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on June 15, 2011
I've played all the recent LEGO games that fit in the same mold as this title (the three Star Wars, two Indys, HP, Batman, etc.) and I can say that this one doesn't disappoint. All the LEGO games have been fun, but if I had to single out one particular game that fell short I'd pick the second LEGO Indy game. Rest assured this game is much better than LEGO Indy 2.

Gameplay:
This installment does what every other installment has done. Characters have specific abilities that allow them to solve various puzzles. There are 20 story missions, five for each movie. The same LEGO formula holds true in this installment. There are 85 gold bricks in all. For each story mission a gold brick is earned for completion in story mode and gathering enough studs to earn "True Pirate". There are 10 hidden ships in a bottle to find in each level that are used to build a LEGO mini-kit and there is a new addition - discovering a specific set of LEGO items that are hidden in a level usually with the aid of Jack Sparrow's compass.

Graphics:
This game falls into the same category as the recently released LEGO Star Wars 3. The LEGO series took a drastic leap forward with lighting and overall appearance in LEGO SW3, and that same graphical boost is present in this game. It's clear that LEGO has raised the bar graphically. I expect all future LEGO games will look this good. The only thing is to make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements. You must have a dedicated graphics card that has a minimum of Shader Model 2, graphics processors that are integrated into the motherboard will not suffice.

Hub world:
This game is in the same mold as other recent LEGO games. Areas in the hub world are locked off until you collect enough gold bricks. The various cheats (red hats as opposed to red bricks this time) are hidden throughout the hub world as opposed to being hidden in the individual levels. All movies may be accessed in the hub world at the beginning of the game. That's to say that one movie isn't locked away with a minimum gold brick requirement before you can access it.

One nice addition that I don't remember being in other LEGO games: Pressing and holding the character swap key/button in the hub world or while in free play will bring up the entire cast of characters. Simply select the character you want, and you're on your way. In the past if you ran across an obstacle in the hub world you would have go to a specific station to swap the character out or find them wandering around the hub world. Now you hot-swap to any unlocked character by holding a key/button. It really cuts down on what was once a tedious task of back and forth travel and searching for characters when trying to solve character specific obstacles in the hub world. You also gain access to every character while in free play.

Other:
I experienced a few bugs, very similar to the ones I saw in LEGO Star Wars 3. Every once in a while a LEGO piece that is required to progress the story will fall through the floor and never reappear in the game world. The result is you are stuck, not having the gear piece (or whatever) required to open the door to progress. A simple restart of the level is all that is required, but it is aggravating if you spent time on the level collecting studs to get True Pirate. Also, I've noticed that studs you collect are not added to your total if you exit a level before finishing it.

Several story missions have you rescue or recruit pirate friends. This creates scenarios where you have several tag-along companions. At times this can be aggravating, making traveling across narrow ledges difficult as five of your companions fumble all over the place. Hey guys, it's nice you are tagging along to help, but MOVE. :)

Another nice thing about this installment, no pseudo-RTS fillers like in LEGO Star Wars 3. Those battles were far too plentiful and got old very quickly. I'm glad to see that it wasn't the start of a new trend. Nothing but good old, fully fleshed out story missions here.

Now... please get the rights to LEGO Lord of the Rings!
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on July 3, 2011
Lego and Disney Interactive have certainly been busy making many of the best series of films into kid friendly games. In every game they have failed to impress and Pirates is nothing but impressive!
Compared to many of there other titles I must say that this is the best out of all of them!
So, without further adieu here are the pros and cons!

Pros:
1. Graphics are crisp and clean with very nice lighting effects and textures throughout.
2. Gameplay is fun as it includes puzzles and various elements that make you think or go hunting.
3. Very family appropriate! I've heard of some parents not letting their kids watch the Pirates series, but as the game goes-- there's nothing to worry about. A lot of the more "scary" or "violent" elements from the movies have been tuned down a lot. Many of the cutscenes are actually pretty funny.
4. The items you can use range from swords to bananas! There is a ton of funny items that appear during the game!
5. Great replay value!

Cons:
1. No manual saving-- The game saves only after each level.
2. Load times can be a pain.
3. Doesn't always follow the storyline exactly, but I think that is because they (again) tried to make it kid friendly.
4. Controls at first are strange as you don't use the mouse. You can't control the camera, but after a little while the controls are easy to use.

If you want a very fun and light game go with this! Good for all ages and always keeps me wanting more!
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on February 13, 2013
Lego games have become a staple in current video game scene. They are easy to play, with lots of secrets and extremly funny, making them accesible to any family member no matter their age.

This game is one of the best and while it doesnt implement some nice things from Lego Clone Wars, it sure is up there next to Batman 2 and LOTR Lego games (which I consider the best of the series so far)

The game will have the player witness the events of the 4 movies of the Disney Franchise through the lens of the Lego games narrative. The gameplay is the same with few additions (like improved boss battles) but the way the story is presented, in such a humorous and cute way is definitively a seller.

I gave it 4 stars for 2 reasons: 1, the game, while fun and entertaining, is still way too similar to older games in the series, very little is new and 2, the game doesnt register on Steam, which is normal for Disney games in general, but still a hindrance.

This is a great family game.
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on May 24, 2016
I enjoyed this one, but i didn't feel the need to get 100%. There's a ton of characters with a lot of different abilities, and it's actually fun to try them out. There's an even mix of obvious and non-intuitive puzzles. The best part of the game? The scenery. This is a gorgeous environment. Crystal waters, white beaches, vibrant jungles -- sometimes I'd just tool around the beach and take screencaps. This is a game to play when you want to relax and smash some bricks.
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on January 17, 2013
I enjoy playing this game with my 6 year-old. It has humor, puzzle solving, and replayability. The game is very similar to others in the Lego franchise, like Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman. My son enjoys those more, but I think that is because he isn't familiar with the Pirates movies.
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on May 11, 2013
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean was a fun game and I've already beat it with 100%. Because of my experience with other Lego games (in particular Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings), the game was easy to navigate and fun to play. The music from the movies was awesome and I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it was incorporated in the game. A couple of levels had a higher level of difficulty, like timing things correctly against the Kraken in Dead Man's Chest; however, once you get the extras (treasure multipliers, invincibility, etc), the game is a breeze and still quite fun. Now it's off to another Lego game before Marvel Super Heroes comes out this Fall...
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on January 5, 2013
As the title says, this game is not able to be activated through Steam. No major loss there, but you are at the mercy of Amazon's servers to download the game (which at 7.35 GB can take all night). Other than that minor complaint, the game itself is rock solid just like all the other LEGO games that Traveller's Tales have developed. The game includes all four story lines to be played through (The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, and On Stranger Tides).
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on July 26, 2011
I bought this game and was very happy in the results, it came in three days and was a very enjoyable experience. I have not encountered any bugs yet.
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on September 8, 2015
Could not even complete the first level. The controls froze repeatedly. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but finally gave up in frustration. I'm using Windows 8.1. The seller shipped everything out on time and was great. It's just the game itself that doesn't seem to work. I've played several other Lego games on Windows 8.1 with no problem, including both Harry Potter games, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars II. Pirates of the Caribbean was the first to be unplayable for me, forcing me to return it for a refund. It's too bad, because I was really looking forward to playing this game. :(
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on December 17, 2013
My son had a birthday recently and I purchased a few new Lego titles for PC. This is by far my son's favorite game. It's very entertaining and the Lego humor is very much appreciated. This game goes all the way from the original film through 'On Stranger Tides.'
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