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  • Summary: The focus of this expansion to "Cossacks: European Wars" is on an improved and more dynamic single player mode with adjustable difficulty. In addition to that the internet play and community features were greatly improved allowing players to check out each others histories and review recorded games. New units, nations, ships, a map editor, joining forces with the computer and exchanging resources all together take Cossacks to a new level. [CDV] Expand
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  1. One thing that seemingly remains the same is the steep learning curve...If you are new to RTS games, you may want to bear in mind that Cossacks is exceptionally unforgiving in a way that say, "Age of Empires II" is not.
  2. 83
    It would be truly great to be able to control and command a series of formations as a group -- something that is done in actual wars. But we can't have everything and actually what we have is pretty good.
  3. While the expansion doesn't drastically change the core elements, its additions to the gameplay make Cossacks much more enjoyable by opening up more strategic options.
  4. Cossacks remains a flawed best-seller, and Art of War doesn't do quite enough to change that. [PC Format]
  5. If they had done something about the AI and given more feedback during pausing, there's a fair old chance that The Art of War would have upped its score to win our Highly Recommended accolade.
  6. A complete game experience that's compelling, if sometimes unwieldy. [August 2002, p.79]
  7. Forget technology trees - this game has a technology forest that spans 17 pages. [Sept 2002, p.85]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. DanielR.
    Apr 16, 2002
    This is an outstanding game, and it's the only game I play. The graphics and game play are brilliant, and I would recommend it to strategy players. The game totaly blows me away. Expand
  2. JeremiahC.
    Apr 21, 2002
    This game is even better than the first. The upgrades have made the game even better to play. This is the funnest game undoubtfully ever made!
  3. AnthonyB.
    May 24, 2002
    I love it! Lot's of stuff to do, and the additions, particularly allowing for issuing orders in the pause mode, are swell! I'm very pleased. Expand
  4. HugoB.
    Jun 21, 2006
    It´s my best strategy game ever. Incluinding the expasion pack.
  5. DennisW.
    Jun 14, 2004
    I just want to say that Cossacks is one of the best games, better than AOE 2 and I played that for years. People talk bullsh.t about that it's to hard to control everything. Who said that was easy? I ca do it so you can to! Expand
  6. NicholasL.
    Mar 21, 2002
    Okay, but a little boring.

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