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The Settlers is a RTS city builder. In addition, it is the eighth installment in the series. And in this version of the game, the familiar gameplay mechanics in the series have been updated. In particular, there are a variety of new features to make for a fresh gaming experience.

The Settlers have been forced to leave their homeland after a natural disaster. Crucially, the only thing they can do is set up home in the unknown wilderness that awaits them. The official synopsis states that ‘not only will they face countless new challenges … they will also become part of an ancient mystery that will change their lives forever’.

Key features of The Settlers include:

  • New features including a food system and a ‘motivational meta-game’.
  • Single and multiplayer options.
  • A variety of side missions.
  • Online multiplayer mode.
  • Much improved visuals with fascinating levels of detail and state-of-the-art graphics.