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Game #3718
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  1602 A.D.   (a.k.a. Anno 1602)  View all Top Dogs in this genre
Simulation   Trade or management

Rating: 8.59 (237 votes)

1602 A.D. box cover

1602 A.D. screenshot
The German design firm Sunflowers, publisher of the earlier Holiday Island, strike gold (and ore for that matter) once again with 1602 A.D.. 1602 is presented in the trading sim style of earlier games such as Seven Cities of Gold and Gold of the Americas with a little bit of Pirates! Thrown in for good measure.

While 1602 isn't afraid to show its influences, it doesn't stop an excellent interface and streamlined gameplay from shining through. Unlike some of its predecessors, 1602 offers non-linear gameplay and a free trade system that is easy to use and easy to understand.

1602 is a great strategy game for someone who is just dipping his or her feet into the genre due to the game's almost non-existent micromanagement system. This doesn't mar the game, but helps it instead by creating a light and competitive atmosphere.

The graphics and soundtrack are near flawless and minus a few small historical inaccuracies, there are almost no quibbles to make about this wonderful game. Whether you're young or old, or whether you're a born adventurer or strategist, you'll easily fall in love with 1602 A.D..

Reviewed by: doowopman
Designer: Juergen Reusswig
Developer: Max Design
Publisher: Sunflowers
Year: 1998
Software Copyright: Sunflowers
Theme: Historical
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Colonization, Settlers II Gold Edition, The, Conquest of the New World Deluxe

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