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The Ubisoft PC summer sale spans hundreds of deals

My advice: jump aboard Anno 1800

It’s rare for me to buy games through the Ubisoft Store, but I’ll at least take a glance whenever there’s a seasonal promo. Right now through July 8, Ubisoft is hosting a summer sale with PC game deals.

This is my opportunity to tell you that Anno 1800 is worth a look if you’re partial to city-builders. While we’re still seeing activity in the genre with games like Cities Skylines, there’s something to be said about rolling back the clock. I’m not always in the mood for a modern-day setting and everything that entails.

Anno 1800 isn’t the simplest of games, particularly when it comes to running multiple island outposts across multiple maps with trade routes tangled between them and other factions bothering you, but it starts off easy enough. Once you get a feel for the infrastructure and your people’s needs, it’s bliss.

No, really! Laying out cities one block at a time in Anno is among my favorite things I’ve done in video games this year. There’s always room for improvement, and before I know it, hours have flown by.

Ubisoft Store Summer Sale Best-Sellers

  • The Division 2 ($40.19)
  • Rainbow Six Siege ($9.99)
  • Anno 1800 ($47.99)
  • Uno ($3.00)
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands ($16.00)
  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole ($6.00)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey ($29.99)
  • Far Cry 5 ($19.80)
  • Monopoly Plus ($6.00)
  • Watch Dogs 2 ($12.00)
  • Far Cry New Dawn ($19.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins ($30.00)

That’s just the top of the list. There are 245 games and DLC packs on sale, with lots of legacy titles included. Remember when Ubisoft made Prince of Persia games? Those were good times.

As an aside, if you saw a troublesome message on Uplay earlier today, you weren’t alone. Some users were warned their account was “accessed from another location” when, in fact, it wasn’t. The error was “due to [a Uplay] service outage and not because your account was compromised,” Ubisoft said.

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