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In East India Company, players will enjoy building the World's most powerful trading empire & engaging in vigorous battles in both single player & multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic game environment.
Release Date: Jul 31, 2009
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Includes 4 items: East India Company, East India Company: Pirate Bay, East India Company: Privateer, East India Company: Battle of Trafalgar


"The graphics look amazing" - Avault

"Among all the games at E3 2009, only one stands apart as the single most promising PC strategy game that involves both naval trade and tactical tall-ships combat during the age of the infamous East India Company. That game: East India Company." - Gamespot

About the Game

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the World's most powerful trading empire & engaging in vigorous battles in both single player & multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic game environment.

Players will fight, manage, and rule nations from Europe to the Far East with eight nationalities to chose from: British, Dutch, French, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, and the Holy Roman Empire. Starting modestly, you will build your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep the rivaling nations at bay. Choose from a wide array of ship classes, including a variety of transport and military vessels. Create diverse fleets and assign each of them specific trading routes. Control and upgrade well situated ports as you form your strategy for domination.

Conflicts and wars are inevitable. When hostile fleets engage each other, the spectacular naval battles are fought from a real-time tactical level. Devastating broadsides are fired with a deafening roar and cannon balls tear through enemy ships and their crew. For greater tactical depth, command your ship and give independent orders to each of your fleets. Fight against the other European powers to create a trading empire that will rule above all others in this groundbreaking strategy war game!


  • Spectacular cinematic & epic naval battles
  • 2 Command Modes: Give orders to all your ships in RTS or take the helm of a single ship in Direct Command-mode.
  • Unique combination of war & trading
  • State of the art diplomacy AI
  • 8 playable nations: England, France, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Spain & the Holy Roman Empire
  • Over 10 realistic ship types; from small sloops and cutters to East Indiaman and warships
  • Realistic yet fast-paced naval combat
  • Hire fleet commanders who will gain new skills & increase the abilities of your fleets
  • Take over ports & protect your shipping routes to create largest trading empire

Multiplayer (Internet or LAN):

  • Up to 8 simultaneous players
  • Player statistics tracked on the EIC game server
  • Several game modes with single & team approach
  • Raise your ranking by thwarting your opponents
  • Head-to-Head missions are a true test of strategic skill


  • Use Military might to build your trading empire
  • Command ships & fleets independently
  • Wage war on the vast open sea
  • Sink your rivals' ship or board them to take control


  • Hire fleet commanders to boost your fleet's abilities
  • User commander skills to give you an edge in battles
  • Upgrade your ports with new buildings
  • Buy & Sell goods
  • Establish profitable trading routes
  • Open diplomatic relations or declare War
  • Negotiate tense political situation


  • Lead the most powerful company in history
  • Take over colonies & expand your empire
  • Use well modeled diplomacy to exert your power
  • Conquer strategic ports
  • Accomplish missions ordered by your company or the Crown

System Requirements


    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: approx. 6 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card


    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: approx. 6 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
115 products in account
1 review
75.1 hrs on record
I love this game however Steam does not have the latest version that contains a lot of bug fixes. The update is available on the games website but does not work with the steam version so if you still want this game buy it else where. It isn't unplayable in it current state it does however have a tendency to crash during the sea battles.
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
181 products in account
2 reviews
11.4 hrs on record
I really do love this game, the way you have to budget your money and buy more ships to trade more goods over time to make more money and eventually conquer India. The Politics between Companies is interesting along with dealing with pirates. Pirate hunting can be costly but the rewards are great, and be careful what you do as far as conquering India, because monopolizing one recourse can cause other companies to join forces against you. The ship to ship combat is fun, with the abilities experienced Admirals gain over time and the different kinds of ships. I like how buying Marines actually helps in combat is they fire muskets at other ships and are extremely useful during a boarding. A gem of a game for anyone who likes RTS Naval combat, and the direct control you can take of a single ship is very interesting and well done as well. All and all, a great game that for the $10 Dollars is well worth it. Although, I do advise paying the $15 dollars to get it with all the DLC as well. The pirate DLC is a blast, and Privateering as very mission based which is interesting as well, and the battle of the Trafalgar is a great challenge for all who think themselves up to it. It does have some issues as it is a bit old, but downloading some older software for drivers fixes this in under 10 minutes, and is worth the trouble, but is a drawback, for that I give this game a 7.5 - 8/10. Fantastic.
Posted: February 9th, 2014
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35 of 53 people (66%) found this review helpful
94 products in account
1 review
5.1 hrs on record
This game is quite buggy. Ever so often you are offered a mission to earn some "pounds" by way of missions. They spawn randomly and you can either decline them, as I would recommend, or accept them. If you accept the mission, you are given a short time frame. Far too short. Some missions didn't state a time frame, but failed me as I was trying to prepare for the mission.

The missions do not take in account that you are probably doing other things with your boats. I had a boat that just bought some goods from India and was on it's way back to the port. The mission was for me to buy a large amount of goods that could be found in Africa, so I accepted. The mission gave me one year to do this mission. By the time my boat had arrived back in port to unload the goods from India my mission had failed.

I couldn't unload the items from India to any location because I would have lost money. It's very limiting.

The game requires you to have your boat stop at ports, but allows ports to be taken over. This prevents you from using the ports to move your ships, less they take damage.

I find it weird that everyone uses, "Pounds" as currency. I played as the Holy Roman Empire and I doubt they used the British pound, although I could be mistaken. This seems like a mis chance of having a bit more complex system of currency.

The game is rather easy. When buying goods at home, you can nearly always sell them for a decent price in Africa, or a outstanding price in India. The opposite is true. In Africa most of the goods can be sold for a decent price in home port. India's goods are sold at extreme profits in home port. The game even tells you how much you would profit if you bought a good outside of home port and sold it back to home port.

This causes the game to be just, Buy stuff at home port, and sell them in India, allowing you to buy items in India and selling them at home port. Back and forth, ever so slowly. The game plays so slow. It gives you five times speeds. 0.5 Watching grass grow. 1 Lord of the Rings trilogy marathon. 2 A trip to the amusement park. 3 The time it took you to walk to the mall. And number 4 Why isn't this speed the first number?

The battles are worse. The ships move so slowly as well. I had been heading towards a small island desperately holding the d key to turn the ship. Instead it slowly turned enough to still ram into the island, which caused damage to the ship and it sunk. Let's just say I wouldn't want to captain these ships.

I understand that ships are realistically slow, but I am playing a video game. I want it to be exciting. A bit daring. I don't want to be slowly firing my slow recharge cannons, notice that I am headed towards danger and spend a good minute trying to turn the boat without success.

I just want to have fun.

With a repetitive game play, and just an over all slow clucky feel. I would not recommend this game.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
85 products in account
22 reviews
20.5 hrs on record
If you like strategy games and sailing this is the game for you. Features fun aracade style ship battles. Its alot more than a birds eye view game. Battling reminds me of Assasins Creed Black Flag. Also features fun trading system.
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
60 products in account
7 reviews
16.6 hrs on record
I am having a lot of fun with this game. If you enjoy strategy and some challenge it is a great game. A few small issues with sound which isn't a big deal, the tutorial/voice isn't very loud and you have to adjust the volume a bit. Other than that I highly recommend this game for it's price. Bought it on sale and even if I paid the $9.99 I would feel it was worth it. The ship battles are fun and you can grow your fleet by capturing other vessels or sell the cargo if any and the ships you capture if you choose. A little bit of getting used to the user interface, but with the option to play with tips on or off is a big help. Really good game.
Posted: April 9th, 2014
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