Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Captures the essence of the board game beautifully (quick to learn but hard to master).
  2. I'm helplessly addicted...Catan is a god send of a game, filling a void in Xbox Live's offerings that will hopefully lead to more strategic board games in the near future.
  3. Throw in some nice bells and whistles such as calling up die roll results charts and reference screens and Catan really gives you everything you need to play.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. I.B.
    Jun 4, 2007
    8
    The tool from EuroGamer who had a problem with (gasp!) holding down two buttons (the horror!) needs to get a freaking clue. Lack of local multiplayer does suck though. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2012
    7
    Uff, difficult, this game is good, but some parts of the game are boring, Catan is a good game, with some mistakes, is addictive, but is so strange. Good game, not excellent. Full Review »
  3. CalebMonday
    Apr 29, 2009
    9
    The only complaint I have of this game is the dice randomization. I seriously had 8's being rolled every other roll. That goes with 5's too. I advance quick in the beginning of the game and the a.i. "coincidently" comes back and wins the game. other than that great graphics,colors, music, and playability. Even though I lose because the com cheats, I come back for more to throw it back in the com's face...if it had one. I'm an addict to this game. Full Review »