Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  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. PC Gamer
    81
    Definitely an RTS for cerebral types, but it's a welcome change from tank rushes. [May 2003, p.76]
  5. Has its charms for those with some patience and a thirst for a different take on real-time strategy.
  6. Game Informer
    75
    If you're in the market for an interesting little economic city-builder, you could do worse. [Apr 2003, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. RafaelN.
    May 25, 2003
    10
    This is a supreme game.
  2. MichaelW.
    May 23, 2003
    10
    One of the greatest games ive ever played....period!!!!!
  3. Nov 9, 2013
    10
    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 howThis 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... Full Review »