1503 A.D. - The New World Image

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Anno 1503") Lay Claim to the New World. The New World is yours for the taking in this epic saga of adventure and discovery. Establish prosperous colonies and live in peace with your neighbors. Or expand your empire through military might and conquer entire civilizations. The power is yours to forge an empire of your own design. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    A true gem. It's a breezy, easy-to-play game that will leave you wondering where the hours went. With such a beautifully refined title now under its belt, it's hard to see how Sunflower will top it.
  2. We can safely say that the combat and trading aspects of the game contain enough depth to be good examples of each genre. Not benchmark, but good. Put them together though and you do have a game that deserves to be called great.
  3. Once you get used to the level of detail and the specific German interface, (right mouse button, right!) and really get into the beautiful surroundings and music and the fantastic feeling of conquering a new world, there is no end to fun.
  4. The gameplay is fun, and while I wouldn't go so far as to say addicting, is still engrossing because of the exploration aspects.
  5. 72
    The game shines when you focus entirely on building up your cities and taking care of your people.
  6. While it's true that 1503 A.D. does have a number of changes and improvements over the original game, it's really just more of the same, but fleshed out a bit.
  7. A game that passes the time, and melds together a number of fine titles, but whose every individual element can be found in a more satisfying form elsewhere. [PC Gamer UK]

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. RafaelN.
    May 25, 2003
    This is a supreme game.
  2. Nov 9, 2013
    This game is just simply awesome. it offers hours and hours of game play. and any one who thinks this game is boring simply doesn't know how to play the game... Expand
  3. MichaelW.
    May 23, 2003
    One of the greatest games ive ever played....period!!!!!
  4. Jason
    Apr 29, 2003
    Pretty Good, and much more to do than the last one.
  5. AlsonB.
    Apr 11, 2003
    Watching paint dry is more exciting.

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