In Settlers: Rise of an Empire Gold Edition, the player creates their own empire of bustling cities in a captivating medieval world. However, threats are always looming so you must be prepared to defend your mighty kingdom. Powered by RenderWare, everything is visible, highly detailed, and real.
User reviews: Mixed (73 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 18, 2008
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Includes 2 items: The Settlers®: Heritage of Kings, The Settlers®: Rise Of An Empire Gold Edition

 

About This Game

In Settlers: Rise of an Empire Gold Edition, the player creates their own empire of bustling cities in a captivating medieval world. However, threats are always looming so you must be prepared to defend your mighty kingdom.
Powered by RenderWare, everything is visible, highly detailed, and real. Each character has his own life, which can always be observed by the player. The game offers you a deep but always comprehensible economy system with various recourses and goods which are produced and gathered by the different professions. The ultimate goal of the game is to expand your empire to become a legendary King.
Bring out the best in every Settler, build up a prosperous economy, fulfill every need of your citizens, and protect your people from any danger!
Includes the Eastern Realm Expansion pack!
  • Create big, bustling medieval cities: Plot your expansion, manage your resources wisely, and provide for your people. Settlers: Rise of an Empire offers an easy to pick-up gameplay that allows everybody from newbies to strategy experts to enjoy the game.
  • Protect your citizens and your empire: Build up armies, vehicles, and walls to protect your empire. Everything depends on your economy: Is your empire wealthy enough to supply a powerful defense force?
  • Exciting multiplayer experience: Work together with one friend and play against another team: Will your division of labor be efficient enough to beat your opponent?
  • A full living, detailed atmosphere: The RenderWare engine creates an extremely detailed universe with numerous plants, animals and other details which will attract the player.
  • Four climatic zones: The four climatic zones and the four seasons have full impact on recourse management and gameplay.
  • Natural interaction of Settlers: All Settlers have their own daily life and they interact naturally with each other.
  • The Settlers series has already sold over 6 Million units worldwide!

Eastern Realm Expansion Pack Features
  • Exciting new landscapes: New 8 map campaign based on the Indian environment offers a beautiful and detailed world.
  • Enhanced challenges: New “Monsoon Rain” season allows players to test their skill as they survive in harsh weather conditions.
  • Immersive gameplay: Automated monthly transactions and new well system now allow the player to have more control than ever over his empire.
  • New Characters: Geologists assist the player in order to create a thriving empire.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (3.0 GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 3400+ recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB required for Vista)
    • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant, Shader 1.3-enabled video card (256 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9 or higher (included)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB free
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9-compliant sound card
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection with 128 kbps Kbps upstream or faster.
    *Supported Video Cards:
    NVIDIA GeForce 4Ti / FX / 6 / 7 / 8 families (Geforece 4MX NOT supported)
    ATI Radeon 9500-9800 / X / HD families
    Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported.
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
The game is very good the graphics maybe outdated but
its still fun the only thing this city builder realy misses is houses
I do have to warn you for one thing else if you have windows 8 the game may say youre graphic card is too low but i have found the solution.

1. Go to NVIDIA Control Panel
2. 3D Settings -> Manage 3D Settings
3. Select Program Settings and find Settler 6
4. In the drop-down choose High Performance NVIDIA processor
5. Apply the changes
6. Play the game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
It's good, but it's not quite "The Settlers: Heritage of Kings".

While I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a good stratagy based game, I would probably point them to Heritage of Kings first. For replayability, I got to the final level and beat the game and enjoyed the time i played up to the point that I beat the game. After that the very thought of going on the play the expansion pack was enough to drive me away from the game.

Purely based on the fact that the game is good... But it's not THAT good that I would want to go back to it after completing the initial game.
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131 of 151 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
105.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
The bakers are on strike due to a food shortage.

(A really good city building game.)
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
129.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2013
Great game, lots of maps, freedom to explore/ personalise. I prefer the custom games to the tutorial/ missions. Multiplayer can be a bit choppy. Overall, I would recommend.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
62.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2011
I think this is the best Settlers of the series. I have played settlers 7 and am not sure on the changes. This one is just great.

Shame there are no Steam achievements
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