The year is 1572 and you have ventured to the New World to
try your luck. Not suited to these parts it is not long before
you are set about by pirates, who sink your ship. Now you
are stranded in the small town of Caracas and for the last
weeks have toiled, with some other sailors, to restore an
old sloop to seaworthiness. Now you must choose your destiny.
Will you become a merchant, a pirate or a bit of both?...
Set in the Carribean during the time of European colonialism
and imperialism, Port Royale sees the player accumulating
wealth, rank and prestige in order to become the greatest
seafarer on the ocean waves.
can attack pirates or ferry food to starving colonies in order
to increase you rating. You can also build communities and
trade goods, eventually creating trade shipping routes between
Being a pirate, finding treasure maps and looking for buried
treasure and shooting down any vessel that comes your way,
is great fun. But once you get used to the controls it's just
as much fun to go about building a community.
graphics are impressive - especially when attacking other
ships, where you can see sailors on deck going about their
business before you blow them to kingdom come. Alternatively
you can become one of the good guys building plantations and
store houses to produce your own goods. And the music and
background sound effects help you get into the period.
the game seems incredibly complex when you start it is not
long before the tutorial has taught you everything you need
to know to set off on your own.
biggest complaint I have is that during the multiplayer game
it is not possible to fast forward long periods where nothing
happens. Therefore long seas missions become very, very boring.
interesting game that will keep you enthralled for quite some
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