Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery DS

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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  1. JonathanS.
    Oct 27, 2007
    6
    Worked very well for a while, and then I realized that there's really very little room for doing things in different ways in this game. You've always got to do the same things in the same way and the same order: start by putting fishing ports and lumberjacks in, build houses and so on. Good the first few times but lost my interest much more quickly than even Age of Empires, Worked very well for a while, and then I realized that there's really very little room for doing things in different ways in this game. You've always got to do the same things in the same way and the same order: start by putting fishing ports and lumberjacks in, build houses and so on. Good the first few times but lost my interest much more quickly than even Age of Empires, which isn't trying to be a "god" game. Oh, and although the story mode works quite well, it starts as a tutorial regardless of whether you've played it before! Very very annoying. Expand

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#36 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
84
#84 Most Shared DS Game of 2008
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 80
    An ideal choice for fans of the genre, and possibly a more surprising title for gamers who are curious.
  2. Nintendo Gamer
    76
    Quite charming and colourful RTS, with a simple and accessible stylus-only control scheme and a fun multiplayer. Not really that much depth for hardened RTSites though. [Sept 2007, p.65]
  3. Games Master UK
    77
    An intuitive civilisation management game that works just as well on the DS as the PC. [Sept 2007, p.84]