Casual games are supposed to be easy, right? Not in the case of Catan, which is one of the most engrossing and complex casual games we've seen on MSN. This game is a pretty solid PC version of the popular German board game Settlers of Catan, a medieval-themed exercise in resource management for two to four players. The object of the game is to be the first to get to 10 points by building roads, towns, and cities; strategic placement of your settlements will let you get the necessary resources to win, and so can shrewd trading with your opponents. The CPU players provide adequate challenge, especially on expert mode, but the lack of online multiplayer is a serious flaw in an otherwise very recommendable game.
- The Good
- Incredibly deep strategy
- Faithful to board game's design
- Great artificial intelligence
- The Bad
- No online multiplayer
- Looping soundtrack is irritating
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- Released Jan 01, 2005
- + 5 more
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 3
- Xbox 360
- This game is a PSN version of the popular German board game, a medieval-themed exercise in resource management for two to four players.
- Developed by:
- Exozet Games GmbH, USM, Suzak, Crea-Tech, Game Republic, Big Huge Games
- Published by:
- Exozet Games GmbH, USM, Nokia, Oberon Media, Capcom, Game Republic, Microsoft Game Studios
- Trivia/Board Game
- All Platforms