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The Settlers: New Allies Review

The Settlers: New Allies Review

The Settlers: New Allies is a strategy game that combines a deep build-up and real-time strategic battles.

New Allies marks the return to the series. Three factions are featured in the game, including the Elari and Maru as well as the Jorn. The game begins with a skeleton crew. Players must build settlements, collect resources, build farms and construct military structures to defend and offense.

7Very Good
  • Detailed and vibrant graphics
  • Unique factions with different playstyles and background stories
  • Hardcore mode with extra challenges
  • Story-driven campaign mode
  • Limited skirmish maps available at launch
  • No cross-platform support
  • AI difficulty can be too easy on some levels

There are two modes to the game: a campaign and a skirmish, which allow for 1v1 or 2v2 multiplayer. In this review, we will go over all the things you need to know before playing The Settlers: New Allies from its key features to graphics. 

Everything You Need to Know About The Settlers: New Allies

The Settlers®: New Allies
The Settlers®: New Allies

Is it better from the beta version?

The Settlers New Allies is definitely more polished than the beta we have seen last year. The improvement in the economic system is a particular focus. The research tree was completely redesigned. Settlement management is enhanced with the addition of returning buildings like the forester. Bandits are strategically placed on multiplayer maps to prevent players from resorting to rush tactics to win PvP matches in a matter of minutes. This was an issue that plagued the beta last season. So if you played the beta and didn’t really get along with the game, you can give it another chance this time around. 

Gameplay Features

The Settlers: New Allies is an immersive gaming experience that offers stunning graphics, detailed animations, and three unique factions, each with its own playstyle and background story. Players can explore the world of The Settlers through a story-driven campaign mode or take their gaming to the next level with the hardcore mode and its additional challenges. You can also go online and compete against up to eight players or AI in thrilling skirmish battles for long-lasting enjoyment.

Whether you're a fan of the classic The Settlers series or a newcomer to the franchise, The Settlers: New Allies offers a truly immersive gaming experience with plenty of challenges and surprises to keep you coming back for more.

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Gameplay Modes


The Elari, a people who must leave their homeland, are tasked with the daunting challenge of settling in unfamiliar and potentially treacherous lands. Along the way, they must brave various dangers, such as theft by ruthless bandits and the need to learn unfamiliar customs and cultures. This perilous journey makes up the single-player campaign.


Players will have the opportunity to experience an intense and demanding gaming experience with the introduction of Hardcore Mode. Through this mode, players will be able to battle against a highly adaptive AI with the incorporation of various scenarios, modifiers and conditions. This mode will not only test the skills of individual players, but also the skills of groups of players who join forces to overcome the challenge.


Players will have access to a variety of game modes, with the opportunity to play by themselves against artificial intelligence, in cooperative play against artificial intelligence, or against other players in up to eight-player battles on the twelve maps available at launch.

is the settlers new allies worth playing


The Settlers: New Allies is a fun and challenging PC strategy game with great visuals. The graphics are reminiscent of the Age of Empires series, featuring vibrant and detailed environments, characters, and animations. The game does a great job of showing off the immense detail of the world you're exploring and the characters you're interacting with, making the game a pleasure to look at. 

Is it worth playing?

As a long-time New Allies fan, I enjoyed the game. This is a modern and sleek take on the classic Settlers formula. Hardcore mode is an interesting addition that I could easily lose a lot time in. At this point, it seems to be able to strike a nice balance between relaxing city-builder mode and fast-paced RTS.

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