Alexander PC

  • 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
Buy On
  1. 70
    The result is a much too traditional and predictable real-time strategy game.
  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. The lack of true strategic possibilities is a vast shortcoming when such high quality alternatives are on the shelves.
  5. 55
    The enemy AI tends to be pathetically stupid. Whole garrisons of enemies stand around waiting for you to attack, and when you do they simply charge your men and chaos ensues.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    55
    Not a very good game, although some battles can be quite impressive. Voice acting is simply horrendous, the game is riddled with bugs and has lots of annoying little things that creep up every now and again. [Feb. 05]
  7. 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.
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 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.