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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