GameSpot writes: "East India Company doesn't live up to its potential. While the strategic aspect of the game may keep you engaged for a time, it's not ultimately strong enough to carry the tactical aspect. When you're ferrying goods back and forth across the map, you want something exciting to break up the routine, and the tactical battles should have filled that role. Their weakness, however, brings the entire experience down. If the combat at sea played as well as it looks, East India Company could have pleased a wider audience. Throw in the lack of a multiplayer campaign and other nagging issues, and you have a game recommendable only to trade enthusiasts and boat watchers".