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Age of Sail

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The Age of Sail that the title refers to is a period during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries when tall sailing ships dominated the world's navies. Age of Sail is a real time combat game. You control a tall ship and engage in cannon battles with enemy fleets. Gameplay centers around tactical decisions like selection of ordinance for the cannons, using the wind and maneuvering into position to fire at the enemy. In the campaign mode you start as an Ensign for one of four countries - Britain, Spain, France or the United States - and work your way up through the ranks. There are also about one hundred historical scenarios you can play, most of them taking place during the Napoleonic wars and the War of 1812. Scenarios give you control of multiple ships per battle.


Age of Sail Windows zoom out
Age of Sail Windows French fleet
Age of Sail Windows Main screen
Age of Sail Windows Battle of Trafalgar

Alternate Titles

  • "航海时代" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1997 73 out of 100 73
GameSpot Windows Feb 04, 1997 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows 3.x Feb 04, 1997 7 out of 10 70
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score Windows 3.x Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60
High Score Windows Apr, 1997 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Mar, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1997 44 out of 100 44
Power Play Windows 3.x Feb, 1997 37 out of 100 37


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An article with detailed information about the game's historic background was formerly located under http://www.wargamer.com/aos/

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