Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
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  1. A fascinating romp through a section of Disney history that everyone young and old can enjoy. For a movie-game, Pirates delivers the way that some non movie-games should always be delivering, especially on our next-gen consoles.
  2. The biggest issue with the value of this game is that the overall gameplay is not as inspiring as the visuals or the sound
  3. I'd even go out on a limb that it's probably one of the best movie to game renditions I've ever played (although that's not saying a whole lot), and it would be perfect for the youngsters.
  4. There were a few moments where I felt like Pirates could actually spark my interest, but I left bored in the long run. There’s a decent amount of fun that can be had with this game, but you’ve got to be in the right mindset. Much like the movies, At World’s End is at best a popcorn game.
  5. The characters and scenery look absolutely gorgeous, and the speaking is surprisingly good. Sadly, the developers seem to have aimed at the younger crowd and the non-gaming crowd, as there's really no challenge other than overcompensating for the occasionally stupid AI.
  6. There’s a ton of wasted potential here, but by the standards of the movie game the third Pirates game doesn’t fare too badly.
  7. Ultimately, between the short campaign and the rather bland combat, Pirates doesn’t do a lot to separate itself from the heap of other action games just like it.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    For a game that should be stacked to the crow's nest with exhilarating swordfights, having such a weak versus mode is an insult. [Aug 2007, p.104]
  9. 60
    Simple? Yes. Fun? Well, only if repetition is your thing. But while the various controllable pirates (Capt. Jack Sparrow, Will Turner, and so on) are mostly identical, at least character-unique, trigger-based sword fatalities offer something different.
  10. At World's End isn't a bad game, but its dull, repetitive combat and uninspired mission structure prevent it from being much fun.
  11. The only area where this game really shines is in its visuals. Developer Eurocom has pulled out all of the stops to bring out the highest level of realism in the character models and lush landscapes. This game may put a twinkle in your eye, but it’s quick to follow it up with a razor-sharp cutlass.
  12. In the end, the Pirates 3 game comes out being the best of the movie-game trilogies, but that isn't saying much.
  13. PSM Magazine
    55
    Enemies fight identically; thus, so do you. [Aug 2007, p.86]
  14. PSM3 Magazine UK
    55
    The early promise soon fades, leaving a repetitive slash-'em-up. A shame, frankly. [July 2007, p.66]
  15. 52
    If came down to playing this game for seven hours or walking the plank, it would be a tough choice. Save your hard-earned cash for a barrel of rum and consider a rental.
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    52
    The developers got so many of the visual details dead-on...didn't they think that maybe the gameplay should be at least marginally decent too. [July 2007, p.86]
  17. A passer-by who saw someone playing At World's End could be forgiven for thinking the game is worth a look, but beneath its next-gen gloss lies nothing more than a basic action game.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jan 26, 2016
    6
    Controls are horrible and a bit slow. I hate the dual battles they integrated into this one. I got this game for the "2 player" coop, but itControls are horrible and a bit slow. I hate the dual battles they integrated into this one. I got this game for the "2 player" coop, but it doesn't truly let you do a coop campaign. The one-shot gun is an issue and not helpful for aiming. The game play overall is just not enjoyable. People don't seem to stop re-spawning once you've killed them, until you reach a point in the progress of the battle. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2015
    4
    This was the first game I played on the PlayStation 3 and I was not impressed. The graphics, gameplay, sound, and controls, all belonged toThis was the first game I played on the PlayStation 3 and I was not impressed. The graphics, gameplay, sound, and controls, all belonged to the PS2 era of gaming. Not even Johnny Depp, who lends his voice, can save this game. Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2014
    7
    If you're looking for a fun pirate game with adventure then you will enjoy this game a lot.
    If you're looking for a game thats exactly like
    If you're looking for a fun pirate game with adventure then you will enjoy this game a lot.
    If you're looking for a game thats exactly like the movie then it wont be it.
    It does follow the story line of the movie but goes off and does things that isn't apart of the movie at all.
    It wasn't bad at all, just sometimes felt odd.

    The fighting is fun but I could kill enemies with the same combo easily over and over again. Which never really got annoying actually, theres just not a lot of combat development. I would recommend this game for all kids who are about [12 and up]. Its not a difficult game but there are times when it wasn't easy.
    I could probably play through the whole game without dying if I was careful. (Im also a really good gamer)
    It took me about a few days to beat the game. Its probably about 7 hours of gameplay if YOUR NOT looking for all the collectibles.
    The graphics are ver pretty sometimes especially when your fighting on a ship getting rained on.

    I give the game a 7/10!
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