• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2004
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Fans of historical RTS games will be far better off with Rome: Total War or any number of other, better alternatives. While nowhere near as awful as Heroes Hour, Alexander is nevertheless glitchy, and feels unfinished.
  2. Broken gameplay, shoddy graphical and sound work, and terrible combat all combine to make this title a little more than bearable.
  3. A mess, a hurriedly produced and lazily-designed RTS produced to cash in on gamers hoping to relive the film's stunning battles. Just make sure you're not one of them. [PC Zone]
  4. 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.
  5. 40
    A generic click-fest with the occasional cutscene of Colin Farrell riding on a horse and the sounds of Vangelis blaring in the background. Ick.
  6. Winning battles is more a result of mass and aggression than tactical coordination. [March 2005, p.76]
  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.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. SidB.
    Jun 21, 2005
    1
    Alexander's Battles were great tactical and strategic victories, this game is a loser.
  3. PoulK.
    Jan 10, 2005
    8
    In spite of the lack of hotkeys the game are really enjoyable as a online game.