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Become a fellow of the famous medieval Hanse trading association in the 13th century. Manage the politics, prestige and economic success in your city and the known parts of Europe!
Release Date: Nov 18, 2010
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$4.99

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Includes 3 items: Darkstar One, Patrician III, The Great Art Race

About the Game

Become a fellow of the famous medieval Hanse trading association in the 13th century. Manage the politics, prestige and economic success in your city and the known parts of Europe!


System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB or higher
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9-compatible (Pixel/Vertexshader 1.1)
    • DirectX®: DirectX-compatible
    • Hard Drive: 6.5 GB free hard drive space
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
174 products in account
15 reviews
35.5 hrs on record
If you like business management types of games of the likes of the old Koei games such as Uncharted Waters/New Horizons, this game might be right up your alley. Action game fans... probably should look elsewhere.

Unlike Uncharted Waters, you control a whole company, safely ensconced in your corporate headquarters, while directing whole fleets of ships to run trade routes. Once you build up a set routine route, you can even just automate the route, so that the ship sails between up to around a dozen ports buying and selling the same things over and over for a profit.

The best aspect of the game, however, is how much of a subtle, but ever-growing impact you have on the world with your actions. The more you trade with a city, the more it prospers economically, the more its population rises, the more it has to trade, but the more it needs to trade to get products it doesn't manufacture, itself. Then, you can outright build a branch office in a city, build up your own personal industries, and outright control the whole city.

It's dirt cheap at sale prices, and if you have any interest in the genre at all, it's worth looking into before going into more pricey, more modern versions of the same game.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
236 products in account
1 review
132.6 hrs on record
Before buying this game you need to ask yourself what kind of gamer are you. If you're the kind who likes hours of tedious building and trading than this is a good game for you. If you like heart pumping action and need your games to excite and amaze you then this game is not for you. The beauty of Patrician 3 is in it's long term gameplay which has you slowly work your way from a humble trading shopkeeper to a master merchant. It does this through good AI, an excellent economic model, brilliant pacing, and diverse challenges. It's a game that know what it wants to do and does it better than most other economic simulation.
Posted: December 26th, 2013
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
4 reviews
5.0 hrs on record
Having been a huge fan of Patrician III, I decided to buy a digital copy for 1 €. The graphic is still decent, compared to other titles from the same period. The gameplay is good if you have patience, otherwise it could be a bit boring.
All in all I recommend it.
Posted: December 29th, 2013
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
1 review
19.9 hrs on record
Steep learning curve, but once you get past that, it's an immense joy to play. There's a wiki for this game, I suggest you have a look at it - or the game's manual before playing. Otherwise, it's extremely fun
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
1 review
2.7 hrs on record
Good game, loved to play it when i was little. Still love it.
Posted: January 7th, 2014
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