Cossacks: Back to War Image
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  • Summary: More nations, more battles, more fun! Fight your way across the battlefields of Europe, seek allies and vanquish the enemy. The second add-on to "Cossacks: European Wars" sends you to battle alongside or against Swiss units armed to the teeth and powerful Hungarians. [CDV]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. The game also has fairly low requirements so will happily run on older systems.
  2. 68
    Doesn't come close to adding that certain something, and doesn't even fix some of the more glaring AI deficiencies that have plagued the game since it was first released.
  3. Has the same great gameplay of the previous two Cossacks games, but is it really enough to justify another expansion?
  4. 65
    The fact that there isn't anything significantly new on offer and the fact that there is no scripted campaign to keep you interested from mission to mission is a serious problem.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    40
    Why pay when they can find plenty of custom scenarios to download for free? [Apr 2003, p.106]
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    Really just a glorified scenario collector. [Mar 2003, p.85]
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. EmilG.
    Mar 27, 2003
    10
    The Best.
  2. Apr 20, 2016
    10
    You can buy it on steam for only 5$ ! I love this game ! probably the best game of strategie I never saw ! There is a modeYou can buy it on steam for only 5$ ! I love this game ! probably the best game of strategie I never saw ! There is a mode Edit/multiplayer/campaign and you can do anything you wan't ! :D Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    I am so Glad they baught this out on steam for a nice price, this game can provide some of the most enjoyable Network games of all time. SureI am so Glad they baught this out on steam for a nice price, this game can provide some of the most enjoyable Network games of all time. Sure they can take a long time somtimes but this just makes it that much more fun. To many games today are focused on paper scissor stone style of play, cossacks gives much more than this. Its getting on a bit now but i can over look the graphics as the game is still as fun as it was when i was back in college. Expand
  4. MOTAZF.
    May 4, 2003
    10
    Da best.
  5. Mar 9, 2012
    10
    This game is a must have for anyone who loves the Age of Empires series and just great RTS in general. This game doesn't use any fancyThis game is a must have for anyone who loves the Age of Empires series and just great RTS in general. This game doesn't use any fancy graphics engine but it does feature some great artistic presentation that paints a colorful picture. First of all the ability to chose from a giant variety of nations is amazing. Every nation has its strengths and weaknesses. Ex. Chinese start out with more peasants and have a better economy regulation, while Ukraine excels at firearms and cavalry, but lacks any cold steel infantry. So playing a different nation every time will give you a totally different feel. Sound effects are top notch in this game, ranging from atmospheric distant and close cannon fire, to nature sounds, to soldiers dying on a battlefield. There are a ton of factors that make this game superb so I won't bother mentioning them all. One last and important aspect that I will mention is the ability to literally control THOUSANDS of units at once. Imagine Age of Empires roids. That quality definitely adds an epic feel to the battles.
    I probably put over a 1,000 hours into this game when it first came out back in 2001 (no exaggeration), that how much replayability it has. I was feeling nostalgic lately so decided to pick it up on Steam and give it a try once more.
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  6. BasT.
    Aug 16, 2005
    10
    Its a good strategic game!
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    8
    Imma take this short - the game has a little amount of bugs which can SOMETIMES be a little bit gamebreaking (for ex. ai units getting stuckImma take this short - the game has a little amount of bugs which can SOMETIMES be a little bit gamebreaking (for ex. ai units getting stuck for sum reason). This still is my first and only cossacks game, The only big problem in this game is the campaign which works more as tutorial and the side missions which are kinda 50/50, some good - some **** annoying 2 play.
    What is good about this game? EVERYTHING ELSE!
    The gameplay is super fun, there are so many nations to choose from AND nearly every nation has it's style, the naval combat is probably my favourite part in this game - this game is made for people that just wanna chill out and play sum random offline game. I'd definitely recommend people 2 check out this game - it's replay value is high!
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