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Anno Online

Anno Online was a MMORTS focused around naval combat and island expansion and is notable for its somewhat more casual take on the MMORTS genre. Develop an island civilization, ruling over settlers and expanding to new islands as you grow in wealth. Use your naval fleet to drive off attackers in turn-based ship combat.

Publisher: Ubisoft
Type: Browser Strategy
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Shut Down: January 31, 2018
Pros: +Unique naval combat focus. +Great production value (Visuals, interface, etc). +Building modernization.
Cons: -No PvP. -Generic strategy elements.

Anno Online Shut Down on January 31, 2018


Anno Online Overview

Anno Online was a browser-based MMORTS based on Ubisoft’s popular Anno series of RTS games. It features many of the common trappings of a browser-based MMORTS where you build a city from the ground up, using time and resource management to build your wealth and eventually expand your empire across multiple islands. Less commonly found is its combat system, which uses a Fire Emblem-esque strength/weakness triangle to inspire tactical placement and minimal losses as you fight pirates on the seas with your navy. The game offers many different buildings, upgrades and residents that shine due to its high production values, with detailed and fully-animated artwork. It is also notable for its lack of PvP, giving it a more casual, collaborative and friendly atmosphere than other MMORTS games and may more easily appeal to beginners to the genre.

Anno Online Key Features:

  • Strategic Naval Combat – fight pirates and enemies with three kinds of ships: Brig, Galley, and Caravel, picking the best ship type to suit the battlefield.
  • Friendly Community – the game’s lack of PvP fosters a more nurturing community, making it easy to make friends and get help making your empire great.
  • Building Modernization – upgrade buildings into newer, more modern buildings to make the game feel like society is really advancing.
  • Resource Management – balance your empire’s resources to keep your residents happy and your cities growing rapidly.
  • Production Value detailed and fully-animated artwork.

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Anno Online Featured Video

Anno Online - 2014 PvE Update Trailer

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Anno Online Links

Anno Online Official Site
Anno Online Wiki (Database / Guides)
Anno Online Gamepedia (Database / Guides)
Anno Online Wikipedia

System Requirements

Anno Online Requirements

Operating System: XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent
Video Card: Any Graphics Card (Integrated works well too)
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 100 MB (Cache)

Anno Online is a browser based MMO and will run smoothly on practically any PC. The game was tested and works well on Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Chrome. Any modern web-browser should run the game smoothly.

Additional Info

Anno Online Additional Information

Developer: Ubisoft Blue Byte
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: March 19, 2013

Shut Down Date: January 31, 2018

Development History / Background:

Anno Online is a free-to-play browser based strategy game developed and published by the French company Ubisoft. The game began its closed beta on April 23, 2013 and later launched into open beta on May 14, 2013 with full release beginning on September 25, 2013. It is a spinoff of the Anno series of simulation and strategy games. Ubisoft's Blue Byte studio that made Anno Online also developed The Settlers Online, Might and Magic Heroes Online, and several other browser based games. Anno Online entered 'Maintenance Mode' in September, 2017.

Anno Online shut down on January 31, 2018.