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  • Summary: Gates of Troy is a Trojan themed expansion pack for "Spartan," the award winning turn-based strategy game from Slitherine Software. It includes 17 new heroes ranging from Achilles and Hektor in the Trojan Wars to Leonidas & Demophilus in the pass of Thermopylae. Play as Achilles with his Myrmidon warriors, or maybe you prefer Odysseus or Hektor? Control vast armies of Trojans and Greeks and lay siege to the most powerful city of its time ? Troy! Take command of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans against the mighty Persian horde. The pass of Thermopylae has been re-created on a one for one scale with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespian allies under Demophilus & 400 unreliable Thebans who really didn't want to be there ? and can you blame them! This small force stands against the might of the Persian army with wave upon wave of increasingly powerful troops hitting your lines until the mighty Immortals arrive. Xerxes launches attack after attack from his inexhaustible horde and your objective is just to hold the pass long enough for Greece to muster her forces. [Slitherine] Collapse
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  1. "Spartan" took the turn-based strategy genre to the next level, well with Gates of Troy Slitherine have just reinforced that position.
  2. 81
    Gates of Troy, like "Spartan," could use some graphical improvements during battle sequences, but overall is an enjoyable Strategy game and a worthy expansion to its predecessor.
  3. A great game which combines three of the most popular series around today; Civilization, Sim City and Command and Conquer.
  4. Gates is a fun game. [May 2005, p.67]
  5. A decent low-cost dabble if you've grown out of painting little lead figures. [Christmas 2004, p.122]
  6. The lack of decent opposing AI and a distinct lack of strategic options makes for and uninspired and often, well boring, experience.
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