The Legendary Struggle For Catan Continues! Play the board game classic and its expansions ”Seafarers” and ”Cities & Knights” and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios. Found settlements, build roads and prove your trading skills to become Lord of Catan.
User reviews: Mixed (100 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 14, 2013
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The Legendary Struggle For Catan Continues!

Play the board game classic and its expansions ”Seafarers” and ”Cities & Knights” and create your own empire on Catan including individual maps and scenarios.

Found settlements, build roads and prove your trading skills to become Lord of Catan. With the right strategy and a bit of luck, you’ll defeat worthy competitors, such as the combative knight Sean, the shifty pirate Jean, or the cunning merchant Nassir.

Let the new, detailed graphics take you to an utterly realistic Catan, or choose the classic mode for a genuine board game feeling. Let your imagination run free and create your own Catan world including new scenarios and maps.

Find out if you really are a secret colonist; confront your rivals and become Lord of Catan!

  • Original "Settlers of Catan" rule set
  • Expansions "Seafarers" and "Cities & Knights"
  • Editor: Create own maps and scenarios and share them with players around the world
  • Two different graphic sets: realistic 3-D graphics or genuine board game mode
  • Two special scenarios: "Enchanted Island" and "Great Canal"
  • Ten smart computer opponents with individual tactics plus local hot-seat multiplayer mode
  • Numerous achievements and local game statistics
  • Tutorial and Catan Almanac
  • Developed in collaboration with Catan designer Klaus Teuber

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP (SP3), Vista, Win7, Win8
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD K7; 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6-Series or ATI Radeon X1000; 256 MB or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win7
    • Processor: 2,4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 200 Series, Radeon HD 4000 Series with 256MB Ram or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Huge fan of Catan, so I thought I'd take a chance on this. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed.

Pros:
Visually it looks good, or at least enough for a board game based on Catan.

It handles all the rules for you so you don't have to stop the game and engage in debates. Not that you would with this version anyway (more on that later), and it includes all the scenarios and a map editor (though I haven't tried that yet).

Cons:
Controls are lacking. The map can be squirrelly to navigate. If you're using a touch-screen it's nigh-impossible. When using my Windows 8 touchscreen laptop I kept flying off into some unknown corner of the map and tapping on buttons would cause other buttons to active. The interface isn't very intuitive and it doesn't have pop-up text to help with identification.

Buggy. As others have pointed out, it's buggy and prone to crashing.

No multiplayer. This is probably the biggest negative. It's on Steam. Why not let you play with other players who own the game? I'm guessing they don't want competition to their own multiplayer subscription site, but then why even bother with this version in the first place?

Graphics options. While the graphics look decent, the lack of resolution options is very disappointing.

TL;DR: The game isn't worth the asking price. I picked it up on sale and don't completely regret it simply because I still fire it up every now and then just get a Catan fix when I can't round up a couple more players for the board game, but otherwise this one just sits in my library collecting virtual dust. The biggest disappointment is how close they are. If they fixed the bugs, tweaked the interface, and added multiplayer through Steam, it would instantly be a classic.
Posted: October 21
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,984.1 hrs on record
I have played over 3000 games of this and maybe 20 of them crashed. It is well worth those few games to crash to have such a wonderful version of Catan with such great graphics. And besides they only crash after I've played over 10 games. So I've learned to save the game every once in awhile.
Posted: October 4
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15.0 hrs on record
Very buggy. Don't bother trying to play 2player pass and play. It will crash before you are done.
Posted: September 25
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78.1 hrs on record
Fun game but suffers from entirely too many bugs and unexpected crashes. The transitions between boards are annoying, thankfully, there's a button to bypass the canned animation. The game is incredibly fun - I'd rate enjoyment a 9 out of 10 - however, the "cheat mechanics" can become very annoyning. These seem to kick in when you've sprinted out to a big lead; your opponents gang up on you and there's an unusual amount of 7's rolled (to steal your resources). All in all, worth the purchase but be prepared for bugs and crashes galore.
Posted: October 4
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29.0 hrs on record
its a good game and i would recommend it to others....IF IT WORKED!!! you will be playing a game and about 10 mins in it will just crash. you can keep saving it but it is very time consuming and then when it crashes you have to reload the game. I bought the game quite a while ago, stopped playing for a couple of months to give them a chance to fix it, and it is still broken....
Posted: October 4
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
HORRIBLE: I love Catan. Probably one of my favorite board games, however, this adaptation of Catan is HORRIBLE! If you love Catan and want to play a digital copy, play it on Xbox Arcade. It alot easier to manuever throughout the game, has speed control, and allows for multiplayer across the internet. This piece of crap only allows multiplayer on the same computer. I never write reviews, so this just goes to show how much this game is worthless. If I could get a refund from any game, this would be it! As well, this game is buggy and crashes alot!
Posted: June 16
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Catan is very fun, but this is a terrible release (As of May 12 2014). My PC blows the hardware requirements out of the water with a fresh image of windows 8.1 x64 and the game crashes randomly.

Whats worse, is starting a new game will let you play the longest, usually around 30 - 45 mins before a crash. Subsequent crashes (after reloading the game to your last save) are usually within 5 - 15 minutes. I have even tried to muddle through (since I am a serious Catan fan) and keep saving every few turns, but the game ALWAYS crashes and i'm just done.

I cant believe I had to pay money for this.

Running in any compatibility mode does not help either and even after several updates, it continues to happen. I do not recommend the Steam version of this game.
Posted: May 12
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Constantly crashing. I bought this game when it first came out and decided to try again today hoping the bugs were fixed, but nope. Still crashes roughly every 20-30 minutes in game making the campaign nearly unplayable. If they can't fix the bugs, they could at least give some sort of auto-save so I'm not constantly losing progress in the game.
Posted: August 14
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
It says that it has "online scenarios" but this is a complete lie. When you select online scenarios it opens a website, in ♥♥♥♥ing German, of course, and if you translate it all that you get is stupid maps. The scum making this game are scamming everyone, there is NOT multiplayer, the AI cheats, the dice are not at all random... wish I could get my money back from these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
Posted: July 19
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
I played this first as a board game with other people in real life. I hoped that in purchasing this game I could continue the fun (alone, as they wouldn't be here, just me) and improve my skill. Unfortunately, the computer version of this game is much more confusing than I feel is necessary and have noticed that other Steam players have mentioned problems that seem common to anyone playing. I'm not sure how the problems could be corrected, there isn't a tutorial, nor a manual or guide as far as I'm aware. "Catan" is a fun and interesting game in itself. But the problem is its implementation in a computer game format.
Posted: May 8
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
75.0 hrs on record
When this game was first available on Steam, it worked well but had some minor issues. In the last few months there have been some updates and those updates have made the game extremly frustrating to play. The game will crash on a regular basis, graphics will suddenly stop woking and most recently, upon winning a game of catan the program will crash.

I would highly recommend that catan lovers look elsewhere for the time being. Eventually I hope the developers will fix these bugs and add some multiplayer.
Posted: May 9
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
This was ultimately a bit of a let down. While it has cities and seafarers, it lacks the 5-6 player expansions that really make the game shine as a party game. 4 player is just not big enough to properly play the game.
Posted: June 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Have only played this edition for a few hours but from what I can tell it's a pretty good representation of the board game. The only problem is that there is no way to make the animations faster (at least not that I've found!), which slows the game down quite a bit.
Posted: June 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
doesn't have online play. Can't do pass and play because you can't easily look at your cards when it's not your turn. Interface is clumsy almost impossible to use. Lots of symbols with no explanation of what they are (and i've been playing this game for decades)..and it crashed the first time we played it in turn 3. I want my money back!
Posted: May 30
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0.4 hrs on record
Aside from the fact that this game has no Multiplayer, which defeats half the point of purchasing this game, the overall feel of the game feels rather cheap and clunky. The 3D models feel really rushed and poorly designed. It is very reminiscent of mid-90's bargain bin gaming. It’s just...bad.

I put in a request for a refund through Steam some months back and was told that I was basically out of luck. I suppose it's my own fault for blindly trusting a brand name instead of researching a product beforehand. I will make a point to never buy another game made or published by USM ever again. Buyer beware.
Posted: July 19
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30.9 hrs on record
I really enjoy this game other than the fact that it constantly crashes...
Posted: July 28
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1.5 hrs on record
Since the first time I played, I have always loved Catan. The steam version is a great way to play with distant friends and on your own.
Posted: May 24
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2.0 hrs on record
This is the classic board game, but better! If you can't get enough Catan... but with extras... then this is the right game for you!
Posted: May 26
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30.3 hrs on record
Crashes constantly. Great looking game - just can't finish a game. If the crashing were fixed, I'd fully recommend the game. In its current form, I cannot recommend it.

It appears to be the same game as Cities and Knights released for PC a few years ago (since abandoned and replaced by this one) but with better graphics and a slightly better user interface. At least Cities and Knights worked.
Posted: August 4
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0.2 hrs on record
I really wanna like this game. I really do. The lack of multiplayer absolutly KILLS this game. Developer should be ashamed they turned Catan into nothing but a money grab here on Steam. Developer claim they cannot include multiplayer do to lic. issues. BULL ♥♥♥♥! I hardly believe they would let you call it Catan: Creator's Edition and NOT allow multiplayer. Xbox has it and you can play this for FREE WITH MULTIPLAYER online.

I cannot and will not recommend this game. In fact I highly encourage you NOT to buy this.
Posted: July 30
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