Port Royale 3 challenges you to embark upon what is portrayed as an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th century, where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands are all fighting it out for supremacy in the colonies.

As a young captain trying to build his fortune, this sounds like a recipe for incredible experiences and ultra-engrossing gaming.

In reality, though, Port Royale 3 plays out like a pedestrian action title that will no doubt have you cutting short your exploits on the high seas in favour of another gaming adventure.