Pirates of the Caribbean Xbox

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
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  1. RazaB.
    Jul 6, 2003
    6
    I really wanted to like this game. I'm a huge Morrowind fan, and had great hopes for this new title. Alas, I am terribly disappointed. What makes Morrowind great - openess, non-linearity, diverse characters - are absent from PotC. You are very definitely constrained in your movement - you cannot physically move beyond very narrow paths set for you (especially in the jungles and I really wanted to like this game. I'm a huge Morrowind fan, and had great hopes for this new title. Alas, I am terribly disappointed. What makes Morrowind great - openess, non-linearity, diverse characters - are absent from PotC. You are very definitely constrained in your movement - you cannot physically move beyond very narrow paths set for you (especially in the jungles and beaches). The characters typically have only two or three topics on which they can speak. And, as others have mentioned, moving and controls in general are abominable. After 12 hours of playing, and realizing that the game IS quite linear, I've given up. Clearly, a team other than the Morrowind developers have created this. Expand
  2. Keith
    Dec 2, 2003
    5
    Hard to grapple at first. Manual doesn't provide much help for battles or identification of symbols in menu's. Save game as often as you can (time consuming), because more than likely you will lose most battles at sea and on land for that matter. Won't be long before i get bored of this one (Lucky i didn't buy it!). I suppose thats one good thing to do always borrow or Hard to grapple at first. Manual doesn't provide much help for battles or identification of symbols in menu's. Save game as often as you can (time consuming), because more than likely you will lose most battles at sea and on land for that matter. Won't be long before i get bored of this one (Lucky i didn't buy it!). I suppose thats one good thing to do always borrow or read reviews before you buy. My advice - Don't buy unless you like frustration and have lots of time. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

29
#29 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
42
#42 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Besides making personal progress, you must hire hands, choose a complementary hierarchy of mates, explore the Caribbean, and, ultimately, earn cheddar. Giving your neighbors a good buggering simply comes with the territory.
  2. GMR Magazine
    60
    We'd feel good about recommending this game to RPG fans if not for the stuttery framerates. [Sept 2003, p.75]
  3. Edge Magazine
    50
    The joy of Pirates of the Caribbean is to be found in the variety of the elements delivered - sword fights and canon battles happily sit alongside contraband trade route management. But ultimately none offer a tremendous amount of depth. [Nov 2003, p.107]