Anno 1602: Creation of a New World

aka: 1602, Anno 1602: A la Conquête d'un Nouveau Monde, Anno 1602: Creatie van een Nieuwe Wereld, Anno 1602: Creazione di un Nuovo Mondo, Anno 1602: Erschaffung einer neuen Welt, Anno 1602: Tworzenie Nowego Świata
Moby ID: 13666

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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.


  • 夢幻新世界 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Daywalker.

Additional contributors: JRK, Sciere, Xoleras, Melliuc, Paulus18950, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, Evolyzer.

Game added June 24, 2004. Last modified January 19, 2024.