choosing the correct type of ship with the necessary configuration of weapons and defences for each job is another essential part of the game.

The result is a game that combines the charm and fantasy of classic pirate adventures with deep and thoughtful strategy through its tactical combat, expansive and resource-rich world and assortment of customisable ships you can really make your own.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/11/2022

Platforms: PC, PS5, Stadia and Xbox Series X|S

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Players: 1 (20 online)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Play, Shooting and Simulation

Developer: Ubi Singapore (@UbiSingapore)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 20-player online game. When exploring the world, you encounter hundreds of other players and can join with (up to 20 of) them to complete missions or plunder them for their loot.

Cross-Play: Play between all platforms.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 for Bad Language, Drugs and Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature (M) for Mature Themes, Violence, Drug Use, Coarse Language and Sexual References.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to come up with clever strategies for defeating enemies and should be able to cope with being destroyed or plundered by other players.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 5.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox Series X|S.
There are two different versions of the game- the regular game and the Premium Edition. The Premium Edition includes extra missions and cosmetic items, as well as a soundtrack.

There are also lots of different cosmetics and also different ships and items that you need to buy in-game.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Skull and Bones Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@UbiSingapore) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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