Ports of Call

aka: Ports of Call Classic, Ports of Call: Classic Edition, Ports of Call: L'Ultime simulation maritime, Ports of Call: The Ultimate Marine Simulation, Ports of Call: Trotzen Sie den Herausforderungen auf den sieben Weltmeeren mit der absoluten Seeschiffahrts Simulation
Moby ID: 7390
Amiga Specs

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Ports of Call gives you the job of a ship-owner. First you have to choose your hometown and after that you have to buy your first used ship. Then you have to charter freight and bring it to its destination. With this profit you can buy new ships and so on and on. You also have to repair your ships regularly. If you do not your ships will sink to the oceans.

Ports of Call is a classic German business simulation with some action sequences. In these sequences, you must steer your ship into the port or have to rescue some shipwrecked people.

Up to 4 captains can play at one computer.

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Average score: 66% (based on 5 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 30 ratings with 1 reviews)

Surprisingly addictive

The Good
PoC was surprisingly addictive. Even though the basis is simply sending your ships on contracts to the far ends of the globe, managing your fleet (refueling, repairing, upgrading and expanding) and occasionally manually intervening, I have fond memories of playing this game in hot seat mode.

The Bad
I didn't dislike much about this game at the time, but in hindsight it was lacking depth. After you gain a huge fleet of the most advanced, biggest ships, all you can do is continue doing the same thing you always did.

The Bottom Line
Ports of Call was an early business simulator where you build a global shipping empire. You start out with a small, old ship, take shipping contracts and sail goods across the globe. More dangerous cargo and destinations yield more profit, albeit at increased risk. Occasionally you'd have to take the helm to rescue shipwrecked survivors, navigate a dangerous reef or manually sail your ship into the harbour because of a pilot's strike. Over the course of the game you can use your profits to buy more and better ships.

DOS · by MiG_ (4) · 2018


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Rantanplan.

Android added by crispybacon. iPhone added by Sciere. Windows added by jaXen.

Additional contributors: jean-louis, Starbuck the Third, Plok.

Game added October 6, 2002. Last modified January 21, 2024.