• Publisher: 1C
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2010
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 13, 2012
    8
    Reign: Conflict of Nations is a highly underrated but intriguing game. There are no massive battles Total War style, instead this is a game along the line of Europa Universalis III with an element of RTS similar to Mount&Blade or Real Warfare 1242. This game has a beautiful albeit simplistic graphical approach a smooth tutorial and a good interface. The AI is solid, though like most games sometimes Moscow just really wants to conquer Oman or in this case the Crimea, personally I think that kind of result is intrinsic to the concept of alternative history strategy. The two primary problems with this game, as can easily be discovered by checking reviews or the 1C forums are that: 1) there is no decent manual, while the tutorial is a great outline it offers limited suggestions on strategic considerations, and 2) as many underrated games this was reviewed and pigeon-holed by "professional" reviewers who are either afraid to get their feet wet or think that no one else will want to either. This game is FAR from the opaque mess it has been portrayed to be and as anyone who plays Total War or Paradox or Starcraft knows that if you REALLY need to know something just open the game files to understand the actual combat mechanics, otherwise just experiment, isn't that the way a game should be? Full Review »
  2. Mar 26, 2014
    6
    If you like games on a grand strategy level (for example you mostly use auto battles in total war) this game is quite interesting. It offers theatre not often portrayed in games (east europe/russia) at an interesting time period (baltic crusades). It has interesting and balanced game mechanics that will please players who like the overview map level of strategy, managing armies, diplomacy and economy. The main problems are: you have to find things out on your own. Tutorial is weak (even broken), no manual and a small community to rely on for answers. If you dont have the patience to learn the game by trial and error stay away. The lack of aggregating menus really hurts this game as well. Something as simply as an overview of how much you make and spend per month across all regions does not exist. Instead you have to micromanage each region and keep an eye everywhere at all times. This is frustrating and too much work. Finally you have to play the game in the lowest speed (there is a menu option to slow the game even further) otherwise you can't keep track of enemy movement. Before you even know you where at war you get a pop-up telling you about a lost town! Again the problem of having to keep an eye on everything at the same time and micromanage. If you have the patience or are a control freak you may end up enjoying the game. Also it is often on sale so it won't leave you feeling like you wasted money if you buy it at 75% off. Full Review »