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The Settlers: Rise of an Empire
6.5 out of 10

The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

S. S. Liu, Amazon
26 February 2015
  • Summary: game play is ok, but fighting and waring part does not come until 1/4 into the game
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Samuel Heber Butler, Amazon
25 January 2015
  • Summary: I expected it to be like Age of Empires, but was nothing like it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor programming.

Jim, Amazon
18 July 2013
  • Summary: says in fine print on the back that if you have certain virtual drives it may not function. Yeah, they were right . . . I wasted money on this.
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Overall 4
4.0

Awesome game; fix bug and it's 5 stars

CGwife, Amazon
16 May 2013
  • Summary: I love the extended campaign and the additional features of seasonal floods, wells that run dry and geologists that are needed to discover natural resources. However, this is the only PC game I've had that causes my PC to just shut down for no apparent reason.
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Overall 4
4.0

Gorgeous but repetitive.

James Duke, Amazon
1 December 2010
  • Summary: So I got this game cheap at Half Price Books, and about halfway through the campaign I realized why. While the graphics are gorgeous on a good machine and overall the storyline quests keep things moving along nicely, you come to realize that every scenario has you building the same city, over and...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor Game

Karen Courtright, Amazon
23 June 2009
  • Summary: This game is mostly a look good game. I found it has almost no options. The tech tree is small. I suggest a must better version called Stronghold 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

Simpler than Stronghold 2

Kieran Wasserman, Amazon
6 April 2008
  • Summary: I thought this game was a bit too simple for my tastes. To prove my point I did a comparison to one of my favorite castle building games, Stronghold 2, by listing items and canceling out the items that were the same in both games.
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Overall 4
4.0

Spend your money on Civ IV

T. Dean, Amazon
30 December 2007
  • Summary: The Settlers: Rise of an Empire is easily one the worst games I've ever played. The graphics are nice, but that's all I can say good about it. The game play is horribly boring, and the "strategy" element is non-existent and the game is riddled with bugs and bad design choices (even with the latest...
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Overall 4
4.0

Mind-numbing lack of depth and too much handholding

Michael D. Cooper, Amazon
18 October 2007
  • Summary: I have never played any of the other Settlers games, and this one piqued my interest when I first heard about it. I've been flirting with the idea of picking it up for the past several weeks, and I finally did. I am extremely disappointed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice but Easy

Random Task, Amazon
25 April 2008
  • Summary: Not a game for Settlers fans, its been dumbed down a good measure. I bought it for my girlfriend, but she does not play a lot of PC games so I thought it would be OK for her. Its certainly easy enough. She did enjoy it to a point but got bored of it.
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