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The Caribbean Sea in 1570. England, France, Spain and the Netherlands fight for leadership of the colonies in the New World. This is the setting for Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates, the unofficial sequel to Patrician II: Quest for Power.

At the start of the game you have to choose your favorite nation. In one of their cities you begin your career with a little ship. At the beginning you have 19 goods you can trade. The prices change by offer and demand; after selling one type of good in a city, the price sinks.

With enough money you can buy new ships or own plantations. With rising respectability among the population, you can lead up to 10 convoys with up to 100 ships.

Sometimes pirates will attack your ships, then a sea battle starts. You only take control of one of your ships – the CPU control the others. Like in Pirates! you shoot at your enemies' ships or flee by reaching the edge of the screen.

Your aim is becoming Governor. To achieve this, finding your captured mother and sister or a buried treasure also helps.

The additional content of the Gold Edition was also included in the 1.30 patch for this version of the game.


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There are 12 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

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Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates Screenshot
Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates Screenshot
Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates Screenshot
Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "海商王" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Порт Роял" -- Russian spelling
  • "Port Royale: Gold, Macht und Kanonen" -- German title
  • "Port Royale" -- re-release title

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Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Aug 17, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpot Jun 20, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 84 out of 100 84
IGN Jun 13, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 07, 2003 81 out of 100 81
GameSpy Jun 29, 2003 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Sep, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Oct 23, 2002 12 out of 20 60


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Rantanplan (1684) added Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates (Windows) on Jan 03, 2003