Tortuga - Two Treasures PC

Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Tortuga has only one shining stone in the chest: sea battles. Unfortunately the rest of the game pulls it down.
  2. PC Gamer
    56
    It's just that not enough of the missions stand out, and the majority feel like sleepwalks through pirate lore that would bore a pre-teen. [June 2007, p.60]
  3. It's really difficult to recommend this game to anyone since Sid Meier's Pirates! has everything that Tortuga does, and even manages to do it better.
  4. The game is slow to entrust you with special moves (your only sign of character progression), and plot holes in an otherwise adventurous storyline keep the film reel in shoddy shape.
  5. There are just a few things wrong with this game, like repetitive land battles, horrible AI and no save options that lead me to the conclusions that no one should get this game. There are plenty of great pirate games out there, if you want a good one look elsewhere.
  6. 50
    Steer a wide berth around Tortuga—Two Treasures if you’re a seasoned gamer who demands either the latest technology or a serious—and lasting—challenge.
  7. It's generic Pirate fare with caricature characters and plots derived from any Pirate film you care to mention.
  8. My advice is to sail these rough waters with caution, because if you’re not careful you could very well end up depressed and out thirty doubloons.
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Loki
    Sep 1, 2007
    2
    When you start skipping the terrible cutscenes from the second one, you just know it's not going to be roses. Ascaron was the first with When you start skipping the terrible cutscenes from the second one, you just know it's not going to be roses. Ascaron was the first with a pirates theme (way before Sid n Co) but they've managed to take a fun game and make it dull and irritating. Button mashing deluxe. About 15 minutes of marginal entertainment. What a pity. Full Review »
  2. GuybrushT.
    Mar 16, 2007
    4
    I returned this game the day after I bought it stating that it was damaged. It wasn't damaged. It was however a mundane, non-linear, I returned this game the day after I bought it stating that it was damaged. It wasn't damaged. It was however a mundane, non-linear, badly coded attempt to cash in on Johnny Depp's latest movies. Combat at sea is unpredictable and luck based as your cannons range varies from being able to fire upto half a mile away and not firing at all when you are practically on top of an enemy ship. Combat on land is dependant on hammering your left mouse button whilst trying to shepherd the 6+ enemies that attack you at once into a corner before they mob you. There has been a mass of pirate-based games of recent catalysed by the Pirates of the Caribbean movies with this and the official PotC games being the worst and Sid Meier's Pirates and Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales being the cream of the crop. And I should know, I'm a mighty pirate! *strokes beard* Full Review »