GamePro: "Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is a great example of how much the popular series is beholden to its source material. Or maybe it's an example of what happens when a game has to be developed on relatively short notice? In any case, while it's still a very solid game in its own right, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is a step back for the Lego line of adorable action-adventure puzzlers.
That's strange, given that the Pirates franchise would seem like a perfect fit for the Lego series. The four movies means that it can easily be divided up into distinct episodes, and the numerous action sequences offer up plenty of fodder for the designers. And yet, the source material manages to both be underutilized and constrain the game's creativity."