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Also known as "Anno 1503".

Added on: June 15, 2000


[edit] Background

1503 A.D. is the sequel to the popular 1602 A.D. 1503 A.D. combines strategy, colony-building, diplomacy, production, trade, and real-time land and sea battles. Playing area has been increased 10x since 1602 A.D.

[edit] Gameplay

Explore stunningly detailed environments to establish colonies in your quest for wealth and power. Compete against computer-controlled players and prepare yourself for potential interactions with nine different cultures, including Africans, Aztecs and Native Americans. As you found new colonies, negotiating peace treaties and commencing trade with your new neighbours becomes vital. A flexible and easily accessible menu helps interaction with nations in many varied, fledgling economic systems. Barter for necessities such as clothes and food, more exotic items like silk and spices as well as the empire building essentials, weaponry and raw materials.

[edit] Features

  • The Best of Both Worlds - All the intensity and action of the best real-time strategy games and the depth of the empire-building epics
  • Brilliant Graphics - Stunning environments bring the 16th century to life - over 350 authentic building types from churches to watch towers to tobacco plantations
  • The Superpowers of the 16th Century - From the stone streets of Europe to the steps of Asia to the jungles of South America, trade and war with nine different cultures, including Venetians, Mongolians, Aztecs and more
  • Brave the Elements - Settle in climates as diverse as frozen Tundra, bleak deserts, and heavily vegetated jungles, each with their own unique natural resources and indigenous life and each posing unique challenges
  • A World of Action - Experience unlimited action and take advantage of endless gameplay in Tutorial mode, Single Scenario mode, Campaign mode and Open-Ended mode
  • Wage War on Land or at Sea - Build your armies through up to 14 different military units and 26 military upgrades. Vary your tactics based on the terrain - command armies to storm city walls, or empower navies to create embargoes against neighbouring cities
  • Enhanced AI - Observe the differences in the cultures you encounter - some may look to establish trade and diplomatic ties while others may simply be out for blood. Different situations lead to different patterns of behaviour

[edit] Hardware Requirements

System: PII 500MHz or equivalent
Video Memory: 16 MB VRAM
Hard Drive Space: 930 MB
Mouse: Yes
Sound Board: Yes
DirectX: DirectX v8.1

This game is also known as Anno 1503: The New World in Europe.

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Ubisoft purchases remaining 70% stake in developer behind Anno series

Now the merger is complete

Apr 12, 2013, by Troy Crumley | 1 comment
1503 A.D. Sets Sail

EA and SUNFLOWERS ship latest entry in real-time strategy and empire building game series

Mar 24, 2003, by Leo Chan | 0 comments

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Oct 14, 05 9:09pm
a good game, if you like making your own civilization 1503AD
Apr 25, 05 9:59pm
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Apr 11, 03 4:11pm

love the game, yet challenging. really have to plan ahead or you'll find yourself with...

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Release Dates
  • North America: Mar 24, 2003
  • Europe: Oct 23, 2002
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