Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. 50
    It looks decent for a PS2 title, and it has a few good ideas, but as a whole, it's a disappointing action platform game with few ideas of its own.
  2. This title’s one saving grace is its 20 dollar price tag, but even at 20 dollars I’d still rather walk the plank then play this game.
  3. Regardless of your enthusiasm for swashbucklery, there's just no reason for this cheap attempt to cash in on Pirates of the Caribbean.
  4. Most of the adventure is spent exploring the ruins on a desert island while fighting monkeys and other pirates, and it’s not a terrible idea for a game it’s just so poorly executed that it’s impossible to recommend, even at a budget price.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Mar 17, 2014
    4
    This game sure looks pretty for a ps2 title, but the game-play is terrible. Most of the playtime is jumping , creating, or moving platforms,This game sure looks pretty for a ps2 title, but the game-play is terrible. Most of the playtime is jumping , creating, or moving platforms, and when you finally make it to the end of a platforming sequence, backtracking is ruining your temporary good mood. The activities never change, you are doing the same things over and over, with very little differences. If you fail to figure out your next objective , you end up running around aimlessly in the pretty small game world. The battle is boring and repetitive. There is no story at all. Stay away from this game . The only way of playing it without getting overly frustrated is to follow a walk-trough maybe, but even then there is no fun in this game at all Full Review »
  2. Andyman
    Aug 27, 2006
    3
    Strip Prince of Persia of its tight gameplay elements and insert every pirate cliche known to man and graphics circa 1999, and you end up Strip Prince of Persia of its tight gameplay elements and insert every pirate cliche known to man and graphics circa 1999, and you end up with Black Buccaneer. The only thing keeping this game from a 1 is the fact that it's a $20 budget title. Even then, you could probably get any of the Prince of Persia series for that price now (or less), so this game's existence is irrelevant. Avoid at all costs. Full Review »