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  • Summary: More Screens ┬╗Crown of Glory: Europe in the Age of Napoleon, the player controls one of the crowned potentates of Europe in the Napoleonic Era, wielding authority over his nation's military strategy, economic development, diplomatic relations, and social organization. It is a very thorough simulation of the entire Napoleonic Era - spanning from 1799 to 1820, from the dockyards in Lisbon to the frozen wastes of Holy Mother Russia. [Matrix Games] Expand
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  1. 80
    The different playable nations and the vagaries of diplomacy ensure that there's plenty enough reason for fans to come back again and again.
  2. Crown of Glory is a gem in the modern landscape of first-person shooters and 3D normal-mapped, vertex-shaded graphics. It may not be the prettiest of titles, but it is certainly a deep strategy game that combines both the empire building and turn-based combat styles into a brilliant title based in the era of Napoleon.
  3. If directing your armies around Napoleonic Europe with somewhat abstract Quick Combat resolution gets you excited, you can pretty much overlook all the other problems. [Oct 2005, p.70]
  4. The game tries to cover every aspect of the campaigns - economic development, technological research, diplomatic overtures, military operations, even technical battles - but none of it is particularly gripping. [Oct 2005, p.80]
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  1. MikeW.
    Nov 14, 2007
    There are very few games that in truth i really go back to playing after long breaks playing more recent titles. Crown of glory is one of the few, it really is fantastic value. Matrix games have a number of patches available to improve stability but still havn't solved all issues, particularly multiplayer ones. It has a steep learning curve but like many matrix titles once you get the hang of it you will get many hours of enjoyment from playing the game. Expand
  2. KerkkoK.
    Sep 6, 2005
    Great, detailed game covering the Napoleonic era. Political, trade and nation-management included. Graphics are functional, replay value high. For serious strategy - gamer. Expand
  3. BarryJ.
    Jan 19, 2007
    Highly detailed Napoleonic game with a high learning curve. Immerses gamer in virtually every aspect of Napoleonic warfare and is a must for the serious strategy gamer. Arcade gamers looking for pretty graphics and sound should look elsewhere. Expand
  4. CarsonZ.
    Oct 15, 2005
    Highly detailed, a little bit inaccurate, sometimes vague.