Well-made game. Although there wasn’t multiplayer, I still had a great time spending hours squeezing as much resource buildings and residents onto islands, distracted as I was from the main quest line for most of the gameplay. Yes, it was that captivating; just like the good ol’ Sim City back in the day.
Beautiful music, decent voice acting, and nice graphics put this game at one of my best in economy-based games. Its expansion, Anno 1404:Venice brings the multiplayer feature into the game, and that’s awesome (and expected).