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Description

Join the Hanseatic League - a group of daring traders banded together to trade with foreign lands and become a patrician in this third installment of the Patrician series. You play the role of an emulous trader determined on succeeding and shaping your own empire by gathering information, setting up trading offices across the Haneseatic League and trading in those offices all the while battling off pirates along the trade routes.

Start off as a shopkeeper with one ship buying and selling in your town and others in the hanse. The more money you make and the higher your reputation in your town (as well as others) will afford you higher titles and privileges such as building workshops to increase production to trade more. Not just a trading simulation anymore as you can play a role in politics and work your way from a lowly shopkeeper to Lord Mayor to Alderman. You will have four different ships to build and upgrade to either fight back at pirates or try and out run them. Sea battles with pirates are played out either manually by the player or automatically by the computer. As the seasons change so does the graphics in towns to show fall leaves, snow covered roofs etc., and even ports that freeze over in the winter.

Single player games include the typical campaign and a single player mode in which you can choose all the settings to successfully win a campaign. Multiplayer allows for up to eight players to play with or against each other at the same time. You can play in a hot seat, over a network (LAN) or the Internet.

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Patrician II: Quest for Power Windows Title screen.
Patrician II: Quest for Power Windows You can trade plenty of wares in the game. Later on you will be able to produce most of them in your own facilities.
Patrician II: Quest for Power Windows On open sea, your trading vessels may encounter stormy weather or pirates (black ships).
Patrician II: Quest for Power Windows You can improve cities by building new houses and facilities. In building mode, existing houses are transparent.

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Alternate Titles

  • "大航海家II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Негоциант" -- Russian spelling
  • "Patrizier II: Geld und Macht" -- German title
  • "Patrician II: Sail for Wealth - Fight for Power - Vie for Glory" -- Tag-lined UK title
  • "Patrician II: Fortune - Gloire et Pouvoir au Coeur des Océans" -- French title

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User Reviews

The best thing in this genre since Colonization - and it has nothing to do with Pirates! Isak (624) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Miss "Pirates!"? This one will keep you occupied... for half an hour. Grov (667) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Action Jan, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 29, 2002 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy Oct 31, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 22, 2002 78 out of 100 78
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 2000 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezilla Nov 12, 2001 67 out of 100 67
All Game Guide 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Alexander Schaefer (2543) added Patrician II: Quest for Power (Windows) on Apr 14, 2001