7 Wonders II

7 Wonders II


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.0.2
File Size:
720.12KB
Date Added:
February 02, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
20,715
Downloads Last Week:
111
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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Editors' review

We love puzzle games, and we frequently have trouble tearing ourselves away from them. We have to admit, though, that we were happy to stop playing 7 Wonders II. The game itself isn't so bad, but the obtrusive advertising it comes with annoyed us thoroughly.

To install 7 Wonders II, users must first download the Free Ride Player, which then allows users to download the actual game. Although the player is a mere 720K, 7 Wonders II is 25MB. We didn't love the fact that Free Ride Player downloaded three additional games without asking for our permission, either. The game itself is a matching puzzle game; line up three or more like gems to clear them from the board and earn points. As you do this, you create stones that tiny workers at the bottom of the screen use to build the Seven Wonders. Users start with Stonehenge, completing several rounds of puzzles to construct it, and then move on to the next wonder. The gameplay is similar to every other puzzle game of this type that we've encountered, although there are a lot of special pieces and other little quirks (which aren't always very clearly explained). We liked the game well enough, but its interface is surrounded by ever-changing advertising, which is quite annoying and distracting. It also periodically interferes with the game's performance. We were shocked when our game was interrupted by a 20-second video ad that we had to sit through before we could resume play. Overall, we're not big fans of 7 Wonders II; there are too many other games that are similar and that don't bombard players with advertising.

7 Wonders II installs three desktop icons without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program with reservations.

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  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Won't load in Windows 7 64 bit"

    April 17, 2014   |   By hawkpa

    Version: 7 Wonders II 5.0.2

    Pros

    Works fine on a 32 bit machine

    Cons

    Will not load in Windows 7 64 bit-get "range check error" and I can't find any patches that work

    Summary

    Could be a conflict in my machine-have tried admin mode, compatibility with XP SP3 and a patch that was supposed to work. No luck.

    Updated on Apr 17, 2014

    I'd give zero stars but that is not an option with this review site.

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  • 5 stars

    "Game is good , vendor is bad."

    July 04, 2011   |   By JasCarver9

    Version: 7 Wonders II 5.0.2

    Pros

    The game is really a nice laid out game from the creators at MumboJumbo

    Cons

    Questionable review by CNET Staff ,targets the game itself based on the free ad based experience by the vendor and removes stars for that.

    Summary

    While MumboJumbo are the original creators of this game, it should not have stars taken off of it, because a 3rd party who distrubutes their games for free via ad based advertising cripples the game playing experience. There are many reputable vendors out there who offer free ad based gameplay of this same title without all the nonsense and additional game downloads that Free Ride Games downloads onto your computer. I suggest you give this game a try, but from another vendor and then really rate your experience on it. Its a really good game ruined by a horrible ad based system.

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  • 5 stars

    "wonderful game, but"

    February 21, 2011   |   By likepcgamescom

    Version: 7 Wonders II 5.0.2

    Pros

    this is nice and catchy game, I had fun playing it.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any version of 7 wonders 1, but the current version is also good.
    it took me nearly 12 minutes to start playing, but since it's free it was worth waiting.

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