The Settlers: Fourth Edition PC

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2001
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19

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  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 and hours in the game on every map. 3 races are nicely varied (I prefer the Romans).
  2. MarcoL.
    Oct 10, 2001
    9
    Nice.. Just plain very nice game.
  3. Bas
    Oct 27, 2001
    9
    Cool game!
  4. Geert-JanV.
    Aug 9, 2001
    9
    Beautiful graphics, the zoom function is cool, and the AI is smart. It will respond rather good to your reactions or, toddling around will take initiative. Makes you want to win in all sorts of ways in the same scenarios.
  5. NickM.
    Jul 11, 2003
    9
    You should get better unique units.
  6. JamesW.
    Nov 12, 2001
    8
    An improvement on 3 but not a lot different or harder for the next edition there needs to be big to make it worthwhile.
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. 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.
  2. Spank!
    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.