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The Settlers: Fourth Edition (Windows)

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Description

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.

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The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Ships
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Single map starts
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows You should plot your strategy and post guards and attackers in the newly established barracks.
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Having bunch of crowded people like this can get confusing for starters.

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
Peliplaneetta.net Apr 17, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 15, 2001 76 out of 100 76
GameZone Sep 27, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Apr 17, 2001 75 out of 100 75
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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Trivia

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 (301) added The Settlers: Fourth Edition (Windows) on Feb 12, 2001