Imperialism II: Age of Exploration is a strategy game set in the time of the exploration and conquest of the New World. You take on the role of one of the European Great Powers. Your goal is to dominate Europe using the tools of conquest and diplomacy.
The riches and exotic resources of the New World await discovery. The key is to exploit them effectively. You might become a great conqueror, in the tradition of Cortez, or you can do business with the natives, and shield them from the other Great Powers.
Whichever strategy you pursue, you will need to build a strong economy. Develop what you can internally, and trade for the rest on the world market--but watch out for pirates! Build a good labor force. You should establish a lead in the technology race--get those spies out there. And donít forget a strong military, for only a mighty nation can unite all of Europe under a single flag.