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Release Date: Nov 30, 1999
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Includes 2 items: Dawn of Discovery™, Dawn of Discovery™: Venice

 

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Dawn of Discovery™ Venice is the add-on for Dawn of Discovery, the acclaimed real-time strategy and simulation game released earlier this year. Dawn of Discovery Venice will combine the signature gameplay mechanics of Dawn of Discovery and the richness of the Venetian culture. In addition, gamers will now be able to play Dawn of Discovery with their friends thanks to the new online multiplayer mode.
  • New Venetian Setting: The rich Dawn of Discovery environment is complemented with a new Venetian setting offering new possibilities of interaction. Build two new Venetian ship types: the small and big tradesman cog. Develop secret cabinets, infiltrate your enemies and sabotage their expansion. Take control over enemy cities thanks to your influence in the cities’ council board.
  • Multiplayer: Multiplayer-Mode for up to 4 players or Coop-Mode for up to 8 players.
  • New Challenges and Quests: Up to 60 new items and 300 new quests with two new mission types: trading race and ship boarding. Discover and exploit a new type of island, the Volcano island. New scenarios to face new challenges with new achievements, medals and quests.
 

About Dawn of Discovery:

Experience the award-winning combination of city building, commerce, discovery, diplomacy and combat. Create your own nation with a unique blend of simulation and real-time strategy. Journey across the globe to explore, trade and learn technologies to expand your empire and to make your own history. With its extensive and immersive campaign, Dawn of Discovery guarantees never-ending gaming fun for novices and experts alike.
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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (with SP3) / Vista (with SP1) / 7 (only)
    • Processor: 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better recommended)
    • Memory: 1GB (Windows XP) / 2GB (Windows Vista, Windows7) (4GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant, Shader 2.0-enabled video card (512 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
    • DirectX®:
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Supported Peripherals: Windows-compliant keyboard and mouse
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection with 64Kbps upstream or faster
    Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

    ATI® Radeon 9600 - 9800 / X300 - X850 / X1050 – X1950 / HD 2400 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series

    NVidia® GeForce 6200 / 7 / 8 / GTX 250 – GTX 295 series

    Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported.
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
This game has recently became available on Steam again... So I bought it right off the bat.

Otherwise, I had the differently named, but exactly the same game: Anno 1404 and Venice.

Let me tell you, I have put probably put as much time into this game as Anno 2070 on my profile--over 300 hours. Anno 1404 (which is what I'll call it) is a fantastic game and I slightly prefer it over Anno 2070. Anno 1404 is simply beautiful and you get drawn into it easily. You get to craft your empire and your production chains and keep people happy. Getting to the point of building the Imperial Cathedral is fantastic as well. It is a beautiful crowing achievement for the time you spent in the game. The screenshots you can take of the world and what you build are simply beautiful as well.

Playing it with a few friends is fun too. However, Anno 2070 is better for that in the end. Though make no mistake, they are very similar games... just set in a different time period. Anno 2070 will have a few more challenges, and funner enemies to square off against (Keto and Strindburg). Though, Anno 1404 has much larger maps, which is what 2070 needs. After a while, 2070 feels quite small when you get fast ships and air vehicles.

Regardless, having both Anno 1404 and 2070 in your library, if you love these type of games, is simply great as they are great games! We can only hope Ubisoft and BlueByte make the next Anno game just as great!

I fully endorse this game to anyone who likes games of this genre!
Posted: June 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.7 hrs on record
One of the best Anno games ever hours and hours of fun
Posted: July 28
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.3 hrs on record
Eventhough the game was developed in 2009. It looks great for its age! I've been playing it for 2 days now and I already have 35 hours on it. Go Figure!! Needless to say this game is not for all audience, its a very slow but rewarding game. There is a lot of content but I will not exploit that for anybody, go find them out yourself and be amazed on how much you can actually do in this game.

The Multiplayer aspect added with the Venice DLC is exceptional. First off, it DOES NOT REQUIRE a UPLAY LAUNCHER. The games that you play are saved online if you have an online profile selected. COOP allows players to manage a single faction together. Players playing as separated factions and playing COOP by forming an alliance is also an option. There are a bunch of regulars online but I have not really explored that much, mostly playing with people that I know.

The Modability, the games does have a few mods out there. I have yet to try them. I will try to exhaust myself out of the vanilla game first and then maybe install those MODS that adds items and such in the game sometime in the future. Considering there are a lot of game contents that I can unlock a wide range of content from ornamental in-game structures to customizing my profile. There requirements to unlock these items is what I would describe as a slow but rewarding process. I'd say it will take me a while before even considering installing the IAAM 1404 Mod.

Just an FYI if your just starting out. Play the Campaign for a quick tutorial by launching just Dawn of Discovery. There are a lot of different videos out there on how to build an effecient settlement/city. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. This is a city building game people. Be creative, explore and have fun. Develop your own style of playing. I also recommend disabling some of the natural disasters while you are just starting out to avoid begginer's frustration.

Play your music, start your game. Continious Game Mode. You'll be in for a treat.

I highly recommend this game.
Posted: June 25
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
39.3 hrs on record
This game is seriously addicting! Unfortunately, it keeps crashing at random times and I keep getting a message where it says it cannot save because the memory is full. Even though I have only 1 save file and my laptop is up to date. I've never had this problem with any of my other games. Please help!!! I cannot enjoy the game when it keeps crashing and I have to redo everything!!! Until this problem is fixed I have to say I do not recommend this game!
Posted: June 17
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3.0 hrs on record
This is an amazing city builder/empire management game. 10/10 definitely much better than the newer addition to the series Anno 2070.
Posted: April 25
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
137.2 hrs on record
Anno 1404 by any other name. A relaxing city-building game with beautiful music and fun gameplay. Too bad you can't buy it on Steam anymore!
Posted: November 30, 2013
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