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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) The add-on to Guild 2, Pirates of the European Seas, expands the original game by adding the huge area of the Hanseatic cities at the Baltic and parts of the North Sea. Interaction with other players through trading, diplomacy and aggression is the(Currently available in the UK/EU only) The add-on to Guild 2, Pirates of the European Seas, expands the original game by adding the huge area of the Hanseatic cities at the Baltic and parts of the North Sea. Interaction with other players through trading, diplomacy and aggression is the key to success in the medieval society of The Guild 2. In a world of intrigue and conflict it's up you to ascend in society. Features: Maritime trade & naval battles, 4 new maps, 5 different ships, New buildings and harbor marketplace, New campaign with more than 10 hours of entertainment, New professions including pirate and medico, 3 new charges and peerages along with additional privileges, and Several new trade items and artifacts. [JoWood Productions] Expand
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  1. The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas does justice to the franchise and certainly shows in the areas it has listened to the community.
  2. Starting a medieval crime family may not be everyone's idea of fun, but for those who are willing to place a daggar in a rival's back or to bribe a magistrate to get ahead, Pirates is a worthwhile expansion to its predecessor. [Oct 2007, p.70]
  3. New ideas save this buggy oddity from walking the plank...just. [Aug 2007, p.87]
  4. Too much micro-management with virtually zero autonomy and common sense. [Oct 2007, p.85]
  5. It's a second-verse-same-as-the-first stand-alone expansion that adds seafaring jobs but fails to correct any of the issues of the original game.
  6. 50
    The Guild 2 works just fine with its original four classes, but toss in three bor-ing derivatives and it veers toward generic.
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  1. Feb 28, 2012
    10
    Well I'd have to agree with Mike S. in that these people were running this game off a computer from the early 90's. I run it just fine on myWell I'd have to agree with Mike S. in that these people were running this game off a computer from the early 90's. I run it just fine on my Sony laptop. I've read a lot of reviews on this game and the thing that gets me most is how the people reviewing the game really don't get the charm of the game. One review I read bashed Guild 2 on trying to be two genre's and not doing it well. But in what I've played so far I've seen it work beautifully. The problem these reviewers have is that like I said they don't get it. Let me explain.

    I started this game after going through the tutorials and decided I wanted to take on the roll of a common man in this time era (which this game does an amazing job portraying). So I created my common man and decided he would be a fisherman. Picked some stats and other things common in RPG type games and went off into the world. But then the story began. No not some scripted thing that the developers decided for me but MY story. Which is really what this game is about YOUR story. Its about making your own story for your own character in your own world! Something too few games let you do these days.

    In a matter of one hour of game play I had already fleshed out a complex life for my character. He was happily married with one child and owned a small fishing business on the coast of a small but growing town. He had a few workers working for him and has invested a lot of money into his business. He's ran for office a few times and failed but that doesn't make him feel any worse about himself or his lot in life. He manages to get by just fine selling his fish at the market and even though fish prices are steadily going down he has still maintained his status as the most prominent salesman in his village. He aspires to someday move up in public office and to make a good life for his children. Every now and then competitors will send thugs after him but the town guards have been very good to his family and always keep him and his family safe. Story's like the one I experienced in just over an hour are priceless moments that only a game like the Guild can offer you. And THIS is what the game is all about and what critics fail to realize when reviewing the game. Bugs or not, this is a game for making story's that you wont soon forget.
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  2. MikeS.
    Dec 23, 2007
    9
    I don't know what kind of garbage computer these two cucumbers have; this game runs like a rampaging ape on my jawn. This game is in a I don't know what kind of garbage computer these two cucumbers have; this game runs like a rampaging ape on my jawn. This game is in a genre of its own. Nothing like it anywhere. Upgrade your dinosaurs for this one boys! Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    9
    This is a great game. If you like to manage a shop you will like this game. You can play with some of your friends online. It was on saleThis is a great game. If you like to manage a shop you will like this game. You can play with some of your friends online. It was on sale recently and I am really happy with my purchase. Expand
  4. RobertW.
    Aug 1, 2007
    5
    Extremely slow play- playing on Alienware desktop and laptop. Way too laggy. Otherwise, worth the money.
  5. Meestyk
    Aug 23, 2007
    3
    Ignore this creature on your way to the game store. This is not even a sequel to the original game. More contents have been added to this Ignore this creature on your way to the game store. This is not even a sequel to the original game. More contents have been added to this nightmarish "game". Buggy and crashes are bound to happen on even your Quad system! Unless the creators of this "game" make drastic improvements, the game as it stands is far behind other games in the genre. Spend your hard earned cash elsewhere. Expand