Build cities from scratch and turn them into mighty Metropolises with the empire building game Anno 1404. Sequel to the Anno 1701 game, Anno 1404 has many improvements over its predecessor. This version of the game is a Gold edition and includes add-ons such as Meet the Orient and Venice. Anno 1404 is for everyone who likes strategy. The real-time strategy game also acts as an economic simulation and city-building game. Available for the PC platform, Anno 1404 has a Teen rating from ESRB.
Synopsis and Features
Anno 1404 is based on the historic elements that co-relate with renaissance period such as The Crusades and others. It traces the advancements in gothic architecture. Answers questions on what led to the construction of cathedrals and varied trading practices that took place during that time.
Developed by Related Designs and published by Ubisoft, Anno 1404 has many new features and game environments. The minimum hardware requirements essential to play the game on your computer are Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz processor, 6 GB disk space, 1 GB RAM and a DirectX 10-compatible graphics adapter with 512 MB RAM.
The game’s single player campaign starts with you accepting various missions that assist the empire of Occident. When the king is sick, you have to build Cathedrals to pray for his good health. You learn the basic economic transactions that help you in expanding your business and building huge cities. Throughout the game you will be winning over new allies, convincing the leaders that they are being manipulated and defeating villains to bring back the power into the hands of the Emperor.
The campaign has 8 different chapters and has new features such as Occident and Orient: where you build occidental and oriental settlements for your settlers, Housing levels: this feature allows you to build different levels of houses based on prosperity of your regime, Civilization class ratios: this helps you in developing inter-class support among your settlers, New goods: these include spices, bread, meat, candlesticks and more, Quests: these feature in the game at regular intervals, keeping the gameplay more interesting.
As you progress through the game you can accomplish many achievements. These are divided in 5 categories: diplomacy, setup, economic, military and general. Anno 1404 gives you plenty of options to experiment and complete objectives, making the game truly versatile.
The expansion pack for Anno 1404, Venice, adds in competitive and cooperative multiplayer. You can team up with friends online and build better and bigger cities. You can even challenge them to a skirmish and win big. The expansion pack also adds in 15 new scenarios and 2 new quest types. You can download patches and trailers for the game directly from the company website.