Rise of Venice
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
Venice was at the peak of its power during the Renaissance and was viewed as a city of decadence, beauty and intrigue. Renowned as the linchpin of civilization and the cultural centre of Europe, Venice was the most important trading post between Western Europe and the eastern stretch of the Mediterranean Sea. It was also the stage for political corruptions and clandestine dealings.
This is where your story begins. As a young man striving for success, power and wealth and with the support of your family, you begin to build up a trading empire across Genua, Tripoli, Rome, Alexandria and Constantinople in addition to many other significant cities from the Renaissance. As you progress through the ranks of Venetian society, increasing your power with smart trading moves and calling in the occasional favour you can begin to assemble your own fleet. With this you will start to build up new production facilities, test yourself in challenging sea battles where you will face off against pirates as well as political enemies to finally become the Doge of Venice.
Experience a compelling story full of intrigue and treason in Venice at the time of the Renaissance
Trade a variety of goods in the most important cities of the time such as Rome, Alexandria, Constantinople or Athens.
With your own family tree you can interact with your family members, send them on missions and watch how the power of your family grows over time.
Meet other important families who are pulling the strings in Venice’s government and influence political decisions yourself.
Build your own production facilities and trading fleets
Take fate into your own hands and test your skills in furious sea battles
Multiplayer mode for up to 4 players via LAN and Internet
Worthy successor to Anno and Patrician gamesmahon | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »
Among so many new releases, Rise of Venice seems to be a shining gem just because it doesn't disappoint, it doesn't fall short of the expectations. It is a very good business simulation or strategy game set in the medieval period. With impressive number of choices and paths to lead you from a lowly merchant to a figure of power, it can keep you busy for weeks or even months. You will build your trading empire, fight against the odds, encounter pirates, and so on. If there is any worthy successor to the Anno and Patrician series of games, it is the Rise of Venice, so if you liked any of these games, Rice of Venice should be a perfect choice for you.
A strong merchant/trade simthegmanlee95 | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all thegmanlee95's reviews »
This game is a truly immersive experience, and is quite easily the definitive trade sim to date. The audio and visuals are compelling, albeit a bit samey after a while, the former more so than the latter. The gameplay is exactly what is expected- making carefully planned moves in order to manouver yourself into a position of power and carefully taking control of the market- the game does feel rather overcomplicated at times, making you jump through hoop after hoop in order to achieve your goal, yet also makes your actions on the game have a huge amount of variance- I could spend hours trying to get a better deal with another city, and it amount to naught- then the next time I try I'm having money thrown at me merely for moving my finger.
However, the game truly does excell at what it's best at- providing the authentic feel of Venice in the renaissance. If you're into mercantile in games or just love the time period, you'll enoy Rise of Venice
[this is a single player review only, as I could not play the multiplayer for some reason]
Great strategic gamelok0812 | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This game is a really nice strategy game by Kalypso. The graphic of the game is top notch and the politic and family tree are deep and well designed. Best of all, newcomers to the genre can easily learn the game with its friendly tutorial since the game have a really deep learning curve but the tutorial really smooths it out. A few flaws of the game is the game still have a few bugs but that should be ironed out as this game was just released. Also there isn't much variety in terms of missions after a few you will find yourself doing the same thing again. Nonetheless, a great strategy title indeed to play.