developer: Nitro Games
publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-8
game language: English
game release date for PC:
In East India Company, players will enjoy building the World's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.
Players will fight, manage and rule their trading empires from Europe to the Far East with eight nationalities to choose from: British, Dutch, French, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Italian or Spanish.
Starting modestly, you will build your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep rival nations at bay. Choose from a wide array of ship classes, including a variety of transport and military vessels. Create diverse fleets and assign each of them specific trading routes. Control and upgrade well situated ports as you form your strategy for domination.
Conflicts and wars are inevitable. When hostile fleets engage each other, the spectacular naval battles are fought on a real-time tactical level. Devastating broadsides are fired with a deafening roar and cannon balls tear through enemy ships and their crew. For greater tactical depth, you can, at any point, take direct command of any of your ships and feel the battle close up!
Spectacular cinematic and epic naval battles
Two Command Modes: Give orders to all your ships in RTS mode or take the helm
of a single ship in deck level
Unique combination of war and trading
Eight playable nations: England, France, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Italy
Over 10 realistic ship types; from small sloops and cutters to the East Indiaman
Realistic yet fast-paced naval combat
Hire fleet commanders who will gain new skills and increase the abilities of your
Take over ports and protect your shipping routes to create the largest trading
Game score 6.675 / 10 calculated out of 118 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 62 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 7800 or better), 6 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista