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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.


Port Royale Windows Gambling
Port Royale Windows The boarded ships were added to my convoy
Port Royale Windows Attacking a town from landside
Port Royale Windows Mission log

Promo Images

Port Royale Magazine Advertisement
Port Royale Screenshot
Port Royale Screenshot
Port Royale Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "海商王" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "Порт Роял" -- Russian spelling
  • "Port Royale: Potere, Ricchezza e Pirati" -- Italian tag-lined title
  • "Port Royale: Gold, Power and Pirates" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Port Royale: Gold, Macht und Kanonen - Gold Edition" -- German pre-patched 1.30 re-release title
  • "Port Royale: Gold, Macht und Kanonen" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Moonraker" -- working title

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CyberMycha Sep, 2003 6 out of 6 100
PC Play Jun, 2003 91 out of 100 91
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Jun 20, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Jun 13, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 09, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
Click! Sep, 2003 4 out of 6 67 Oct 23, 2002 12 out of 20 60


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Rantanplan (1813) added Port Royale (Windows) on Jan 03, 2003