Patrician IV PC

  • Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2010
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. The once great German subgenre of business simulations is brought back to old glory with Patrician 4. This game delivers the same enthralling and challenging experience as its predecessors and tops them with up-to-date graphics and modern-day-improvements such as a drag-and-drop-interface. Patrician 4 has a few design flaws and the campaign is far too easy. But the dynamic trade system, the manifold possibilities of commerce and politics and the detailed depiction of medieval business make for an entertaining game that stands as the best pure business simulation to date.
  2. Patrician IV is a good simulation, but after some hours and if you are not a hardcore simulation fan it's easy to get bored by the game, because aside from trading and maybe building a few things there isn't that much exciting left to do.
  3. Dec 30, 2010
    80
    Patrician IV is a good sequel of the venerated Patrician III. Maybe it is too conservative in its general aspects, but it consistently improves every area in gameplay.
  4. Jan 3, 2011
    76
    For a niche title, it's a nice entry and it builds upon the franchise, so if you're really interested check it out. Otherwise, don't expect to be overly thrilled with the gameplay, even if you like the sounds of seagulls.
  5. Jan 10, 2011
    75
    In every game, I reach a point where I start to wonder why I am still playing. I literally have more money than I know what to do with. With a successfully, healthy business, it certainly feels like the main goal has been achieved. But ultimately, Patrician is less about money than it is about the convergence of wealth, power, and influence.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Sep 28, 2010
    3
    This "sequel" to patrician 3 is nothing but. The game feels familiar but it is a poor rehash, filled with bugs and a dreadful UI. If you likedThis "sequel" to patrician 3 is nothing but. The game feels familiar but it is a poor rehash, filled with bugs and a dreadful UI. If you liked patrician 3, stay away from this one until the next few patches. There is absolutely no gameplay enhancements. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    8
    Patrician IV is a great game in terms of a market simulator. You start out with a ship and slowly build your trade empire. Developing citiesPatrician IV is a great game in terms of a market simulator. You start out with a ship and slowly build your trade empire. Developing cities as you establish more trade with each. The real challenge comes when trying to control the entire region with the ever grown terror of pirates. Overall if you need an economics challenge then you'll get some few days of game play out of this title, if that's not what you're into avoid it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 1, 2012
    5
    This game is the same as "Patrician III", better graphics (now in 3d) but nothing new, the trade sistem has been improved (a little) but theThis game is the same as "Patrician III", better graphics (now in 3d) but nothing new, the trade sistem has been improved (a little) but the ship battles now are worse than in previous version. I think that it could be done better. Full Review »