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Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships Review

By BwwDtt | 16 March 2021
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Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships is an RPG developed by Akella and published by Playlogic.

  • Realistic Ship Handling
  • Massive Open-World
  • Dozens of Unique Questlines
  • In-depth Character Customization

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships Gameplay

In the Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships, the players explore the Caribbean archipelago during its golden time. Multiple countries compete against each other to control the rich resources and land, and adventurers seek treasures by exploring the uninhabited islands and pillaging villages. You enter the world of the game without a clear objective. Each playthrough becomes a unique experience of becoming an almighty pirate or an honourable career in serving one of the royal forces.

The game's beginning allows you to choose one out of three available archetypes, which are a merchant, a corsair and an adventurer. These characters have different models and attributes. Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships features a unique characteristics system called P.I.R.A.T.E.S., where each letter features an individual parameter. Even though the game offers three archetypes, you can also alter their preset before starting the playthrough. Therefore, you cannot change it later. Each one affects one of the game aspects, such as sailing, fencing, trading, exploring and many others. You can improve secondary characteristics by participating in related activities. Fencing will enhance your stamina and damage, and sailing will grant access to better perks and ships.

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships features a unique battling system, where you can increase or slow down the flow of time to make better decisions and speed up long sea battles. It is also helpful in case the players search for something in a large area. The game does not add a specific glow to quest items and does not show the objective. The players need to figure themselves by reading the quest journal and talking to the quest givers. Some questlines are not linear, and you can change the course of action by selecting a separate line in a dialogue or killing the wrong character. The game includes several questlines, and completion of some of them make others unavailable, such as completing a pirate company removes an opportunity to serve Spain or England.

The players can have multiple ships in their armada, and it is crucial to hire fitting officers to navigate them. They have to be loyal to you and have good enough attributes to fit their boat. Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships also allows you to customize numerous aspects of each ship by changing the calibre of cannons, ammunition type, sails and many others. That affects your performance in various kinds of activities, and you need to maintain the supplies on the ship and pay wages to your crew. Otherwise, mutiny is unavoidable.

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships offers the players numerous difficulty levels, and you can also activate a hard mode version, which only allows you to save the game in churches. The vast number of available activities enables the players to slowly develop their character to navigate a massive armada of ships, meet infamous sea legends and defeat mythical creatures. Each playthrough is different, as many factors are randomized each time, and the players always choose to side with various characters and factions. The reputation system will not allow you to hide your crimes, and headhunters will follow you everywhere. The game does not include a multiplayer mode; however, it is designed for alone adventures in the tropical paradise.

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • File Size: 8 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7, 10

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Processor
  • File Size: 8 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7, 10