In the Year of our Lord 1602 you set sail with a small crew and a limited supply of food and building materials. Your arrival in a previously undiscovered chain of islands marks the beginning of a new life.
Your goal is to build the world of your dreams. Discover, build, settle, trade, and defend - this is the challenge before you! Even the choice as to which island you settle must be carefully made, for not every island offers ideal living conditions!
Prove your diplomatic skills in your dealings with natives and your competitors, as well as with pirates. Start by building farms, plantations, and workshops to produce consumer goods. Use your business skills to increase your economic growth through trading with your competitors.
Jealousy follows wealth! Train soldiers and erect defensive structures in order to protect what is yours. Just in case ...
"Anno 1602" is your entrance to the world of progressive-strategy gaming. "Anno 1602 - Creation of a New World" opens a completely new gaming genre with its mix of simulation and strategy gaming. Combining the fascination of a commercial simulation with the best features of a real-time strategy game - with isometric perspectives, three-dimensional objects, and numerous animated sequences.
A vast improvement over previous trade and commercial simulations, "Anno 1602" gives you the chance to create a realistic and lively world just the way you want it. Your own personal strategy dictates the development and survival of your cities and towns.