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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
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 products in account
1 review
761.4 hrs on record
No eye candy, this game is about playability. Simply brilliant. Calls for lots of tweaking and micro management, but not in a way a becomes tedious to do so. Just enough to give you the feeling you are doing exactly what is needed. Various levels of play make the game challenging for all levels. I think I will still be playing this in 30 years from now (when no decent successor surfaces). The best of the series, better than earlier AND later versions of Patrician. The best trading game out there to date.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
116 products in account
1 review
15.6 hrs on record
Good old german business simulators! What'd we do without them?

This is rather an old game, but it still holds up well nowadays. It's a calm, quiet little game that I greatly enjoy for when I need to relax. The worst table punching moments are having ships attacked by pirates, and you can avoid doing battles manually as you desire.

Highly recommended, especially at the price nowadays.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
25 products in account
2 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Let the nostalgia kick in :')
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
672 products in account
378 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
For those who are already fans of the series, you’ll find more of the same thing that you loved in Patrician II; the biggest addition probably being the online multiplayer component, but Patrician III is structured in such a way that it is very accessible to newcomers as well, so come one, come all.You will find yourself wanting to come back and try different tactics for your rise to fame. There is also enough to learn that you will have an almost constant discovery of new ways to make it to the top. I should mention here that the average gamer will find this game somewhat overwhelming.
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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8 of 18 people (44%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
1 review
5.1 hrs on record
This game is unrunnable on Steam. Apparently this isn't even a new issue, but Steam still sells the game anyway. I've hunted online for over three hours now and every "fix" I found did nothing. At least GoG tried to put out a patch for the game even though that didn't work for me either though the GoG patch did work for others. It's a pretty sad day when you need a patch from your competition to make the games you sell on your own site work. I am disappoint, Steam. Very disappoint.
Posted: March 15th, 2014
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49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
193 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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