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  • Summary: Did you ever fight a battle with 16,000 infantry, cavalry and artillery units, supported by warship fire - at once? Imagine dozens of these conflicts, fought in thrilling campaigns throughout the fascinating American history ? and you got American Conquest. The game spans the period fromDid you ever fight a battle with 16,000 infantry, cavalry and artillery units, supported by warship fire - at once? Imagine dozens of these conflicts, fought in thrilling campaigns throughout the fascinating American history ? and you got American Conquest. The game spans the period from 1492 (Columbus's discovery of America) up to 1813 (development of the United States and their struggles against British hegemony). [CDV] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. A splendid game. The pathing issues do incur a degree of frustration, but never enough to drop kick your monitor into next door’s garden.
  2. Features detailed gameplay, massive battles, and lots of historical depth.
  3. Offers plenty of single-player campaigns, plus skirmish and multiplayer maps and a good history lesson to boot.
  4. 80
    Unlike many RTS games where resource management can get tedious, or combat is a generic form of minutia, American Conquest does RTS right by deftly combining resource management with warfare.
  5. Some may say that the 2D structure is dated and that the move to 3D is well overdue, however American Conquest like Cossacks does such a fine job with the detail of the environments and the armies, a change here could prove disastrous.
  6. Rich, detailed visuals and effects impart life and atmosphere to the New World theme, and gameplay demands both strategic planning and tactical skill.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    50
    The real challenge comes not from a smart enemy, but from a bad interface. [May 2003, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. T.COOK
    Mar 12, 2003
    10
    Not for everybody, but if you`re interested in 17th-18th Century warfare, and American history, you can't get better than this game.
  2. May 7, 2016
    10
    very nice demo . good campaigned and scenario and the most UNIT i could trained in this game .but the processor must be very strong tovery nice demo . good campaigned and scenario and the most UNIT i could trained in this game .but the processor must be very strong to show without lag. i think one of the best game based of history of U.S.A. Expand
  3. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    One of the best RTS games out there. Once you get the hang of the gameplay, you'll be pwning everything in sight. A few things that areOne of the best RTS games out there. Once you get the hang of the gameplay, you'll be pwning everything in sight. A few things that are absolutely fricking amazing is the fact you can play while editing a scenario, and the fact you can have THOUSANDS of troops on the battlefield at one time. Battles between 2000 British and Americans, attempting to reenact a Revolutionary War battle? Yes please. Expand
  4. BeyZ.
    Mar 15, 2003
    10
    Very nice...
  5. RobertS.
    Sep 23, 2007
    10
    Just fascinating, gives u a feeling of supreme control.
  6. Jul 27, 2012
    10
    I was so very glad to see this game rated so highly, though surprised as well, because the learning curve is as steep as any game I canI was so very glad to see this game rated so highly, though surprised as well, because the learning curve is as steep as any game I can remember picking up for a first play since probably Civ 2 I would say. This is NOT Starcraft 2, it is not designed to be so intuitive that you can enact battles with a couple of group selections and A-clicks to stomp your opponent. This is a more deliberate, detailed, and ultimately, realistic and extremely convincing depiction of war on a large tactical scale. In this case, the wars ranged from Spanish conquests to American Indian Insurrections to the Revolutionary War; there's an incredible variety of campaigns available, it is endlessly replayable, and as though tons of high quality content weren't enough, each campaign comes complete with one of the most accurate and interesting historical prologues I could imagine for a historical wargame.

    Like historical wargaming? This is for you. Like RTS games and usually use at least a few keyboard hotkeys when playing one? This is most probably for you. Hated how slow Starcraft battles took to develop? This is most definitely not for you.

    This is one of the very few games I gave a '10' to simply because there's NOTHING wrong with it, it innovates in the genre, delivers what it promises plus a ton more, and does so beautifully.
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  7. Feb 10, 2013
    8
    It's too bad this game is so obscure. I'd love to see another. Great strategy, thousands of troops at a time, realistic environments andIt's too bad this game is so obscure. I'd love to see another. Great strategy, thousands of troops at a time, realistic environments and fortification technques (but why aren't there walls? it really had potential there). I just wish the learning curve wasn't so steep and that the buildings had purpose in place of novelty as they sometimes do. Expand

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