Review Unknown Horizons
Do you like real-time strategy games? Although this category has recently offered the most significant number of good titles to computer users, not all the proposals in this segment are free. For this reason, we didn't want to miss out on a simple game that won't cost you a penny and that you can run on any PC, even if it doesn't have much power.
We are talking about Unknown Horizons, a real-time strategy title developed from a series of two-dimensional maps whose main objective is to transform us into specialists in the construction of cities and in the management of all the economic resources that we have at our disposal as we advance.
When we start the game, we find ourselves on a ship lost in the middle of a series of islands, from which we will have to choose one, analyzing what resources we have, primarily natural resources. The problem is that we will have to build the first structures to settle down, and you will see that it is not easy.
As you accumulate more and more resources, you will not only be able to start storing them, but you will also have the possibility of exploiting the islands around you. However, this is when the exciting part starts. It so happens that many of the other islands also have their occupants, so it won't be as simple as just going and taking things, but many times you'll have to learn to negotiate.
So you may encounter other adventurers in the same situation as you, and even some of the islands' original inhabitants. You will have to think twice about how to approach them in each circumstance. You can either try to reach an agreement or attack them directly, although in that case, you should know that the enemies' response will not be kind. If you defeat them, however, you can keep their resources.
As we said at the beginning, the whole point of the game is that we have to demonstrate our ability to use the resources we have at hand at a given moment because our success or failure will depend on it. You will be able to build your city from scratch and even start to nourish yourself with the settlers that arrive on the island, who, in many cases, will be willing to help you grow.
And beyond storing resources, you shouldn't forget to provide these settlers with the primary living conditions they are looking for by constructing all kinds of buildings so that the settlements can house them without problems. They will also have specific needs at times that they will ask you for, so you will have to know how to negotiate with each party to maintain peace, both internally and externally.
Even when your small settlement has been transformed into a big city, you can start collecting taxes from your inhabitants, which you can use to give them some of those comforts without taking money from your savings. You will also be able to establish specific trade routes with those other islands with resources you are interested in or sell your surplus raw materials or industrial goods.
As for the graphics of Unknown Horizons, we must say that beyond the fact that they are made in two dimensions, and we know that this is something that for some users is a reason to discard it, we liked them a lot. They are well done, and the level of detail for a title that barely consumes system resources is up to par, so we give it a pass without doubts in this section.
Unknown Horizons has many positive aspects, among which undoubtedly stands out in the first instance because it is a lightweight game that we can run on virtually any computer we have at home, no matter how old. With graphics that have convinced us without being extraordinary, the diversity of situations and circumstances we can find ourselves in is undoubtedly its primary endorsement.
The worst thing about Unknown Horizons, if we had to mention something because we have a general feeling that it has no weak points, could be that we have to finally spend some time enjoying the intense action. That is to say, the game ends up being entertaining when we have our city raised, and to reach that point, we must take the trouble to have advanced enough before. Therefore, it is not recommended for impatient players.
In summary, we can say that Unknown Horizons is a real strategy game developed in two dimensions that will attract the attention of all those users who intend to build their cities and become experts in resource management. The negotiation mechanisms and the possibility of even attacking other towns make every situation and relationship different, so it will keep you attentive and amused all the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Unknown Horizons downloadable for Windows 7?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 7.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Unknown Horizons.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Unknown Horizons on your PC, you have to download the unknown-horizons-2011.3-windows-x86.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is Unknown Horizons free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
Also, this software is open source, which means that you will be able to download the source code of the program, and if you are knowledgeable enough, you will be able to see how the software works internally and modify its functionality.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to Unknown Horizons?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
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- Operating Systems
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Open Source