A unique and award-winning combination of construction, economy, discovery, diplomacy, and combat. Create your own nation with a unique blend of simulation and real-time strategy as you journey across the globe to explore, trade, and learn technologies to expand your empire and to make your own history. Meet the Orient!
User reviews: Very Positive (95 reviews) - 89% of the 95 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 23, 2009

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A unique and award-winning combination of construction, economy, discovery, diplomacy, and combat.
Create your own nation with a unique blend of simulation and real-time strategy as you journey across the globe to explore, trade, and learn technologies to expand your empire and to make your own history.
  • Meet the Orient! Build your own settlement and get to know the culture and technologies of the Orient.
  • Create huge metropolises! Build a unique seaside with the harbor system and shape the character of your new city with alleyways, city walls, and castles.
  • Personalize the way you play! Configure the interface to fit your own personal needs. Create your own adventures in the Dawn of Discovery world with powerful tools and share them with the community.
  • A strategy game for beginners and pros! An intuitive interface for beginners with many options for advanced players. A thrilling campaign that carries beginners into the world of Dawn of Discovery. A motivating sandbox mode that can be modified by players to any degree. Special titles, talents, medals, and other rewards that are collected in the captain's log.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP (SP3), Windows Vista® (only)
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3GHz or comparable (dual core recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB (3 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: DirectX®9-compatible graphics adapter with 128 MB RAM (DirectX®10 with 512 MB recommended)
    • DirectX®: DirectX®9/10
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX®9-compatible
    • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compliant mouse, keyboard, gamepad, headset
    * Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
    • ATI® Radeon® 9600–9800 / X300–850 / X1050–1950 / HD2400-2900 / HD3400–3870 / HD4300–4890
    • NVIDIA GeForce® 6100–6800 / 7100–7950 / 8200–8800 / 9200–9800 / 120–140 / 250–295
    • Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com.
    NVIDIA® nForce™ or other motherboards/soundcards containing the Dolby® Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio.
Helpful customer reviews
44 of 54 people (81%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Spent six hours building up an economy to the point where my islands can all sustain themselves inter-dependently, then got pulled into war and destroyed because I didn't invest in the military. Or walls.
10/10,
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Anno 1404 aka Dawn of Discovery is an excellent city manegement and building game. First even though the game is relatively old (2010) the graphics are still beautiful but even more than that, what truly shines in this game is the attention to detail. Watching your workers roll barrels, or some peasants celebrating at a tavern or even the performers at the juggler's camp is highly entertaining. The gameplay is extremely satisfying with excellent depths however it's simple enough and the campaign does a good job of introducing the gameplay elements. The storyline is meh, but the campaign is still enjoyable with varied scenarios and objectives like all good strategy games. The scenarios will also add decent amount of gameplay hours after the main campaign is clocked and the continous mode will further still add more gameplay hours.

If you do buy this game and enjoy it then the Venice addon is higly recommended as it essentially add more content is an already excellent game.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
The best game in ANNO series. Trust me i am a certified expert.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Story line is a bit bland and actually kind of drags on but the game play itself is fun! Good game.
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87 of 93 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
229.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
One of the best games I've ever played. If you can find a copy buy it. You will lose hours of your life playing this game. No longer sold on the steam store, maybe someday it will be back.
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