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  • Summary: An RTS of power, lust, ambition, and greed, America is set in the wildest days of the Wild West. You control the destiny of a group of people (settlers, Native Americans, Mexicans, and outlaws) and lead them, by your guile, to power and prosperity. [Data Becker]
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. A cerebral challenge that has the right combination of historical perspective, easy control elements, well-designed graphics, and solid game play.
  2. Some players will be offended by the manner in which some cultures are portrayed. This is the most damning criticism that can be levied on America. Otherwise, it is a solid piece of work that is a great deal of fun to play, regardless of which campaign one chooses: Native American, Mexican, outlaw, or settlers.
  3. We've played "Age of Empires," and America, you are no "Age of Empires."
  4. Has all the trappings of a good game: its setting is unique (there are far too few games set in the old west), and it copies a highly successful formula all the while adding enough flavor to separate itself as a distinct product. But limited game options coupled with bonehead AI make a recipe for disaster in the crowded market of the real time strategy game.
  5. A cookie-cutter "Age of Empires" clone...delivers a dose of good, old-fashioned fun.
  6. The game's graphics are uninspired and the sound is awful, and those elements in the gameplay that are subtly different from those in other real-time strategy games won't be noticeable to any but the most experienced real-time strategy players.
  7. The decidedly unreasonable degree of difficulty prevents any of it from developing into something entertaining.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. NoseyC.
    Apr 3, 2003
    9
    Everybody loves America! Uh, okay, not everybody. But I like the American theme. It feels like a good copy and expansion pack for Age of Empires II. If you like that type of game and want to try Native American, American, Outlaw and Mexican civilizations, get this game now! It is much better than the "50" average score and probably very cheap now because of all of the negative reviews!! Expand
  2. Mark
    Jun 18, 2004
    7
    "Been there, done that." Not a "must-have" game, but it's not bad, either. It does look a lot like Age of Kings.