The Settlers: Rise of an Empire for PC
PC - Windows

The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

Sep 25, 2007
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About this game

Developer: Blue Byte Software
Content Rating: Everyone10+


In this game, the player builds lively, bustling towns in a medieval world. Everything is visible, lovingly animated and realistic. Each settler has his or her own daily routine, with a range of different actions and behaviours that can be observed by the player at all times. This enables him to get the best out of his Settlers, build up a flourishing economy, tend to his settlers' needs, and protect his empire against danger from the outside. By expanding his empire, the player can aspire to becoming a legendary king or queen. The most popular features of the predecessors in the series have been retained, and many of the fans desires and wishes were incorporated into the new game to create a very special Settlers atmosphere.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP / Vista (only)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (3.0 GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 3400+ recommended)
  • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB required for Vista)
  • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant, Shader 1.3-enabled video card (256 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
  • DirectX Version: DirectX 9 or higher (included)
  • Hard Drive: 5 GB free
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9-compliant sound card
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse
  • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection with 128 kbps Kbps upstream or faster.

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Cole SmithSep 25, 2007
The voiceovers are also playful, although things can get pretty intense at times. Even the soundtrack is fitting. It's lighthearted, haunting, soothing, and frenetic. It's too bad that this game is plagued by poor mechanics. The production values are there, but they just can't seem to rise above the glitches. The good news is that this is a PC game and there is hope for it yet. Hopefully some new patches will surface to make this game more playable.
Dan AdamsOct 01, 2007
The game is decent to be sure and borders on being a truly good game, but a lack of trade and diplomatic functionality are absolutely frustrating on top of a very basic combat design that isn’t good enough for the amount of combat forced upon players. The huge problem, of course, is the save and crash bugs that can keep you from finishing some of the long missions.
Brett ToddOct 04, 2007
Thanks to its appreciation of old and new, The Settlers: Rise of an Empire has a lot to offer both longtime franchise followers and newcomers who wouldn't know a serf from a surfboard. It could sure use another patch or two or three to address some bugs, but this effort still does an impressive job of moving the Settlers series closer to the big leagues.

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