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.


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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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PC Gamer Brasil Dec, 2001 87 out of 100 87 2000 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Mar, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85 Sep 13, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Deaf Gamers 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
ActionTrip Jan 03, 2001 81 out of 100 81 (UK) Oct 20, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 2000 78 out of 100 78


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Andrew Hartnett (2177) added Cultures (Windows) on Dec 28, 2000