Unfortunate to say that this is a common budget-ware game to find in the US
so it feels a bit cheeky to have to pay so much for it on our side of the world
however I highly encourage anyone who has liked games involving building towns,
managing economy's and utilizing armies to take down rival civilzations to pick
up this version of Settlers II.
You can find Settlers II for $10 on GoG however that is the original
90's version and the graphical and 3D updates to this title in 10th Anniversary
Edition are well worth paying the extra for.
I can only compare this game to the Anno series however it doesn't have as
much focus on naval trading as Anno although you do build ships and sail between
continents from time to time.
I should also note for anyone using Google to try to find out how you can
rotate your structures in this game – You can't. The hidden mouse wheel plus
Ctrl combonation in other Settler releases doesn't even work but the roading
system is still highly easy to manage if you understand flag placement and allow
the computer to auto build your roads between them.
Finally, Ubisoft, for some reason, seems to have wiped all other Settlers
incarnations off the face of the earth in hopes of selling Settlers 7 but if
you're not into MMO's or you're using an older computer, the latest Settlers
release isn't practical and this is about your only other alternative.