User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32

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  1. 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 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!
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2012
    6
    Economic empire sim based in the Carribean. You can control fleets, build production facilities, improve towns, collect bounties on pirates, conquer ports for your nation... or just trade all day and count your money. There is a lot to learn and the UI takes some getting used to but there are plenty of tooltips and long tutorials (3-4 hours). There are 4 scenarios after the tutorials but the main draw is the free-play sandbox mode. At only $5 it's hard to go wrong picking this up. Expand
  4. Feb 6, 2013
    7
    basic of trading game. think the trading route, manage your industrial building and their supply line. batter some pirate or be the pirate. make large fleet of trading ship to trade and flagships to defend it.
  5. Nov 14, 2013
    10
    The open ended gameplay is the fun part! The missions get boring over time, but the unlimited free play is what keeps it a winner. As for the graphics: it is fairy 2D, but also sufficient for the game. At least the in town view looks better than Age of empires 2!
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. A trading game with some aspects of RTS added, so for the armchair empire sim fans it will probably rate at least a look, and probably an outright purchase, but the game probably isn’t for everyone since the steep learning curve could well put some people off, but perseverance will pay off for sure.
  2. 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.
  3. Above all, Port Royale 2 is a remarkable accomplishment, largely because it can make economic simulations captivating even to those who may typically dislike the idea of this game genre.