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Cultures (Windows)

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Cultures is a real-time strategy game with a slight difference: the player does not have to bash all his opponents into submission.

The story is told from the perspective of a young Viking boy, Bjarni, now in adulthood. He and his family form part of a village community on the coast of Greenland whom have come upon hard times with harsh weather conditions ruining their harvest. One day, a comet comes crashing to Earth, splitting into six pieces as it enters the atmosphere. Convinced that this is a sign from their Gods, the villagers make the necessary preparations to embark on a mission to recover the six pieces in the hope that this will bring them prosperity. The story unfolds across thirteen scenarios, and during the adventure, they come into contact with several other cultures such as Eskimos, Indians, and Mayans. Besides the campaign, there are four tutorials, a number of standalone single player scenarios (including some designed for beginners).

Multiplayer is supported for up to six players across the Internet or a local area network. All players assume the role of the Vikings.


Cultures Windows zooming in to the same village scene
Cultures Windows Options Screen
Cultures Windows Ice isnt all that friendly
Cultures Windows a view of the town center

Alternate Titles

  • "文化" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Wenhua" -- Chinese Title
  • "Cultures: Discovery of Vinland" -- Australian title
  • "Cultures: Die Entdeckung Vinlands" -- German title
  • "Cultures: A La Découverte Du Vinland" -- French Title

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Critic Reviews

PC Gamer Brasil Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 2000 84 out of 100 84
Deaf Gamers 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
ActionTrip Jan 03, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 20, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 06, 2000 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 31, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Andrew Hartnett (2197) added Cultures (Windows) on Dec 28, 2000