Develop a successful trading company, lead your ships in naval battles and force your opponents to their knees!
User reviews: Mixed (201 reviews)
Release Date: May 4, 2012

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About This 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

    • 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
    • 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
16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Port Royal 3 is an improvement in mechanic for the Port Royal Series,
as there are improvements, there are always problem not far behind.

The combat in this version are greatly simplify and easy to handle, but the lack of number of ships in combat, compared to Port Royal 1, is quite disappointing,
while Port Royal 2 combat system to, fail impress me as well, due to the lack of ships in combat,
but Port Royal 3 on this respect did a better job.

The combat system of Port Royal 3 should be maintain, but with more ships as Port Royal 1, ground combat for Port Royal 3 is way to simplify as well, but do get frustrating because there's a limit of combat ship to deploy ground troops, meaning you tend to have more then 1 - 3 fleet, to get 1 simple raiding job done.

Trading is also simplify and become easily manageable, I do prefer this but, it causes the game to be too much of hand holding because of this.

In simple term do I recommend this game? Yes for first timer, hardcore fans might be disappointed, you better off play the old version.

In conclusion,
is it a good merchant/ micromanaging game of the pirate era?/ is it a good RTS like element in the global map combat system it offer?
Yes to both, it's worth a try, especially if it's on a discount.

it's not a great game by any stretch, it's average at best for me,
but the game keep pulling me back sometimes,
(especially the first version, still hoping for it to be on steam).

In the fun side of conclusion...
Buy it for the money and ship hoarding hoarding man! You get to see actually cannon animation on each cannon shooting and destroying the ship mask and sailor on it, compared to other RTS game considering a ship only have 1 total overall HP.

Cheers People!
Posted: June 28
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record

Not as much YAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! as I'd like, but overall it's not a bad game. Not fast paced, not a bad learning curve, but there are features I'd like to see added if there's a sequel. More Total War style controls for naval battles and possibly a clearer UI for setting up trade routes/trade convoys.

Between this and Sid Meier's Pirates! you ought to be covered.
Posted: September 24
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
A decently fun title, though more of a remastering of Port Royale 2.
Posted: August 10
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Very hard to start off with little to none tutorial... With a little help from the InterwebZ godz *Cough* all mighty Google, the game picks up rapidly and will leave you addicted to take on the world with your economic might; but be careful out there these shores often have black pirate flags about ye' hear... Or are they your very own feet of ghost pirate ships?
You decide!
Posted: August 7
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
I liked this game because it is very addicting especially when playing with friends. The only downsides being that online multiplayer isnt always working and there is only one map. Despite this that one map feels different every playthrough
Posted: August 30
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108 of 113 people (96%) found this review helpful
61.4 hrs on record
I got this on sale with all 3 DLC expansion packs for 10.19 during the Black Friday sale. I'm an avid fan of the Port Royale series, and loved Port Royale 2. I was nervous getting this will all the mixed reviews, so it took me well over a year to finally go through with it.

Overall, I thought it was pretty good. For anyone wanting a comparison of this to Port Royale 2, they are very similar in most aspects, with some differences good and bad. First off, trading in port looks very different. There's a slider to select the amount, as well as green and red bars to tell you how over or understocked (and priced) a particular item is. A lot of people hate this new layout, but it's really not that bad if you can get used to it. The town palace now holds both a town administrator and sometimes a governor to hand out distinct missions. This is a bit unbalanced, especially once you advance in rank, as bringing lets say 67 crates of tobacco can get you a hundred thousand dollar bonus. One thing I HATED was the nation's reputation system. It drops way too quickly on it's own, that unless you're constantly doing missions you're going to be stuck at 25. Also, when two nations form an alliance, your reputation between them gets averaged. This is the most frustrating thing when you're trying to take over a town economically and suddenly your 100% reputation gets dropped down to sixty because your mother nation decides to form a treaty. Fortunately, this also means that nations that hate you get bored pretty quick. Still, they can pack quite a nasty punch if you're not prepared. War is also completely different, but in a way I enjoy. Each convoy uses 3 armed ships each battle, and you control all 3. It's a bit tougher to fight and board enemy ships, but now you can't make a fortune capturing and selling Ship of the Lines. There's a really dumbed down system for attacking in the harbors. Most nations will first have anywhere between 3 and 10 military convoys you have to fight through to make it to the harbor, instead of the max of 1 in the previous game. And thank goodness they got rid of those annoying harbor cannons that would completely obliterate your fleet one ship at a time. Instead, you send in your three ships that park, bomb the heck out of a fort, and then unload your soldiers for a land battle. Pirates have no fort, just a gazillion soldiers. Luckily, they are a lot easier to take down this way later on, if not more difficult in the early stages. The last part I really like is that you can take over pre-existing towns forming your own nation (Long live the free people of America!). This can be done either economically (own 75% of a prosperous town, and then go whine to the Viceroy and he'll probably just give it to you). Or you can attack the town and annex it for yourself! If the nation you attacked liked you enough before, they'll let you keep it. Also, there is no more waiting til a nation is weak enough to annex a town.

The only DLCs that seem to do much is Harbor Master. None of the campaigns seem to amount to much compared to the sandbox game. Still, the new buildings are very effective in preventing droughts, outbreaks, pirate attacks, etc. Ship building is pretty cool, if not expensive and time consuming. Still, it's better than having to travel port to port searching for that particular ship you want.

Overall I recommend giving this game a shot. Not sure if it's all worth $30, but if you get it during a good sale I say go for it!
Posted: November 29, 2013
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