Reviews for Commander: Conquest of the Americas

74

A solid sequel to EIC

DaiMonPaul | June 27, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »

Commander: Conquest of the Americas is the spiritual sequel to East India Company, and it plays very similarly. It takes the economic and trading formula present in that game and improves on it. While it still gets repetitive at times, there's more to do in this world, and it's more fun. The ship battles aren't the heart of the game, but they're realistically done and can be quite a challenge. I wish they had put land battles into the game, though; it feels weird to build and expand colonies without the possibility of troops fighting it out on land. The campaigns aren't nearly as challenging as the naval battles, but if you don't mind micromanaging colonists, supplies, and trade goods, then you'll have a solid experience. The game also looks great, although it ran a bit sluggish on my outdated laptop.

Recommended for fans of economic strategy games; others might find it a bit too detailed or boring.