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The Settlers: Rise of an Empire PC

The sixth major installment in the highly popular series of economical strategies started in 1993 by Blue Byte. After the very innovative fifth installment, the developers decided to go back to the good old solutions and only improve them with some new features.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | the middle ages | multiplayer

PC / Windows
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire cover

developer: Ubisoft Blue Byte

publisher: Ubisoft

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-6

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is another installment in a highly popular strategy game series first released in 1993 by Blue Byte Software. After a poorly received Heritage of Kings, the previous game, the German developer decided to go back to the good old convention adding a grain of innovations.

The game’s main purpose is to manage a medieval town, which starts as a small village and grows into a large, well fortified metropolis. First, you get to select your hero, whose unique abilities support your settlers. A nice example is the merchant, whose singing can help the settlers put their daily problems aside for a moment, thus increasing their morale.

Just as in previous games of the series, The Settlers: Rise of an Empire also requires you to collect resources essential to development of your village. Materials need to be transported by carriers, although you cannot manually designate their routes. The game decides where to create a road considering the traffic. Lack of geologists is a simplification as compared to previous games. Resources are detectable right away and you can excavate them as you please.

Game score 7.525 / 10 calculated out of 1832 players' votes.  

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 3 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7600GT or better)
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows XP SP2/Vista
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