• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2010
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. This modest add-on to a great game is aimed at players who fancy some multiplayer competition.
  2. Although you're unable to build your own Venetian city, Dawn of Discovery 1404: Venice is still a good expansion. Online multiplayer is what we've always wanted and if you're able to schedule at least six hours of playing, you're in for a heck of an experience.
  3. 70
    The additional material in Venice gives the impression that it should have been part of really great enhancement patch, rather than a fully featured and fully priced expansion.
  4. 65
    Venice has content suitable for all types of players, but its main target is advanced players who want to test their mettle in new scenarios, or play online with friends.
  5. This is a lightweight of an expansion pack if you primarily play alone. The big news here is to finally compete and cooperate with other players.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    Venice is virtually the same game as Dawn of Discovery, just with some additions. The new trading partner and espionage mechanics are fun,Venice is virtually the same game as Dawn of Discovery, just with some additions. The new trading partner and espionage mechanics are fun, although not essential. The multiplayer co-op is awesome! Building an empire with a friend cooperatively is massive fun. And the 15 new scenarios provide about 40 hours of new gameplay. So considering DoD is the greatest city-building game ever, Venice is an essential upgrade for it. Another must-have. Full Review »