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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June 26

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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!

THE ACCLAIMED CITY BUILDER REACHES FOR THE STARS
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.

UNLIMITED CITY BUILDING
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.

INDULGENT GRAPHICS BRING YOUR CITY TO LIFE
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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Mixed (42 reviews)
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doughema
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The game is a good game easy to start gets harder once the moon comes into play. It is a bit anyoing how there is no freeplay. But overall a good game when not compared to the prior few anno games. For the sale price well worth it.
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lolllee2nd
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I am a long time fan of anno games. It is my favorite game franchise. I've been waitng for YEARS for the next anno release. Having loved Anno 2070, I KNEW the next one would be awesome. I was hoping for space, so, so, hoping for space. . . .and then Anno 2205 came out. I read the negative reviews, and I told myself it couldn't be taht bad. I waited for it to go on sale, where as I paid full price for Anno 2070, just in case I would regret the full price price tag. Even so, even at the high discounted rate, I was disappinted. Even after reading all the bad reviews, playing Anno 2205 and experiencing it myself was such a huge let down. Everything I loved about Anno games is gone. Its so dumbed down. No more resource management or careful production planning, no more map creation, all gone. Just plop buildings down whereever, build a road and sit. Its stupid, mindless and boring. Is this supposed to be a console game? A tablet game? What? It certainly isn't a PC game. Even the map is annoying. No more random maps, no more panning map view (now all map areas are in different screens with loading wait times, no more little details that made the worlds seem like, well, real worlds. There is not one game's worth of play here let alone playing again and again and again like I have previous Anno versions. I've played and replayed Anno 2070 and others for YEARS. No more. Looks like I'm done with Anno. Yet another awesome PC game franchise killed.
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FizzyPhoenix
( 35.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I enjoy this game greatly. Its wonderful if you have the day to yourself and just want to relax. It would be cool if we would be able to build under water like in Anno 2070, but thats my opinion and hoopes + wishes.
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Dandalf
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Its not Anno as you would expect it but thats a good thing as i found Anno clunky and repetitive. This game has none of that, its streamlined and more fun.

Things i like about the game:

Building and managing your empire is fun
Always something to do
Combat is on separate maps giving you more space
Combat is fun as you get lots of power0ups and you can nuke everything.
Your overall income is shared throughout all maps which you can dive into when ever you like.
Graphics look great
Moon looks awesome.
Buildings are upgradable for a more economical approach and the upgrades look great.
Trade is to maps not ports so less clunky
Loads of maps to build up and add to your empire

Cons:

Uplay is cancer, took me 3 hours to reset password and muck about. Almost sent the game for refund.Glad i didnt.
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black0441
( 46.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It's really too bad that DRM ruined such an awesome game.

This is a really great game wrapped inside a horrendous shell. At the moment, after playing 46 hours, I'm stuck in some sort of DRM hell, where I just get errors no matter what I do.

I don't understand why Ubisoft makes it such a hassle to play their games. Eventually I will learn to not get suckered into paying them money just because a game is really fun to play.
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noahwhygodwhy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game could be fun, but it's more of a Sim-City game than an Anno game. If you're looking for a good anno game, anno 2070 is reallly fun.
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Duc_Lucius>XI<
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
bough tthis game loving anno franchise but for those out there with old pcs here is somethign missing from the reqs at the bottum . If your pc doesnt support dx11 then dont get it casue it wont ru non 9
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General McFist
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
General McFist here to tell you about all the adventures I've had in Anno 2205. In a world, where space was the place where humanity was encased, only one game could deliver you from Earth to Space Earth without ever leaving the planet. In the first six minutes of the game I was taken aback by the in-depth nature of the main menu and how it was designed to make you feel like you should really be doing something else with your time. I took that time to write this. Yet even now I feel a strange compulsion - like I need to go back. What is waiting for me there? What else is hidden on the menu, what truths is it tucking away behind the 'Exit' command? What will I be setting in the 'Settings'? Give me your secrets, Anno!

I got this game from a friend who finally decided he should finally gift me something after everything I've bought him in the past. Except everything I got him was worth the time and money. What did I do wrong, huh? Did I not bless you after you sneezed?! I'm only a man who is made of brawn, masculinity, and a selfish desire to love myself more than anyone else! Is it wrong to be better than you?! Admit it, Kevin - you're desperate for attention! That's why I'm writing this without your knowledge.
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Karamell
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
This is not the Anno we wanted. It's bad, very bad
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Celibatarian
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
I still remember what is anno2070, what is anno, and that's why I think 2205 sucks, in every way except the graphic.This even not an anno game, this is a bigger cellphone game, a pc ver Clash of Clans. Now I regret I bought this game for full price, I bought this game even I saw a lot of bad reviews, because I have a faith on anno out of the love for anno2070, it's all gone anyway.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
93 of 105 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
A bold new direction for the Anno Series, but it's going to be a hard pill to swallow...

We're now several patches in, I've decided my old review no longer applies because frankly the game that's taking shape from the patches is something new and interesting. It's still Anno to an extent, but there's a massive raft of changes. So let's deal with the TLDR first and foremost.

If you want a multiplayer anno experience, right now this is not the game for you. Go back to Anno 1404 Venice. I wouldn't even recommend Anno 2070 because in my extensive experience of the Anno series, 1404 is the stronger entry, Anno 2070 is too crufty, and too overloaded with some really strange ideas that just don't quite work. Venice is a far more consistent, challenging and interesting experience, and you'll find it a far more -fun- game to play. As a multiplayer game, and indeed, as a versus AI, 1404 wins against 2070 for that purpose.

However. If you want a Singleplayer experience where you're attempting to build the biggest, cross map empire, where you're "indirectly" fighting your opponents via economic growth and where you're working against disasters and a very -different- Anno, one where the biggest challenge is going to be what difficulty you set for yourself, and the challenges you impose upon yourself. If your idea of a good anno experience is a "Sandbox" game, then this is potentially the Anno you want, As a Sandbox game setup, it's easily the strongest of the lot, with a campaign that works with the sandbox to create comfortably the largest singleplayer empire that you'll handle.

It's not going to be everyone's cup of tea, that much is absolutely clear. If you're a fan of Anno 1404, think -real- careful before you push the buy button.

Anno 2205 does some much needed ripping away of the bandaids, this much is entirely true, it gets away from requiring you to math out the building resource chains, by providing "sector balances" that help you understand at a glance whether you have enough of each resource to stay in the positives as you're building, the addition of modules, despite the fact you have to deal with a fairly substandard combat mini mission to really harvest the stuff, is inspired, being able to upgrade your production facilities is great. Anno 2070 had similar to some extent but nothing on the scale of this, which is kindof important, because with the latest patch, using modules is critical to keeping an efficient colony running.

The game cleans up the upgrade paths for several of the citizen types, however, it also oversimplifies them a bit too much, there's now only two levels of upgrade for two of the citizen types, which is deeply unfortunate, a third level for both the Arctic and Lunar citizens would have gone a long way to making things a lot more interesting overall, along with increasing interdependency for various goods, you start seeing some of the multi-step goodness that was part and parcel of Anno's late game with Investors but tragically there's really not much payoff in exploring it beyond better tax returns.

The Tundra is also a missed opportunity, which is annoying because there was a real chance there to make up for some of the lost complexity, but once again it seems that Ubi are hell bent on keeping the various citizen types as self contained as is possible and minimising the interdependencies until -really- late game, when it stops mattering quite as much.

It's not all bad news though

However, the Veterans update and the Stock Market update -do- bring significant improvements to the table, the former allows you to ratchet the difficulty up to genuinely tough levels, finally presenting a real challenge for those who are comfortable with Anno 1404 and the like, and the Stock Market update adds a new layer to the game, placing you in indirect competition with your NPC opponents, who have now been elevated from mere talking heads, to potential threats who if you're not careful, could buy you out and bring your game to an abrupt end, Offworld Trading Company style.

The game explicitly warns you that by activating the Stock Market this will have irreversible consequences on your company and a backup will be taken, there's a good reason for that, the AI isn't shy about putting the screws on at the higher difficulties, and you can expect auctions to come in at a steady rate if you've not got a -good- positive credit balance.

So where are we at, now UBI's vision for the game is coming together?

Orbit, the final known piece of content on the roadmap is entering beta now, it's free to everyone on the Season pass, there's a hope it's better than Tundra, it needs to be, however, the free content has been broadly positive, and the Stock Market addition actually creates a situation where if you're playing at high difficulty, it's eminently possible to lose to the AI through economic manipulations and calamities wrecking your company.

In effect, this is a Sandbox Anno with teeth, and it's a very big, very sprawly sandbox, with a narrative that sits behind it that guides you through the various stages of the game right up to the point you have a Corporate HQ, and then you're on your own, go free little bird and build as much as you like.

Now that's going to sit well with some people, and sit badly with others, because it's all going to hinge on the idea of if a Sandbox Anno appeals to you, if it does, then this is definitely an interesting concept, and 2205 executes it with style, however as an -actual- Anno game? That's a harder question to answer, it's going to get filed under "Maybe", and whether that becomes a "yes" or a "not really" hinges on Blue Byte's remaining support cycle before they turn their attention to the next in the series.

With the latest additions, I give it a cautious thumbs up, because I do enjoy a good sandbox, but I -really- recommend people do their research on this one, it's not "just" another Anno game.

Verdict : Cautious Recommendation, do your research, if you're an Anno veteran and want a multiplayer game, avoid, if you want a Sandbox Anno, upgrade that to Recommended
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46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Cons: Having been on the brink of being a tolerable game; this most recent update just killed the remaining faith I had left in the Anno franchise (and Ubisoft). It really breaks my heart because I have put in hundreds if not thousands of hours total into Anno games ever since anno 1503.

The first true signs of trouble were when they moved to Anno-online, a freemium game that became just a complete grind, a huge waste of time to build even a modest city. Nevertheless I had extremely high hopes for Anno 2205. The trailer and gameplay footage had me absolutely stoked, and brought back the little kid in me. I had hoped that Ubisoft had seen the errors of their ways (of course they haven't, since addictive freemium games are a trashy yet extremely profitable business model.) However any hope was dashed when it became apparent 10 hours into Anno 2205 that they are still trying to expand their customer base to the ultra-casual crowd and find "creative" ways to keep players away from actual city-building.

I tolerated the stupid side quests where you go look around the map for containers or send out your command ship to pick up some idiot fisherman that got stranded 20 feet away from a bustling space-port, because they were completely optional, and was a good way to pass the time and wait for resources to collect up during early stages of the game. However with the most recent update, I find myself doing less city building and more time-wasting. Those optional side quests became jaw droppingly stupid, in the form of calamities that will absolutely wreck your delicate cis-lunar economy unless you spend 10 minutes scouring your maps looking for containers, or buy up virtual stocks of some failing company that will cost millions only to reduce your income. Those same companies somehow have millions of dollars in reserve constantly to purchase stocks in your level 90 company, chewing away at your profit margins). Sure you can turn off the features; however they were introduced because users were complaining about how brain-numbingly easy the game is, therefore people like me who were looking for a challenge would max out the difficulty. Unfortunately they chose the easy way out instead of actually sitting down and come up with a good game design, they just made it more painful. Furthermore, rare resources needed to build expansion modules on producttion buildings have to be farmed with quickly-repetitive combat missions and uploads from a freaking freemium mobile game add-on. Though granted the mobile game is well made and decently fun; 3 hours into it I thought to myself "wtf am I doing? Why am I spending my previous free time on a mobile game just to be able to improve my Anno in-game buildings?!"

The gameplay is decent. Sure it's oversimplified, but with the complex economy and global market, I thought focusing more on the rate of production instead of pure quantities was a nice touch. However even on the highest difficulty, the gameplay was comparable to moderate level of Anno 2070, which I adored. By the 40th hour mark, I was spending 60% of my time grinding through the same 6 combat missions to get rare resources to power my vast and quickly expanding city-states. It became apparent with the latest update that all the old guard who made the franchise that we used to love have all either left or been overpowered by people who are not strategy gamers. WIll they make money? Maybe. Will they change? Probably not. They'll probably make more freemium games and DLC's. Will I ever buy another Anno game? Only if the reviews are overwhelmingly possitive, but I will no longer give them the benefit of the doubt and try out a game that isn't a blockbuster.

RIP in Peace.

Pros: The graphics, sci-fi production lines are nice.
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
First. this is a very good city builder game with ressource management.
Second. this is the worst ANNO game.

As a city builder this game is perfect. you have to manage chain production to level up your people wich grant you acces to more advance stuff as in any anno game.

BUT, they have taken out the war from the main gameplay area to a very poor combat map. this prevent any ressource war and this is a major gameplay feature in any ANNO game.

still this is a good game it shouldnt have been called ANNO.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
266.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
When I first got this game I was amazed to find how much i loved to play it. The buildings, companies and situation on the moon made it seem real. Or so I thought. A month passes and i'm just about done with the game. I noticed a lot of dissappointing things. I noticed this when i compared it to other anno games and i wasn't happy. Multiplayer? Gone. Custom maps. You wish. Custom . . . ANYTHING? Nope. All you get is the game and that. No one on steam gonna be busy making a new map for us to enjoy. Or icons for companies. Nothing but paying more money for addons. Tundra. Really? ten dollars for- wait 13 dollars and its seperate from the orbit dlc now. Well isn't that nice. I thought maybe their addons would be oh idk maybe relating to the story? I mean we have terrorism on the moon and the best we do is get some information and defend ships. We can't expand the story and maybe defeat Virgil Drake? No lets add wildwater bay that'll calm them down. For a week maybe, but these other things your ignoring is gonna bring the series down. Anno 2205 basically went suicide and genocide for the fandom. Thanks, but i'd rather spends ten dollars on some other game. Maybe an RPG that i can become part of a fandom and stay for a couple months. Not this Overpriced Idea for a Anno game that doesnt even have MULTIPLAYER or CUSTOM THINGS. Maybe a game where i can do more than build cities because Sam seemed to want me to do more than that. I mean what would you say to a mario game that has 5 worlds having 5 levels and not having mario in it. A joke. And thats what Anno 2205 is. Thank you Uplay. Not only did you get me to recognize your existent but you also tried to pull me back. Here have your 40$. Bye Uplay, hope your next sequel is better than this. (even though i wont waste my time with it) Alos people who have already bought the game. I'm sorry if you felt 40$ wasn't worth it. I know this is designed for new players Uplay, but don't ditch a fandom to revolutionize it and make it new. It just makes reviews like this appear.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
90.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I apologize for my English as I am not a native speaker.

I wish there is a neutral option on steam.

I choose to recommand this game because it is a pretty decent city building simulation. But, personally, I don't consider it as a decent ANNO game.

As the sequel of Anno 2070, the game is definitely advanced in graphics, but graphics is probably the only thing that 2205 is advanced compared to 2070. The core mechanisms of ANNO series are still avaliable in 2205, but some interesting systems (e.g. eco-balance, trading in one map with ships, underwater plateau, etc.) are taken away by the developers for some reasons. In 2205, maps are devided into 3 sections. You have to wait 10s+ for the map to load if you want to switch to another section. Battles are isolated into serveral "dungons" instead of happening in the same map where your cities are built. These really makes the game fragmented.

In the game of ANNO 2205, you can find some connections between the current game and the previous ANNO 2070 (e.g. the sunken ARK, I'm guessing that is Virago in 2070, bankrupt Global Trust, etc.). The devs also wrote some lore to connect 2205 with 2070, but overall the connection is really weak. This is not a big problem though.

When I first saw the trailer of ANNO 2205, I was expecting sth new and interesting like space ARK or battle on moon. But reality is, the devs cancel the entire ARK system (I really like the ARK, maybe it's just me) and, no, the battles still happen on Earth.

If you are interested in a sci-fi city building game, you could consider buying Anno 2205 when it is on sale, since the game does offer some cool concepts. However, if you would like to experience the playstyle of a true ANNO game, buy 2070 instead.
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20 of 35 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Lack of replayability finished in 21.2 hours, should have be made for iphones not pc, (NOT WORTH THE MONEY EVEN ON SALE) For new players to anno, play 2070

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18 of 32 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
I still remember what is anno2070, what is anno, and that's why I think 2205 sucks, in every way except the graphic.This even not an anno game, this is a bigger cellphone game, a pc ver Clash of Clans. Now I regret I bought this game for full price, I bought this game even I saw a lot of bad reviews, because I have a faith on anno out of the love for anno2070, it's all gone anyway.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I am a long time fan of anno games. It is my favorite game franchise. I've been waitng for YEARS for the next anno release. Having loved Anno 2070, I KNEW the next one would be awesome. I was hoping for space, so, so, hoping for space. . . .and then Anno 2205 came out. I read the negative reviews, and I told myself it couldn't be taht bad. I waited for it to go on sale, where as I paid full price for Anno 2070, just in case I would regret the full price price tag. Even so, even at the high discounted rate, I was disappinted. Even after reading all the bad reviews, playing Anno 2205 and experiencing it myself was such a huge let down. Everything I loved about Anno games is gone. Its so dumbed down. No more resource management or careful production planning, no more map creation, all gone. Just plop buildings down whereever, build a road and sit. Its stupid, mindless and boring. Is this supposed to be a console game? A tablet game? What? It certainly isn't a PC game. Even the map is annoying. No more random maps, no more panning map view (now all map areas are in different screens with loading wait times, no more little details that made the worlds seem like, well, real worlds. There is not one game's worth of play here let alone playing again and again and again like I have previous Anno versions. I've played and replayed Anno 2070 and others for YEARS. No more. Looks like I'm done with Anno. Yet another awesome PC game franchise killed.
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771 of 843 people (91%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
It is the first time I am writing a review but, considering what the game is, as a old fan of the anno games, I feel like I have to.

First, I must say I can't blame the devs for trying to renew the series. I don't see how they could have added good things to the mechanics of the previous games without changing what is already in place, so I think change was necessary. The devs did too, and so it went.

However, what we ended up with is an empty game! Or, rather, a collection of loosely connected minigames, but in any case nothing as deep as any of its predecessors. It is all child play.
Basically, you are just filling the map with buildings until you run out of space (if you manage to not get bored to death before). It doesn't really matter where and how as long as it is in the right sector, connected to a road and, preferably, as close as possible to the service producing buildings it requires (or the other way around if it is a service building you are placing). As for the kind of building, basically you start with some houses, then you go on with service buildings and factories until your stock manager says production meets consumption. There are no trading routes, you just select the type of good, the source, the destination, the transfer rate you want and you are done. Also, you don’t really need trading routes so much in the first place because you can produce anything in any sector as long as it is a sector of the right biome. At some point you may need some rare materials. To get these you will have to either do some quests (move your main (only) ship around the current sector), do a crisis sector (some sort of donjon crawler with boats, totally independent from the main game. I don't really understand what it thinks it's doing here. Maybe it stand as a reminder of the fact that the previous games had a military aspect) or play the asteroid miner android game.
There is just no mechanic in that game that is not trivial to master.

I understand why some of the mechanics have been removed. By replacing the carts and boats with abstractions of themselves, you end up with something that, from any meaningful perspective, behaves the same way but only uses a fraction of the resources the original requires to run which, in turn, allow the devs to make things huge. But then, despite all the potential offered by this approach, it looks like they went for the cheapest solutions. Why did you have to make trading routes so dumb? Why did you have to remove the fertility mechanic? Given that these two things could have been there, was it so hard to replicate the random maps with sectors instead of islands? Sadly, no.
The devs made room for new things and gave themselves great tools and then did nothing with them. So that's what the game ended up full of: nothing.


So, to new comers I would say, save your money, buy anno 2070 instead. You will get way more for a much lower price. The anno game series is definitely one of the great names of its genre and 2205 tried to renew it but it fails to create anything worthy of your time and money as far as gameplay is concerned.
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458 of 514 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
The older Anno games have hundreds of hours of replay value, especially with their random map generators. This game has one big storyline lasting a few hours, which offers you nothing really interesting when you're done with it. All the city locations are the same in each playthrough, all the missions will be the same in each playthrough, and there's not even a skirmish mode to bring anything new to each game. They got rid of it completely.(along with manual saves for some reason)

You also no longer get to trade with/declare war on your competitors. They don't even have any cities present on the map. They offer you missions with small rewards from time to time, as well as sector project missions, but the only trading done is with a neutral space station that happens to have every resource available. The only combat is done against some really generic villain who declared the Moon independent for some reason. The only representation of your competitors as actual competition is found in a bar graph, showing who's got the highest corporation rating based on the total population managed by each corporation.(though their people doesn't really exist anywhere, you're the only one with an actual simulated population)

There's no downside to being below your competitors, other than their constant smug comments that you suck.

It's an Anno game, so it's still pretty fun to just manage your cities and build your production chains, and I love how you can finally see the supply/consumption rates of your city at a glance, but I wouldn't recommend getting this one over the older games. It doesn't offer anything particularly new, and removes a bunch of good, staple features of the Anno series.

Buy the older games if you're interested. They're cheaper and last longer.
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