User reviews for Patrician III
8.6 / 10Combined Score
Although it is an excellent game, I don't think it's differentiated enough from the first two for the full price; rather, I'd recommend waiting for prices to fall.
I enjoy this series and its replayability. Because of its combined nature between a trading simulation and a perpetual pirate fight, the game has a lot to offer people who enjoy strategy games. There are two major routes a person can follow: improve and supply your city and destroy the baddies, or simply turn to piracy. Either way increases your wealth, but there are pros and cons to each. The former requires an economic balancing act, while the latter requires relative stealth and skill.
On the other hand, there are other simulations available for people who might prefer more action...