User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  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 butEconomic 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. Collapse
  4. 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!
  5. 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.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
  6. JimmyTS
    Jan 6, 2010
    3
    Sort of fun for a few hours, but then the tedium sets in. After a couple days all I could think was "boooooring!"
  7. ManaS
    Feb 15, 2009
    9
    Absolutely amazing game. Only if there were some endings to the free play mode! After one has received 16 towns as gift nothing happens, whatever you do!
  8. LeonardV
    Jan 18, 2009
    9
    Good strategy game with challenging ships battles, nice trading and interesting development. Easy to control ground battles and one to one duels with swords against captains and pirates. You have to love detail management and to see your business growth and maybe you
  9. AshleyP.
    Apr 28, 2005
    8
    This game is captivating. As it is all free play you can play it at you leisure (so far 58 hours of pleasure!). The game play has heaps of variety, twists and turns to keep you hooked and divorced :-) Highly recommended. Better that all the SimCity and tycoon games put together.
  10. Pete
    Sep 27, 2004
    3
    I have to say that despite having spent many hours on the first one, this just didnt have enough extras to stop me feeling like i had loaded up port royale again. played microsoft pirates as a kid and dreamt about the possibilities which could follw on, but the developers have lacked in vision for over a decade now. very disappointing.
  11. 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 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 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. Expand
  12. DaMan
    Sep 7, 2004
    5
    No, no and no. This sequel is a big disappointment. I was expecting better sea battles and more trading options than in the original Port Royale. Instead of that, they simplified the sea battles and removed some trading options!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!! The new content they added is not even enough for an add-on, let alone for a sequel :@
  13. EdlismangeD.
    Aug 25, 2004
    10
    The first was class the music was class this one is class will be class class class.
  14. Ivan
    Aug 17, 2004
    6
    Buy and sell. That's it. Fun in the beginning, but after a while boring because it's always the same.
  15. Dec 13, 2012
    0
    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 butEconomic 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. Collapse
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.