Pirates of the Caribbean Online

Game review by Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Become a pirate and join Jack Sparrow in a MMORPG.

Windows, Mac 2007

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 38 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Has "Outgrown" it's 10+ title. It's a Teen now.

What's sad is this game used to be perfect for it's 10+ rating. But over time it's slowly 'grown up' and is now really best rated as a T rating... Why? Because they added gambling, and actually expect you to know what you're doing so you can win. Several of the quest lines actually force the player to gamble. My 10 year old son actually had to come to me and have me gamble FOR him to get past a quest. This is totally inappropriate and, imo, MSRB should revoke their E10 rating and put a T rating on the game. Any parent with good common sense would probably forbid their kids from playing it if they knew the game encourages Drinking, Drugs and Gambling. Other than that the game is wonderful and I wish they would remove those elements that have been added over the years to make this game age inappropriate. I used to love playing this game with my son and daughter but ever since they added in all the extra drinking/drugs and most especially the gambling I've more and more been inclined to forbid my son from playing it. I don't even like playing it myself.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
age 8+

Brings the family together

I wish it was educational but it isn't except for promoting cooperation and requiring excellent and some arithmetic. However, my daughter plays it with her grandfather who lives out of state (she's 7 so they talk on the phone at the same time rather than text)and its the first time she's really had a day-to-day relationship with him. Its actually pretty compelling ffor adults too and I have found myself "hooked" as well.

This title has:

Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models

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