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Aztec Wars (Windows)

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Description

Aztec Wars is a budget RTS game that takes place in an alternate history 17th century Europe where the “Russes” and “Cathayans” must fight back an invasion from the Atlantic crossing Aztecs (who have already conquered France, Germany, and Spain).

Initially in each mission, the player is in control of several basic houses. Each house produces money (the only resource in the game) and can produce the basic soldiers, but that's all it can do. However, for a large sum of money you can turn a house into a village, a city or a fortress. Each of three types of settlements allows you to build different units and buildings (Note that the three civilizations also have varying units and buildings).

Within a settlement, you can recruit units and construct buildings: mines and farms (that give you money), defense towers that fire at enemies, and facilities that allow the settlement to build a specific unit - e.g. you cannot recruit a war bear until you build a bear's cave.

Units are controlled similarly to other RTS games. After recruiting, they become 'garrison' of the settlement and stay inside to defend it. When you organize some units into a squad, you can instruct them to move around the map and use them to attack the enemy.

The objective of a mission is typically to conquer or destroy all enemy settlements/units. You can capture an enemy settlement by destroying all units and towers that defend it. The settlement then becomes yours and you can control it - which means you can build units normally unique to enemy civilizations.

Apart from a single Russes campaign, Aztec Wars offers fifteen single player missions and an additional thirty multiplayer maps for battles with up to six other players.

Screenshots

Aztec Wars Windows Captured a Chinese settlement, and now we can build Chinese units. (Polish)
Aztec Wars Windows Said settlements are built up into Villages, Cities or Fortresses. Here we see a City. (Polish)
Aztec Wars Windows Intro to the 1st campaign mission. The second monstrosity from the right is our protagonist.
Aztec Wars Windows Training mission for the Aztecs... (Polish)

Alternate Titles

  • "Ацтеки: Битвы Империй" -- Russian spelling
  • "The Aztec: True History Of Empire" -- European title
  • "The Aztecs" -- Install / Documentation title
  • "Die Azteken" -- German title
  • "Aztec Empire" -- Polish title

User Reviews

A casual RTS, essentially. JudgeDeadd (11805) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Oct, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Imperium Gier Jul 07, 2002 4.8 out of 10 48

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ClydeFrog (10067) added Aztec Wars (Windows) on Jul 06, 2005