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  • Summary: A stand-alone prequel to "Immortal Sovereigns," this RTS features you as one of the Kohan, an ancient race devastated by a cycle of world-breaking cataclysms. Now, as your strength grows and your destiny unfolds, you have to seize the reins of power and take your place in the war between theA stand-alone prequel to "Immortal Sovereigns," this RTS features you as one of the Kohan, an ancient race devastated by a cycle of world-breaking cataclysms. Now, as your strength grows and your destiny unfolds, you have to seize the reins of power and take your place in the war between the Creator and the Shadow. [TimeGate Studios] Expand
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  1. More content for a brilliant strategy game.
  2. 83
    It made me wonder a little why it wasn't just a good expansion. For while the game is still good, and there have been some new units and maps added, the gameplay is almost exactly the same as the original.
  3. A new way to look at RTS games and a great story that may change how you view those "other" RTS games.
  4. PC Gamer
    79
    Though Ahriman's Gift is far superior to the original Kohan, it still feels like the same experience. [Apr 2002, p.71]
  5. A baby-step improvement, not a must-have for owners of the first game.
  6. Those who played the original will simply find the same game in a new package...If you've never taken up arms in the Kohan universe, this is your second chance to introduce yourself to a new brand of real-time strategy game--and you shouldn't miss it again.
  7. 68
    But for all these minor changes, Kohan still feels like the same game. Perhaps worst of all is the fact that the multiplayer community is now effectively split in two. Ahriman's Gift won't work with the original game.

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  1. May 12, 2013
    10
    If I play any Kohan game, its Ahriman's Gift. The expansion did not bring much in the way of content just some new units... but it's theIf I play any Kohan game, its Ahriman's Gift. The expansion did not bring much in the way of content just some new units... but it's the best of the series. Kohan is the most strategic of any RTS I've played. It had the unique concept of companies rather than individual units which greatly reduced the combat micro allowing greater focus on battle strategy. This was complimented by a great economic model that got rid of the 'resource gatherer' and construction micro of Warcraft series, The biggest drawback to the game was the multi player match making which could not compete with Battlenet. 10 years after release and I still enjoy playing this game. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2014
    10
    Here we are in 2014 and the best RTS game available to gamers was created in 2001. Kohan Ahirman's Gift and Immortal Sovereigns are brilliantHere we are in 2014 and the best RTS game available to gamers was created in 2001. Kohan Ahirman's Gift and Immortal Sovereigns are brilliant games that still hold up against anything else on the market. Innovative for its time and still not replicated, this is a game you must play to call yourself an RTS fan.

    It is just too bad that Timegate ruined the sequel by changing the game and restricting freedom. Now that Timegate is defunct, perhaps someone will pickup the IP and give us a proper reboot/sequel.
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