• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2001
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. It can easily become a minor obsession - the kind of game that you can constantly dip back into to have a quick fiddle before you leave it for a while.
  2. 80
    It's the best in the series and possibly one of the best real time strategy games around. However if you own "Settlers III" then this is more like an upgrade than a whole new game.
  3. Certainly the best representative of its series and genre. Its charm will surely attract even the players, which are not too keen on strategies.
  4. 70
    Even with the improved graphics and the addition of some new units and the Dark Tribe, the game just boils down into a repetitive jumble of micro-management that didn't have any really interesting catches or scenarios to keep me hooked.
  5. 67
    Like getting the ant farm as a gift four birthdays in a row, the introduction of a "new" Settlers game is becoming a trite, if comfortable, old joke.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 28, 2014
    10
    The Settlers IV is great game, IMO best in series. I just love it: many resources, many buildings, and great gameplay. I can spend hours andThe Settlers IV is great game, IMO best in series. I just love it: many resources, many buildings, and great gameplay. I can spend hours and hours in the game on every map. 3 races are nicely varied (I prefer the Romans). Full Review »
  2. NickM.
    Jul 11, 2003
    9
    You should get better unique units.
  3. ABB.
    May 11, 2003
    4
    Always the enemies are faster than you and have more resource than you.