• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2019
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 233 Ratings

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  • Summary: Anno 1800 – Lead the Industrial Revolution! Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you an innovator or an exploiter? A conqueror or a liberator? How the world remembers your name is up to you.

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Anno 1800 - Official Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. May 13, 2019
    90
    This typical misstep aside, Anno 1800 is an otherwise excellent history-themed simulator that excels at drawing players into its satisfying gameplay loop and keeping them there.
  2. Apr 15, 2019
    89
    Rarely before has it been so hard for me in my game tester career, not to award a 90s rating.
  3. Apr 19, 2019
    85
    Anno 1800 manages to find its place back between the heavyweights of the genre by getting back to its roots and expanding on the successful formula that made the previous games great. The gameplay is deep, complex, and at the same time simple enough for the newcomers to jump in, and its definitely one of the best entries in the Anno series, if not the best.
  4. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Apr 30, 2019
    80
    Big, busy and pretty, you can be confident of a good management game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, so long as they can get past some certain disheartening design choices.
  6. Apr 18, 2019
    80
    It's a really unique experience. A large part of the game is focused on exploration and it is a true ode to orientalism. A gaming pleasure combined with the visual and sound beauty. Probably the best Anno episode in the history of the series.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    70
    A vibrant snapshot of the Victorian era that’s bustling with character, but doesn’t explore the intriguing, seismic politics of the period.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 60
  2. Negative: 10 out of 60
  1. Apr 17, 2019
    10
    This new edition of Anno is simply the best ! I was disappointed by former editions but this one make a very successful homecoming. Details inThis new edition of Anno is simply the best ! I was disappointed by former editions but this one make a very successful homecoming. Details in the gameplay are wonderful, the sandbox mode is amazing, and so on. Expand
  2. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    For the first time I have Played Anno series game. Anno 1800 is superb I have fallen in love with the game enjoying every minutes of the game.For the first time I have Played Anno series game. Anno 1800 is superb I have fallen in love with the game enjoying every minutes of the game. I am going to play rest of the Anno games near in the future.
    everyone must try Anno 1800.
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  3. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    Yes, the story mode is disappointing and the the combat system is not the most innovative, but I don't care. The most important part of theYes, the story mode is disappointing and the the combat system is not the most innovative, but I don't care. The most important part of the game is the sandbox mode and that is definitely the best of the series. It is also great that there is a multiplayer again. Expand
  4. May 9, 2019
    9
    I made an account just to counter the petty downvoting. That’s how good this game is. Yes, there are issues for people with lower end pc’s.I made an account just to counter the petty downvoting. That’s how good this game is. Yes, there are issues for people with lower end pc’s. The game not being on steam is annoying but you need uplay anyways to play it. Now about the game.

    With the addition of needing all workers lvls the trusted anno formula was given an extra layer. As with all anno games the campaign is okay but that’s not why most people buy the game. Sandbox mode is where you will spend most of your time.

    The starter difficulty options are fine for beginners, the jump from 1-2 is pretty big, the custom options are decent and in multiplayer with friends they will suffice. The options for your character are pretty limited but for me that’s a minor issue.

    Let’s get started, like all anno games you start with getting your basic construction recourses and village going. However because of the split in workforce and luxury goods the complexity is slightly higher than previous annos ( 2200 doesn’t count). No longer will 1 massive population island work.

    This adds something to the flavor of the game, you actually need people to work certain jobs. Personally this adds a feeling of realism and fun to the game. Having to juggle multiple islands across multiple continents isn’t easy but on lower difficulty levels it’s pretty forgiving.

    There’s plenty of variety in products to produce and trade. Trade routes can get messy at a certain point. I think I failed more than once because I didn’t correctly use my trade routes. Or pirates simply sunk my ships.

    The AI isn’t great, I play for the building aspect so it doesn’t bother me. Don’t except genius strategy or plays from them. They will on higher levels give you good competition for islands.

    TLDR: good looking game with minor issues on lower end systems. Lots of variety in goods and production chains. However the AI is lackluster at best don’t expect much from it. Great as a city building type game but that’s about it.

    Score: 9
    Explication: personally I feel like we have returned to the old anno formula, with updated graphics, better engine and improved gameplay. Yes I’m aware that the game is not perfect, however if you like building and figuring out how to supply and keep your city happy this game will keep you busy for a long time.
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  5. Apr 18, 2019
    8
    Very good stuff. Campaign is lacking and I would of preferred more variety with factions, but overall, Anno 1800 is a solid instalment in theVery good stuff. Campaign is lacking and I would of preferred more variety with factions, but overall, Anno 1800 is a solid instalment in the franchise. Comprehensive resource mechanics, great depth in settlement construction, and the newly added ability to send ships on expeditions makes this one of the most feature complete city builders to date. Expand
  6. May 4, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just. . . a bit boring.

    I mean, it's a beautiful game. The graphics are stunning. The ability to seamlessly transition between regions is a fantastic addition. Very well balanced dynamics within the game re building tiers, economy, reputation, diplomacy etc. Even though it gets slightly repetitive, the newspaper is a nice idea.

    But. . . despite all that, after hours of building up your economy, trade routes, status, expeditions, it just comes down to building more ship of lines and wiping out neighbours harbours (or having yours destroyed). Seems a very weak dynamic and undermines all the above. Just such an anti-climax to any play though I've had so far.
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  7. Jun 30, 2019
    0
    Don't support PC exclusivity!

    Don't allow third party exclusives on PC stores. The Epic Store doesn't even allow for reviews. Support fair
    Don't support PC exclusivity!

    Don't allow third party exclusives on PC stores.
    The Epic Store doesn't even allow for reviews. Support fair competition that will help pc users.
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