Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Really just a glorified scenario collector. [Mar 2003, p.85]
  2. Why pay when they can find plenty of custom scenarios to download for free? [Apr 2003, p.106]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    I am so Glad they baught this out on steam for a nice price, this game can provide some of the most enjoyable Network games of all time. SureI am so Glad they baught this out on steam for a nice price, this game can provide some of the most enjoyable Network games of all time. Sure they can take a long time somtimes but this just makes it that much more fun. To many games today are focused on paper scissor stone style of play, cossacks gives much more than this. Its getting on a bit now but i can over look the graphics as the game is still as fun as it was when i was back in college. Full Review »
  2. BasT.
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    Its a good strategic game!
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    10
    This game is a must have for anyone who loves the Age of Empires series and just great RTS in general. This game doesn't use any fancyThis game is a must have for anyone who loves the Age of Empires series and just great RTS in general. This game doesn't use any fancy graphics engine but it does feature some great artistic presentation that paints a colorful picture. First of all the ability to chose from a giant variety of nations is amazing. Every nation has its strengths and weaknesses. Ex. Chinese start out with more peasants and have a better economy regulation, while Ukraine excels at firearms and cavalry, but lacks any cold steel infantry. So playing a different nation every time will give you a totally different feel. Sound effects are top notch in this game, ranging from atmospheric distant and close cannon fire, to nature sounds, to soldiers dying on a battlefield. There are a ton of factors that make this game superb so I won't bother mentioning them all. One last and important aspect that I will mention is the ability to literally control THOUSANDS of units at once. Imagine Age of Empires roids. That quality definitely adds an epic feel to the battles.
    I probably put over a 1,000 hours into this game when it first came out back in 2001 (no exaggeration), that how much replayability it has. I was feeling nostalgic lately so decided to pick it up on Steam and give it a try once more.
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