The Settlers® 2: Gold Edition (1996)

The Settlers® 2 Gold Edition (1996)

About This Game

The game can be played in either single-player campaign mode or in “Free game” mode; individual scenarios with predetermined rules set by the player, which can be played with or against either another player, the computer, or both another player and the computer.

Build your kingdom with the help of hunters, soldiers, shipbuilders and more at your command. Develop elaborate settlements from a variety of over 25 different building types. Face the challenge of 49 different maps or use the easy-to-use map editor to create your own additional new worlds with dense forests, mighty volcanoes, vast mountains and more. Construct a fleet of ships, to explore uncharted waters and supply provisions to new islands.

Try now and learn how creation and control can become an addiction!


The Settlers II is a city-building game with real-time strategy elements, in which the primary goal on each map is to build a settlement with a functioning economy, producing sufficient military units so as to conquer rival territories, ultimately gaining control of either the entire map, or a certain predetermined section of it.

To achieve this end, the player must engage in economic micromanagement, construct buildings, and generate resources. The game is controlled via a point and click interface, and features a HUD navigated primarily through “windows” modeled on Windows 95.

Featured Gameplay

  • Game modes
  • Settlers and transportation
  • Economy
  • Military


  • Includes the original The Settlers® II: Veni, Vidi, Vici and the Mission CD expansion
  • Considered by most fans to be the best part of the Settlers® series
  • Complex, yet intuitive economics make this one of the most addictive games of all time

Game Details

Genre Strategy – Real-time – Fantasy
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, français
Released August 31, 1996
Size 278 MB
Company Blue Byte Studio / Ubisoft


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.

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