Build your society of the future, colonize islands, and create sprawling megacities with multitudes of buildings, vehicles, and resources to manage.
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Release Date: Nov 17, 2011

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Includes 11 items: Anno 2070™, Anno 2070™ - The E.V.E. Package, Anno 2070™ - The Nordamark Line Package, Anno 2070™ - Deep Ocean, Anno 2070™ - The Central Statistical Package, Anno 2070™ - The Crisis Response Package, Anno 2070™ - The Distrust Series Package, Anno 2070™ - The Silent Running Package, Anno 2070™: The Development Package, Anno 2070™: The Eden Series Package, Anno 2070™: The Keeper Package

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Includes 9 items: Anno 2070™ - The E.V.E. Package, Anno 2070™ - The Nordamark Line Package, Anno 2070™ - The Central Statistical Package, Anno 2070™ - The Crisis Response Package, Anno 2070™ - The Distrust Series Package, Anno 2070™ - The Silent Running Package, Anno 2070™: The Development Package, Anno 2070™: The Eden Series Package, Anno 2070™: The Keeper Package


About This Game

2070. Our world has changed. The rising level of the ocean has harmed the coastal cities and climate change has made large stretches of land inhospitable.
The latest in the award-winning strategy series, Anno 2070™ offers a new world full of challenges, where you will need to master resources, diplomacy, and trade in the most comprehensive economic management system in the Anno series.
Build your society of the future, colonize islands, and create sprawling megacities with multitudes of buildings, vehicles, and resources to manage. Engineer production chains such as Robot Factories, Oil Refineries, and Diamond Mines, and trade with a variety of goods and commodities.

Key Features:

A New Era

While adhering to the fundamentals that made the Anno franchise a success, the near-future setting will bring numerous new gameplay mechanics, architectural breakthroughs, and all-new challenges. Additionally, players will be able to build massive cities, the scope of which has never been seen in prior Anno games!
Become an Architect of the Future

Face the current world’s challenges to shape the world of tomorrow. You can either join the Tycoons to pursue an industrial and efficient course, or side with the Ecos to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly direction.
An Evolving, Dynamic World

Decisions will have an impact on the environment, the architectural look of the world, and the needs of the population.
Discover Hidden Depths and New Resources

The mysteries of the sea and the sky are waiting to be discovered. Take advantage of the transport systems of the future and develop a powerful economy.
The Enhanced Anno with New Features to Master

Smuggle wares between harbors without being detected by the coastal patrols, or forge alliances with powerful figures to expand your influence.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX® 9.0c–compatible with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)*
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c–compliant
    • Peripherals: Windows-compatible mouse and keyboard
    • Internet Connection: Temporary broadband connection for product registration, permanent broadband connection for multiplayer.
      *Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

      ATI Radeon™ X1000/HD 2000/3000/4000/5000/6000 series

      NVIDIA® GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200/300/400/500 series

      Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. For the most up-to-date minimum requirement listings, please visit the FAQ on our support website at:

      Requires a UPlay account
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43.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
Anno 2070 is really a very good game.
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8.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
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113.6 hrs
Posted: September 20
I LOVE THIS GaME the graphics are amazing and the resource management part of the game i find really cool.
Also I have never expierenced any sort of lag or anything on this game and i do not have the best computer so that is nice.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Cannot start. Uplay crashes when launching, every single time.
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59.7 hrs
Posted: September 19
Sometimes I fall asleep to the title theme lol
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64.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
This is just an amazing game,
The bad reviews mostly revolve around Uplay and how it doesn't play nice with Steam.
Well i'm facing 0 issues, the game runs beautifully and I recently acquired a 21:9 screen that simply makes this game look amazing, you can check the screenshots for some examples.

The amount of micromanagement and organisation needed to push further is simply insane, at some point you will feel that your brain is boiling, making sure everything is running smoothly.

The campaign alone makes this game worth it, not to forget the missions that come with the Deep Ocean DLC that alone add many hours of gameplay.

Big thumbs up for the music too, great scores and ambiance.

Get it, it's pretty cheap now with all DLCs and enjoy some fine RTS
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The Patrician
39.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
If you liked Anno before, you will love this!

Jumping from 15th-18th centuries setting to the future does not change the game mechanics at all - it really benefits them. All the features you loved in the older Anno titles will be present here plus some extra stuff.

The only thing that it annoying as hell is the UPlay launcher. Buggy, not launching the game in five attempts and a performance-catastrophe. If the game wouldn't be that good, this would be a reason for not buying it.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I really don't get why so many people seem to hate Anno 2070. I really don't. And trust me, my play-time here on steam is nowhere NEAR accurately representative of how much time I've ACTUALLY spent playing it, so I've had more than enough time to explore this game.

Anyway... as I was saying. I won't go so far as to say that Anno 2070 is perfect, but frankly, it does a lot of things so göddämn right that I can't help but wonder just WHY people hate it so much. I guess, and this really is petty even by MY standards, it's because you need Uplay to play it. A very VERY small price to pay in my opinion, since you already bought it on steam, now didn't you, ya daft bastärd?! Or maybe you didn't. I dunno. Either way...

Graphics-wise, the game may be similar to 1404, its predecessor, but aside from a few VERY shallow similarities, that's the only things they really have in common. Let's first take a look at the resource system. In 1404, it was REALLY arbitrary and kinda silly how resources worked. For starters, how the flippety fûck-balls on shït-toast does it make ANY kinda sense that you can replenish a copper mine by paying money? And I'm not talking about some roundabout thing either. You literally just click on the mine, click a "replenish" button or something, and PRESTO!! Mine's full of shït to extract.

Nah, in 2070, it's a bit more sensically designed. If your island is running low on copper, you get a laboratory to hook you up with a drill-thing-item-gadget-thing which digs the mine(s) deeper and thusly uncovers new deposits of that brownish stuff. Which makes a whole lotta more sense than just throwing an arbitrary sum of money down your mineshaft which then MAGICALLY transforms into clusters of copper ore.

But I digress... the game's been upgraded in terms of, well, pretty much everything, really. Instead of there being only two playable factions like in 1404, there are now THREE playable factions!! Okay, so that's maybe not that huge of a change, but since the Orientals in 1404 were barely more than a vestigial "resource outpost" type thing, I'd say the change is a bit more than just a cosmetic upgrade.

The very well-established contrast between the factions makes for an interesting setup as well. Will you play as the E.I., or Eden Initiative, a bunch of tree-hugging hippies, which're also eco-terrorists with a penchant for mischief "in the name of mother earth"? Or will you favour the hard-hitting, fast-talking, no-nonsense G.T., or Global Trust, a heartlessly huge and hugely heartless mega-corporation, for whom pure profits outweigh all else?

Joining these two morally ambiguous groups of lunatics are the S.A.A.T., a faction comprised almost entirely of engineers, scientists and other "scholarly types" of varying backgrounds. But they're depicted as a sort of aloof, "science above all" bunch of technocrats, who'd forego both a positive eco-balance AND a positive bank-balance if it meant they'd get their hands on some sweet new tech.

So with all that in mind, the game is WAY less "black & white", what with all the morally questionable characters in it. And on that note, there are WAY more NPC dudes (and dudettes) in 2070 as well! Trenchcoat is my personal favourite; a sort of shady black market dealer who's refurbished an old aircraft carrier to use for shipping and dealing his questionable merchandise. Fun guy.

Which reminds me of something that I REALLY appreciate about 2070 compared to 1404. Now, as those of you who've played 1404 knows, you could customize your flag/crest/emblem/whateveryacallit, your player colour and your portrait in the game, but these things were all acquired by buying them with some arbitrary bullshït "gems" you got for achieving stuff in the game. "Plant 100 flowerbeds!" and get 10 stinkin' gems. Nevermind the fact that you needed 200 or so of the fûckin' things to get a new portrait!

Anyway, back on topic. In 2070, ALL customization items are unlocked by doing specific achievements; some easy, some hard, and some bloody fûckin' impossible. But that only made their associated unlocks all the sweeter! If you could dïck around and do a whole bunch-a easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy achievements and scrounge together some gems or whatever to just BUY the Vadim Sokov portrait, it wouldn't be at all special. But no, in 2070, ya gotta EARN your stuff!

Which I obviously like. Achievements are all fun 'n' such on their own, but I find them to be WAY more interesting and compelling to go for when you get some kinda REWARD for 'em.

Oh yeah, and there's a political aspect in 2070 now. D'ya remember those things in 1404, those unlocks you could spend your Honour Points on to unlock some vague benefits per game? Well, now there's a different thing available: faction progression. By doing daily quests, voting, and partaking in events, you can gain points with the three major factions, E.I., G.T., and S.A.A.T., which in turn awards you with various cool stuff.

These include (but are not limited to): player profile customization items, various tech unlocks, and new arks to use. Oh yeah, that's something new to the series: arks. They're this sorta... base-thingamajig, that you can use to store goods (if you're kinda thick, since things can't be used when in the ark's storage), and order emergency shipments of goods as well. Anything and everything stored within the ark will be available in other missions as well, so it's sorta like a mobile player storage bank thing.

Furthermore, if your last command ship (basic military unit) gets destroyed, you can order a new one at your ark for a hefty sum of credits, but no resource cost. Another benefit that replaced the attainments in 1404 is the Ark Upgrades, which is a collection of various items which gives you small but powerful (and GLOBAL) power-ups/boosts, such as lower maintenance costs on ALL units in the sector, or higher productivity for ALL farms in the sector. There are even ones, incredibly powerful but also hard-as-hell to get, that makes your cities IMMUNE to disease, fire or even crime!

But anyway... moving on. I honestly don't know if 1404 had a co-op mode for multiplayer games, but if it didn't, then that's also an awesome new feature in 2070. How it works is that you actually DO NOT play as a faction each and then co-operate, each player controlling their own team, but rather that you and 1 (or more) other player(s) share control over the same team in the game. Needless to say, this is awesome for when you wanna teach your newbie friend how to NOT ♥♥♥♥♥ up in the game, without having to stand around behind 'em the whole damn time, pointing at the screen like you're trying to teach your 89 year old grandma how to do even basic computer stuff. Stupid old people.

Where was I... oh, right. Yeah. Multiplayer! You can play with up to 8 distinct players/teams/factions/whateveryacallit in multiplayer now, so it can get pretty damn hectic if you let it, and with the added benefit of co-op, you can have 2-3 newbie players teaming up against 1 seasoned veteran without unbalancing the game too much, units-wise.

Anyway, I think I'll be done rambling now, but if you're one of those lazy shïtwads who can't read, what... 12 lousy li'l paragraphs of text? Well then, fûck you and your laziness! That said, aside from Uplay, there is no reason WHATSOEVER not to give Anno 2070 a try. It's cheap, it's fun, it's moderately addictive, it's highly replayable and it's definitely worth a measly ten bucks/euros/whatever barbarian currencies are used elsewhere. 8.8/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
237.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Not sure what kind of potato people are using to try and run this. Still works for me and is still great. Yes the fact that it uses Uplay is annoying but it wouldn't stop me from playing this... Want a more medieval setting? Try Dawn of Discovery
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
112.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Most of the negative reviews are for the uplay, not the game itself.
So if you are not having any issue with uplay, just ignore it.

The game itself is actually pretty good and looks beautiful.
A rather complex city builder game with lots of things to handle/manage: economy, military, technology, and a little bit of diplomacy.

IMO the main asset of the game is its economy, how you handle your goods, production, trade between island, your city/island planning.

Creating a whole chain of production and how to distribute it.
In a nutshell it's like logictic simulator.

There are a 2 big factions that approach things differently, so you have to choose where you gonna start. One is "go green" kind of people and the other is "max productivity" kind people, each got its own advantages.
And 1 more faction to expand your tech (science faction), both previous faction will gain access to this in mid game.

The campaign mission is doing a poor job at explaining the game and make it looks like a bad city builder game for starter.
At first I drop this game because of the mission.
But after trying to go on the skrimish/free sandbox mode, I change my mind.
After you begin to understand how the game works, it's getting better and better.
And afterward playing the missions are becoming a lot more fun to do, it gives you challenges and objectives.

There are world events & world leader vote too. Not too important, but definitely add value to the game.

I'll recommend this game to those who love city builder games which have goods production in it, like caesar, civcity rome, banished, etc.

I won't reccomend this if you only like city builder games which only have public services building in it, like simcity, cities skylines, etc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
85.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
this game would be great.....except for uplay. LITERALLY installs another type of "steam" client to play this one game, which requires logins ect. *will not buy again*
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
The game is ok. Its not great. The thing that kills it for me is that you need to buy the DLC to enjoy what the devs really wanted to do. Like seriously, 0.99$ for a mouse cursor? shouldn't those be installed? 0.99$ for a splash screen, I thought this kind of things would be included with the main game. The fact that the main game without DLC looks a bit like qbert is painful. This game ruined it for me. If any game is offering 250 dlc packages like this one is, i won't buy it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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4,517 of 4,896 people (92%) found this review helpful
189 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,054.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
I have this game. I LOVE this game.

However, I cannot rate this positive at all.

UPlay may be a joke, but it is a sufferable joke. The real problem is much scarier than that.


What is SolidShield?

SolidShield is a software DRM engine that was built for corporate applications, NOT computer games. In the business world, people only upgrade computers once every few years. By the time they upgrade a couple of times, the software is obsolete and has been superseded by a later version.

Many gamers are completely different. A lot of us format our machines at least once a year, sometimes more often than that. A lot of us change our hardware semi-regularly as well, particularly video cards, hard disk drives and memory.

This is a huge problem, you see, because all of these changes change the hardware fingerprint that SolidShield uses to 'protect' its software payload. It's akin to the Windows activation system with the very major difference that it it is extremely hyperactive, and very intrusive.

According to Ubisoft, who has said in the past that the PC gaming market is terrible, we are never allowed to change our hardware configurations. If we do, we are obligated to buy a new copy.

Ubisoft says piracy has caused them to require this ridiculous DRM system, which isn't suitable for games at all.

I counter that the existence of SolidShield in this product is causing people to prefer pirating this game to buying it. After all, if you pirate it, you'll actually be able to install it when you feel like playing it in two years' time.

I've never before seen a company that shows such a disdain for its customers. If it were up to me, I'd remove ALL DRM from Anno 2070, and give it away for free (or a lot less than its $60 price tag) as an apology to all of us for having to put up with this travesty.

Until TAGES SolidShield is COMPLETELY REMOVED from this product, I cannot see how anyone could possibly rate it positively.
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1,496 of 1,640 people (91%) found this review helpful
133 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
128.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
Now, before I begin, I want to say that I applaud the studio who wrote this, this is one of the best games I've ever played. HOWEVER, I will never buy another game using Uplay. After playing this game for about a year I finally bought the expansion I was so excited about. Well, that was the biggest mistake I've ever made. Deep Ocean introduces an autopatcher proxy bug which I cannot fix without going out to some sketchy link on MediaFire to get a FUNCTIONAL autopatcher. That is, unless I go in and download the game through Uplay. Without the patch the game is registered as "Game modification detected" and has no connection to my login and there is no text on any of the menus, unplayable. Supposedly there has been a fix out there for Uplay-only users but I don't have the time or bandwidth to redownload the entire game. I just want to play the freaking thing.

Please go back to fingering your butt Ubisoft, it's all you ever do.
-Slightly annoyed ex-customer
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1,144 of 1,251 people (91%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
Anno 2070 is a great game, but uplay and ubisoft game launcher have ruined everything
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1,833 of 2,037 people (90%) found this review helpful
261 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
> Downloaded game on Steam
> Open game, makes me activate it with Game Key
> Opens UPlay, loads game, makes me input Game Key
> Opens game, create account
> Game makes me activate it with Game Key, then it closes itself and starts downloading more of the game

Half an hour and still not near playing it.

Seriously Uplay.
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