Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
Buy On
  1. East India Company offers everything it promises - an enthralling experience of power, greed and sunken ships.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    80
    The game has a nice blend of economics and naval warfare. The basic idea just needs little more variation and wider range of victory conditions to keep the game fresh. [Aug 2009]
  3. The most demanding sim aficionados might not find enough to hold their interest for the long haul, but East India Company is definitely worth checking out if you're new to the genre or merely have an itch to make lots of virtual cash.
  4. 77
    Players who are interested in the concept or the period will definitely find a worthwhile game here but the appeal wears thin long before it should have.
  5. At the end of the day, East India Company is a competent game, however it fails to deliver any real advances in this genre which is a shame as the interface could definitely be expanded. However if you're after a sturdy interface and a realistic trading game, than East India Company is definitely your cup of tea.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 49
  2. Negative: 19 out of 49
  1. Jun 26, 2013
    2
    My experience with this game was being somewhat positive, until the problems started to show up. To begin with, the tutorials should be moreMy experience with this game was being somewhat positive, until the problems started to show up. To begin with, the tutorials should be more complete, there're many details that aren't mentioned and you have to learn through trial and error. I can live with that, after all, whoever lived in the 80's knows what is to bear the fact that there wasn't such thing besides the manuals. In the beggining it's easy to administrate things but after a while you realize that the game simply begs for tools that could help with some micromanagement tasks, after all, it won't take long until you have to control several fleets. Even THAT is tolerable. The biggest problem with this game are the frequent crashes, that brings the game down even if it's fully updated. They usually happen after you win a battle and is eager to loot the goods, which is something that brings frustration in double. Overall, I noticed that it's the kind of game that breaks your legs once you're reaching the top of the curve of satisfaction. I bought it with good discount but I really don't recommend to anyone. Full Review »
  2. RickiN
    Jan 17, 2010
    0
    this game is a joke really boring and the campaign map looks really crappy they havent put any effort in making some good graphic. DONT buy this game is a joke really boring and the campaign map looks really crappy they havent put any effort in making some good graphic. DONT buy this buy empire total war instead Full Review »
  3. jonw
    Jan 2, 2010
    2
    was good at start but slowed down too much and crashed was lucky to get a 2