Sid Meier's Pirates set the pirate simulator format many years earlier and now we have Kalypso Media's latest version of sailing the Caribbean, during the turbulent 17th Century.

The kingdoms of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands fight over the rich colonies and you get to sail your own vessel. Port Royale 3 will let you choose your path of adventurer or trader but lets take a look at the Port Royale 3 system requirements...

Port Royale 3 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windowx XP / Vista / 7

CPU: Dualcore


GPU: Shader Model 2.0 PCIe (Geforce 7 Series, Radeon X2000-Series)

DX: 9.0c

HDD: 3 GB Free hard disc space

OTHER: Broadband Internet connection

Port Royale 3 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7

CPU: Quadcore


GPU: Shader Model 3.0 PCIe, DirectX 10

DX: 10 

Port Royale 3 is pretty easy going on the hardware although it does seem to want a quad core cpu. Port Royale 3 releases on the 4th May next week.