Anno 1800: Season Pass – Review
Follow Genre: city building real-time strategy game
Developer: Blue Byte
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: PC, Mac
Tested on: PC

Anno 1800: Season Pass – Review

Site Score
8.9
Good: Mega-city, music pavilion, the artic adventure is truly chilling!
Bad: No mention of when you can acces the DLCs
User Score
7.7
(6 votes)
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A little more than six months after the initial release of the latest episode in the Anno-series, Anno 1800, the 3rd and last DLC of the season pass has been released. The season pass added some nice content for us to explore and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on a copy of those incredible additions to the game.

The season pass of Anno 1800 includes 3 DLCs which are Sunken treasures, Botanica, and the Passage. All of them add a new storyline, questline and new land for you to expand on. They all increase the difficulty level of the game so Blue Byte made sure you can choose at the beginning of your game if you want to start with or without them in your current walkthrough. We know you are all eager to dive into the new content but it won’t be that easy, you need to have a certain amount of progression at your starting island to even receive the quest that will start one of your DLCs. For example, if you want to access the Sunken treasure DLC, you need to have 700 artisan class residents.

Sunken Treasure starts with a newspaper article that the queen is missing and Sir Archibald Blake turns to you for help. After that message, you can ready your ship and start your expedition. The search isn’t that easy because the queen doesn’t want to be found and also makes a run for the hills when she sees you. All this is because of her chasing her father’s legacy, to restore the pride of her nation, that sunk to the bottom of the ocean floor during the great naval victory against their rivals La Corona.

Meanwhile, you reach an island that she will (temporarily) dub as her new home. This island is three times larger than your normal starting island and also an opportunity to build your first mega-city. You also gain access to a new crafting system thanks to Old Nate and his diving bell. With his help, you will able you to search for shipwrecks and hopefully find some valuable supplies so you can start inventing!

Next up we have the Botanica DLC which also starts with an expedition. This DLC was released at the same time as the free day and night cycle update. At the start of the expedition, you find yourself in a Meseon temple which is covered in booby-traps. With the right crew, you find your way through and out of this temple. Soon after you need to get some water to lessen the thirst of your crew and after a while, you finally reach a waterfall. After weeks of trials and tribulations, your crew safely finds their way home with some newly discovered flora.

The Botanica DLC also provides us with 59 botanical plants, 21 botanical modules, a greenhouse module, and 11 new ornaments. These can all be used to make your city grow more beautiful day by day. They also added a new Music Pavilion which provides a band that can play up to five songs from previous Anno installments. Ready to get nostalgic?

Last but not least, we have the Passage DLC? This DLC is set in the frigid northern lands and yet again we start with an expedition. For two years Lady Jane has been preparing to set up an expedition to find her husband’s expedition. She asks you to be her last and seemingly crucial member of her rescue team. You ready up your ship and, of course, you end up almost immediately in a roaring storm. When reaching land you find the graves of three members of her husband’s expedition, died due to illness. This is the most exciting and scary expedition yet!

The Passage DLC will make your life very hard in your new settlement. Not only do you need to keep your inhabitants safe, but you also need to keep them warm so they don’t die. It also brings you two new citizen tiers, 32 new buildings, 60 new quests, and 80 new items. While all the mentioned inclusions for this DLC are nice, there is also a new air transport to get your trades to warmer climates.

Conclusion 

Overall the Anno 1800 season pass is an amazing addition to the game. Not only do you get a rich addition of storylines, but you also get a lot of extra content that you can explore and a first in the Anno-series with the addition of the mega-city. If you are still unsure whether or not to buy the Season Pass, we can definitely advise these three DLCs to you, because they are no less than amazing!

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Anno 1800: Season Pass - Review, 7.7 out of 10 based on 6 ratings
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