Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Although it has a lot of fun parts, they don't fit together as nicely as they could. But the game complements the movies and offers a family-oriented online gaming experience free of charge, although the optional subscription has strong benefits. It just needs a little more time to grow.
  2. It won't make anyone want to quit World of Warcraft, but it can be enjoyable enough if you'd like to try out a pirate's life for free.
  3. This is an “MMO lite” game, which means it should be fine for families and kids.
  4. It’s a kinder, gentler MMO - Nerfed PvP, language filters, and all.
  5. PC Gamer
    50
    Pirates of the Caribbean Online is only good for those who want to feel tangentially connected to the movies. [Feb 2008, p.82]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. May 15, 2012
    8
    Really awesome, pirates of the Caribbean based, and really fun. The graphics however aren't impressive. The ship battles are super excitingReally awesome, pirates of the Caribbean based, and really fun. The graphics however aren't impressive. The ship battles are super exciting especially when you can get a crew of 3 or more people. Boarding ships and killing the passengers is super fun. The missions are cool and a bit of a variety but some are not great and many are "kill x number of *insert monster here*" Doesn't take long to load things. The ground fighting is fun and there are a variety of weapons and ammo. The controls aren't complicated and are easy to learn. The game has fun features like pvp and pvp ship battles. It has improved over the years as they have added more weapons, ships, and also more things that free players can do, which is always good. there are a few bugs tho, a lot of times npc's disappear and reappear, and they also warp around from time to time. Good overall. 8 out of 10 Full Review »
  2. JoshC
    Sep 14, 2008
    4
    This game is bad, plain and simple. To sum it up in three words: tedious, buggy, and problematic. A great possibility for a fun MMO is This game is bad, plain and simple. To sum it up in three words: tedious, buggy, and problematic. A great possibility for a fun MMO is entirely wasted on this game. Truly subpar graphics, poorly written dialogue, confusing controls, bland quests, and the big brother that is Disney watching over you. The only saving grace is the mediocre ship combat ripped almost entirely from Sid Meier's Pirates! The bugs in this game are truly fun killers, including everything from server crashes, graphics clipping, freezing/stuttering, NPC warping, and my personal favorite "ship not available" when trying to board my own vessels. There are far better MMO's out there, even free ones. I do hope to see a truly great MMO based in the Age of Sails someday, but this is not that game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2014
    10
    I admit, Disney watching over you to make sure you don't curse is annoying. The quests may be tedious, but this game is made of gold,I admit, Disney watching over you to make sure you don't curse is annoying. The quests may be tedious, but this game is made of gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires compared to the total **** fest it closed for, Club ****face, I mean, uh, Crap ****tin', I mean, Club Penguin Full Review »