Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. It’s definitely a game that can be played and replayed over again since the story will never really come out the same at the end, provided that you can look past a couple of deficiencies.
  2. PC Format
    71
    High seas trading, not hijacks. Passes the time, but gets old fast.
  3. A fair attempt at a sea-trading title, which fans will enjoy; however the lack of any innovation could put off those looking for something new.
  4. AceGamez
    70
    It's a shame that Port Royale 2 doesn't fully succeed thanks mainly to its dull combat mechanics and unfriendly interface that bombards you with screen after screen of information that often clogs up the game's more memorable features.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    70
    It can take a long time to earn enough money to explore beyond the initially accessible towns. But once you have a nice fleet at your command, it's a continually engaging experience. [Dec 2004, p.98]
  6. Port Royale 2 is certainly a game of two halves – on the one hand, there’s a dull and tedious economic engine that could suck the life blood out of many gamers quicker than Dracula with a busty virgin. But on the other hand, there’s the engrossing and open-ended combat system that allows you to carve out a career as a buccaneer.
  7. PC Gamer
    60
    Only big "PR" fans should bother; everyone else, wait for the new "Pirates!" [Jan 2005, p.82]
  8. The sea battles are awkward, the prices jump far too quickly during trading and the learning curve is too steep to begin with.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. HarmL.
    Sep 27, 2004
    10
    A masterpiece for insiders. If you own a Port Royal I, or a Patrician and do not want another, this is not your game. When you want the best A masterpiece for insiders. If you own a Port Royal I, or a Patrician and do not want another, this is not your game. When you want the best trading sim and also like wooden ship this is big time. When you own Port Royal I it is hard to recommend. I bought this full price and think it is worth it! A suppreme game has been made better! But its gameplay and qualitity is almost the same as version I. I give this 'addition' a 10 because I wonder why I ever stopped playing the previous version anymore. Did not find the time to compare. Full Review »
  2. CBZ
    Jun 20, 2012
    10
    This game is a must have for all lovers of economic and strategy sims. infinite hours of addicting gameplay. It has a learning curve but onceThis game is a must have for all lovers of economic and strategy sims. infinite hours of addicting gameplay. It has a learning curve but once you are familiar with it, especially setting trade routes the game gets a whole lot better. gameplay is great and the music is relaxing! Full Review »
  3. Oct 28, 2011
    7
    A well execute and enjoyable traders / pirates of the Carribean simulation. Play as pirate, privateer, or trader. Let down by the tacticalA well execute and enjoyable traders / pirates of the Carribean simulation. Play as pirate, privateer, or trader. Let down by the tactical ship battle aspect, which is OK but can get tedious and just doesn't work as a good gameplay mechanism. Also lacks sufficient detail and mechanisms for large-scale management of a trading empire, so a long game can degenerate into micromanagement hell. Still, some entertainment value here. Full Review »