Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (video game)

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Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Man's Chest
Developer(s) Griptonite Games
Amaze Entertainment
Publisher(s) Buena Vista Games
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Nintendo DS
Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA June 27, 2006
  • EU July 7, 2006
  • JP August 24, 2006
Genre(s) Action-adventure game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online
Distribution DS card, GBA cartridge, UMD

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is an action-adventure game based on the film of the same name developed by Griptonite Games and Amaze Entertainment for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PSP. It is an adventure game that follows the events of the movie while also bringing in new interactive elements that are not included in the movie.

Gameplay[edit]

Jai Ho The game incorporates role playing elements where Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl can be customized. Dead Man's Chest is played on land and sea, on land the player must defeat enemies, search for treasure or for comrades, items, rumors and boat enhancements can be bought from towns. When on sea the player must travel from one island to another to play through the story or to explore the world. Sea battles can take place when the Black Pearl is steered towards other boats, during these battles the cannons are fired to damage the opposing ship and once when it has been sufficiently damaged, it's possible to board the burning ship and plunder it for food, grog and even treasures. The GBA version's gameplay is similar to the Castlevania game engine.

Plot[edit]

Development and release[edit]

Promotion at E3 2006

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBA) 74.30%[1]
(DS) 63.54%[2]
(PSP) 52.71%[3]
Metacritic (GBA) 70/100[4]
(DS) 63/100[5]
(PSP) 52/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 2/10[7]
Game Informer 3/10[8]
Game Revolution C−[9]
GameSpot (GBA) 6.7/10[10]
(PSP) 6.6/10[11]
(DS) 5.9/10[12]
GameSpy 2/5 stars[13]
IGN (Mobile) 7.9/10[14]
(GBA) 7/10[15]
6/10[16][17]
Nintendo Power (GBA) 7.5/10[18]
(DS) 6/10[19]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 5/10[20]
PALGN 4/10[21]
VideoGamer.com 4/10[22]
Detroit Free Press 3/4 stars[23]
The Sydney Morning Herald 2/5 stars[24]

The game was met with average to very mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 74.30% and 70 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[1][4] 63.54% and 63 out of 100 for the DS version;[2][5] and 52.71% and 52 out of 100 for the PSP version.[3][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for PSP". GameRankings. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ Reed, Kristan (July 27, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP)". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP)". Game Informer (161): 100. September 2006. 
  9. ^ Ferris, Duke (July 26, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review (PSP)". Game Revolution. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Davis, Ryan (July 24, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review (GBA)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ Davis, Ryan (July 17, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ Davis, Ryan (July 19, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ Kuo, Li C. (July 7, 2006). "GameSpy: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP)". GameSpy. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ Buchanan, Levi (June 16, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Cell)". IGN. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ DeVries, Jack (September 19, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  16. ^ Harris, Craig (June 29, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ Castro, Juan (July 5, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review (PSP)". IGN. Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (GBA)". Nintendo Power 207: 85. August 2006. 
  19. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (DS)". Nintendo Power 207: 87. August 2006. 
  20. ^ "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 91. October 2006. 
  21. ^ Van Leuveren, Luke (July 19, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review - Sony PSP Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on January 12, 2008. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  22. ^ Orry, Tom (July 7, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Review for PSP". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  23. ^ Newman, Heather (July 6, 2006). "Game has little of film's thrills, fun". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved July 7, 2014. (subscription required)
  24. ^ Fish, Eliot (August 5, 2006). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (PSP)". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 

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