SalesBetween 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