The Settlers 7
Fast-paced task juggling is fun.
Great artistic style.
Tons of ways to achieve victory.
ESRB rating: Everyone.
Settlers back on the right path again.
Lots of replay value.
Well-balanced maps make it fun to establish supply chains.
Charming visuals and soundtrack.
Clever social networking features and other minor delights.
Victory point system leads to some tense matches.
Incredibly difficult learning curve.
Micromanaging isn't always fun.
Persistent online connection required by Ubisoft's DRM scheme.
Broken online copy protection might keep you from playing.
Scattered interface irritations.
Offputting blur effects.
By Fusion Mods on December 15, 2010
Settlers 7 looks kind of simple at first. Its an R.T.S. in the vein of Age of Empires or, surprisingly enough, Sins of a Solar Empire. For those unfamiliar with Sins, you take control of entire planets where you boost the economy, build warships...80
By Mac|Life on August 26, 2010
Unless manic multitasking is your idea of fun, Settlers won’t settle into your gaming rotation.The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom (North American Edition)...60
By Play TM on May 16, 2010
The Settlers series really is something different. Usually RTS games are characterised by a long slow base-building and army mustering session followed by an intense finger-twitching tank rush - resulting in the target base being razed to the...77
By Expert Reviews on May 04, 2010
Slow gameplay and a steep difficulty curve make Settlers 7 one for existing fans rather than new converts....60
By Strategy Informer on April 27, 2010
It's not often that playing a game results in a revelation. Usually the thought processes that occur while sat at a computer go little further than “there's no way that guy shot me!” or “why the hell can't I build any more...80
By GamePlanet on April 23, 2010
Lurking deep below the surface is a game unyielding in its ability to penalise the player for any minor discretion. The Settlers have certainly come of age, and despite various flaws, it's probably the most comprehensive release of the series so...75
By AsiaOne on April 23, 2010
Fans of the series will find plenty to love in this latest...80
By Hooked Gamers on April 11, 2010
I remember many a sunrise after a long night of playing The Settlers. The game was in a league on its own when it came out back in 1992, mixing Real-Time Strategy with production chains that had never been done before. I have played every Settlers...78
By VideoGamer on April 06, 2010
Gorgeous graphics, Huge depth, Relaxing, rewarding gameplay, Lack of...80
By IGN Gear on April 06, 2010
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom is an ambitious game that's graphically very well executed. Much to our chagrin however, it just isn't the game we hoped it would be. The game's uneven presentation makes us alternate rollercoaster-like...60