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Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue. Renowned as the linchpin of civilization and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2013
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“Players who engage in get a wonderful and in depth game that will occupy you for months. Ranking up, making money from trade, the detailed 3D-graphics – all that simply motivates to play on.”
83% – PC Games

“If you’ve never tried Port Royale or Patrician, but are looking to explore a truly engaging “period piece” that will provide hours of entertainment, take Rise of Venice for a spin.”
94 – GamingTrend

“Rise of Venice is a bit like a new flavor of Ben & Jerry’s. It is new, exciting and heartwarmingly familiar to anyone who has tasted the other flavors before.”
83 – Hooked Gamers

About the Game

Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue. Renowned as the linchpin of civilization and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea. It was also the stage for political corruptions and clandestine dealings.

This is where your story begins. As a young man striving for success, power and wealth and with the support of your family, you begin to build up a trading empire across Genua, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria and Constantinople in addition to many other significant cities from the Renaissance. As you progress through the ranks of Venetian society, increasing your power with smart trading moves and calling in the occasional favour you can begin to assemble your own fleet. With this you will start to build up new production facilities, test yourself in challenging sea battles where you will face off against pirates as well as political enemies to finally become the Doge of Venice.

Key Features:


  • Experience a compelling story full of intrigue and treason in Venice at the time of the Renaissance
  • Trade a variety of goods in the most important cities of the time such as Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople or Athens.
  • With your own family tree you can interact with your family members, send them on missions and watch how the power of your family grows over time.
  • Meet other important families who are pulling the strings in Venice’s government and influence political decisions yourself.
  • Build your own production facilities and trading fleets
  • Take fate into your own hands and test your skills in furious sea battles
  • Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players via LAN and Internet

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo-Prozessor or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible, 512MB
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
9 reviews
18.4 hrs on record
I regret buying this, I had fun the first few hours, but there's not much more beyond the start. Buy things, sell things, fast forward. You never play on normal speed, and a game like that isn't worth much usually
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
360 products in account
10 reviews
13.3 hrs on record
Starts off well, but other than the absolute basics nothing is explained and the UI is confusing. There is pretty much no purpose to the "detailed 3D-graphics" since they convey no information and in fact only distract from trying to click the right thing of view production details. Even if you get past all that and try to get into the game, it's incredibly shallow. I played for several hours and eventually was just completely bored. There's just not enough here.
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
262 products in account
1 review
14.1 hrs on record
Similar to Patrician IV and Port Royale 3, though this one looks better and trading process is a little bit more interesting. Doubt there is a such a thing as an expedition to other seas (continents) and this make me sad.
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
5 products in account
1 review
2.1 hrs on record
Havent been able to play this game much as it hacks and are randomly slow and sometimes to the Extreme. Not shure why, maybe because of online problems. But from what i have played, this game have no complexity or Depths, but is a game i can play for a few hours and then get bored for and forgett all about. Basic Graphics, basic gameplay and gameinstruction who makes me think this game was menth for children (Or maybe they think we are dumb). The game has a Limited map With few cities to trade from. Not that it matters how many citites there are, as they all look the same and you just dont need going far to make decent trades. However i cant seem to be much inspired to earn a hugh mass of wealth.
Why do i start the game With a steamship??? Around 350 years to early for that, isnt it?
Posted: May 14th, 2014
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
153 products in account
26 reviews
15.6 hrs on record
i like this game alot but need alittle more action
Posted: February 10th, 2014
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139 of 161 people (86%) found this review helpful
556 products in account
6 reviews
10.6 hrs on record
Don't even bother if you have Patrician and/or Port Royale. Yes graphics are better than those but that doesn't matter when you are not even looking. This is a "trade simulation", not an rts, fps or something like that which requires any graphics after all. A few cities (excluding dlc, because i don't have it), a few items to trade the game becomes nothing of a challenge after 3 hours or so.

Price is damn too high also. I pre-ordered it for 40$ which i can easily say that it was the worst gaming decision i have ever made in my 18-19+ years of gaming. Maximum amount i would pay to this game after knowing what it really is is about 10$ and it is a "maybe".

BUT if you don't have Patrician or Port Royale (Patrician 4 was better for trade i think) and have the money or this game is on sale, go for it. It is quite okay. But don't expect you will play it 2-3 hours a day for months or you will go back to it after 3-4 months. You play it for a few days, a few hours a day and game manages to bore the ♥♥♥♥ out of you.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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