Develop a successful trading company, lead your ships in naval battles and force your opponents to their knees!
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Overall:
Mixed (392 reviews) - 67% of the 392 user reviews for this game are positive.
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

    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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Port Royal, I have always love games of this type. You are a trader, or Pirate, or Adventurer and Caraibs to travel in. Build, fight, trade. PR3 isn't bad but if you ask me, I think PR2 was more awesome.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Great game! I love the fact that you can focus on building your empire and take over cities without being forced into the military aspect of it all. If you like trading games with the occasional pirate to chase down and loot, I would really recommend this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Nice and fun. For a while. Then it starts repeating, and you need to write down somewhere what sells what and what you already own and where. For example you basically need to write on paper how many different kinds of factories you have already built on a city.. but then you have already won the game I guess.

74h, I am unlikely to play more, but I have still not uninstalled it.

It is a mix of Pirates!, Colonization and Settlers. Too bad the battles are only with first 3 ships, and you cannot do a real Line Battle with your Ships of the Line. The battles are funny Pirates! battles, but not really authentic, but that is forgiven. The taking of towns is tacky, just clicking ships to "dock" on attack points and sacrificing them and your men to take a port. Could as well be automatic when you have enough of them.

A lot of microing the boats, unless you have your trade network all unarmed and unmanned going automatic routes, not caring if pirates do this or that. After all the unmanned boats surrender their cargo and go for repairs. "Striking rich" is dependent on the availability of cargo on ports, and thus you need to make the factories, or have a cap on your worldly dreams. Otherwise you will never have enough, when you already have too much to even control.

Still recommended for a few hours.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Casual and relaxing trade game. Not the most complex and rather easy. I found it to be enjoyable.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Great trading/economy simulation. Pretty graphics, lots of replay value. I've had lots of fun first researching the economy in the game and then implementing various strategies of maximizing profit.
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