Dawn of Discovery: Venice PC

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

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Finally there’s a multi-player mode and it’s excellent, too. There are 15 different settings for single players and much more. Whether you like to play all alone or you prefer to play with or against others, you’ll enjoy Anno 1404: Venice.
  2. The new features like the spy and the financial takeover are perfectly integrated into the new multiplayer mode. In addition, Related Designs has implemented enormously entertaining scenarios which compensates for the missing campaign mode. A very good add-on.
  3. A great expansion for an already good game. Related Designs improved the Multiplayer and delivers a great RTS experience with a new bunch of missions and phenomenal graphics.
  4. For a small amount of money you get so many hours of fun gameplay – thanks to the multiplayer mode and the many scenarios. I can recommend this add-on to everybody who is a fan of the Anno series.
  5. PC Format
    A worthy addition to the Anno series. [Apr 2010, p.100]
  6. Venice should be the role model for every RTS genre add-on. This expansion for the Anno 1404 entry of the series boosts its original game with its new multiplayer side.
  7. 80
    Combination of old features with new ideas makes Anno 1404 a noteworthy expansion.
  8. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    New features, great scenarios and first of all multiplayer mode makes this add-on a true bonus to an already excellent game – if you are fan of The Anno series, this is a true must-have. [Issue#189]
  9. Anno 1404 finally manages to bring multiplayer to the table. The only gripe we can think of is the lack of a new faction. Venice is, however, a strong expansion to the series.
  10. A 20 dollars expansion that adds multiplayer modes and smaller features. A nice offer for the more enthusiastic players of the original game.
  11. More than 300 new missions to play and some gameplay twist make Venice a good Add-On. Unfortunately, the lacks of a single player campaign mode is a great disappointment.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 2, 2011
    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 »