ANNO 1701 is a complex strategy game that combines real-time building with a lot of in-depth gameplay elements, all set in the 16th and 17th century where discoveries and maritime trade were quite popular.
The challenging and hard to learn gameplay of the ANNO series has been made more accessible in ANNO 1701 as the player can now create his very own metropolis and then expand and maintain it without knowledge of the game mechanics of the previous titles. Communicate with other players and interact with different parties via the use of diplomacy and trading. Do you want to be an influential and wealthy merchant, or perhaps an ingenious builder? The game lets you be that, and for those that want to focus on warfare, there's even the option of being a cunning and versatile strategist.
Any kind of approach that you want to have in the game's world is allowed, and the brilliance of the self-built world lets anyone immerse themselves into this gripping and complex strategy game. ANNO 1701 offers immense interaction with the game environment (thanks to things like animated characters, trade and diplomacy with foreigners, protests of the people), vivid graphics that come with new effects and detailed flora and fauna that increase the realism, devastating natural disasters that include the like of earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanic eruptions, secret diplomacy (sabotage, espionage), a multiplayer mode where up to 4 players can enjoy via LAN, and more!
Experience the wonder of the 16th and the 17th era as you make your name known in the world by creating a powerful and influential metropolis.