Conclusion: A great sequel that manages to be a better game overall. However had the original sea battle system remained and support for higher screen resolutions been included it would have been even better.
Excerpt: If you’re going to base a game around any period in time and place, then the 17th century Caribbean has to be a sound choice. It’s no coincidence that so many films have concentrated on the same territory, with the beautiful scenery, intense sea battles, fortunes to be made, pirates and all the lingo that comes with them. All you have to do is mention words like ‘treasure’, ‘cove’ and ‘rum’ to set peoples’ imaginations going.
Excerpt: Port Royale 2 is very deep and challenging strategy game that all but hardcore strategy fans may have a hard time getting into. Port Royale 2 is definitely not a game you will master quickly, in fact, about 8 hours into the game you'll still find things you haven't seen before. At its core, this game is an economic sim.
Excerpt: Live the life in the Carribeans! The 17th century was one of the most exciting periods in History: in the Carribeans, traders, buccaneers, pirates and all other sorts of gentlemen of fortune were trying to make the best out of the endless possibilities that the new continent had to offer. Port Royale 2 does an amazing job at immersing you in that exciting environment.
Pros: Limitless possibilities, very thorough tutorials, endless supply of side missions
Cons: Combat repetitive, no easy way to keep track of all your businesses
Excerpt: Take to the high seas in this strategy game where you have to make your fortune and amass an Empire! Ok, I'll admit it, I'm officially hooked. It took me a while to get into this game but now that I have, I can't stop playing it. I never played Port Royale 1 but I'm glad I played 2!