In Anno 2205™, you join humankind‘s next step into the future with the promise to build a better tomorrow. You conquer Earth, establishing rich, bustling cities and grand industrial complexes, but to secure the prosperity of your people, you must travel into space.
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2015

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October 24

Patchnotes (25.10.2016)

  • Fixed a rare crash on Orbit caused by feedback units not finding their way back home.
  • Fixed a random crash issue related to ingame popups.
  • Fixed a minor text issue that occurred when a mission for John Rafferty was unsuccessful.

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October 14

Update about the Frontier DLC & Season Pass

Today we want to share a quick update for Season Pass owners who bought the Frontiers DLC before it became part of the Season Pass on Tuesday.

Details next week
The team has been organizing solutions for each impacted player in every country all along the week. An update with more details will be provided next week. Like mentioned earlier, you will receive an E-Mail from Ubisoft that contains a detailed description for your personal compensation.

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Gold Edition

The Anno 2205™ Gold Edition includes:
- the Full Game
- the Season Pass
- the Digital Artbook
- the Digital original soundtrack.

It is designed for any fans and newcomers who want the most complete game experience on Anno 2205™.

About This Game

Anno 2205™ – the beloved city builder takes off into space!

In Anno 2205™, you join humankind‘s next step into the future with the promise to build a better tomorrow. You conquer Earth, establishing rich, bustling cities and grand industrial complexes, but to secure the prosperity of your people, you must travel into space.

A scientific breakthrough in fusion energy promises to revolutionise all aspects of society. The necessary isotope, helium-3, can only be found in harvestable quantities on the Moon. Venture into space and settle on the Moon in the thrilling race for resource and power.

Anno’s masterful economic gameplay is back and taking strategic city-building simulation to new heights, launching into space!

Anno 2205™, the sixth title in the award-winning city-building franchise, expands into space. Colonise continents on Earth, establish bases on the Moon, and mine the Moon’s resources to transform your cities into thriving metropolises.

Thousands of hours of accessible and challenging gameplay let you go beyond the story and ultimately grow monumental cities with thousands of buildings. You control your growing corporation simultaneously on multiple locations on Earth and the Moon. Gameplay brings a revolutionary session mode that lets you play on multiple islands, instantaneously connecting different regions. Anno 2205™ is the biggest in the series, offering unlimited replay value on islands five times bigger than in previous games.

The new game engine offers a true sense of grandeur and brings an unprecedented level of detail and immersion. Your city comes to life with flying cars and more than a million thriving citizens alongside churning factories, grinding mines, and amazing wildlife, all completely animated and driven by your actions.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10(64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX460 or AMD Radeon HD5870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0)
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64 bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX 4100 @ 3.6
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 or better (2048MB VRAM or more, with Shader Model 5.0)
    • Storage: 35 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
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46 of 72 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Anno 1404 (Dawn of Discovery) remains the better game. Resource management between colonies is too simplistic. Trade routes have been eliminated. Then, they expect you to pay another $45 for DLC, when content in the base game was sparse to begin with?

I hope this company can turn it around.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
71.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Well, not an easy task to review this one, as it is a "special" kind of game.

-If i had to compare it to other city builders, such as cities XL or cities skylines, i could nt really do it, as it is clearly a poorer version of those, with incredibly basic features, pretty much a drug rehab methadone filled accessible city builder.
But some will point out that it's not a city builder by nature, and as such, should nt have the ambition to compete in that market.
Fair enough.
-If i had to rate it on it's military section, which is unavoidable since it's basically our only source of special materials, i'd ♥♥♥♥ on it and have more quality fun by throwing it on flying birds and trying to make lunch out of it.
But again, some will point out that it is nt a STR and should nt be judged with the same criterias you use for one (even tho i have nt found a game with such a horrible gameplay and units microgestion since the 90's).
-If i had to rate it for it's Multipl...can't finish that word without laughing so hard i'd choke on my creatine.

So there we are, i guess you get my point, this is some kind of Jack of [Nope] Master of none [Definitely].

I'll try to explain a bit better.

You start on an island that you have previously chosen with a temperate climate, with 4 levels of difficulty.
Your goal is to build a maximum of habitations, and level them up according to population needs, which are different for each level.

To that end, you'll need a local production that will provide what the first levels needs.
Then, to provide for the next ones, you'll have to produce somewhere else. And this is where Anno 2205 Differs from the previous ones.

As a matter of fact, You'll have to choose and open an artic zone to produce some goods, and then a Lunar one , to produce the other goods, and services such as Energy, which will be your bread and butter during the whole experience.
To connect these maps, you have to upgrade each spaceport, and trade those goods and services through traderoutes, which will cost income depending on quantity, and location.

A main quest will guide you through these points helping you understand how it all works, but you should nt worry, as it is really really 5years old accessible.
Also, secondary quests will give you a bonus which nature will depend on the locations you choose, whether it is temperate, artic or lunar. That's actually the reason why you get to choose the zones....A bonus in energy, in special materials, or even ornamentals.
Then, if you have nt chosen the highest difficulty, tertiary quests which quality i won't comment, will pop up in your zone, helping you get more special materials in addition to those you get in the "conflict zones".

Special materials are essential to the game, as they give you the possibility to upgrade production buildings in order to save space. And that's anno 2205 in a nutshell. As space management will be your only challenge, and the engine powering everyone of your decisions in the game.
As i said before, and especially in the highest level of difficulty (as you don't have tertiary quests), these materials will be earned in repeating the same two conflict zones over and over... With "warships".
I'll behave and just give you a hint about the level of crappiness the conflict zones feature : Right-click is used both to move your units AND move the map (like mid mouse button in other games). You can't disable that. Gj ubi.

All of this, basically, the main quest, will take you maybe 10-15 hours depending on your familiarity with the soft.
Then your ultimate goal will be to reach the highest possbile population, by opening the other maps and doing the same stuff you did...again and again. This is actually the new version of Anno "sandbox".

So what's your goal in this so called (by them, definitely not me) sandbox ?

Is it the most money , to have an impact on other players in the infamously absent multiplayer they initially bragged about ?
Nop, as your money is capped, and your income will be useless 90% of the time, and 100% once you unlocked the few zones in the game.
Also, what they call "Multiplayer" is actually an AI led Market, which traderoutes are also capped at 10, featuring the most basic offer and demand system, without any human interactions whatsoever.

So your ultimate goal is actually...The most population. Your corporation level will raise itself depending on your population, and so will the money, and traderoutes cap. (altho the traderoutes with Marketplace wont go higher than 10).
To that end, you get now why the only challenge of this game, apart from 95% of clamhead accessible problems, is space management.
The zones are limited in space, and number, have fun with that.

I'm corp level 139 platinum, pre-frontiers DLC, which is actually insanely high, and i had to do cheesy stuff and ubisoft stupidity abuse to get there , where i got definitely fed up and quit (i could have kept destroying and rebuilding everything, but Nope.)
My money cap is 13M, my income is 550K since level 80.

The freeLC were welcome but did nt add anything real to the game.

In conclusion, this Anno, in good conformity with all Ubisoft licences (Assassin's creed, Anno, Heroes of might and Magic and rainbow six) for the past 7 years, is pretty much the same stuff we've seen for the last 10 years all over again, with the exception of a couple of details, and obviously the same stupidly high price for a mediocre quality, low creativity, low challenge, low work input game.

Ubisoft in a Nutshell: Average.

5/10 .

Value for money : 3/10. Considering the number of DLCs, that added crap for an unacceptable price and the fact that many DLCs, including frontier (the last one) are not included in the Season Pass, which is the definition of robbery.
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73 of 123 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I am not going to write a review about the base game, there are plenty of reviews on that.

This game received a new DLC today and IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SEASON PASS.

Seems like some dont understand what the issue is and are calling people who are upset entitled and blame us for not reading the fine text on the DLC page that said season pass includes 2 DLCs.

Problem is with greedy publishers like Ubish*t . Fallout 4 had a season pass , Bethesda even officially announced that they are adding a new DLC and increased the price of the pass BUT they gave people about a month to buy it at lower price . Also whoever bought it earlier didn't have to pay extra for the new content.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
320.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This game is disappointing. I have enjoyed the Anno series for years and was really looking forward to 2205 unfortunately the game play is overly simplified. Not wanting to judge too soon, I played the game the whole though and can say that it didn't get any better.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Overpriced and overblown. Much much worse than awesome Anno 2070. Completely different game with horrible mechanics. No choice of language if bought in Russia. For what reason?

Not including Frontiers DLC in Season Pass was a dirty move. At least they listened to enraged users and did include it later.
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59 of 102 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Done with games that come with a season pass, then add more dlc that does not come with a season pass. Be more simpler to do away with season pass so they can be openly greedy and upfront a$$e$.

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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
UBI Soft once again redefining something to maximize profit.
Buy the season pass, and then still buy DLC's because we can milk you for more.
Beware UBI soft, first Uplay is so damn unstable it keeps crapping out, and now this practice are gonna bite you in the A** if you keep it up.

Okay, Ubisoft have relented and added Final Frontiers as part of the Season pass, so hats off for that. Still going to stay as a negative review for them trying to pull that stunt in the first place. If it had'nt been for such an uproar from the community they would have happily pocketed the cash, and thought 'hum, another way to milk the fans'.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
218.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Season Pass is pointless. They still want you to purchase DLCs
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Let me just say: I love Anno. It is not as complicated as other games like SimCity or the likes, but not as shallow as some casual game.

That said, I cannot recommend a game which is anti-consumer. First off, I already hate the idea of a Season Pass (but lets face it, it won't be going away anytime soon if at all). When we PAY for a season pass, we would expect to obtain all future DLC that would be released by the studio. It has been done by other companies over and over. So what makes Anno so special that they can decide to not include an expansion in their season pass? It renders the Season Pass useless and makes consumers feel cheated out of their hard earned cash. It's not so much the act of charging for dlc, its the act of not including something that should have been included in the first place. Its the reason why people buy a Season Pass.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
89.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
To start off I was sad when I read that there were going to be no multiplayer. I did love that from Anno 2070. But I could forgive that somewhat with the new sectors play. They promised some interesting features, so I decided to give it a go.

The months went by and big patches came out every so often. Each one more or less forcing you to start over cause the economics changed too much for your old saves to handle. Didn't really mind that part either. Could always try to come up with some new design.

The AI cheating the stock market was rather annoying though. The stock market was reporting 1 AI company to have ~500k in capital while they were bidding and winning new shares for about 2mill.
But that gave great challenge, use all my funds to overbid them and then use all my points to force close any bids I couldn't overbid.

What I can't forgive is the shady dealing they are doing right now with the dlc frontiers.
When I purchased the game I bought the gold edition as it said it would be the most complete game experience where it included 2 paid dlcs(with its season pass).

As I am writing this there has been no incitement for current players (with season pass) to buy the frontiers dlc. Which is a rather big thorn in the eye, especially if you bought the gold edition with its wording about most complete edition. Even more so when you read the beginning of the description of the frontiers dlc, "The final DLC".

The game as it is before this drama around frontiers, the game could be considered OK. Nothing amazing, nothing that would keep me playing for days (like Anno 2070 did). Now with this bad practice in sales and PR, I do not recommend it to anyone.
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85.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
I lost quite many hours to this game
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Massive Gains! (Gundalf)
10.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
Don't waste your time on this game - it's just boring. Not worthy of 40 bux and definetely NOT WORTHY of your time.
Go play Civilization V or Cities: Skylines or something way better than this. Not even the soundtrack is good...

What a waste. I will propably never play it again in my life.
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58.1 hrs
Posted: October 22
Just started playing the game after all the patches and DLC.

I can honestly say that the cakewalk difficulty at launch is gone. I had to constantly balance income, energy, production, and labor from the very beginning. The world market is no longer a cheat code the way it was at launch (where you used to be able to bypass entire building lines because it was cheaper to buy from the market)

It's more true to Anno 2205 and 1404. It still has a bit of tablet game feel because of the extreme streamlining in cargo transport and the geometry, but overall I like it.

Still not sure about the 'replayability' of it, but I'm going to get the 100's of hours I originally expected because of the sheer scale of your single play through.
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42.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
Amazing game that is held down by some clunky RTS elements and trade route cluttering.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
I just got this email from Anno 2205:

"Dear Anno player,

The original plan for the Anno 2205 SEASON PASS was to include the two DLC's ORBIT and TUNDRA. However, following players' feedback, we’ve decided to extend the offer and include the FRONTIERS DLC as well.

As you already bought the Frontiers DLC, you can get your purchase refunded.

Please refer to Steam Help Center to get a refund for your purchase.

We truly hope you are enjoying this new content!

The Anno team"

Never in my life i thought i will get back money i deserved from Uplay of all ppl...
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8.8 hrs
Posted: October 19
Does this game feel like previous Anno titles? No.

Did I have fun with this game? Yes

Should you buy this game? Yes
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6.9 hrs
Posted: October 14
The reason I enjoyed Dawn of Discovery was because of a deep technology chain and the ability to play in sandbox mode. This version of Anno, like 2070 seems to focus on story so much that you can't actually enjoy the strategy aspects of the game.
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113.3 hrs
Posted: October 14
It's a waiting game and a great screen saver!
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40.4 hrs
Posted: October 14
I really like this game but I think that without random maps, the replay value isn't as high as some of the other games in the series. I have like 40 hours on this one and over 100 hours on 2070 from multiple playthroughs.
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96.4 hrs
Posted: October 13
I can't tell if I am more concerned making my investors happy or my cat
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