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Game Title: Anno 1800

Platforms:
  • PC (Apr 16, 2019)
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Developer: Blue Byte

Publisher: Ubisoft

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OpenCritic - 80 average - 93% recommended

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GamingBolt - Ravi Sinha - 9 / 10
Anno 1800 nails its gameplay loop with aplomb while adding plenty of new features to expand it further. From the grand aesthetic to the rich atmosphere and gameplay depth, Blue Byte's latest is a return to form for the franchise.

Cerealkillerz - Julian Bieder - German - 8.7 / 10
As seventh entry in the series, Anno 1800 plays to all the strength of its predecessors and adds even more content. Some of those additions may be a little off, but in overall this may be the strongest classic Anno title yet.

Gamersky - 不倒翁蜀黍 - Chinese - 8.7 / 10
Anno 1800 might be the best 4X game since Civ 6 and definitely has brought back the series' glory.

Glitched Africa - Marco Cocomello - 8.5 / 10
Anno 1800 successfully delivers a fantastic city management game worthy of the dozens of hours you will most likely put into it.

PC Gamer - Rick Lane - 84 / 100
Despite an annoying story mode, Anno 1800 is the biggest and best entry in the series to date.

The Games Machine - Nicolò Paschetto - Italian - 8.1 / 10
A gorgeous-looking, extremely polished city builder that offers a relaxed experience with light RPG, diplomatic and combat elements.

AusGamers - Kosta Andreadis - 8.1 / 10
A city builder well worth visiting.

TechRaptor - Dan Hodges - 8 / 10
Anno 1800 is a rich city-builder with a staggering amount of depth. Although the tutorials could be clearer and more detailed, there's an impressive and addictive game here for those willing to give it the requisite time and patience.

Spaziogames - Daniele Spelta - Italian - 8 / 10
Anno 1800 brings back the serie to the roots and it is one of the best episodes.

GRYOnline.pl - Amadeusz Cyganek - Polish - 8 / 10
The foundations of Anno 1800 are solid, and the game offers a diversified experience. Going back to the roots was a crucial decision, and I can say, with all certainty: this is one of the best strategy games of 2019. It’s been a long while since we had such a lovely and absorbing game to play.

Leadergamer - Alper Dalan - Turkish - 4 / 5 stars
Will satisfy your strategy game hunger.

Merlin'in Kazanı - Furkan Sakoğlu - Turkish - 80 / 100
Anno 1800 is a great example of mixing tycoon, diplomatic and warfare gameplays. It offers a simple and deep gameplay at the same time.

PCGamesN - Robert Zak - 7 / 10
A vibrant snapshot of the Victorian era that's bustling with character, but doesn't explore the intriguing, seismic politics of the period.Robert Zak

PC Invasion - Jason Rodriguez - 3.5 / 5 stars
Anno 1800 is a return to Blue Byte and Ubisoft's long-running city-building franchise. Sadly, a number of flaws prove to be detrimental to an enjoyable voyage.
 
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MegaApple

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These are almost similar to Anno 1404. Series is back to it's roots!

It also has a DRM attracted to it just like 1404... (back to roots, I guess)
 
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Li Kao

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From the annoyingly little time I could spare with the open beta, all I could conclude is that the tutorial is surprisingly a little weak (I managed to complicate things to a certain degree by not putting my farms where the game wanted me to) and that it is indeed, very good looking and charming.

As a relative newcomer to the series, the system seems more demanding than Tropico for example, I could see the flow of production becoming a little to much on the headache inducing side for my tastes.

But I would most certainly like to play the final game if this month wasn’t such a hellish money desert. The game looks solid. Seeing the potential of the game, I’m even curious toward the next Settlers, a series I had nearly forgotten for so long.
 
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It also has a DRM attracted to it just like 1404... (back to roots, I guess)
well this series has always been plagued by DRMs after the first game
  • Anno 1603 (1998) - DRM free
  • Anno 1503 (2003) - Securom 4 (row) /Safedisk 2 (us)
  • Anno 1701 (2006) - Starforce (rhcp)/ Tages (efigs)/ Securom 7 (cn)
  • Anno 1404 (2009) - Tages
  • Anno 2070 (2011) - Solidshield (aka tages 2.0) + online-only at start
  • Anno 2205 (2015) - DRMfree but patched in Denuvo with first DLC
  • Anno 1800 (2019) - Denuvo + VMProtect + EAC (if i remember correctly from beta)
its quite nasty DRM showcase of the worst cases, luckily in old games cases it was patched out
 
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Enrich your city-building experience with the Anno 1800 Season Pass. The Season Pass contains 3 DLCs that will give you access to new adventures, challenges and tools as you shape your very own Industrial Revolution.

This Season Pass includes:
  • The Sunken Treasure DLC: (Early Summer 2019) Expand your island with a new European session and large continental island, as you join an excentric inventor and his diving bell on a treasure hunt
  • Botanica DLC:(Late Summer 2019) Grow your city's attractiveness to new heights with a modular Botanical Garden, allowing you to earn new items and rewards as you draw the tourist masses to your floral masterpiece
  • The Passage DLC:(Fall 2019) Embark on a dangerous Arctic adventure as you try to find a long lost polar expedition on its journey to discover the legendary passage
Weird that Deluxe edition has separate DLC for Spring 2019, thats not part of season pass
 

Joe Spangle

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I played a good chunk of this last night, really like it. Its very similar to 1404.

I like how wheat fields are single square that you can link together to make realistic looking crops.
 
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lashman

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I played a good chunk of this last night, really like it. Its very similar to 1404.

I like how wheat fields are single square that you can link together to make realistic looking crops.
yeah, i haven't played it yet .... don't have the HDD space to install it ... and don't have the heart to uninstall anything else to make space (yeah, i'm one of those people, lol)
 

Joe Spangle

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yeah, i haven't played it yet .... don't have the HDD space to install it ... and don't have the heart to uninstall anything else to make space (yeah, i'm one of those people, lol)
Lol, I currently have two SSDs and an old HDD full of installed games, i never delete anything just in case i want to fire it up one day.
 
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Lol, I currently have two SSDs and an old HDD full of installed games, i never delete anything just in case i want to fire it up one day.
EXACTLY!!! i have over 160 games installed right now ... and i genuinely WANT to play all of them .... that's why i can't really decide what to uninstall because i always go through the list and i'm like "well i don't want to uninstall that, i wanted to play it" for every single game, lol
 
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BO7AMMOOD

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Hopefully they patch out that nasty Steam performance bug soon. I tried the open beta which sold me on the game, and it is demanding enough as is.
 

Li Kao

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49,50 euros on grey market sites, so much competition :so-good-blob:
 
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low-G

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Playing more and more of this game and now I'm starting to understand the systems. Restarted the game and now my island is nice looking and I believe I can maintain functionality over time. I'm really digging it.

I appreciate that Anno's systems are simply less sadistic than something like Sim City while not just being a sandbox builder like Planet Coaster or Cities Skylines. Just good gameplay balance.

Also I'm totally used to dropping below 60fps on my i9-9900k & 2080 even though I bought it directly via Uplay (well, GMG discount)
 
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