About the Game Choose your own path to victory in The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom™, the long-anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy game. Embark on an exciting quest to create, build and manage your kingdom in the most innovative, customizable and re-playable version ever! Immerse Yourself in a Captivating Story… Unravel an intriguing and unexpected story as you play. Combat enemies all across the land in a quest to conquer a formidable kingdom. Defeat ruthless kings, forbidding lords and dark knights on your quest for victory. Uncover undisclosed traitors along your path and turn enemies into allies to pave your path to victory. Experience a Vast and Beautiful Kingdom A beautiful, colorful world awaits you with a level of detail unseen before now! A flourishing kingdom full of bustling Settlers will enthrall you from the very first moment. Build, Develop and Manage Your Emerging Domain Enjoy a deep and rich building and production system as you create a kingdom of fortified towns, small villages and productive settlers. Make critical decisions as you expand your realm. Should you optimize production chains, build transport systems, construct new buildings or increase worker efficiency? Every choice you make builds a critical path to victory or defeat. Key Features Expand Your Empire Your Way Experience more freedom than ever before as you choose your own custom strategy. Build strong armies and defeat your opponents in epic battles. Be the first to develop new and attractive technologies. Or, let money rule and occupy the most lucrative trade routes. It’s completely up to you to devise your ideal strategy for beating your opponents. Innovative Victory Point System Every match is truly unique with the new victory point system. A new level of tension is reached as you and your opponents collect points based on victories you achieve throughout the game. Every decision counts as you engage in tactics to earn the most points by: Conquering Map Sectors Building the Biggest Army Occupying the Most Trade Routes Developing New Technologies Becoming the Richest Kingdom And More! More Customization than Ever Before Experience a highly customizable experience as you: Unlock new items that are unique to you Create and customize maps to your needs Adjust the victory point system based on your individual preferences Select a fast or slow mode of play Choose the length of your game from quick match to an extended campaign Select your level of difficulty Play against a variety of AI profiles, up to 4 players or in team mode Build Your Own Castle Bring even more customization to your game as you assemble your castle from a wide range of styles, designs and architectural details. You and your friends can share your creations online. Social Networking Integration Deep social networking integration lets you bring your gaming experience to your social circle: Facebook: Invite friends to compete or cooperate, upload screen shots, display your gaming status Twitter: Provide summaries of your achievements as you play and receive the latest product news A PERMANENT INTERNET CONNECTION AND CREATION OF A UBISOFT ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY THIS VIDEO GAME AT ALL TIMES AND TO UNLOCK EXCLUSIVE CONTENT. SUCH CONTENT MAY ONLY BE UNLOCKED ONE SINGLE TIME WITH A UNIQUE KEY. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 TO CREATE A UBISOFT ACCOUNT WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT. UBISOFT MAY CANCEL ACCESS TO ONLINE FEATURES UPON A 30-DAY PRIOR NOTICE PUBLISHED AT http://thesettlers.us.ubi.com/.
System Requirements OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Processor: 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD XP 2600+ or better (Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon 64 X2 recommended) Memory: 2 GB (4 GB recommended) Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant, Shader 3.0-enabled video card (512 MB recommended)(*see supported list) DirectXÂ®: DirectX 9.0c Hard Drive: 8 GB Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card Peripherals Supported: Windows-compliant keyboard and mouse Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection with 128 kbps upstream or faster Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 / 8 / 9 / GT / GTS / GTX series ATI Radeon X1900 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series