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Herrscher der Meere ("Ruler of the Seas") is a traditional German business simulation. The player trades goods, explores ports or becomes a pirate. First the player needs to buy a ship out of five different ship types. Then some goods need to be acquired in order to become a trader. The game proceeds in real time and makes it possible to see other ships sailing on the map. In friendly ports the player can build factories to produce one of the sixteen types of goods. The battles are also in real time. Defeated enemy ships can – when not destroyed – be taken possession of.


Herrscher der Meere DOS Main menu (Russian version)
Herrscher der Meere DOS Overview of the harbour (Russian version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Властелин морей" -- Russian title
  • "VOC Heersers der Zeven Zeeën" -- Dutch title
  • "Merien Valtias" -- Finnish title
  • "Havets Vargar" -- Swedish title
  • "Havets Hersker" -- Danish and Norwegian title

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Critic Reviews

Svenska PC Gamer Apr, 1998 81 out of 100 81
PC Action Dec 17, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Nov, 1998 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Joker Dec, 1997 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1997 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Dec 03, 1997 67 out of 100 67
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 63 out of 100 63
Power Play Dec, 1997 63 out of 100 63


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Rantanplan (1826) added Herrscher der Meere (DOS) on Apr 21, 2002
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