• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2007
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. 70
    Whilst Settlers does its job reasonably well, the fact that there are so many occasions in which little occurs within the game is a little disappointing. However, if you have a great deal of patience Settlers is a relatively rewarding game.
  2. Unfortunately, the ambitious attempt to bring the full-fledged experience to the DS results in something of a mess. [July 2007, p.97]
  3. 40
    The biggest fans of the game will be the ones that are most disappointed. It's not just that the game is bad, which it is. It's that the game is bad when for many reasons it should be good. The load times are ridiculous, the gameplay is tedious, and sometimes the thing crashes, so it's not even a functional game.
  4. The solid roots of a charming series are buried under an avalanche of bugs and other issues.
  5. You may squeeze some entertainment out of The Settlers in the early stages but its bugs and inconsistencies will eventually break your spirit.
  6. Settlers II is a great game. A classic. This version isn't. It's a travesty, and one that should never have been released. Without the fatal bugs it'd be a disappointing put passable conversion but you can't play a game not knowing when or if the game will actually work the way it's supposed to, or if saving your progress will cause it to crash.
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. ArnoS.
    Dec 7, 2007
    8
    I don't see what everybody is whining about. I've only had it crash once, and apart from that time, I've had amazing fun playing it.
  2. Aaron
    Aug 27, 2007
    6
    Brings back full memories of the early days of the pc game. well rendered and thoughtful, with enough intact from the original to make it Brings back full memories of the early days of the pc game. well rendered and thoughtful, with enough intact from the original to make it worthwhile. the screen usage is surprisingly adept but the slipping framerate and occasional control confusion may annoy. overall, bravo...at least for nostalgics. Full Review »
  3. MichaelD.
    Jul 26, 2007
    2
    Unfortunately one of the best games ever did not make it properly to the DS - is's simply too buggy to play - it crashes about 2 times Unfortunately one of the best games ever did not make it properly to the DS - is's simply too buggy to play - it crashes about 2 times an hour - many things don't work if you do it in the wrong order - maybe more than 1 developer would have been helpful. scrolling is a mess - the user interface is only for hard core settlers. I really can only recommend this game for settler fans (but be careful - don't set you expectations too high). Full Review »