In the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/1999) Anno 1602: Creation of a New World received a special award as "Most Surprising Hit in 1998". Add
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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.
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)