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  • Summary: The RTS gameplay in Alexander is challenging enough to entice the hard core gamer, but also provides a gaming experience accessible to a larger audience of casual gamers. Players experience the epic scope of Alexander's conquests via historic campaigns, each with unique characteristics and resource management challenges, and featuring heroes from Alexander the Great's era. Players fight real-time battles using formations, combat and authentic military tactics, while commanding vast armies in foreign lands. Blood will be spilled on the battlefield and honor will be put to the test, as a combination of courage and strategy will determine the victor. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. A reasonably effective balance between traditional RTS action in the "Warcraft" mold and the large-scale tactics of the "Total War" series. [Feb 2005, p.62]
  2. This is a blunt bronze dagger to the shining steel halberd of "Rome: Total War." [Jan 2005, p.92]
  3. A few bugs here and there as well as some obvious yet simple features that seem to be missing add frustration to playing the game.
  4. This conventional real-time strategy game attempts to follow Alexander the Great's campaign of conquest, but it is marred by sloppy development, factual inaccuracies, and a general failure to capture the scope of what made Alexander so interesting and unique to historians.
  5. Broken gameplay, shoddy graphical and sound work, and terrible combat all combine to make this title a little more than bearable.
  6. If you forget about the campaigns - and God knows, you're going to try and forget about the campaigns - the skirmish is an entirely competent example of its genre, and its inclusion enough to make this not actually an actively worthless game per se.
  7. 30
    Alexander isn't a matter of taste; it's a matter of functional incapacity. If you're looking to get your fix in this historical period, there are plenty better and recent arrivals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. PoulK.
    Jan 10, 2005
    8
    In spite of the lack of hotkeys the game are really enjoyable as a online game.
  2. GeorgeV.
    Dec 7, 2005
    5
    Ok, so I am Greek and I thought this would be a good game. The graphics are good, and the soldiers look very nice but there are a lot of problems with this game. 1. Even thow you can play with thousands of units, the pixel rate really starts freezing when there are big battle scenes. 2. The controls don't always work! For example, certain units will not obey commands, not get into proper fomrations or will just start wondering off...where the hell are you going? 3. It is nice to make a huge army of many rows, and thousands of units, but when it comes to the battle, they just become one huge blob and they don't follow orders anymore! You can't even separate them, they won't retreat if you order them to. 4. Alexander was one of the greatest king's and conquerers in histoy. He was always outnumbered and always victorius (96 battles, non lost!) but in the game there is no strategies. All you have to do is send your men running into the enemy and you win. Over all, it was a good idea and consept but poorly made.Not only did the movie stink, but the game is based on it also! They made it to sloppy and destroyed the image of the greatest general the world has ever seen. Expand
  3. RobertA.
    Nov 25, 2004
    2
    Fuzzy 2D graphics, very few hotkeys or in-game buttons, terrible screeching noise during battle. You almost have to see it to believe how bad it is.
  4. MaryJaneF.
    Dec 12, 2004
    1
    The 2d graphics aren't worth seeing... This game is like the movie : a waste of time.
  5. SidB.
    Jun 21, 2005
    1
    Alexander's Battles were great tactical and strategic victories, this game is a loser.