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  • Summary: Players will be able to play as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann as they explore and brawl across land and sea on a memorable quest in search of the legendary Dead Man's Chest. The game features thrilling moments from the movie and expands the fantasy of the franchise by offering exciting new adventures and locations inspired by the rich "Pirates of the Caribbean" universe. [Buena Vista Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 15 out of 34
  1. 85
    One of the few film-based games I have not been able to put down. A love for the films aside, this game is excellent and despite its one or two faults (basic enemies, and occasionally sluggish frame rates) it is certainly one you will have to play.
  2. It's simpler than a deck swabber what's spent too much time in the sun, but this one is surprisingly fun and charming for a game-to-movie tie-in.
  3. While the sword-slashing provies a bit of fun, glitchy graphics and repetitive action sever any lasting appeal. [Sept 2006, p.68]
  4. At best it is a mediocre few hours of play and at worst it is a slap in the face of Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64.
  5. Aside from the brief diversion of the multiplayer mode there’s little to enjoy here. Dead Man’s Chest is the very definition of a lazy licence - so routine, clunky and mechanical that it’s as soulless as a ghost pirate.
  6. You should be able to beat the game in an afternoon. [Oct 2006, p.84]
  7. You'll hope developers like Amaze don't go within 100 miles of a movie license ever again, and pray that BVG has the good sense to try harder next time. Consider yourself warned.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. PhilJ.
    Jun 28, 2006
    The multiplayer portion of this game is absolutely fantastic! The action is fast paced and "Plunder the Flag" is incredibly fun with four players. The full game works over gameshare, so you can play a four player game with only one copy of the game! (IF you can find 3 other people with PSPs) The single player is good, too, with challenging puzzles and Johnny Depp really shines through in the voice acting. The enemies were unique and offer a glimpse into what the movie will have to offer, and the end boss battle was awesome! The graphics work really well for the game and you find yourself getting emerged in the game play a lot. Expand
  2. LeeU.
    Jul 1, 2006
    Pirates of the Caribbean (POTC) for the PSP is a great game. I found the graphics for the game beautiful; it
  3. ZemZega
    Jun 26, 2007
    A suprisingly fun game, it's not very deep, but tons of fun. definetaly worth a purches now that it's price is so low thanks to at worlds end. Expand
  4. DomagojB.
    Jun 27, 2006
    Well, since I am a great fan of the movie "Pirates Of The Caribbean" ( from mow on POTC ), news of the PSP game set in the universe of the POTC made me extatic. But not for long... Dead Man's Chest feels very much unfinished. Why? Well, first of all, you can see through textures, camera is not precise and it sticks every time in a corner where you can't see the horde of enemies coming to you, every enemy, from pirates to natives, fights absolutely the same, graphics could be better, although they are a bit on the colorful side, and the only bright spot is Jack Sparrow himself ( Voiceover and animation ). Voiceovers are great, but only of the main characters, others are repetitive beyond normal standards. This game just goes to prove that games made by movies suck, albeit few others. Oh, I almost forgot, yopu will not see even a scene from the movie because every animation is made with the in game engine. In conclusion, there are many other games out there worth your money, but this one is not. Only for the hardcore fans of the POTC universe. Expand