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The Settlers: Fourth Edition (Windows)

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The Settlers IV is the 4th real-time strategy game in the Settler series, building upon its predecessor with some graphical improvements, new buildings and features.

You now can zoom in and out without steps and the game supports resolutions up to 1280x1024.

There are 3 normal campaigns where the player controls the Romans, the Vikings and the Mayans, but there's also a campaign wherein you fight against the dark side.

Also there are enhanced multiplayer features and the game supports built-in voice chat, so Roger Wilco is not needed anymore.

The game basically is still the same, try to settle your little guys on a piece of land where another person also settled. Build your own economical system with food and weaponry production and then attack.


The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Having bunch of crowded people like this can get confusing for starters.
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Mayans workers
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Border
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Mines

Alternate Titles

  • "工人物语IV" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Поселенцы IV" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Settlers IV" -- UK title
  • "IV המתיישבים" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Gongren Wuyu IV" -- Chinese title
  • "Die Siedler IV" -- German title

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User Reviews

A very interesting, if difficult, RTS game. Tony Maki (12) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 87 out of 100 87 Mar 30, 2001 81 out of 100 81 Apr 06, 2001 16 out of 20 80
Power Unlimited May, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Krawall Gaming Network Mar 21, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PC Action Mar 21, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 2001 74 out of 100 74
IGN Aug 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Apr 17, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Before the release of the game Blue Byte made a little promo arcade game using quite the same graphics, named Settlers: Smack-A-Thief

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Erwin Bergervoet (302) added The Settlers: Fourth Edition (Windows) on Feb 12, 2001