• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2015
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  • Summary: In Anno 2205, enlist with humankind‘s next step into the future with the promise to build a better tomorrow. You'll conquer Earth, establishing rich, bustling cities and grand industrial complexes, but to secure the prosperity of your people, you must travel into space.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Nov 2, 2015
    95
    Aside from the sea battles, Anno 2205 is, without a doubt, the best entry in the series yet. The combination of finely tuned city-building and economy-management gameplay make for an addictive experience that is impossible to put down.
  2. Nov 3, 2015
    85
    Anno 2205 is a needed step forward for the series. Even though it can’t match up to the classic Anno 1404 the courage to implement some significant changes to a proven formula is noteworthy.
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    80
    Maybe the old series fans won’t appreciate Anno 2205, but thanks to graphics, gameplay and type of approach we are looking at a very solid futuristic city builder.
  4. Nov 3, 2015
    75
    Anno is still a great IP which ventures into lunar lands. While the concept is good and the changes are welcome, we would have gladly traded Uplay and DLC's for a multiplayer mode and more maps.
  5. Dec 3, 2015
    70
    Very good building strategy offers a rich environment and the need to constantly balance the economy. Initial city construction is fun for everybody thanks to that. However, Anno 2205 loses pace after a few hours and only true fans would stay. It would need much more diverse content.
  6. Nov 12, 2015
    70
    Even if some of it feels a little extraneous, like trying to keep investors and executives happy with god knows how many future toys and bits of entertainment, Anno 2205 is still absorbing.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2016
    40
    Too simple building strategy is full of useless, boring or nonfunctional new elements. In its favor speaks only an excellent audiovisual presentation and functional basic mechanics. What a disappointment. [Issue #259]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 77
  2. Negative: 40 out of 77
  1. Nov 3, 2015
    10
    Very good Anno game. I played all of them, and this one is different for sure. It gets rid of a lot of mechanics that were cumbersome, andVery good Anno game. I played all of them, and this one is different for sure. It gets rid of a lot of mechanics that were cumbersome, and puts its focus on build up part. It is strongly designed for the singe player aspect and has no real multiplayer components, but if you like to play at your own pace multiplayer is nothing that works out pretty well in these kind of games anyway. Thus I am not really missing it.

    In terms of atmosphere and game-feel I really got into the mood of establishing a mega corps, that runs colonies and cities. It is a game where you need to immerse yourself, checking statistics, checking data and numbers, optimizing and re-planning your industry parks to really get most out of it.
    Do not make the mistake and approach it like a Sim City game. It really is something unique in terms of game-play blend. For me the motivation comes from slipping into the role of a CEO that is leading a mega-corp, and feeling empowered to create a mega empire.

    The multi session game-play takes some time to get into, but once you got used to the switch it works fine. I recommend installing the game on a SSD hard disc, to minimize loading times when switching sessions.

    The military part of the game is not really well implemented. If you take it for what it is, a little diversion from the build-up part, it can be fun for while, though it really is always the same with not much depth or options. Then again, this isn't the focus of the game, so you could also just skip them entirely, if you want. They are not mandatory.

    If you look for a relaxing game, where you want to immerse yourself as a grand planner, and tweak the balances of consumption, production, power supply, workforce and logistics, then this game is for you.

    Overall it can be said that the game is excellent in the areas it is meant to be good at. For true build-up gamers this is a 10/10 game. There is enough build space to expand expand expand, build build build and create huge networks with huge cities.

    If you look for RTS combat or adventurer-style story telling with interesting plot twists, then this game is not really for you.
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  2. Nov 8, 2015
    10
    Great game!

    The sandbox mode is now at the end of the campaign and you can do multiple sessions and combine them together. I have played
    Great game!

    The sandbox mode is now at the end of the campaign and you can do multiple sessions and combine them together. I have played all the Anno games over the last 20 years and this is another great Anno game.

    Don't get thrown off by within few hours, the game has a huge endless mode that starts after the story stuff is done. Improved controls, improved graphics and some awesome new features make up for no coop and a lack of map generator.
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  3. Nov 5, 2015
    9
    This Anno is a real AAA Builder game of unique game design. I like it much more than 2070. I'd only wish Ubisoft would feature Steamworks atThis Anno is a real AAA Builder game of unique game design. I like it much more than 2070. I'd only wish Ubisoft would feature Steamworks at some point. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I was waiting for this game, but what I have is far from what was expected. Most of the original Anno features are changed or removed. These features made Anno games unique and preferred. Removing or simplifying the original functions just killed the game.

    Anno 2205 is more like a spin-off from the original Anno games. I do not consider it part of the sequel. Now it is just one of the many city builder games with nice graphics.

    Money makers at Ubisoft, it does not work like this. In Anno 2205 I was expected "Anno 2070 with moon race". Ships not only on the sea but spaceships, space trade vessels, space harbors, laser defences in the spaceports, unique gadgets to find on the moon, space laboratory, space station....a lot of inventions...

    Sure it will be discounted in a couple of weeks....
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  5. Nov 6, 2015
    3
    All that made an "Anno" game has diseapered. This is like a smartphone game developped on PC. No strategy, no diplomacy, no gestion, this is aAll that made an "Anno" game has diseapered. This is like a smartphone game developped on PC. No strategy, no diplomacy, no gestion, this is a shame. I have the same feeling when i played the reboot of simcity. Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2015
    2
    Это ужас-ужас-ужас!!!
    Какой-то кошмар и дурной сон. Вырезали все, что отличало серию Anno. Оставили плохонький градосимулятор.
    Войны нет,
    Это ужас-ужас-ужас!!!
    Какой-то кошмар и дурной сон. Вырезали все, что отличало серию Anno. Оставили плохонький градосимулятор.
    Войны нет, если не захочешь отдельные микросценарии, на отдельных картах в стиле плохонькой РТС, которые никак не влияют на текущую игру.
    Соперников нет. Есть какие-то другие корпорации, на других картах, которые как-то тоже развиваются, наверное. Во всяком случае я не видел их развития и гонки городов не было.
    Торговых маршрутов - с необходимостью иметь флот, защищать его, а то и грабить караваны соперников - нет. Ты просто тыкаешь с одной карты на другую: "передать товар" и все, товар в оговоренном количестве будет бесперебойно поступать.
    Все вырезано, все упрощено - какая-то игра в планшетном стиле, под пивко.

    СЦЕНАРИЕВ НЕТ!!! НИ случайных карт, ни сценариев с особыми условиями какими -то, какие интереснейшие были в 1404. Ничего нет. Есть единственная кампания, которая проходится часов за 20 с нулевой реиграбельностью.

    Не покупайте. Жалею - страшно что взял. Обплевался весь.
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  7. Oct 5, 2016
    0
    So Ubisoft just a questions WHY you say : "We wan´t to be Indipendent and not that Vivendi is owning us".
    And than you´re just not better
    So Ubisoft just a questions WHY you say : "We wan´t to be Indipendent and not that Vivendi is owning us".
    And than you´re just not better than Vivendi you want like Vivendi just Money and that fast, i liked Ubisoft but you started with Assasin´s Creed Unity and continued with Settlers 8 and now with Anno 2205 doing just **** ! Sorry but now i am not longer likeing Ubisoft now i hate Ubisoft .....
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