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Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants (Windows)

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Set in the 17th century Caribbean, Port Royale 3 is a business simulation game, similar to the Patrician series. The player assumes the role of an independent captain amidst the kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands, and independent factions of pirates, fighting over the New World colonies. The player is not limited to a single allegiance; the fluid diplomacy allows the player to build alliances and rivalries throughout the game.

There are two "career paths": Adventurer, which focuses on combat and conquest; and Trader, which focuses on setting up trade routes and city building. Although the player is free to pursue activities from both of these modes in the same game, the single-player story mode is divided into two distinct campaigns that focus around the two career paths.

Unlike the previous two games in the series, Port Royale and Port Royale 2, Port Royale 3 offers a multiplayer mode allowing up to 4 players to battle for control of the seas.


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GamingXP Sep 02, 2012 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) May 02, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Hooked Gamers Sep 18, 2012 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamereactor (Germany) May 02, 2012 7 out of 10 70 Oct 03, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Strategy Informer Oct 24, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65
Vandal Online Sep 12, 2012 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot May 14, 2012 5 out of 10 50 Dec 11, 2012 9 out of 20 45 Jul 09, 2012 3 out of 10 30


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Lachlan Stuart (5) added Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants (Windows) on Aug 11, 2012
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