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East India Company

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In East India Company, players will enjoy building the World's most powerful trading empire & engaging in vigorous battles in both single player & multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic game environment.
Players will fight, manage, and rule nations from Europe to the Far East with eight nationalities to chose from: British, Dutch, French, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, and the Holy Roman Empire. Starting modestly, you will build your fleet, establish connections to far away countries, and keep the rivaling nations at bay. Choose from a wide array of ship classes, including a variety of transport and military vessels. Create diverse fleets and assign each of them specific trading routes. Control and upgrade well situated ports as you form your strategy for domination.
Conflicts and wars are inevitable. When hostile fleets engage each other, the spectacular naval battles are fought from a real-time tactical level. Devastating broadsides are fired with a deafening roar and cannon balls tear through enemy ships and their crew. For greater tactical depth, command your ship and give independent orders to each of your fleets. Fight against the other European powers to create a trading empire that will rule above all others in this groundbreaking strategy war game!
Features:
  • Spectacular cinematic & epic naval battles
  • 2 Command Modes: Give orders to all your ships in RTS or take the helm of a single ship in Direct Command-mode.
  • Unique combination of war & trading
  • State of the art diplomacy AI
  • 8 playable nations: England, France, Holland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Spain & the Holy Roman Empire
  • Over 10 realistic ship types; from small sloops and cutters to East Indiaman and warships
  • Realistic yet fast-paced naval combat
  • Hire fleet commanders who will gain new skills & increase the abilities of your fleets
  • Take over ports & protect your shipping routes to create largest trading empire
Multiplayer (Internet or LAN):
  • Up to 8 simultaneous players
  • Player statistics tracked on the EIC game server
  • Several game modes with single & team approach
  • Raise your ranking by thwarting your opponents
  • Head-to-Head missions are a true test of strategic skill
FIGHT!
  • Use Military might to build your trading empire
  • Command ships & fleets independently
  • Wage war on the vast open sea
  • Sink your rivals' ship or board them to take control
MANAGE!
  • Hire fleet commanders to boost your fleet's abilities
  • User commander skills to give you an edge in battles
  • Upgrade your ports with new buildings
  • Buy & Sell goods
  • Establish profitable trading routes
  • Open diplomatic relations or declare War
  • Negotiate tense political situation
RULE!
  • Lead the most powerful company in history
  • Take over colonies & expand your empire
  • Use well modeled diplomacy to exert your power
  • Conquer strategic ports
  • Accomplish missions ordered by your company or the Crown
Platforms
Metascore
67
Release date
Developer
Nitro Games
Publisher
Nitro Games
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.eic-game.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows® XP
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 2.0
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: approx. 6 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows® XP/Vista
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 3.0
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: approx. 6 GB
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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East India Company reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
I knew more why I had to play only a few minutes ago, now I remember now. After re-installing it is bugger, back on Windows, a nice scam.
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Microsoft from French
apparently I have the same problem as the others I run the campaign the game makes me a back Windows having already played the game in the past I can say it is excellent pity that steam offers a belated version
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Microsoft from French
I wish I could give a representative assessment of this game. However, go to know why, I can not exceed the stage of the game menu, because as soon as I run some, this one makes me a very nice back Windows with game crashing...
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Good Idea with little Depth of Play, Who liked to play the Game "Ruler of the Seas" From 1997, find the right Remake here. However, the Developers apparently decided not to add any new Content to the Game, but to leave it at the same Time excellent Scope. 12 Years after the Release of the Original, it would surely have been possible to generate a little more Depth of Play. So it remains with the following Operations, which are repeated for several Hours and thus lead to Success:-Build Merchant ships-create Fleet-Equip fleet with automatic Trade route-build Warships-take ports-expand ports conclusion: The Remake Unfortunately, the original cannot trump the Original. Graphics alone do not. Nevertheless, there is a Buy recommendation from me due to the Price of 10 Euros-that is always worth it. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ma_wi
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Blos Hands off this Game ... The DLCs have not worked since September 2016, so who buys doesn't get the DLC Content. Of Course, neither Nitro nor Steam reacted here in any negative Way. So far, there has been no Answer at all from nitro and Steam continues to pursue the Motto of "Take Care of Your Scrap" we only convey. Hello, you have a huge Kick for that!!!! Customer service means something Different. The Game Content itself is based on a game released in 1997 and has not been adapted in content, only the Graphics have been slightly spiced up. Here is the Emphasis on "something." Easy Daddling is ok, but we're now living in 2017. And so it should be a matter of course that if you want to take coal, you have to do something about it as well. Due to the Above situation, of course, I could only test the Game in the Basic Version. Too bad for the very good Idea, but real, I prefer to play the Patrician in Primordial Form. Yes, the Game is reminiscent of Patrician and Port Royale with a little more Fighting Options. Sorry but with Concentrated ineptitude, reinforced by the well-known "Non-reacting" Of Steam, there simply can be no good Rating. Personally, I would have liked something Better here. Grey
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