About the Product
- Expand Your Empire Your Way Experience more freedom than ever before as you choose your own custom strategy.
- Innovative Victory Point System A new level of tension is reached as you and your opponents collect points based on victories you achieve throughout the game.
- More Customization than Ever Before
- Build Your Own Castle Assemble your castle from a wide range of styles, designs and architectural details. You and your friends can share your creations online.
- Social Networking Integration Deep social networking integration lets you bring your gaming experience to your social circle
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Top Customer Reviews
Not only do you have to have a constant internet connection to play, but their servers go down quite frequently. Ubi's servers down = you cannot play a single player game you paid good money for = epic fail. I wish I could take back my purchase.
This is the last Ubisoft product I will ever buy.
Please do yourself a favor and check over at the Ubisoft Settlers forums before you go any farther with this purchase.
Just to clarify, Ubisoft's DRM requires that:
(A) You have a constant connection to the internet while playing the game. This includes playing the single player portions of the game. I have not lost my personal internet connection even once while playing.
(B) You are able to connect and validate on their servers. This is the killer. Their servers have been down almost every time I've attempted to play. There are numerous posts on the forums where other users are experiencing the same issue: My internet is up, your server is down. The only communication from Ubisoft at this point is "we're looking at it."
To make matters worse, if you lose (A) or (B) during your game (even single player), your game will lock up, crash to the desktop, or occasionally simply notify you that the network connection has been lost and then exit to the desktop "gracefully." Please notice that *none* of these "connection lost" options include the ability to save your game.
Then why would you buy this?
You can not play without your internet connection. Also, having a good internet connection means nothing if their servers are down or your having problems connecting to them.
I have an always-on internet connection. I have updated my anti-virus software. I have modified my firewall. I have tried literally every half-baked suggestion I have found on the tech support forums, which are the same ones being suggested to me by the company's shoddy customer service department.
Today I have officially given up, and will be demanding a refund for this non-working product. I understand the desire for copy protection and I ALWAYS put money in the hands of companies that make the games I enjoy, and Ubisoft has decided to reward me by making my game unplayable while the pirates are enjoying their DRM-free version of the game within days of official release. Until this company changes its ways, I strongly recommend against buying any of its products.
For starters the game switches to a more true 3D aspect, while this may sound improved... it's not. The problem is it tends to be much more difficult to move around the map and control the camera. I understand the desire to improve the graphics but switching from a more 2D isometric view to 3D is not always needed. Secondly town building has become much more cluttered and your villages will end up feeling like gigantic messes.
Lastly and the most damning thing for this game in my opinion is Ubi Soft's inclusion of a new form of DRM. You are now required to log into Ubi's servers to conduct just about every action you do with this game outside of playing. To launch the game, load the menu, save a game or load a game you must connect you Ubi's servers. If you cannot connect (playing on a laptop, serving overseas or your ISP goes down) you can not play or save/load any games. Not only must you connect to Ubi's servers but you must also have a Ubi Soft account. It's also worth keeping in mind that ALL your saved games have been hijacked by Ubi and are now stored on their servers and not your computer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doesn't work without an internet connection and the connection no longer works.Published 2 months ago by James R.
Its not the game its the internet connection with ubisoft. It want connect and stay connected.Published 6 months ago by RONALD k. GRIFFIN
The reviews are true.. just bought it and am unable to play it due to servers being down... and this is 5 years after the game came out!Published 9 months ago by demetrios tsiptsis
i got it in the mail. the case was broken. the plastic was gone, and the activation didn't work. this company is garbage. never buy from them.Published 14 months ago by trevor
Wouldn't run and had to sifn up to Ubisoft
Can't rate it if I can't play it
I bought the used game,
This game didn't work because the CD key is already used.
Now ... I ain't a lowyer but I beleive that when you sell a product knowing that it is... Read more
The game is what I expected. It's consistent with other Settlers games in that all the game play is focused on the supply lines.Published on June 26, 2014 by Oliver Chase
Been a fan of this game for a long time, and had to have the latest release. Nicely packaged and fast delivery. Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Raynier Matthee