User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
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  1. RafaelN.
    May 25, 2003
    10
    This is a supreme game.
  2. MichaelW.
    May 23, 2003
    10
    One of the greatest games ive ever played....period!!!!!
  3. AlsonB.
    Apr 11, 2003
    2
    Watching paint dry is more exciting.
  4. Jason
    Apr 29, 2003
    9
    Pretty Good, and much more to do than the last one.
  5. Nov 9, 2013
    10
    This game is just simply awesome. it offers hours and hours of game play. and any one who thinks this game is boring simply doesn't know how to play the game...

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Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 70
    Although 1503 offers only a few modest innovations, it's still a solid example of how gratifying it is to spread your own civilization, whether it's this century or 500 years ago.
  2. PC Gamer
    81
    Definitely an RTS for cerebral types, but it's a welcome change from tank rushes. [May 2003, p.76]
  3. Has its charms for those with some patience and a thirst for a different take on real-time strategy.