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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 Mayans workers
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Ships
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Dark Side rises
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Single map starts

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

GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2001 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2001 83 out of 100 83
CD-Action Apr, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil Oct, 2001 78 out of 100 78
PC Action Mar 21, 2001 74 out of 100 74
IGN Aug 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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In January 2001, Blue Byte released Settlers action figures.

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