Anno 1800 was a breath of fresh, yet not entirely unfamiliar, air for Ubisoft's city builder series. Having chosen the Industrial Age as its time period and exploring the Arctic and Africa in its first two seasons, the title is now waiting for its third post-launch season of content. But if DLC isn't enough, you could always dip into some of its available mods.
They range from ones targeting cosmetic additions meant to beautify or diversify cities, to those that change gameplay for a more enjoyable experience. Whether you're all about lighter additions or want to go all-in, you're bound to find something worthwhile on our list of the best Anno 1800 mods.
Anno 1800 Mod Manager
Aside from allowing easy access to news about the game and launching Anno 1800, the Mod Manager also facilitates organizing your list of mods. Whether it's installing mod loader files, activating and deactivating mods and creating folders for them, this is a must have. Grab it from Nexus Mods.
Spice It Up
Spice It Up is an Anno 1800 mod that brings a lot to the table. Sandbox enthusiasts get a mode in which they start with everything unlocked. The active pause button slows time down to a crawl while allowing you to place down buildings. Ornaments have quadrupled output, while the Arctic session can get a more varied set of resources. Each warehouse tier grants 5 additional tons of storage and oil tankers get a pier of their own. The list of tweaks and additions doesn't stop here, either, and you can check it out in full over on Nexus Mods.
Incipium's Tweaks and Enhancements
Timothy, my imaginary cactus friend, says that you can never have enough tweaks. If you echo his sentiment, Incipium's Tweaks and Enhancements lets you alter even more stuff while playing Anno 1800. Whether you want increased building productivity, faster ships, and more range for public and emergency buildings, it's all in there. You can also remove royal taxes and incidents, and increase the number of loading ramps available in your warehouses. Check it out on Nexus Mods.
Project Distinction's goal is to make engineer and investor residential buildings blend in better with those from other tiers. To this extent, the mod replaces their roof colors while introducing a couple of new building varieties to Anno 1800. You can give your city a bit more visual harmony from Nexus Mods.
All items unlocked at traders
Sometimes, all you need to know about a mod is in its name. This is one of these times. If you're looking for a playthrough in which you can freely purchase any of the equippable items in the game, head on over to Nexus Mods.
A Group of Specialists
Sometimes, you just need an extra helping hand when managing your city. A Group of Specialist is a mod that introduces a handful of new specialist characters ready to bestow different bonuses, including productivity to different buildings, increased happiness, and reduced needs. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Free Farmfield Placement
Dreaming up a cool city layout then being unable to pull it off due to restrictions is never fun. The Free Farmfield Placement mod removes the need to place farm fields adjacent to each other, limiting them only by radius, in a way that's similar to pastures. In addition, tractor barns and silos also no longer have to be adjacent to the main building. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Non-essential Anno 1800 Mods
Anno 1800 is available now on PC.
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