Patrician IV: Gold Edition

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Description

Patrician IV Gold Edition is the ultimate Patrician IV collection for anyone who has missed out on the sequel to the Patrician series.

Patrician IV Gold Edition includes:

  • Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition

  • Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty


  • Patrician IV - Steam Special Edition

    Patrician IV is the sequel to the historical trading simulation and strategy series. You are a merchant in northern Europe in the late Middle Ages when the Hanseatic League was flourishing. Your goal is to rise to the most successful and influential member of the Hanse, ultimately being elected Elderman, leader of the trading league. You start bargaining with common goods, build up your own production and establish a merchant fleet. Later on, you will gain more and more political influence and even found new towns.

  • Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty

    Patrician IV - Rise of a Dynasty brings a comprehensive package of improvements and new features to the best-selling Patrician IV including online multiplayer and new scenarios.

    Finally, you are able to operate your business in cooperative multiplayer mode with up to three friends helping out. And if you are already master of the seas, you can now try and conquer the continent as well!

Customer reviews

67

Not The Best In The Series

ravestar | June 19, 2013 | See all ravestar's reviews »

The original Patrician game was a milestone in the economic simulations genre, Patrician II and the unofficial sequels in the Caribbean were also great games. After all the advance praise of the series, I had actually high hopes for Patrician IV, but I was disappointed. Patrician IV is not a bad game - but the entire interiors of the buildings are still standing almost at Patrician II level.

The cities are also relatively deserted - no crowds in the streets and the maximum zoom level is also disappointing. In addition, all cities are more or less the same.

The trading system is definitely the best part of the game - after all it's a business simulation where you can. control the sales and purchases of goods. This aspect is well done. But the gameplay is much more accessible and, unfortunately, actually easier to defeat than the predecessor. I also didn't like the automated trading feature.

Overall, this is not a bad game, but it's certainly not as good as the previous Patrician games.