Build your kingdom with the help of hunters, soldiers, shipbuilders and more at your command. Develop elaborate settlements from a variety of over 25 different building types. Face the challenge of 49 different maps or use the easy-to-use map editor to create your own additional new worlds with dense forests, mighty volcanoes, vast mountains and more. Construct a fleet of ships, to explore uncharted waters and supply provisions to new islands.
Try now and learn how creation and control can become an addiction!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence. PEGI Rating: 7+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-08-30 07:50:28 byMunkee79:
There are two ways to play this game. You can play it properly and advance through the game, battling enemy nations as you go, in your ongoing conquest to... well, I dunno, I never got that far. Because I played it the other way: I just built stuff and watched the Settlers mill about for the first few stages. It's like a precursor to The Sims, except if you actually progress, there'sread more battles and sieges instead of tickle fights.
This game is considered by far and wide to be the definitive entry in the franchise. There was even a 10th Anniversary remake made not altogether long ago, which sadly saw a very limited release. (It's pretty awesome too.) Having tried the others briefly, this is the one I keep coming back to -- despite my insistence on doing nothing but building.
For speed demon strategy gamers this game may be a bit disconcerting; no matter how well you know the terrain and how quickly you're able to dispatch orders, your Settlers can only do their tasks so fast. They have a very casual attitude towards everything. But if you enjoy watching little sprites run around -- in a beautifully animated little world -- cutting trees and prospecting for gold as you lay out your plans for conquest, you'll find yourself right at home.
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Posted on 2009-08-20 15:30:50 bygusfune:
This game is over 10 years old and it's still impressing me.
The first time I've played The Settlers 2 was on a demo that came in a CD from a magazine in 1996. With outstanding handmade graphics (that still looks beautiful on the age of the near-perfection 3d), simple mouse-only gameplay and hours of puzzling challenges on a totally immersive universe. The Settlers 2 is definitively a must-have for all strategy games lovers.
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Posted on 2009-08-20 11:53:21 byFenrir42:
This was my first real and good game and I count it to my favourites until today. Before that I had only one lame racing game that I played just because there was nothing else. But after I got The Settlers 2 (Die Siedler 2) it was like discovering a whole new world of games. I even still keep the box and have it on my shelf. This is so long back but I'm sure i spent a whole lotread more of my childhood playing this game and I think since I can now run it on vista I will play it again the following weeks.
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