Pirates of the Caribbean PC

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: Designed as a thrilling blend of role-playing and action Pirates of the Caribbean takes place in a large group of Caribbean islands during the golden age of piracy and high seas adventure. You will take command of a ship and its crew, swordfight with other captains, accept and completeDesigned as a thrilling blend of role-playing and action Pirates of the Caribbean takes place in a large group of Caribbean islands during the golden age of piracy and high seas adventure. You will take command of a ship and its crew, swordfight with other captains, accept and complete daring quests, chase rumors of dangers and riches, and change allegiances amongst the colonial powers in the game. Through skill and daring, you will have the ability to obtain more power than the toughest captains in history ever dreamed possible. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. A well-realized, excellent, and more importantly, fun adventure title.
  2. If you like action games, RPGs, and especially pirates with a completely open ended storyline, you should get this one and it will offer a lot of time and replayability.
  3. Offers a refreshing and entertaining experience that successfully evokes a sense of what it might have been like to live a life of danger and adventure on the high seas.
  4. For all the attempts to make the world lively, the world map has shown what a dreadfully static place the archipelago is. AI ships float around randomly, making no attempt to even look like they’re even trying to run trade routes.
  5. The lackluster sword fighting, terrible interface, and nasty bugs detract from the experience a great deal. Excellent naval combat isn't enough to make up for these issues.
  6. The game's real mistakes were made at the design level, and that's a pity, because it contained the potential to be a much better experience than it ended up being.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    If you're looking for the thrill of a pirate's life, frankly, you're better off with the Disney ride that inspired it all. [Oct 2003, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 42
  2. Negative: 14 out of 42
  1. AlJ.
    Aug 12, 2003
    10
    Awesome.
  2. JosiahT.
    Jul 26, 2006
    10
    This game is the most amazingly realistic, fun and all around a-we-so-me game of all time. The buying of stuff is so realistic, you can buy This game is the most amazingly realistic, fun and all around a-we-so-me game of all time. The buying of stuff is so realistic, you can buy things like jars, rings, necklaces, ships, cannons, and everything you could normally buy. Expand
  3. MikeW.
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    I keep trying new and different Pirate games but none are a patch on this one. Why won't Bethesda just let us have a new improved I keep trying new and different Pirate games but none are a patch on this one. Why won't Bethesda just let us have a new improved version of this? It has to be the best pirate game ever! Expand
  4. R.L.
    Feb 10, 2004
    8
    It´s cool.
  5. JackR.
    Sep 18, 2003
    5
    While stunning and there are many improvements over the original Sea Dogs, this game plays like too much of an Xbox port on the PC. Good While stunning and there are many improvements over the original Sea Dogs, this game plays like too much of an Xbox port on the PC. Good stuff: Graphics, the economy engine is still there, more exporation over the original, you can develope your character how you choose. You can usually chose the time of day and weather in which you do your evil deeds. If you get frustrated, you can go on a killing spree and murder everyone in a town if you so choose. You even get experience points! Then you can just leave the town and come when you come back, no one remembers. Pistols were a nice addition. Bad stuff: The controls were not up to PC spec. It plays like a console port instead of the PC game it was supposed to be (when the hell are they ever gonna learn that console and PC ports don't work well). They're awful, and I can only imagine them being more nightmarish without a keyboard. You can't move your ship and work the action menu as in Sea Dogs. You can't customize the controls for the sailing map. You can't identify the number and types of ships on the sailing map in case you want to raid a convoy and if you choose to engage, you're always too close to turn and run. They always shoot and you're always almost sunk trying to capture even the smallest of ships. Plus, they can always kill you on deck no matter what your luck and combat skill levels are. Sea Dogs never had this problem. There are too many things that can kill you. The fatigue factor is no longer a problem in fighting, so defense in swordplay is useless. Everything is prohibitively expensive. There are only half the ship types in the original to play with and unless you crack it, you can't even buy the best of those. You can't keep officers assigned to prize ships when you sell the prize off like you could in Sea Dogs. I only play this game because I bought it and dammit I wan't my money's worth. If you like this kind of thing, go ahead and get it, but be prepared to spend hours on end going nowhere because you keep finding ways to die. Expand
  6. Jul 23, 2016
    3
    I never found a game i love as much as i hate. Poc, SD, Aop i love these game but crashes and bugs ruin them im still waiting for these greatI never found a game i love as much as i hate. Poc, SD, Aop i love these game but crashes and bugs ruin them im still waiting for these great games to be taken to the next level that is after they figure how to make one that works or maybe im supposed to be a pc technician so i can play video games. Expand
  7. Frank
    Jul 9, 2003
    0
    Crashed out two computers on first start. still can't get it to run. install is not 1.5GB it is 2.5 GB. Hello, I'll be happy if iCrashed out two computers on first start. still can't get it to run. install is not 1.5GB it is 2.5 GB. Hello, I'll be happy if i can just get the game to run on a 2ghz with 512MB Ram and a 64MB video card. Expand

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