Cossacks: European Wars PC

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  • Summary: A real-time strategy game set in 17th and 18th century Europe, the age of Napoleonic war and early gun combat, and similar to "Age of Empires II."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The addition of numerous scenarios and awesome graphics make this game one of the year's best. I recommend that you purchase this game and get playing online for some of the best multiplayer action to hit the RTS genre in a long time.
  2. Although based on the AoE formula, enough new gameplay ideas to keep the jaded real-time strategy gamer and history buff alike playing for a good long time to come. If you have the patience and time, I suggest you check out this game.
  3. What sets Cossacks apart from other games is its spectacular visuals and its attention to historical detail.
  4. The most innovative aspect of the game is the formations feature. Large groups of soldiers can be controlled with considerably reduced effort and the flavor of the game is enhanced immensely.
  5. If you don't mind another variation on an oft-played theme, Cossacks has more than enough variety to ensure fun empire building and colorful clashes.
  6. GamePower
    62
    Suffers from Y.A.T.W. syndrome (Yours Against the World). ... at least give the computer opponents some pretense of fighting with one another instead of having some secret alliance to focus almost entirely on your units.
  7. Though rich with a variety of units and resources, European Wars simply doesn’t have the polish needed to put it on the frontlines in the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. WillJ.
    Jul 8, 2001
    9
    This game is brilliant. Its only weakness I think, is that the missions are on easy mode are too hard! I've only completed two of them This game is brilliant. Its only weakness I think, is that the missions are on easy mode are too hard! I've only completed two of them in ages, although after playing each other a couple of times, you soon get the hang of it. Expand
  2. George
    Jul 4, 2001
    9
    This game is superb! It is not an "AoEII" clone, in fact it makes "AoEII" look like a flaming turd in every possible way! The only This game is superb! It is not an "AoEII" clone, in fact it makes "AoEII" look like a flaming turd in every possible way! The only disadvantage it has is the map editor, and some bugs, but those don't interfere with gameplay. Expand
  3. AndreiM.
    Jul 26, 2001
    9
    It's a great game if you have patience and you are a skilled person in tricks and can lay on massive attacks suddenly.
  4. AnthonyB.
    May 24, 2002
    9
    Terrific game...think Age of Empires on steriods!
  5. Nov 20, 2015
    9
    PROS-- Massive maps, up to 8000 units! Awesome skirmish battles, replay ability is great (still playing in 2015), fun single player missions,PROS-- Massive maps, up to 8000 units! Awesome skirmish battles, replay ability is great (still playing in 2015), fun single player missions, unit variety and technology upgrades add nice depth.

    CONS-- Bugs like troops getting stuck in terrain or going walkabouts, can be frustrating.

    Classic RTS, so much fun!
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  6. Nov 18, 2015
    9
    17-18th century warfare, base building, good graphics for it's time, good but hard campaigns, for example the Russian campaign where Russia it17-18th century warfare, base building, good graphics for it's time, good but hard campaigns, for example the Russian campaign where Russia it let's you play as evolves from a backwater state into an European superpower but I feel the last mission wasn't that good, then again maybe the developers had the multiplayer in mind which does indeed seem to be the case since you have multiplayer only historical missions/battles, which is a shame since I never really got to play and experience them all because of that. Each nation has it's own architecture and unique units, you also have naval warfare, but most of all the game allows you to play it as you want. If you like small scale battles you can play without peace time and try to defeat your enemy fast, but you can also build up thousand of troops, compared to most RTS games where you build squad sized units. A great game for it's time and even years after. Expand
  7. KurtH.
    Nov 1, 2001
    9
    You really should look into buying this game if you enjoy strategy games. It gives a sort of taste of culture, the architecture of the You really should look into buying this game if you enjoy strategy games. It gives a sort of taste of culture, the architecture of the buildings are amazing. I have never played "Ages of Empires" but I'm sure its not as good as this. Expand