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Port Royale 4

Game review by
Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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A historical merchant empire simulation with mild combat.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Port Royale 4 is an upcoming simulation and strategy game for Windows PCs that lets players develop a merchant port during the golden age of pirates. Players take on the role of a governor and establish a Caribbean colony from one of four European nations, then set about building the settlement into a prosperous trading town by managing its physical growth and economy. Naval combat involves turn-based battles between ships, with some blood and death. Expect a small amount of language (such as "damn" and "bitch"), as well as references to tobacco and alcohol. The models and systems used in the game have a degree of historical accuracy, so players may come away with a slightly improved understanding of the conflicts, economy, and technological advances of the era. 

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Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: $48.99
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Kalypso Media USA
  • Release date: September 25, 2020
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: RP for No Descriptors
  • Last updated: May 8, 2020

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