Prepare to rewrite history, the battle begins here...
They were the greatest military commanders of their time, their legendary conquests known worldwide. Their tactics and battles are still revered and studied by scholars and military leaders alike -- almost two thousand years later. Now, you can take up their sword.
As Alexander the Great. Take command of the legendary armies of Macedon. Conquer the rebellious Greeks. Crush the defiant Persians. Capture the crowns of kings and pharaohs to earn the most exalted title of all: Alexander the Great. Or attempt to turn the inexorable tide of Alexander's conquest. Assume the role of Darius, Mennon, Clitus, and other celebrated military commanders of the age. Then engage the forces of Alexander in ten different battles to rewrite the history books.
As the fearless, ruthless Hannibal of Carthage, you are the commander of 25,000 troops who have sworn their allegiance to you in blood. With decisive victories, you will bring the Roman Empire to its knees, and conquer what is rightfully yours.
As mighty Julius Caesar. Control of Rome and its hard-won provinces balances on the point of a spear. As Julius Caesar, you can cross the Rubicon and lead your troops to Rome and the supreme power. Or, as Pompey the Great, Marius, Sulla, or any other of their subordinates, you might just defeat mighty Caesar and reshape history. Either way, the prize of the greatest nation on Earth is yours to conquer. Or to lose. Everything is up to you and your tactical skill in this remarkable anthology of classic turn-based wargames. They rarely make strategy games like these nowadays!
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card with 1 GB of RAM or more, compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2013-04-30 13:10:35 byduxcorvan:
Not for everyone, and obviously without the brilliancy of games like the Total War titles, these games were and still are a jewel for geeks like me, more interested in deepness, thoughtful decisions and historical accuracy (dreadfully lacking in the unmoded, vanilla Rome Total War), than on flashy graphics or thrilling action.
It's very limited in scope, including just a handfulread more of historical battles, but it does so with real depth, and it has quite replay value. You will love it if you like paused games and ancient History. If not, play some RTS instead.
I was very happy when I saw this finally in GOG.
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Posted on 2013-04-30 11:59:07 bykherux:
Great games, but they're not for everyone. They're conversions of a series of board games. Quite complex, very grognardy, not very accessible to the casual gamer.
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Posted on 2013-04-30 23:09:21 byVetranio:
...I've been playing wargames over 52 years starting with hex board games from Avalon Hill etc. When PC's showed up this game series along with maybe Civil War Generals 2, are in my opinion the best wargames ever since. You control almost all the stategy and it gives you a close up of the action in a setting that is reminiscent of ancient battles. Yes Total War: Rome had betterread more graphics, but not the same level of control that you would expect from someone like say Julius Caesar, or Hannibal. You really get that feeling with these three games. I sure do. I wish I-Magic was still operating.
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