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  • Summary: Set sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century. In 'Port Royale 4' you will take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor, eager to learn what it takes to manage and grow theirSet sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century. In 'Port Royale 4' you will take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor, eager to learn what it takes to manage and grow their small settlement into a bustling trader city.
    Develop production chains connecting multiple islands and create complex trade routes across the Caribbean, covering the ever-growing needs of the respective cities. Make use of the detailed sea map to avoid stormy weather regions, cliffs or shallow waters. Fulfil tasks for your nation's viceroy, earning more fame to unlock town buildings, ships and more. Conquer the cities of rival nations or hunt down their fleets with a letter of marque while also keeping a keen eye out for pirates and other privateers.
    For the first time in the series, naval battles will be turn-based, with up to 8 ships battling at one time and tactical captain maneuvers that can turn the tide in even the most hopeless of situations for a glorious victory.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Sep 25, 2020
    80
    A good management game with superb visuals, offering enough freedom to let you build your own merchant empire in the Caribbean to your heart’s content.
  2. Sep 25, 2020
    79
    Old-school trading simulation with clumsy handling. The real-time sea battles of the predecessors have been replaced with turn based combat.
  3. CD-Action
    Dec 18, 2020
    70
    We are probably all familiar with this phenomenon: you spend hours with a game complaining about it all the time, but you simply can’t turn it off. Having spent all evening with it, you feel guilty about wasting your time, but the next day you come back and play some more. For me, Port Royale 4 is one of such games. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the Caribbean and the depth of the trade system, but I’m not sure why I devoted so much time to a title that annoyed me with many ill-conceived bits, and whose low difficulty level often made me feel redundant. [12/2020, p.55]
  4. Sep 25, 2020
    69
    A good trading simulation... and little else, really. Port Royale 4's weak combat system and repetitive gameplay make for a somewhat boring, if functional and honest, strategy game.
  5. Oct 9, 2020
    65
    Port Royale 4 is not your typical strategy game, and unless you are patient enough to really get to know how each and every element works, you'll probably have a hard time with it.
  6. Sep 27, 2020
    65
    Port Royale 4 is a solid trading and building management sim. The improved visuals, as well as some improved mechanics, help set this apart, as does the tactical turn-based ship combat. It's very user-friendly and intuitive, particularly with the city building and trade-route creating aspects. However, it isn't without flaws. Side quests feel very repetitive and don't really give you enough to do and the campaign can be too rigid, not giving you the amount of time you'd need to do anything other than the bare minimum for the tasks set. If you like this sort of game, Port Royale 4 is likely just up your alley, but I can't see it converting anybody to the cause.
  7. Oct 2, 2020
    40
    Even for the niche audience that this game is aimed at, I imagine this will be too unintuitive and exhausting. With a better user interface and some quality of life improvements, I could see how this game could be enjoyable for everyone and not just history buffs. As it is right now, Port Royale 4 is great for those who love crunching numbers, but probably won't be much for those who want to play a video game.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 31, 2021
    10
    PORT ROYALE 4 for PC
    No. 2 Worldwide of all Pirate-Adventure Videogames
    after the legendary No.1 "Sid Meier's Pirates!" It is a 10 Language
    PORT ROYALE 4 for PC
    No. 2 Worldwide of all Pirate-Adventure Videogames
    after the legendary No.1 "Sid Meier's Pirates!"
    It is a 10 Language Game: Full Audio,Interface,Subtitles
    Port Royale 4 is also available for PS4, PS5 and XBOX.
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  2. Sep 27, 2020
    8
    A game that currently has a mix of "good things" and "flaws" ..

    the 3D map is a huge step up from its predecessors, with no uploads. In
    A game that currently has a mix of "good things" and "flaws" ..

    the 3D map is a huge step up from its predecessors, with no uploads. In addition, the close-up zoom offers beautiful landscapes.
    Turn-based combat gives battles an extra bit of strategy, while city construction has been enhanced with building bonuses and penalties.

    What is wrong with PR4?
    First of all, the repetitive and not very funny quests.
    Competition from rival merchants is not felt during the game
    We need more depth in naval battles, more strategy.
    deposits are excessively expensive.
    Treasure hunts are too simplified by "find the central map piece"

    you need more depth of play and strategy ..
    The devs have said they will expand and update the game. I trust these defects will be fixed.

    but overall it's a good game
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  3. Nov 15, 2020
    7
    Игра в лучших своих традициях, но недостатков много, главный минус, однообразность зашкаливает. Второй момент сражения унылые, в третьихИгра в лучших своих традициях, но недостатков много, главный минус, однообразность зашкаливает. Второй момент сражения унылые, в третьих автоматические торговые судна катаются и приносят Вам кучу денег, смысла в торговли после пару часов игры пропадает. А так в целом неплохо, на пару дней поплавать. 7/10 Expand