Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 75
    There's a bunch of new missions, new units, new nations, and a scenario editor that should keep the fun running for a long time to come.
  5. This expansion pack breathes even more life into what is essentially a very absorbing and deep eighteenth century wargame.
  6. Cossacks remains a flawed best-seller, and Art of War doesn't do quite enough to change that. [PC Format]
  7. 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.
  8. A complete game experience that's compelling, if sometimes unwieldy. [August 2002, p.79]
  9. Forget technology trees - this game has a technology forest that spans 17 pages. [Sept 2002, p.85]
  10. Part patch and part expansion, and players will begrudgingly shell out for the experience.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. HugoB.
    Jun 21, 2006
    10
    It´s my best strategy game ever. Incluinding the expasion pack.
  2. DennisW.
    Jun 14, 2004
    10
    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 thatI 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! Full Review »
  3. AnthonyB.
    May 24, 2002
    10
    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 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. Full Review »