Percentile Rank

Anno 1800 is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 49 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 49 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

pressakey.com
Loved
Loved
May 8, 2019

With five population levels, two maps and heaps of goods, the Endgame of Anno 1800 is much more difficult to coordinate than in past parts. But this is really to be understood as a compliment. No matter how many hours I sink into an endless game, there is still a set screw here or a chain of goods there that I would like to turn. Whether it's building more banana plantations, optimizing trade routes or outsourcing the entire heavy industry to another island, there's always something to do. The fact that I sat in front of the computer until half past three at night and watched the little men working speaks for itself. Herewith I can make a clear recommendation for Anno veterans and construction game beginners to buy. You will all have dozens of hours of entertainment with this wonderful piece of software made in Germany. Bravo, Blue Byte!

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Apr 22, 2019

Anno 1800 manages to continue with the high production values of its predecessors and is a great experience for both experienced and younger players.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
May 7, 2019

Implausible city-management and trading gameplay are married by an almost perfect soundtrack and artistic direction.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 17, 2018

Anno 1800 could have been any one of a hundred shades of mediocre, and I would have had a much lighter, breezier time talking about it. But whether I end up adding it to my list of perennial must-plays, or retiring it in despair at the whimsical capering of Captain Bumeggs, it’s an undisputed heavyweight, and an experience I’d recommend to anyone.

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Scored Reviews

Niche Gamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

If you’re looking for a robust city builder with a ridiculously polished set of tools and tech trees for you to live out your wildest industrial era dreams, look no further. Despite some tiny gripes, I really couldn’t be happier with how much Anno 1800 honors the series legacy, and further refines it.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 nails its gameplay loop with aplomb while adding plenty of new features to expand it further. From the grand aesthetic to the rich atmosphere and gameplay depth, Blue Byte's latest is a return to form for the franchise.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 4, 2019

I can't recommend Anno 1800 enough. I was legitimately worried that Ubisoft might try to bring the entire franchise into the present, but I'm happy to say that my fears were unfounded. The game is a love letter to the old city-building games, while still managing to innovate and surprise even veteran players.

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Game Revolution
Apr 29, 2019

The only downside to Anno 1800 right now is the lackluster UI. However, if that gets the care it deserves, and some of the abstraction gets removed, then this game will take its place as one of the best city-builders of all time.

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GameFeature
90%
90%
Apr 22, 2019

Finally an Anno in the past. To be honest, the parts of the future never interested me and in fact grew up with the actual part of Anno 1602 and I also loved the following parts. At that time, however, I lacked the hardware power to really deal with it for a long time. But now finally Anno 1800 is here and what should I say big: It's just fantastic! Ubisoft has added great news, such as the plan mode where we can place buildings even if we do not have the necessary resources. This at least once the site is reserved and we can definitely plan better. A clear praise that the connection between the old world and the new (two different maps) seamlessly merges and is not disturbed by annoying charging sequences. Also the revaluation of our population is now more realistic, because if we farmers to be upgraded to workers, the farmers are missing us accordingly in agriculture and we have to build new farmhouses. I could say so much good, but I have to get rid of a few negative things too. The war in Anno was never the big strength of the series. Now this is done exclusively over water. Since there are not very many ship classes, this unfortunately can be quite tiring and dragging on for a long time, as the AI ​​has learned a lot too. In addition, the diplomacy for certain actions is clearly too expensive and sometimes incomprehensible. But those who see it over, will probably get one of the best strategy games currently!

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Mighty Games Mag
90 / 100
90 / 100
May 21, 2019

Anno 1800 is the next phenomenal entry in the Anno-Series. Bigger and with even more details it garantuees hours of fun while building your empire. In the era of industralization develop your settlement from humble farmers to proud workers with every step in between.

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Screen Rant
May 13, 2019

Anno 1800 is a series return to form that a poor tutorial can't hold back.

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FinalBoss
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 19, 2019

A triumphant return to the series and must-play for Anno fans and newcomers alike!

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Hu3br
Apr 24, 2019

Ubisoft’s BlueByte learnt from their past mistakes, mixed the best parts of Anno 1404 and added several improvements from their successors, which culminated in one of the best — if not the best Anno ever.

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Just Push Start
4.45 / 5.0
4.45 / 5.0
Apr 16, 2019

Often in strategy titles there is the want for more. More building types, more resource types, more of everything. Anno 1800 has all of that depth from the very beginning with so many types of buildings there is an amazing balancing act to make. With chains of production to make, such as potato farms which supply schnapps brewers, there is plenty of thinking to be done. This is a game many would refer to as a time sink, yet it is one I'd happily pour hours into. The futuristic titles had lost their way somewhat, but Anno 1800 firmly steers the series back on track!

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Cerealkillerz
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2019

As seventh entry in the series, Anno 1800 plays to all the strength of its predecessors and adds even more content. Some of those additions may be a little off, but in overall this may be the strongest classic Anno title yet.

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Gamefa
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Anno 1800 is the best city building simulation of this year so far and you'll find yourself spending a lot of time playing it because of satisfying deep gameplay. The game has almost no cons and compare to its similar games, Anno 1800 surely is the best installment.

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Gamersky
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 might be the best 4X game since Civ 6 and definitely has brought back the series' glory.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 18, 2019

Anno 1800 is the best entry in the series to the date. A game that can be huge and complex while not overwhelming to the player. A true love letter to the genre that every fan of city-builders and strategy games should play.

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Glitched Africa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2019

Anno 1800 successfully delivers a fantastic city management game worthy of the dozens of hours you will most likely put into it.

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New Game Network
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 28, 2019

Anno 1800 offers up a compelling blend of city building and strategy in the industrial era, with a smooth learning curve and fantastically flexible and replayable sandbox mode that will have you starting and re-starting your trading empire as the hours sail by.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2019

Anno might have gone backwards in time, but don't let that fool you. This is a step forward in terms of management and keeping players thinking and responding to multiple issues all at once. Settlements look vibrant and alive, with the music helping you while away the hours (until the narrator reminds you it might be time for a break)

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SECTOR.sk
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
May 15, 2019

Another great Anno game with very good building management, industrialization, discovery, expeditions and navy in 19th century.

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BaziCenter
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

Anno 1800 manages to find its place back between the heavyweights of the genre by getting back to its roots and expanding on the succesful formula that made the previous games great. The gameplay is deep, complex, and at the same time simple enough for the newcomers to jump in, and its definitely one of the best entries in the Anno series, if not the best.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Apr 15, 2019

Despite an annoying story mode, Anno 1800 is the biggest and best entry in the series to date.

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The Games Machine
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2019

A gorgeous-looking, extremely polished city builder that offers a relaxed experience with light RPG, diplomatic and combat elements.

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AusGamers
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

A city builder well worth visiting.

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IGN
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

Anno 1800 returns to the roots of the real-time colony-builder series and delivers intimidatingly complex gameplay that's as marvelous as it is beautiful.

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Shacknews
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 17, 2019

Despite the constant stress of trying to balance my reach against the happiness and budget of my city, I found a beautiful experience in Anno 1800. It has a real soul to it, as it demands the player care about not only the raw efficiency of a city layout, but the health and wellbeing of a population that wants more out of life.

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Leadergamer
Apr 14, 2019

Will satisfy your strategy game hunger.

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TechRaptor
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 is a rich city-builder with a staggering amount of depth. Although the tutorials could be clearer and more detailed, there's an impressive and addictive game here for those willing to give it the requisite time and patience.

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GameWatcher
8 / 10.0
GameWatcher
Bogdan Robert Mateș

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Increasingly complex yet approachable, Anno 1800 is an excellent entry in the long-running city building series that both challenges but also leaves space to admire one's handiwork.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
GameSpace
Jatobi

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Apr 16, 2019

Anno 1800, the latest installment in the Anno series is not just another City Builder. It's a great addition to the genre and the series. With new mechanics, great graphics design, and a fantastic soundtrack, there's not much to dislike about the game. If you're a fan of city builders, you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of Anno 1800. Prepare to lose a lot of your spare time, you're going to sink a lot of time into this game!

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2019

The foundations of Anno 1800 are solid, and the game offers a diversified experience. Going back to the roots was a crucial decision, and I can say, with all certainty: this is one of the best strategy games of 2019. It’s been a long while since we had such a lovely and absorbing game to play.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2019

Anno 1800 can become confusing and complicated over time, what with the in-depth nature of this civilization sandbox franchise. But those willing to step up to the challenge are rewarded with a gorgeous and comprehensive game, built on micro-management and period-set obstacles and factors that nudge you along in your mission to build the next great island metropolis. For what gaming experience it represents, the franchise looks and feels great.

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Merlin'in Kazanı
80 / 100
80 / 100
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 is a great example of mixing tycoon, diplomatic and warfare gameplays. It offers a simple and deep gameplay at the same time.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2019

This leaves us with Anno 1800, a refined city-building game with a delectably savory approach to logistics optimization, a lovely core aesthetic, and a time-devouring rhythm. For me, that's worth the cost of a historical anachronism or two.

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IGN Italy
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2019

Anno 1800 may be about the industrial revolution, but its design is quite conservative. A boon for the fans of the series, who will find themselves at home with this new iteration of the economic simulator they know and love.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 18, 2019

It's a really unique experience. A large part of the game is focused on exploration and it is a true ode to orientalism. A gaming pleasure combined with the visual and sound beauty. Probably the best Anno episode in the history of the series.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 brings back the serie to the roots and it is one of the best episodes.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2019

Anno 1800 is a successful city-building strategy game, where you won't notice how time flies. Its biggest problem is the high price though.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 30, 2019

Anno 1800 is a very successful continuation of the cult series. With the returning to a more familiar setting, a creation of Ubisoft / Blue Byte discarded the strange decisions of past releases, while maintaining and multiplying the accumulated advantages. And, of course, great graphics and nice music will delight fans to meditate.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2019

Anno 1800 is a visually stunning, incredibly compelling management-strategy game. One thing of particular note is just how great and addictive the gameplay loop is, hooking you in as you watch your cities develop and expand, made all the better as you unlock and build a wide variety of buildings. There are slight issues though, with an unintuitive UI and trade system, which due to the way resources are spread around the game can be irritating. Simply put, Anno 1800 is an incredibly addictive and engaging game, with a few flaws, but nothing that stops it from being a great entry in the series.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Apr 27, 2019

Anno 1800 takes time to learn, but it’s time well spent.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2019

Anno 1800 is a great, deep city builder that doesn't care if you know how to play it or not.

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PCGamesN
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 15, 2019

A vibrant snapshot of the Victorian era that's bustling with character, but doesn't explore the intriguing, seismic politics of the period.Robert Zak

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USgamer
Apr 17, 2019

Anno 1800 is a city-builder that caters to new players. It's gorgeous, has a campaign that's a huge tutorial, and players don't have to worry about sim aspects like traffic and power distribution. While there have been improvements to the Anno formula, some mechanics are simply not explained and the user interface is lacking for a game built so heavily around trade and economics. It's a good game for sure, but it needs some tweaks to make it fantastic.

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PC Invasion
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 is a return to Blue Byte and Ubisoft's long-running city-building franchise. Sadly, a number of flaws prove to be detrimental to an enjoyable voyage.

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PCWorld
Apr 15, 2019

Anno 1800 brings its hybrid of city-building, trade, and diplomacy to the Industrial Revolution with a show of technical brilliance, but it's hindered by a cumbersome interface and other quality-of-life issues.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 30, 2019

Anno 1800 is a beautiful and comprehensive yet strangely cold Industrial Age city builder.

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