developer: Blue Byte GmbH
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for WWW:
The Settlers Online is a free browser adaptation of the popular The Settlers series. It was developed by Blue Byte, the studio that created the original series.
The gameplay mechanics do not deviate from the previous installments in the series, therefore the main goal is still to progressively expand and develop our kingdom. We do so by erecting new buildings and ensuring that the builders donít run out of supplies. The initial resources wonít last for long, and so it is crucial to think about resupplying and appropriate processing. Taking care of proper arrangement is of high importance as well. Only by locating our buildings properly can we assure that the production is efficient. Economy isnít everything, though. Sooner or later we will have to take up arms and solve some problems the old fashioned way. With steel and fire, that is.
We wonít achieve anything without loyal subordinates, therefore it is necessary to make sure that their needs are satisfied. What differentiates The Settlers Online from its predecessors is the online facet. Our civilization doesnít exist within a void. Thousands of players inhabit the same world, players that we may trade, treat and engage in war with.
The Settlers Online offers a 2D graphics that brings back the memories of the first four installment of the series. The game is played with a browser at no cost, although it is possible to buy some things for real money. Of course, everything might as well be earned in-game, without the need to spend a penny.
Game score 7.1 / 10 calculated out of 245 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 6.0 / 10 calculated out of 22 players' votes.