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Anno 1602: Creation of a New World (Windows)

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Anno 1602: Creation of a New World is a real-time strategy game, set around the 17th century period of history. The game is based around colony building and resource management on a series of small islands. It includes aspects of exploration, combat, diplomacy and trade.

The focus lies more in economic aspects and production cycles than combat. The game design is noteworthy for its attempt to implement a 'progressive' AI. This should mean that the pace of the game changes in response to how quickly players act.


Anno 1602: Creation of a New World Windows Harbor
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World Windows Small Village and indians
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World Windows Title screen.
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World Windows Zoom out of a island.

Alternate Titles

  • "夢幻新世界" -- Taiwan title
  • "Anno 1602: Tworzenie Nowego Swiata" -- Polish title
  • "Anno 1602: Erschaffung einer neuen Welt" -- German title
  • "Anno 1602: Creatie van een Nieuwe Wereld" -- Dutch title
  • "Anno 1602: A la Conquête d'un Nouveau Monde" -- French title

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The Press Says

Level Feb, 1999 92 out of 100 92
PC Joker Apr, 1998 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Game Captain Apr 09, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Privat Computer PC 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania 1998 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Oct, 1998 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1998 82 out of 100 82
IGN Feb 09, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
CyberJoy Mar 21, 1999 3.8 out of 5 76


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Between 1998 and 1999, Anno 1602 has won three times the Platinum-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 200,000 (but less then 500,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This totals between 600,000 and 1,500,000 units.


  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #29 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1999 - Most Surprising Hit in 1998
  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland (Entertainment Software Association Germany)
    • 1998/1999 - three Bronze Awards

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Daywalker (616) added Anno 1602: Creation of a New World (Windows) on Jun 16, 2004