developer: Blue Byte GmbH
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
The Settlers is the eighth entry in the cult series of strategy games that started in 1993. The title is also a reboot of the series. The game was developed by Blue Byte, a studio that created previous entries in the series, They also create games from the Anno series.
The Settlers tells the story of settlers that were forced to leave their homeland because of a powerful earthquake. They must search for a new home and discover an ancient mystery that will change their life.
The Settlers combines solutions known from previous entries in the series with completely new gameplay mechanics. The primary objective is to provide wellness to the citizens of the settlements the players create. This can be achieved by improving the military and economic state of the settlement. The necessity to motivate the settlers to work and to provide them with food is a novelty in the series.
The game enables the players to impact the political situation in other settlements by challenging the rival commanders to arena fights. If players’ champion wins, he will reduce the popularity of the defeated ruler. This might lead to a mutiny in his settlement, enabling the players to take his place.
A story campaign that can be completed alone or in cooperation mode is the pillar of The Settlers. The game also features optional side missions and multiplayer PvP battles.
The Settlers features three-dimensional graphics that use warm, colorful style. During the game, the players can observe the daily life of the citizens, the steps of production of equipment, and the process of constructing buildings. The game is powered by Snowdrop Engine – the same technology was used, among other games, in Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 192 players' votes.