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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.

Screenshots

The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Briefing
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows You can literally get lost in Settlers menues and options... as usual, that is until you become an expert.
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows work in progress
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows It's a kind of (dark) magic

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 Player (Germany) Mar, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Apr 30, 2001 85 out of 100 85
Peliplaneetta.net Apr 17, 2001 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Mar 30, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited May, 2001 80 out of 100 80
PC Gamer Brasil Oct, 2001 78 out of 100 78
IGN Aug 20, 2001 7 out of 10 70

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