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7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 820 ratings
  1. 10 (74)
  2. 9 (276)
  3. 8 (326)
  4. 7 (63)
  5. 6 (18)
  6. 5 (21)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (13)
  9. 2 (10)
  10. 1 (11)

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  • User Rating 8.6

    If you don't know anyone that has the patience to play the board game with you, this should do the trick.

    Rated on May 03, 2007 by technopirate

    I normally don't write reviews for XBLA games, but I like the Catan board games enough to spend a few minutes pointing out some things that this version has to offer. First off, if you've played th...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    I cannot help but wonder why a game like this would have been made at all...

    Rated on May 04, 2007 by penguinofire

    I cannot help but wonder why a game like this would have been made at all. Although on one level, let’s call it practicality, I understand that a successful board game like The Settlers of Catan (Die ...

    6 out of 34 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2

    Entertaining board game is a nice change of pace for XBL Arcade...

    Rated on May 04, 2007 by ernelson1976

    I downloaded the demo of Catan, not really knowing what it was. What I found was a bit of a surprise: a relaxed-pace board game with simple rules, but rather addictive gameplay. The object of the ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    While you might not expect it, Big Huge Games' interpretation of the classic board game is well done and fun to play.

    Rated on May 07, 2007 by Daan1302

    While you might not expect it, Big Huge Games' interpretation of the classic board game is well done and fun to play. Gameplay doesn't take too long to learn for new players, and players who have p...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    Catan is the perfect strategy game in a small package: challenging, fun and relaxing

    Rated on May 13, 2007 by Xantiriad

    Pros: superb strategy game; two attractive skins; decent AI Cons: some may find it a bit slow; broken lobby; could do with camera support Achievements: Medium I have been waiting for Catan to b...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    RIGGED dice! Don't play this game >:(

    Rated on May 14, 2007 by imperial_agent

    for instance, the AI knows that you an '8' to be rolled, and even though the 8 has the most combinations of being rolled (besides the 7), it will roll it about 1 in 20 times... IF you have a city on t...

    6 out of 18 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.9

    Combining both rich gameplay and social affair, Catan manages to hold an entertaining experience.

    Rated on May 16, 2007 by Slunks

    Replicating the art of gathering in a digitized board game has always met sour ends for the past several years. Board games haven't exactly made a smooth transition to the video game world, as bringin...

    10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9

    This is a simple game that delivers.

    Rated on May 20, 2007 by kenjaminhoppe

    There isn't much to this game. You have a board, you have some dice and some cards, roads, towns, and cities. It's a simple game that is a lot of fun. So, the basic idea is that you will places tow...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    Great Way to Pass the Time

    Rated on January 06, 2006 by Prof_Frink

    There is not a whole lot of NGage representation on this site... Heck on any site for that matter. It is a struggling system, if you really want to call it that. I mainly use it as a phone, but it i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Worth the money.

    Rated on October 04, 2007 by insanitycheck3

    I saw this game and it really lept out at me. I quickly picked one up at the local game store and played it on the way home. I was not disappointed. The game totally lived up to its hype. Graphically...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.