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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery is about exploring, building and establishing your settlement and it is about government and control. The basic gameplay is similar to the PC version: the player constructs buildings to create production cycles and to satisfy the population's needs which increase over time. Because of that he needs to expand his settlement or trade to gain additional resources. Even if it is not the focus of the game the player also has the possibility to solve conflicts with military actions. The main difference is that the game contents are reduced to the most necessary, e.g. simpler production circles, less buildings and less units.

There are three different game modes. A campaign which includes 15 missions divided in five chapters, continuous game where you can play as long as you want and a multiplayer mode where you can play with up to four players.


Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Desert Island
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Volcanic eruption
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Growing town
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Harbour

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Alternate Titles

  • "Anno 1701" -- German title

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Thunderbolt Games Jun 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Official Nintendo Magazine Jan 04, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Gemakei (formerly Zentendo) Aug 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Jun 17, 2007 4 out of 5 80 (UK) Aug 07, 2007 8 out of 10 80
HardGamers Apr 20, 2008 80 out of 100 80 Sep 26, 2007 78 out of 100 78
Jeux Vidéo Network May 18, 2009 15 out of 20 75
Games TM Jul, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Jun 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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1001 Video Games

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Pete Walentin (365) added Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery (Nintendo DS) on Jun 15, 2007