American Conquest: Fight Back PC

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
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  1. I give AC: Fight Back all the respect I can as a standalone expansion, but when you take a close look at it, it may only appeal to hardcore fans.
  2. 78
    The wargame complexity requires a certain degree of unit and structure-building micromanagement which will appeal more to the dedicated RTS player or wargamer, rather than someone looking for a fun genre game that distinguishes itself with an additional layer of realism.
  3. It does not offer an overly satisfying experience, for while it is rife with large-scale battles, containing literally thousands of units, it also contains a lot of superfluous micro-management that just does not quite fit in a game of this variety.
  4. The strategy, combat, and even history lessons are excellent.
  5. If you played American Conquest then you've already (essentially) played Fight Back, and if you haven’t played American Conquest yet, I’d recommend you play that game instead.
  6. Appeals to a more dedicated fan of this genre. It requires some reading of the manual and experimentation. There are many nuances and frustrations that will lead the casual gamer to frustration and ultimately to other games.
  7. 60
    Fans of the American Conquest and history buffs can look forward to more grand battles on a truly epic scale. For everyone else, there are plenty of better RTS games to play.
  8. This brings me to my main complaint about the game: the ridiculous level of difficulty. Even on easy mode, the CPU will trounce you, and there's almost nothing you can do about it. This is due, in part, to the highly aggressive AI, but it's mostly the game's weak interface and awkward gameplay mechanics that hinder you.
  9. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    It's pretty much more of the same. [Feb 2004, p.79]
  10. Fight boredom and micromanagement by avoiding this lame stand-alone expansion.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. DanF.
    Jul 6, 2004
    10
    Hush! You critics of the games complexity didn't even attempt to master it. The game is great and a lot more enjoyable than other games Hush! You critics of the games complexity didn't even attempt to master it. The game is great and a lot more enjoyable than other games in its genre. Full Review »
  2. TylerH.
    Jun 6, 2005
    5
    It really dissaponted me because the first one was so much better.
  3. DaMan
    Sep 9, 2004
    8
    Hehe, stupid critics. Giving a game a bad rating because you were owned is not very professional!