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  • genre strategy / real-time / historical
  • download size 831 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 248 user ratings.
  • release date November 20, 2003
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher GSC Game World / GSC Game World
  • game modes single-player, multi-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 manuals
  • reference card
  • soundtrack
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Cossacks Anthology includes: Cossacks: European Wars, Cossacks: The Art of War, and Cossacks: Back to War.
  • Historically accurate campaigns and realistically recreated battles where you can manage up to 8,000 units on the field at once.
  • Includes features such as: mission editor, random map generator, and various multiplayer modes.


The Cossacks series are a bestseller of the real-time strategy game genre that sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Winners of the PC Zone - Award for Excellence, and they are an unquestionable gem in the genre. This pack includes the original Cossacks and its two expansions in which the developers really took the feedback from the fans into consideration, and through that they managed to improve the game even further. The result is an almost perfect, and quite realistic, strategy game in which you can write your own version of post-Renaissance European history.

What makes Cossacks shine among other RTS games is its depth and lasting appeal. With 20 unique nations (each with its own set of perks), 200 missions, sophisticated economic and political systems, and a polished multiplayer mode, it offers countless hours of top-notch strategy gaming. There are only a few games like it and none of them match the perfect balance between realism and simplicity that made the Cossacks series so great.

Multiplayer notice: multiplayer mode is available after registering your unique CD-key for the game. For details see: Support.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Violence. PEGI Rating: 12+ with Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Unique game

Posted on 2012-02-21 07:40:28 byDomWaw's avatarDomWaw:

Ahh! I still have original boxes of The Art of War and European Wars, back in the days it was very unique RTS, the shear amount of units on the battlefield and ability to control them was awesome. Although it's basically a classical RTS, the main focus is put on tactics, maneuvering units and taking advantage using terrain are key part of the game (and the most fun part). Alsoread more the game setting is very unusual and interesting since it's 17th and 18th century Europe. IA little bit dated mechanics of game-play and AI might be a turn off but this is still fun game. If you haven't played it yet i highly recommend it.

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Great Game

Posted on 2012-02-21 20:41:28 byMagocracy's avatarMagocracy:

Well, shucks. I all ready purchased the entire series on Steam, but at the very least I can tout its virtues...
Cossacks is a very good old-time RTS. Anyone who has played any of the Age of Empire games should be right at home with the economic factors of the game, but raising an appropriately massive and diverse army is the real challenge. Each nation feels quite different inread more how they are played, and warfare changes drastically in the 18th century, requiring totally new strategies. As for difficulty... yes, the campaign is grueling, and usually requires careful management of limited resources. I recommend you play the game via the "Back to War" update. This includes a far superior tutorial to the original game that goes over the many technologies in depth, as well as the crucial aspects of the game, and also includes new nations and missions!
Great game, this.

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Beautiful Game!

Posted on 2012-02-21 19:29:43 byAdwoa's avatarAdwoa:

The mechanics of the game may seem rather primitive by today's standards. The campaigns are tough and the Tutorial due to some bug is incompleteable(is that a word?). However, the music is good, the sound effects (especially of the long range cannons) is incredible. And the graphcs, OMG, the graphics, are like 17th century paintings of the various European cities come to life!!!read more And then of course, its fun to set the long range cannons off to blow them up!!! Very popular in its day in Europe- more so than in the states- A unique and beautiful game!

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