'Caribbean!' is a blend of economic strategy and open-world RPG, set in the pirate era of XVII Century Caribbean. The game is based on the significantly improved Mount & Blade: Warband engine.
User reviews: Mixed (948 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 20, 2015

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"Caribbean! is another mount and blade expansion like game with the theme of the caribbeans, and like all mount and blade style games the combat is fun."

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April 17

Update notes — April 17

Hi everyone,

New update 1.048 is coming later today.



Update notes:

Added:

- Two new locations for land battles: ‘Marsh’ and ‘Chapel’.

Fixed:

- Problems with AI behavior on recently added locations.

- Trade Galleon textures during boarding.

- Incorrect display of a larger number of traits at the party screen.

- Irrelevant descriptions for some of the traits.

- Too high ‘renown’ requirements for ‘Lucky leader’ and ‘Sea devil’ traits.

- Exceeding of a ship’s maximum ammunition after installing upgrades that can decrease cargo hold capacity.

- Lack of alternative conclusion to the first dialogue with McGonagall.

- Sieges now consist of only one phase.

- Inability to select troops on the tactical map in the second story battle.

- Inconsistency between the ‘renown’ amount shown before a battle and the amount received after it.

- Ability to use cannon while riding a horse.

- Some text fixes.

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April 10

Update notes — April 10

Hi everyone,

Another smaller update today as we continue working on greater things.



Update notes:

Added:

- Two new locations for land battles: ‘Fort on the hill’ and ‘Canyon’.

- Opened gate doors model for one of the siege locations.

- Ambient occlusion for ship models in sea battles.

- Collision meshes optimization for ship ramming in sea battles.

Fixed:

- AI freezing on the ground level of towers during sieges.

- AI attempting to attack his enemy through walls during sieges.

- Incorrect spawn of the defensive troops on one of the locations during sieges.

- Inability to walk upstairs in the tower on one of the siege locations.

- Tactical map displayed incorrectly when firing a cannon.

- Script error caused by bartender talking about captains already hired by the player.

- ‘Traveling merchant’ unit missing his weapons.

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About This Game

'Caribbean!' is a blend of economic strategy and open-world RPG, set in the pirate era of XVII Century Caribbean. The game is based on the significantly improved Mount & Blade: Warband engine.

'Caribbean!' lets players decide their own role and create their own adventure.

Those who crave for battles in jungles, raids on rich cities and capturing enemy ships can choose the path of a pirate and a mercenary who will rise to the top, with the help of his own sword.

Those who aren't afraid of the words 'financial planning' may take pleasure in making great deals and expanding their enterprise by choosing the path of a merchant and businessman. Power and wealth can be achieved whichever path you choose.

Of course, if you're tired of fighting and boarding enemy ships, you can always invest your collected savings in good real estate. Or do it the other way around — sell all of your industry, acquire a fine brig and become a pirate.

Features:


  • Naval battles with controllable ships and boarding fights.
  • Building and management of commercial property in towns.
  • Detailed crew and fleet management.
  • Rank progression system for military and business options.
  • Advanced order and control system for armies in land battles.
  • Mysterious and engaging storyline.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 295 or AMD HD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better, AMD A8 2.5 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 560 or better, AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X-compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
134.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
I honestly have to say that his game is very good. I purchased it on it's official release date, so I've had a good amount of time with it. I haven't encountered any game breaking bugs or problems that most people were talking about ( Ship climbing, ship damage issues, flying off the ship into the abyss at random, etc ) . This game is very solid as of now ( Update March 27th ). Snowbird Games is very determined in making a great game and I feel that they are well on their way to accomplish that goal.

Gameplay 9/10
Graphics 8/10
Concept 9/10

Overall 9/10 - Would Raid Convoys Again
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
I really enjoy this Game, but there are certain things that really require some patches, such as: you are not able to talk to a Lord/Sir/Captain. You can only start a converstation and say bye again. Also the Flag of the self-created Country should be changeable or even Customizable. I can really recommend this game to M&B lovers. If you havent played M&B before, i wouldnt recommend to buy this game but to buy M&B and if you like M&B then you should buy this game aswelll.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
104.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
It is getting better, I havn't played it for the last 4 months, came back and they rehauled a lot. Such as a new interface for the map. And better controls for the troops. Still unpolished but very enjoyable. I just wish they made the battle troop cap higher without having to mod it.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
I guess I should start by stating that the community of Mount & Blade has been waiting for a pirate version for a long time. This game indeed fills that gap. I haven't played for a long time, but I played enough to know the basics of the game moderately. Here are some suggestions I have came up with to make this game even better.

-The boarding system seems to be kind of way too easy, I have never used chain shots whatsoever to board ships. The role of chain shots should be increased. It is also a pain to organize your fleet not to blindly crash into enemy ships (lost a couple of nice ships because of that). Ramming system could be introduced to naval combat.
-The system seems to revolve around one quest that kind of serves as a tutorial at first. I think tutorial and the quest should be separate.
-Town map. I think it would be cooler if we could wander freely in towns, the streets of Port Royal or Havana, just like in M&B: Warband. We should also be able to do bounty hunting, searching cities to find specific wanted criminals. All quests either ask you to trade goods or eliminate mob groups, which gets boring after a certain time.
-The naval warfare seems to be too blunt, it could be made more aesthetic (I personally loved the naval warfare in Pirates of the Burning Sea, not abilities wise, but texture wise). I believe some of us enjoy watching the details of their ships and the texture while they are firing cannons. The camera should also be improved. It should be able to go closer to the ship, like, it would be awesome if we could see the cannons as they are fired by gunners and etc.

These are all I could come up with. I hope they will be noticed ^_^
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
(All at time of writing) While I have to admit this game made me miss M&B and it is still far from perfect, I will acknowlegde that the team is putting a lot of effort into the patches and is not trying to short change the community by offering fixes as "DLC" (Like a lot of people seem to think they can get away with) Add how much this game cost me and I am willing to be patient for this to become what I know it can be.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I'm not gonna lie, it's good, in my opinion. I do wish you had more options to interact with foreign leaders. The fighting, however is good, even if you don't stand a chance, in my opinion, it's fun either way.
It's still got quite a bit of stuff it should add or fix, but the game from what I heard is only about 70% done.
Because of that, I do recommend it.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Pre-Release Review
I'm not entirely sure why this game is being given so many bad reviews.

It seems to me that a lot of people have bought this game in early access, with no experience of similar games like Mount and Blade. Perhaps they fail to understand the theme or nuances of the game.

The devs are very active with the community and are constantly releasing updates and patches. Perhaps there are certain things which are a little unpolished or unfinished, however in my eyes the devs seem to be doing everything in their power to rectify this.

If you liked Mount and Blade, you'll like this game. It feels much more streamlined and developed than the M&B titles, and implements features such as a funtional and comprehensive commander mode to mitigate the failings of the M&B games in these regards.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
SOmetimes you see games like this in alpha or beta which get updated one orr twich, then get left to die and atrophy (Im looking at you Castle story) they get put out for early access and it seems like the devs might have just wanted to be something all along the lines of "Hey, i made a thing! gives money plox!"

Carribean is certainly not like that.

Originally i was very wary of buying it because of the Mixed reviews, but in the end I picked it up because I'm a huge M&B fan, and it has been updated every single week without fail since i purchased it. Does it still have plenty of bugs, gripes, and other growing pains? yes, it does. But I at least have the feeling the Devs actually care about making the game. SO as long as you understand the game is still being worked on, loved Sid Meiers Pirates and are a fan of Mount and Blade, Buy this game. I certainly dont regret it at least.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
177.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
This game is the best game i have ever played
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
If you like other mount & blade games you'll like this one too. I'm having a lot of fun playing Caribbean! It took a while to figure everything out and start making money but once I did it gets pretty addictive. The game is far from perfect but they do keep on releasing updates that move it a little closer every week.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
In the beginning it whas a waste of cash but the devs spend so much work on it everything got improved it is now a amazing game everything looks good i specialy love the new trading system and the ranking just great!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Early Access Review
This game is almost worth the price for the song on the main screen!
Also the devs seem to release pretty frequent updates, and this game is just freaking fun. definitely worth the 20 bones.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
good game if you like slow paced naval warfare and islands.... otherwise no
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
WHAT WOULD DO WITH A DRUNKEN SAILOR 10/10
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I'll skip the wall of text review and keep it short.

Cost 2x as much as Sid Meier's Pirates and isn't nearly as good. Feels unfinished and unpolished. It is receiving constant updates, but I am not a fan of developers finishing/fixing a game after release.

Overall I would say my biggest gripe, and this is something that bugs the hell out of me, is how hard it is to get immersed in this game: constant load screens, dialog mix of period and modern, naval maps with voids as edges. There are a lot of things that just pull me out of the game world.

I would not recommend this at its current price.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Game is great. Bad reviews are because. developers released too early and cutt a bunch of important promised features. This is assuredly a horrible sign, however, since release they have continued to patch and add in features a little bit at a time. I think these developers are smart and know whats at stake, and that this game has SO MUCH potential to be amazing. This game is already fun, but I hope the developers keep on adding on to it!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
so i was driving my ship starting turning next thing you know my whole ship is underwater and my friendly ships are spazing out across the battle sea 10/10 would pirate again
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
357.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Great game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
If you played Mount and Blade and enjoyed yourself and you like pirates bam too easy this game is for you. If you played Total War at all and you wish you had control over one guy on the field bickety bam there you go get this game. If neither of those fit well you just need to expand your experiences man.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
84.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
It's a decent game so far, but definitely has the potential to be even better than Skyrim or any M&B game. Needs the addition of females (though somewhat historically inaccurate) as both playable characters and NPCs (governors' daughters, rogue captains, etc). Also, the skins for people need to be a little more realistic (i.e. M&B: Warband Viking Conquest quality skins). Also, i can't purchase any artillery pieces nor can i purchase their infantry counterparts. That was a great feature in the earlier versions, but it seems to have vanished. The siege battles are a plus, but they could be a tad more interactive via battle commands. There should also be the possibility of walking through a town and they should all look somewhat different (maybe three or four different town templates). I also believe there should be a better main questline other than the character and an old Spaniard raiding ships and finding treasure. It could possibly be more interactive, such as Francois and Jorge are both imprisoned and you have to choose who to take with you and that decision dictates the rest of the storyline. It should also vary a small bit depending on what you start out as (i.e. a retired lieutenant has a different interaction with the main NPC than an escaped convict would). The background you choose should also dictate your personality, like the escaped convict seems more stricken by faith, or the merchant is a snobby rich guy, etc. Other than those possible improvements, the game is addictive and extremely fun.
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