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 You should plot your strategy and post guards and attackers in the newly established barracks.
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows It's a kind of (dark) magic
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Behind enemy lines.
The Settlers: Fourth Edition Windows Briefing

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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A very interesting, if difficult, RTS game. Tony Maki (12) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Krawall Gaming Network Mar 21, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Apr 17, 2001 75 out of 100 75
PC Action Mar 21, 2001 74 out of 100 74
Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 2001 74 out of 100 74 Jan 05, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult Apr 17, 2001 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Oct 24, 2001 67 out of 100 67


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In January 2001, Blue Byte released Settlers action figures.

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