nikita2004 | Added on: November 2, 2010
It was a lot of fun and hard to stop playing. I loved all the different levels and the storyline that went along with it.
bluecalliope | Added on: April 13, 2012
I absolutely loved this game! I had become bored with the typical HO genre of games and was looking for a new strategy game to play and found this one. I enjoyed how HO was wrapped up nicely with strategy concepts. The scenes were beautiful - my 4 yr old son and I loved them very much! The music and sound effects were soothing. I played this game over several days for my first run through which was appreciated. I didn't feel like it ended too quickly! The addition of trophies was interesting. I recommend upgrading your farm over other buildings or you'll quickly run out of food!
ssfranz | Added on: October 28, 2010
I have done a lot of search games but this is by far the best I have tried! It is so relaxing that I have sat for more than 2 hours, just building my inventory and doing chores. I even got my hisband hooked on it. If you want a fantastic get away, try this game!
xenutia | Added on: August 31, 2010
Absolutely loved this game and have played it through several times. I found it very therapeutic collecting provisions, and found myself very relaxed and it a good mood when I'd finished playing -- the only drawback being that you might find it hard to stop playing. The graphics were lovely, and it was just an all round rewarding game. I highly recommend it, but it is rather addictive, so don't start playing it if you are planning to rush off anywhere! Actually, I've just talked myself into playing it again.
febspepple | Added on: May 19, 2010
Excellent HOG! There is a purpose to the game which requires a little strategy. Several outcomes depending on choices made make for excellent replay value.
dgar390305 | Added on: May 28, 2010
Settlement Colossus is one of the most interesting and enjoyable games I have played lately. The best hidden objects game I have played in a while and I have played almost all of them. I love, love it, love it. This game is worth at least $30. Try it. You'll love it and it's a steal. Wow!
spowers | Added on: December 17, 2010
Love this game! Managing your resources through searches...what should I go after next? I got the free version and have played it twice through already.
Kittybusia | Added on: April 12, 2010
I thought this game extremely boring. Always looking for the same things. Objects very easy to find. The free trial was more than enough for me. Glad I tried it before I bought it.
JamieHdrsn | Added on: April 11, 2011
This is a very interesting game. It combines HO with resource management in a non timed mode. You are the Emperor of a newly formed colony and must keep your subjects fed and warm while building your city. I found this game to be easy to follow, fun to play, and kept me wanting to move forward to achieve my next goal. I have played this game through three times already because I enjoy it that much. If you are looking for something that is challenging rather than engaging, this might not be for you. It's definitely worth a try, I think you'll like it.
Reviewer7761 | Added on: December 16, 2010
This game is good for many plays. The graphics are awesome, and I hope they make a sequel.
Angelstarr | Added on: October 28, 2010
I have played some games in an hour, but this was longer in a good way. I will be playing it again!
NDSpacer | Added on: May 10, 2010
Hidden objects games are my favorite, and not so much time management. BUT the time management part moved the pace of the game along, which I came to enjoy. Definitely rebuilding the settlement as the ultimate goal behind the hidden objects is the addiction that will not let you stop until it's done.
catoosajojo | Added on: October 28, 2010
Not the most challenging game out there, but very interesting none the less. It keeps interested in what is going to happen next! It's fun and busy and unique. Well worth the download and purchase. Since I'm a Fun Pass member I don't often purchase the games, but I did this one as I want to be able to play even if off-line. Replay is fun too since every time you play you learn something new.
AFlowers | Added on: October 27, 2010
Very fun game! It's like a hidden object game and a time management game combined - the best of both. I skipped most all the videos between chapters, and still took hours to finish. Lot's of gameplay for the money. Each chapter added to the story, and the things you could do. No timer, but the game kept you as busy as you wanted to be in finding various things to keep the settlement running. My only complaint (and a message to the developer), is that this game like many others are themed around myths and magic. The same game without the myths and magic would have been excellent. Small spoiler: Please give us science and engineering instead of magic.
Shadeaustar | Added on: April 6, 2010
This is a great game! If you like HO games, and games such as build-a-lot, you're really going to love this one. You start out with a tribe of followers, and have just come across a nice area to inhabit. Of course, you need food, supplies, all the basic necessities. This is where the HO portion comes in. There are several different areas to hunt for supplies, and the supply screen is a hidden object. For example, in the forest, you can find food, twigs, reeds, and so on. You have a basket that can hold ten items (it's ok to mix them). After you've found ten things, you go back to the settlement screen. Now you have to put your resources to work. Want to learn how to smelt iron? You need to have so much ore and so much firewood (for your scientists to practice with) in order to learn smelting. Once you have, you can build a forge, if you have enough materials to do so. Out of materials? No problem! Go to the mountains, and find more ore. Go back to the forest and get more wood. Once you have enough of each item, you can build your forge. There are puzzles along the way, that are actually worthy of the name puzzle. Some of them, you have to think about. Even the puzzles are related to the storyline, which isn't always the case. To get to the cavern, you have to build a bridge. The puzzle involves the actual placing of the bridge portions. As you advance, you learn to gather more resources, which are used to make more and better things. Once you've learned to gather clay, you can learn pottery, for example. Once you have a forge, or another advanced building, they are also venues for HO screens. After you've learned to make potttery, you will want to enter the pottery building and hunt for pots and bricks of clay. So far, I'm absolutely loving this game. It is SO well organized, and revolves around the main premise so well. I definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys building or HO games.
IZZIE | Added on: October 12, 2010
Love a game that makes me use my brain and have fun. Frustrating at times until I sort of figured out what I needed to do. Certainly not a game that most kids would enjoy. This 65 years old 'kid' has been at it for 12 hours today, so far! The best game yet - no question. Can't wait to finish and do the replay.
Smedley | Added on: April 19, 2010
Colossus is a fun-filled and challenging game! It combines the best elements of seveal types of games: HOG, puzzles, "civilization development", and trading (like Tradewinds2) - all in one with great graphics, and great video. While I agree that it may seem somewhat tedious at first, don't base the game on the first free hour - the search objects change and increase, as do the screens for each search site. Once you build a market, start a fishing industry, and open a port for trade, things really get interesting!! If you don't like the puzzles, you can opt to skip them, and the hint icon quickly recharges, too. I bought it on a hunch, and also got the backup disc - am really thrilled with this game. If I have any complaint it would be that a player should be able to opt to have his/her name entered into an honor roll upon building Colossus! Try it - you'll love it!! Lagomorphocles
Jan1231 | Added on: April 13, 2010
Here's a HOG that has you looking for things that actually pertain to the story. So many of them have you hunting for some really unusual things that have nothing to do with what's going on. Also, I like HOG games that aren't so dark. This game is bright enough that it doesn't hurt the eyes. I loved building the village. All in all, it's not the best HOG I've played, but it sure is nice to have something a little different.
zuludawn13 | Added on: April 8, 2010
We had a lot of fun with this one. It was a combo of a much more involved & intense game my husband likes called Civilization where you build up an empire and take care of its people along the way mixed with very relaxed mini games, fun and easy enough for the kids to play. Definitely an easy game to get lost in. The story line was a little cheesy but at the same time I enjoy games with story lines rather than just point & clicks. Not just your typical hidden objects game. This one kept me interested the whole way through.
derekthedj | Added on: September 14, 2010
It seems all of the recently released games get the spotlight here at Gamehouse whereas games that are top-rated by users seem to get little notice. I never heard of this game before and downloaded it based solely on the high rating players have been giving this game. I wasn't disappointed, thanks Gamehouse reviewers! Looking at the game description and the screenshots you may get the impression this is an empire building game. It's really a hidden-object game with some resource management thrown in. On one hand the seek-and-find gives a purpose to each level as the items you find can be used to build your city. On the other hand, you may sometimes find it a little repetitive to go to the forest over and over just to collect items like food and firewood. It may take a little adjustment to realize the fun in finding items of little value. (You mean I actually need that brown lump that looks like dog droppings?) It's certainly not as exciting as searching for, say, a Monet painting. From a technical standpoint there's little difference in your actions, though. As your city grows the items you are able to create increase in value and can later be traded for other items. There wasn't much variety to the music so it ended up muted early in the game. The marketplace trader offers are really horrible, rendering him useless since any trade would put us at a disadvantage later. Finally, as hinted at earlier, some of the trips just for staples like food and firewood began to get repetitive. A little less consumption could have reduced a little aggravation. These are all minor gripes, though. I give it five stars for it's originality and length for it's casual game price. I also found it pleasant to work at my own pace instead of trying to race a clock. It's fun to watch your empire grow as you play. The minigames mixed within make a nice occasional diversion as well.