developer: Ubisoft Blue Byte
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Anno History Collection is a compilation of refreshed versions of the first four installments of the Anno series. We are talking about a popular cycle of economic strategies, which is supervised by Ubisoft. The set includes the following games: Anno 1602: Creation of New World (with two add-ons - New Islands and New Adventure), Anno 1503: The New World (and the expansion Treasures, Monsters & Pirates), Anno 1701 (and the add-on The Sunken Dragon), and Anno 1404 (and Venice).
The action of games forming the Anno History Collection compilation takes place in the years: 1602, 1503, 1701 and 1404. In the first three parts of the series we go to the New World and take part in its colonization, while the fourth part of the cycle takes us to the east coast of medieval Asia. In each of these games we play the role of an overseas landowner, whose task is to build a thriving city from scratch.
In the games included in the Anno History Collection the action is observed from the top-down view. The fun begins on board the ship, and our first task is to choose where we will try to settle down. Later on, there is nothing else left to do but to start a proper game, during which we obtain raw materials with the hands of our subjects, erect buildings and connect them with each other by means of a road network, as well as create complex production chains. Besides, an important role is played by trading in various goods, establishing more or less friendly relations with neighbours (and, if necessary, waging wars with them) or, finally, taking care of the needs of the inhabitants and satisfying the demand for certain goods.
In Anno History Collection you can play in role-playing campaigns, casual games and multiplayer modes (the latter is also available for the first time ever in Anno 1503: The New World).
The authors of the Anno History Collection have made sure that each of the games it creates works in high resolution (up to 4K), and have been enhanced with multi-screen support. It is worth adding that players can use the saved game states from the original versions of each title.
Expectations: 5.0 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon RX 470 or better, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-4130 3.9 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 265 or better, Windows 7