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Dawn of Discovery review

Ah, so this is the life of Riley...


  • Very accessible for a strategy game
  • Plenty of depth to building your islands
  • Fun and easy to create civilization


  • Fairly dry concept
  • Won't challenge "serious" players
  • Won't satisfy stats-cravers

Anno (Dawn of Discovery)on Wii is exactly how you’d imagine it to be and – more importantly – exactly how you want it to be. Its concept might be fairly dry but the game itself has been ‘Wii-fied’ to make it as accessible as a strategy game could hope to be.

Buildings and other structures can be plonked down in an almost comically easy fashion while road building is a snap. There’s plenty of depth to building your islands, with taxes to set and new shores to set sail to but it’s all implemented in a bright and breezy fashion. If strategy more serious than The Sims normally gives you stat-screen induced sweats, prepare for Anno to lead you on fun-filled baby steps to enlightenment. One of Wii’s finest strategy discoveries.

Jun 18, 2009

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DescriptionThis RTS/Sim set in 1404 wasn't made with the hardcore fans in mind, but it's still one of the best strategy titles on the Wii.
PlatformWii, DS, PC
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Alternative namesAnno 1404 (PC, UK)
Release date23 June 2009 (US), 22 May 2009 (UK)