• Publisher: 2K Games
  • Release Date: Jul 21, 2011
  • Also On: PC
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. Sep 30, 2011
    9
    Amazingly addictive little game. It's sandbox, so no two games will ever be the same. You're free to do what you want, however you want. It essentially revolves around four mini-games - sea combat, land combat, fencing, dancing. The downside of this formula is that it can feel a little repetitive after a while. Sid Meier's magic is there - making you juggle several balls at once which means that you quickly lose track of time. This game is easy to learn, difficult to master. Great escapist fun, although a little on the cartoon-ish side. if you want realistic, dark and gritty, look elsewhere. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    Anything Sid Meier does should get perfect scores, period. The controls take a little getting used to, but then again translating this type of game to a touch screen must have taken a lot of work. Well done.
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 31, 2012
    80
    If you've historically been put off by the complexity of Sid Meier's other titles, this is a lovely action-simulation that will lead you gently into the genre. For strategy stalwarts, there's nothing to fear from this very different Meier game, because it really is a huge amount of fun regardless of your typical gaming preferences.
  2. Mar 3, 2012
    94
    Trade and economic growth are explored in a simple and deeply engaging way.
  3. Aug 1, 2011
    90
    It's deceptively deep, riddled with charming animations, colors, and characters, and offers a huge bag of things to do. It also runs well enough and is tuned well enough to recommend it on the iPad, which obviously is a huge plus.