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  • Summary: The sequel to the award-winning Fun in the Sun Caribbean simulation, Tropico. As a Pirate King, rule a secret pirate island full of despicable 17th century Sea Dogs. Fuel your economy by plundering wealthy merchants and taking prisoners back to the island as captive workers. Keep your scurvy buccaneers satisfied with rowdy gambling, jolly feasting, and barrels of rum! World powers fear you, brigands respect you, captives obey your every command, and don't forget about the wenching! Argh, thar ain't nuttin like bein' a Pirate King! [Gathering of Developers] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. It's like the developers read my review and fixed everything I complained about in the first game.
  2. 88
    The kind of great sequel that should be encouraged - it builds on the solid base of the original, cleans up most of the problems and manages to stake out its own territory in the process.
  3. Despite its flaws, Pirate Cove is a very engaging game, made all the better by being the first title that doesn’t just make gambling, drinking, wenching and plundering in the Caribbean a recommendation, but a requirement.
  4. There's plenty of depth to the gameplay, and there's tons of scenarios to play, plus the sandbox mode, so it ought to keep you going for ages.
  5. Surprisingly, there is no option for random generation of islands, nor is there any scope for multiplayer frolics, making it feel rather limited.
  6. Fans of "Tropico" may wish that Frog City had developed a more direct descendant of the original--the mechanics are basically the same, but Tropico 2 is a very different game.
  7. An otherwise pedestrian city-building game, only Tropico 2's setting salvages it from being a complete shipwreck. [July 2003, p.79]

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. GertK.
    Apr 7, 2006
    One of the best games I've ever played. Much better than Tropico 1. Lost quite a few days in finishing this one.
  2. Sebastian
    May 11, 2003
    I like the classic wood-n-brass look and other affectations (like ol timey words like 'middlin' and 'preenin'). Its harder than the original to win the sandlot games, but the increased speed of construction alone makes it superior to Tropico I, not to mention many more varieties of whore houses to choose from! Expand
  3. AlexC.
    Aug 15, 2003
    I like the pirate ability, but it is hard to get, and keep, happiness up.
  4. Jok`RdeMo
    Apr 26, 2003
    This is better than Tropico 1, but the music is not so good howit was. Still, the game is not so dificult like first one. Good game to play it some times. Expand