• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Apr 16, 2019
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 307 Ratings

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  • Summary: Anno 1800 – Lead the Industrial Revolution! Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you an innovator or an exploiter? A conqueror or a liberator? How the world remembers your name is up to you.

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Anno 1800 - Official Trailer | Gamescom 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. May 13, 2019
    90
    This typical misstep aside, Anno 1800 is an otherwise excellent history-themed simulator that excels at drawing players into its satisfying gameplay loop and keeping them there.
  2. Apr 15, 2019
    89
    Rarely before has it been so hard for me in my game tester career, not to award a 90s rating.
  3. Apr 19, 2019
    85
    Anno 1800 manages to find its place back between the heavyweights of the genre by getting back to its roots and expanding on the successful formula that made the previous games great. The gameplay is deep, complex, and at the same time simple enough for the newcomers to jump in, and its definitely one of the best entries in the Anno series, if not the best.
  4. Apr 15, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Apr 30, 2019
    80
    Big, busy and pretty, you can be confident of a good management game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, so long as they can get past some certain disheartening design choices.
  6. Apr 18, 2019
    80
    It's a really unique experience. A large part of the game is focused on exploration and it is a true ode to orientalism. A gaming pleasure combined with the visual and sound beauty. Probably the best Anno episode in the history of the series.
  7. Apr 15, 2019
    70
    A vibrant snapshot of the Victorian era that’s bustling with character, but doesn’t explore the intriguing, seismic politics of the period.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 77
  2. Negative: 14 out of 77
  1. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    In short version: This is the best anno game that I have ever played!

    What I alywas wanted is in this game: • you run expeditions to find
    In short version: This is the best anno game that I have ever played!

    What I alywas wanted is in this game:
    • you run expeditions to find new land and items
    • you play concurently on four maps!
    • a log of products! And their dependencies between maps!

    What I miss is better ship filters or just possibility to filter using entered text.
    Second thing I miss is a big map view - it could be something like in supreme commander when you zoom out really far.

    I was sad that I didn't know that I could change AI players or even disable them by right-click... I wouldn't play with that fat leady but now... She's gone ;-)

    Nice thing is also possibility to walk the streets! And I don't know why I have learned this from somebody movie but not the game! :(
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  2. Apr 17, 2019
    10
    This new edition of Anno is simply the best ! I was disappointed by former editions but this one make a very successful homecoming. Details inThis new edition of Anno is simply the best ! I was disappointed by former editions but this one make a very successful homecoming. Details in the gameplay are wonderful, the sandbox mode is amazing, and so on. Expand
  3. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    Yes, the story mode is disappointing and the the combat system is not the most innovative, but I don't care. The most important part of theYes, the story mode is disappointing and the the combat system is not the most innovative, but I don't care. The most important part of the game is the sandbox mode and that is definitely the best of the series. It is also great that there is a multiplayer again. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2019
    9
    I agree with some of the reviews here. The "Story" basicly serves as a long tutorial.
    The combat is not that of a RTS strategy, no. And there
    I agree with some of the reviews here. The "Story" basicly serves as a long tutorial.
    The combat is not that of a RTS strategy, no. And there is some need for balance tweakin.

    That being said...this game truly shines in it sandbox mode! And just for that it deserves a solid 9/10.
    I bought this with the Ubisoft 20% Discount that you get for turning in your game points. So, I can say it was money well spend.
    I already put 35 hours into the game and I plan on playing a lot more.

    It's so satisfying to wanting to be good and then figuring out how the economy works or the game mechanics.
    You can win in a variety of ways...You can:
    A. MIN/MAX using support stations that give bufffs to your production and that way try to out perform your competition.
    B. Straight up war. Just hoard Resources and build a big naval fleet and opress your opponent.
    C. My personal favorite...build a huge economy and start raking in the Money!! and just BUY OUT the competition!

    All in all, I can definitly recommonend this game. If you like resources management/city builder games. This game will find a comfortable spot on your Favorites List.

    (Edit: I am also a little dissapointed in how little attention this game has gotten. Only 149 reviews on metacritic by the time of this review)
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  5. Apr 8, 2020
    8
    Just got a defeat screen in my first campaign. -1 point because the tutorial doesn't really explain the nuances of some mechanics very well.Just got a defeat screen in my first campaign. -1 point because the tutorial doesn't really explain the nuances of some mechanics very well. Just a liiiitle more information about how to manage finances would go a long way for me. I didn't understand why I lost. Still excited to try again from the beginning though.

    -1 point for the monetization. $60 for all the content through UPlay only - or $15 a month for the UPlay membership. I just think it's a tad steep, but maybe there's a lot more content than I realize. Maybe it'll get cracked soon.

    This game is the spiritual successor to my favorite city-builder from the 90s. Games like Frostpunk and Surviving Mars have been bringing back this genre lately, but I didn't realize how much Anno truly revives it. I didn't realize this franchise existed, and I'm so excited to get back to designing city blocks with streets for all the walkers and stuff.
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  6. May 4, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Just. . . a bit boring.

    I mean, it's a beautiful game. The graphics are stunning. The ability to seamlessly transition between regions is a fantastic addition. Very well balanced dynamics within the game re building tiers, economy, reputation, diplomacy etc. Even though it gets slightly repetitive, the newspaper is a nice idea.

    But. . . despite all that, after hours of building up your economy, trade routes, status, expeditions, it just comes down to building more ship of lines and wiping out neighbours harbours (or having yours destroyed). Seems a very weak dynamic and undermines all the above. Just such an anti-climax to any play though I've had so far.
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  7. Apr 15, 2020
    0
    Rejected from Steam. Rejected from Quality.
    Stucked on Wishlist for a decade, never got rid of it.
    Now i'm happy, never pushed my money up theyr ...

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