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The Ancient Art of War (DOS)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Barbarians kill Archers, Archers kill Knights, Knights kill Barbarians. The forefather of all war-based strategy games! Indra is here (19781) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
AAOW was way ahead of its time. Trixter (8734) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Take Sun Tzu out for Chop Suey Yeah Right (57) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
It inspired my RTS game Tony Van (2688) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
The FIRST Real Time Strategy Game ... in 1984! Trent Simms (2) unrated
My Childhood x86 solum ARC (2) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Simplistic, yet Universal...a real tribute to the original. Menschenfresser (2) unrated
Ancient Art of War was my FIRST love in computer games. Rogue Agent (1) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall MobyScore (40 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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83
Tilt
Ruses et coups fourrés vous seront plus profitables qu'un affrontement direct avec l'ennemi. Aux onze campagnes proposées s'ajoutent celles que vous pourrez créer vous-même.
60
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
A tactical rendition of various "battles," this product is an enjoyable game, but any relation to history (or the book of the same title by Sun Tsu) is purely coincidental. Some of the scenarios are unbalanced, but the game is easy to learn and has its own scenario editor/ generator.