Try anno 1701

A complete surprise – Anno 1701, a city builder, is fantastic, at least based on the demo. It’s the third or fourth in a series. I played the original one years ago and thought it was just ok. On the one hand, it had lots of depth to it, but on the other it was pretty dry and the graphics were uninspiring. This sequel seems to have addressed all that – superb graphics, great depth but this time more easily understood, and a very well executed user interface. Check out the demo if the genre interests you – you can get the demo from Mind that it’s PC only. The demo is deep enough to give you a real taste of the game (it times out after 90 minutes) and has some great tutorials. I liked it so much that when the demo timed out I was so bummed that I jumped over to and preordered it.

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