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Average Player Score Based on 334 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 334 ratings
  1. 10 (36)
  2. 9 (129)
  3. 8 (118)
  4. 7 (33)
  5. 6 (5)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (3)

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  • User Rating:6.8

    Spreadsheets of the Caribbean? I am a big fan of pirate games, and I really wanted to like this title. But there doesn't seem to be much that's piratical; mainly lots, and LOTS of buying, selling, and starting up and run... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    Port Royale is a very solid game! But it has a steep learning curve & can be frustraing as it's hard to build up any cash at the beginning to buy more ships. Also everytime you try to gain access to ports outside of yo... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    A little Tropico 2, a little Civ, a little Age of Sail and an excellent Caribbean setting make Port Royale overall a very engaging game in the Pirate genre. There are basically 2 tacks you can choose at the beginning of... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    It's true: this game is extremely complicated and takes hours of play to understand. However, the longer I play it, the more fun it becomes. At first I struggled to make any income, and was stuck with one measly ship. ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    Though it can get quite repetitive after awhile, Port Royale offers an excellent trading and fighting game.

    Port Royale, as with quite a few other games, puts you in the Carribbean during the 16th and 17th centuries. However, Port Royale allows you to control numerous convoys of ships (up to 20) to send out to patrol the seas ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful