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Develop a successful trading company, lead your ships in naval battles and force your opponents to their knees!
Release Date: May 4, 2012
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Includes 4 items: Port Royale 3, Port Royale 3: Harbour Master DLC, Port Royale 3: Dawn of Pirates DLC, Port Royale 3: New Adventures DLC

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About the Game

The Caribbean, in the turbulent 17th Century. The mighty kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight over the colonies. And there you are, a young sea captain whose only goal is to become the most powerful man in the New World. To achieve that goal, you may choose one of the two available campaigns: will you become an Adventurer or a Trader?

If you chose the way of the Adventurer, lead an unforgiving campaign for the conquest of the seas: invasion, piracy, bounty hunting, raiding; do whatever it takes to build your own empire in the Caribbean. And of course, trade will have a less important role to play in your rise.
The way of the Trader is, on the opposite, mostly about developing your riches and your economic power. To be the most powerful Trader of the New World, you have to create trade routes, build industries and develop the economy of the colonies.
Of course, in Free Play mode, you can mix both of those in any way you want, letting you create your own unique and exciting story.

For the first time in the acclaimed Port Royale series, you are not alone in the beautiful and seemingly so peaceful seas of the Caribbean. The Multiplayer mode allows up to 4 players to play through LAN or over the Internet. Develop a successful trading company, lead your ships in beautiful 3D naval battles and force your opponents to their knees!

Key Features:

  • Two different single player campaigns: Adventurer and Trader
  • Naval battles, raids, plundering and invasions await the Adventurer, while the Trader will develop trade routes and the economy to earn glory, fortune and power
  • 16 different ship types, such as powerful Galleons or versatile Frigates
  • Organize trade with 60 different cities such as Port-au-Prince or Tortuga
  • A competitive Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players
  • A comprehensive trade system, with supply and demand dynamically setting the price of goods and wares, like in the real world

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windowx XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Dualcore CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0 PCIe (Geforce 7 Series, Radeon X2000-Series)
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Quadcore CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0 PCIe, DirectX 10
    • DirectX®:dx10
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
117 products in account
4 reviews
18.4 hrs on record
I'd recommend this game if it went on sale, but beyond that it's up to your discretion. If you're buying it for the trading get it, if you're buying it for the combat look elsewhere.

The trading simulation is very good, much better than PR1 or PR2. Auto trade routes are very easy to set up as well, and it's easy to become a millionare fairly quickly on normal. If that puts you off just select "my strategy" and see how that pans out. Having buildings that produce and need various goods adds another aspect to think about. It's a bit difficult to plan without a map listing the resources, but I'm sure they have one online somewhere. In any case, if you hit the middle mouse button over a town in the map view, it'll show you the resources that town produces.

The combat is... terrible. There's really no reason to do anything but auto battles anymore. I remember PR1, where you had massive battles (I think 10v10, it was a long time ago), and here you're stuck with a maximum of 3v3. As far as I can tell, you can't adjust the speed of your ships (or even tell how many knots they're going), and sometimes they randomly switch ammunition from what I selected. And trying to board a ship makes me want to pull out my hair. I had a set of 3 Liners with 250 men apiece lose 4/5 of their health and half the crew against a ship at a virtual standstill with 1 sailor and 3 hp left until they finally managed to board after I held down the spacebar for three minutes and my ships grinded against it for twenty seconds at a time until the boarding icon showed up. This happens nearly every time I attempt to board. And taking control and ramming the enemy ship myself never helps either. It's aggravating, to say the least.

I also remember the challenge and feeling of accomplishment when I annexed a town after expertly manouvering my ships to avoid cannon fire from shore. Now all that happens is you click a ship, click a spot. Click a ship, click a spot. Click a ship, click a spot. Wait for fortress to be destroyed. Repeat for other fortress. Click a spot for a land battle. No more picking formations for your sailors. The lack of challenge and variability is awful.

Other minor things:

The graphics are fairly nice and it's fun to be able to rotate the map, something the first game couldn't do. The "campaigns" were very similar to each other and even had some tutorials on how to do the same stuff. And a tiny gripe is that there weren't a ton of flags to pick from, maybe seven in different colors. Not very fun. It would be cool to have an option to make your own flag. I also think player mods would be great, maybe someone would fix the combat system. And a few achievements seem broken. I've captured several towns but none of the "Veni, Vidi, Vici" ones have popped, and it's impossible to get "Checkmate" as you aren't allowed to annex a town if there are only two left. Frustrating.
Posted: February 7th, 2014
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52 of 87 people (60%) found this review helpful
592 products in account
6 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
Obtained and sold mad dank in this game.
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
17 products in account
3 reviews
19.2 hrs on record
I really like this game, you can create a lot of convoys and gain a lot of money, you can just get a city and build a lot of products and sell them or you can just focus on pirates/other nations convoys and play with the naval battle system.

Too many tips and the tutorials are good to discover the controls but after that the Free Play is much better. The game can keep you hook on for very long time (I'm still in the first save that I had) because you take a looooooot of time to save a lot of money, buy lots of ships to make rotes, reach the highest level to unblock everything, get married, be the owner of the most of cities (I still only own like 2-3 and have the majority of 5-7) and everytime that I thought that I exterminate all the pirate activity another one appears x_x

Tip: don't try to attack the others nations till you have some good attack convoys.
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
3 reviews
10.2 hrs on record
Port Royale 3 is a very nice economic strategy with very good mechanics and balance. However, I wouldn't recommend this game to a person who is interested most in graphics as they are well.... Not as that good. Beginning from main menu ('Exit program'? lol), where fter clicking ESC button the options come above the ongoing animation in the background and ending with arfull 3D models of people appearing in right corner. I still recommend this game to all strategy fans!
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
130 products in account
1 review
11.1 hrs on record
Nice one as easy economic strategy. Game amuses and relaxes. Once you get the econony going on it is only a matter of time until one becomes enormously rich :) May get a bit repetitive after some time, but still very nice and if you set yourself a goal it is satisfying to reach it after some time
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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