Ubisoft’s 20-year-old Anno series, unlike most city-building sim/strategy games, features historical settings—though some, like the past two titles (2070 and 2205), takes place during future history. But the franchise’s seventh game goes back to the past: specifically, to the middle of the Industrial Revolution. Anno 1800 offers single-player campaign, sandbox, and multiplayer gameplay modes, each asking you to turn a small village into a bustling industrial powerhouse. (A new “blueprinting” mode makes city planning easier.) You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the world by ship.