The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom ties in with the tradition of the series success while bringing a fresh, modern and innovative strategy game, based on strong game mechanics and deep gameplay that are hallmarks of the highly acclaimed Settlers franchise. Players will easily become engaged in an exciting campaign, skirmish maps or multi-player challenges in a world of lush forests, open meadows, fast flowing rivers, and high mountains.
For a game with such a chipper tone and so many friendly introductory missions, it's an awesome surprise how demanding and sharp Settlers 7 can be with the flick of a difficulty setting. This is wonderful design. On Easy, you've got a relaxing, moreish world-builder. On hard, you get a fierce strategy game that's damp with adrenaline. On normal, something in between. Settlers 7's online functionality is similarly diverse; competitive multiplayer is present, but so's a "helper" function that allows confused beginners to pull veteran players into their game as voluntary advisors.