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  • Summary: In Port Royale 3, players will embark upon an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th century where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands all fight for supremacy in the colonies. Players take on the role of a young captain trying to build hisIn Port Royale 3, players will embark upon an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th century where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands all fight for supremacy in the colonies. Players take on the role of a young captain trying to build his fortune and reputation in the new world colonies. The campaign consists of two different paths for the young protagonist to follow: adventurer and trader.

    Following the path of the adventurer will lead the player on a naval conquest where they must gain notoriety through raids, piracy, bounty hunting, plundering and conquering cities as they strive to build their new Caribbean empire.
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  1. Sep 24, 2012
    55
    Port Royale 3 is a deep simulation of a merchant's life in the 17th century. Unfortunately, a merchant's life isn't all that exiting.
  2. Nov 27, 2012
    54
    If you don't meet these criteria (those with saintly patience), chances are you'll get bored after an hour or two. [Issue#224, p.83]
  3. Essentially an account simulator (woo!) punctuated by the odd cannon-on-cannon scuffle. [Nov 2012, p.105]
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  1. Jan 16, 2015
    9
    I started out giving it a 10 for being one of only a few PC style strategy games ported to the consoles. In the strategy resource managingI started out giving it a 10 for being one of only a few PC style strategy games ported to the consoles. In the strategy resource managing area it is a 10.

    Unfortunately the controls are not laid out well, and there is no user manual or "comprehensive" tutorial. I've accidentally found a lot of information by just randomly pushing every button...so there is information hidden within information hidden within information.......as obscure as holding the L-stick down at certain times or hitting the D-pad inside a menu that was already hidden inside of two other menus.

    Basically you are on your own with no manual. The Kalypso site for the game is more interested in a flashy webpage that locks your computer up...no manual or any info on the game, just adds to sell expansions that in reality were probably patches to fix the bugs.

    I bought the "Gold" bug free addition for $8 used and it was well worth it. I've experienced sleepless nights and been late for work ....so it must be good yes!?! One of the best strategy games akin to Civs Revolution.
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  2. Oct 12, 2012
    9
    Fans of the old KOEI strategy games from the 90s will definitely appreciate this game, I hope we see more like it on consoles in the future.Fans of the old KOEI strategy games from the 90s will definitely appreciate this game, I hope we see more like it on consoles in the future. If you were a fan of the KOEI's Uncharted series from the SNES days then this game will feel familiar, except with a lot more depth to it. Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2013
    8
    Recommended ---

    Port Royale 3 is a fun RTS/resource management game with ships and pirate battles. I like that you can buy and sell
    Recommended ---

    Port Royale 3 is a fun RTS/resource management game with ships and pirate battles.

    I like that you can buy and sell goods, build a fleet and build businesses in towns. I also like the pirate battles.

    It is nice this was ported to PS3. Not too many other games in this genre are available for PS3

    Some of the Controls and UI functions were a little odd to me at first, but I got used to it.
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  4. Jun 2, 2013
    8
    Port Royale 3 is a awesome RTS/resource management game. The battles are not that great, but they are fun for a while. Trading resources wasPort Royale 3 is a awesome RTS/resource management game. The battles are not that great, but they are fun for a while. Trading resources was fun in beginning like an hour then i got bored and started a rout(too bad there is a limit of routs). In the end when i got the platinium trophy i had to afk 12 hours for 50 hours trophy and i had 500 mill money. After this i had nothing to do really, but gain more money for nothing to use it on. I have bought the two dlc's the pirate one was good, but the other was useless for me because i already had so much money. The new buildings were great tho, but i dont think they worth 5euros. I would recommend this to every1 who doesn't need that exiting action. Expand