Port Royale 2 is set in the Caribbean in the 17th century. The map above shows the play area in its entirety. The coloured areas show the political ownership of each major player in the Caribbean stage at the start of the game in 1600. White represents English territory, yellow represents Spanish, red is Dutch and purple is French. This map is viewable in-game by selecting the world map icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.