Your destiny awaits you on the battlefield. As a Roman General on a quest to forge an empire, you will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls, and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. Your quest will be no easy task as the lands you seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of powerful troops.
Feed you insatiable hunger to rule the empire with this combat-heavy epic adventure Command the forces of 3 civilizations - the disciplined Romans, the ferocious Gauls, and the religiously fanatical Egyptians
Different landscapes play an all-important role in battle. From snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches, the AI will understand varying terrain and its defensive and offensive possibilities
Battle for supremacy online in an intense multiplayer match supporting up to 8 players Master the art of war in over 20 single player missions requiring vastly different strategies
If you just want a quick-match strategy game, Praetorians is great! Because of lack economy system it lets you focus purely on tactics and combat, which is great for practice for other games in RTS genre. But if you like economy or upgrade systems in gaes like this you will be dissapointed. It also lets you get into a war quickly and there is no messing about, placing farms, mines and what not. It could have been larger scale and had more defensive buildings though, so if you're expecting epic scale combat - look somewhere else. If you're focused purely on fighting and micromanaging your troops thou - it's great fun!
As a huge fan of Commando series (and anything Pyro devs came up with) back in the day, I remember waiting eagerly for this game to release. It broke the mold of conventional RTS games which focused on base building and resource gathering more than the actual strategy itself. Pyro threw all of that stuff out of the window with Praetorians, and deliberately broke down the RTS formula into its single, fundamental element....the battle strategies! This made the game highly action-oriented and challenging. There is no base building or resource gathering, you just control the soldiers in your pack and rely on battle strategies to win the game. Each and every soldier can be controlled individually, so there is lots of room for careful and minute planning and execution of your strategy. Combined that with the 3D graphics (which were not ground-breaking, but pretty good-looking at that time), easy controls and addicting gameplay, it became one of my favorite strategy games of all time. Though the game has its fair share of problems and glitches, fundamentally the game is fun enough for me to recommend it to every strategy game fan out there. Do give this a try!
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