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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 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
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. 55
    A sad mess that not only has virtually nothing to do with the movie or the ride, but is a pretty poor game in its own right.
  7. 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: 26 out of 41
  2. Negative: 13 out of 41
  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 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 version of this? It has to be the best pirate game ever! Expand
  4. MATTL.
    Jan 8, 2005
    8
    This game had a lot of potential, but the controls (PC) are a little frustrating at times. I would not buy this, but would consider buying a sequel if they fixed the little glitchs, and control issues. I found the game confusing at times and still have not figured out haw to draw my gun. Expand
  5. Frankdubbedubbe
    Jul 3, 2003
    7
    The game has great graphics. but the controls and the everlasting search for missions are boring the seabattles and fights are to hard all by all zorth a try. Expand
  6. SombrusB.
    Mar 2, 2004
    4
    I like the game but it has the weirdest bugs in it that make me wonder how they could not see it, the game gets kinda boring after 7 battles and tons of trading soo, my rating doesn't get higher. 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 i can just get the game to run on a 2ghz with 512MB Ram and a 64MB video card. Expand

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