Alexander (Windows)

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Alexander is an RTS based on the movie of the same same, and the real-life Alexander the Great. The game follows the same general path as the movie, and includes media straight from the film. Present in the game are Greek, Persian, Indian and Egyptian forces, with a campaign for each. The hybrid 2D/3D engine (2D units, 3D terrain - also used in Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars) allows for a very large number of troops on the field. This is used to good effect, as battles can easily contain hundreds of units. Finally, multiplayer and skirmish levels are available, and the soundtrack (of the game and the movie) is by the composer Vangelis.

The actual goals for each mission vary, but they all are of the "Destroy/Survive/Escort" variety. Still, the scale of the battles is interesting, as is the opportunity to replay some of the great battles of Alexander's rule.


Alexander Windows Main Menu.
Alexander Windows Building a town center.
Alexander Windows This is just a piece of a huge battle.
Alexander Windows Load Screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "亚历山大" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Александр" -- Russian spelling
  • "Alexandre" -- French title
  • "Aleksander" -- Polish title
  • "Alejandro Magno" -- Spanish title

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Critic Reviews Dec 23, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Game Chronicles Jan 23, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
IC-Games Feb 21, 2005 72 out of 100 72 Dec 12, 2004 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 16, 2004 59 out of 100 59
Pelit Feb, 2005 55 out of 100 55 Jan 12, 2005 53.2 out of 100 53
Krawall Gaming Network Dec 29, 2004 43 out of 100 43
PC Zone Mar 22, 2005 4.1 out of 10 41
Joystick (French) Jan, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2005 - Game With The Most Units Per Square Meter in 2004

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qwertyuiop (32515) added Alexander (Windows) on May 14, 2006