Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
Buy On
  1. While it may not have the depth and grandeur some would look for, it has enough character to stand out from the other licensed titles.
  2. Perhaps the best aspect of the game is that you will care a lot about collecting treasure.
  3. Nintendo Power
    62
    At times, the game seems to focus more on mundane wandering around than on interesting pirate activity, but the action picks up as the story progresses. [Sept 2003, p.137]
  4. The production values are all in place and a game couldn’t ask for better sounds or graphics, but in this case they are wasted on a simple exploration game with occasional and simplistic combat.
  5. 55
    Had the game put a little more attention on the weapon combat it would have been a lot more fun, but as it is the battle between pirate vs. pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean is a basic and tedious button-masher.
  6. Game Informer
    55
    This lack of depth, coupled with the weak combat and repetitive levels, equals a pirate game that won't even manage to steal away an hour of your precious time. [Sept 2003, p.126]
  7. It be a poor portrayal of the pirate's life, says I.

Awards & Rankings

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#47 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
8
#8 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. OwenK.
    Oct 3, 2007
    6
    I got this free with a Nintendo DS, and so I decided to play it. I think it is really good. The graphics are really neat. Marks of for how I got this free with a Nintendo DS, and so I decided to play it. I think it is really good. The graphics are really neat. Marks of for how crud Captain Jack looks. Full Review »
  2. EddyM.
    Sep 1, 2007
    10
    Awesome. Great pirate game.
  3. HarryB.
    Jul 27, 2006
    2
    This game is horrendous. A password-based save system? I thought we were searching for treasure, not lost progress. Poor gameplay. An This game is horrendous. A password-based save system? I thought we were searching for treasure, not lost progress. Poor gameplay. An unbelievably poor representation of Jack Sparrow, as a bald-headed, naive, uncertain apprentice. Zero connection to the actual movie. Poor all the way around. Full Review »