developer: Gaming Minds Studios
publisher: Kalypso Media
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-4
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty offers players an exciting and fresh trading challenge with eight new cities to explore and introduces a multiplayer co-op mode for up to four players via the Internet or LAN. New features, based on suggestions of the fan community, have been added along with numerous improvements to the city environments and overall atmosphere of the game. Several timed scenarios are available, which, depending on how quickly they are completed by the player, adjust the difficulty and wealth available of later missions.
Jointly control and grow the same Hanseatic trade organization and fight sea battles as a team; teammates can join or leave a game at any time in multiplayer mode
Six new scenarios that can be played in single or up to four-player multiplayer co-op mode
Expand your trade to eight new cities spread across four regions -- the addition of land-based caravans allows the players to expand their trade empire by sea and by land
New assignments and missions, including a treasure map which must be assembled from parts gathered throughout the game, provide new challenges and depth of play
Stylish new interior views of buildings, new citizen animations and behaviors, and animated businesses enhance the game atmosphere; interact with individual citizens to gauge the populace’s attitudes and concerns
Enjoy many additional game enhancements suggested by the Patrician community
Game score 7.5 / 10 calculated out of 90 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 10 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium IV 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7