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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery is about exploring, building and establishing your settlement and it is about government and control. The basic gameplay is similar to the PC version: the player constructs buildings to create production cycles and to satisfy the population's needs which increase over time. Because of that he needs to expand his settlement or trade to gain additional resources. Even if it is not the focus of the game the player also has the possibility to solve conflicts with military actions. The main difference is that the game contents are reduced to the most necessary, e.g. simpler production circles, less buildings and less units.

There are three different game modes. A campaign which includes 15 missions divided in five chapters, continuous game where you can play as long as you want and a multiplayer mode where you can play with up to four players.


Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Desert Island
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Growing town
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Harbour
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Nintendo DS Volcanic eruption

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Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Anno 1701" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Game Captain Aug 23, 2007 87 out of 100 87 Jun 18, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Deaf Gamers Jul 24, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
DS-x2 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
Computer Bild Spiele Jun 06, 2007 2.1 out of 6 78 / Sep 26, 2007 78 out of 100 78
Jeux Vidéo Network May 18, 2009 15 out of 20 75
IGN Mar 24, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Games TM Jul, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Jun 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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1001 Video Games

Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Pete Walentin (386) added Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery (Nintendo DS) on Jun 15, 2007