• Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2006
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer UK
    74
    If you can relax into the game, get past the learning curve and ignore being hit on by an ugly Scottish man, there's a mass of strategy here. [Dec 2006, p.110]
  2. One of the most challenging and addictive city-builders we've played this year. [Jan 2007, p.70]
  3. What you've got here is a deep, distinctive game that should satisfy all but the most slaughter-obsessed strategy gamers, and cause deep vein blood clots the size of turtle eggs in all but the most fidgety and small-bladdered.
  4. Although 1701 A.D. doesn't feature any new gameplay concepts, it remains a solid economic strategy game that's easy enough for most players to pick up and get sucked into.
  5. Building farms, mines and warehouses, converting resources into goods, blazing trading routes and watching your settlements grow into prosperous cities is very satisfying.
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    As is typical of city builders, combat is mainly a hands-off resource sink. An RTS this ain't. [Feb. 2007, p.62]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
  1. Oct 6, 2015
    9
    great graphics and a generally awesome game. I played the original and this one is far better. Lots of different options and thoughts can begreat graphics and a generally awesome game. I played the original and this one is far better. Lots of different options and thoughts can be incorporated into this game. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2011
    9
    i Think the this game is one of the best i have played. i like how the added storms. I also like how u can build your own world. it was nicei Think the this game is one of the best i have played. i like how the added storms. I also like how u can build your own world. it was nice to through in islands to the game. Full Review »
  3. KristianL.
    Aug 25, 2009
    7
    It's not as good as 1404 which I've been playing for a whjile now. I never knew of this 1701 game, but it is one of the best It's not as good as 1404 which I've been playing for a whjile now. I never knew of this 1701 game, but it is one of the best city/settler/epic builder games out there. Pretty great graphics too. 1404 which is newer, is of course better in every aspect, but that shouldn't take away any of the greatness of this game. 7 is my vote, because I've tried better games like this, but certainly not many. The Anno series is in the super league of citybuilder games out there. Full Review »