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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] Set in the swashbuckling era, Age of Booty is a casual real-time multiplayer strategy game that puts players at the helm of their own pirate ship with the goal of sending your enemies to the briny deep, and looting and capturing towns for your pirate faction. In Age of Booty, players team up with other online players or AI-controlled pirate ships to raid, pillage, sink, and destroy their way to dominance on the high seas. Spoils of war and booty are used to upgrade and customize pirate ships to make them even more deadly as players take on 25 unique challenges and seven of the most devious Pirate Alliances on the high seas. Gain notoriety and fame by climbing the online leader boards. Create and share custom maps using the intuitive map creation system. Single player and multiplayer real-time action strategy from Certain Affinity, lead by Max Hoberman, designer of Halo 2 and 3's multiplayer game. Raid villages, sink merchants, seize towns, steal gold, upgrade your pirate ship and use your guns and your wits to send your foes to the briny deep. Master twenty-five unique multiplayer maps or create your own and share them with your friends. Up to four players on one console, up to eight players over LAN or the Internet. Tons of customizable options that allow you to tune the game to meet your taste. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. 81
    Evades repetition with considerable grace. [Issue#172, p.93]
  2. The game is simple to learn, yet lends itself to intense, challenging battles that can really get your adrenaline racing.
  3. Age of Booty is a competent multiplayer real-time strategy game that uses its pirate setting well. It is best played among friends on levels you designed for yourself or with strangers over the PSN. Single player levels are ok in itself, but offer no more than a tutorial and very basic gameplay.
  4. 75
    If you have a group of like-minded friends, Age of Booty is an addictive online strategy game that rewards communication and teamwork.
  5. If it weren’t for the online multiplayer and map editor modes, there wouldn’t be much to say about Age of Booty. But this game wasn’t designed to be played as a single player game so a lot can be forgiven.
  6. 70
    The single player component will only satisfy the lonely and serve as a tutorial backdrop for the more robust multi-player options. A properly accessible downloadable title, Age of Booty is a joy to hop into with some friends, though with the current sound difficulties and insubstantial single-player not quite worth the $9.99 price tag.
  7. Fun with friends, but best avoided like the press gang alone. [Feb 2009, p.103]

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  1. ChadHayes
    Aug 3, 2009
    7
    Alright, what the ps3 (all system period these days) lacks in good games to be found in stores it makes up for somewhat with the playstation network games such as this. This is yet another fun little game you can purchase and download for a small price on the playstation network store. This particular one is one of the best. It's constantly seeing new updated content for you explore, and the there are always players to be found in the multiplayer if you're looking for more of a challenge than the single player can offer. It's totally worth spending the 10 or 20 bucks of downloading it. You'll find yourself reliving being a kid again and enjoying a simple yet beautifully executed game.
    Games like these are the rare gems of the gaming market these days; since it's apparent great mainstream games are intolerably few and far apart.
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