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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. 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: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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
  2. 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. Collapse
  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. 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
  5. AnthonyB.
    May 24, 2002
    9
    Terrific game...think Age of Empires on steriods!
  6. Feb 13, 2015
    8
    Первая игра в жизни. серия исторических стратегий в реальном времени. Первая игра студии GSC Game WorldПервая игра в жизни. серия исторических стратегий в реальном времени. Первая игра студии GSC Game World