Centurion: Defender of Rome (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4353)
Written on  :  Feb 26, 2000
Platform  :  DOS

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Excellent game.

The Good

A very good port from the Amiga, Centurion is an excellent strategy game with great replay value and good gameplay. Although it can basically be finished within an hour or so, the game features well-rounded gameplay with great combat, interesting types of minigames and good managerial section.

Designed by legend Kellyn Beck (who also designed just-as-legendary Defender of the Crown), it is one of the best games I've ever played. Excellent graphics, good music, good controls and excellent gameplay make this one game you will not forget.

The Bad

Although a good game on its own, the PC version does have its drawbacks:

  • The music is FM-based and not nearly as good as in the Amiga. Although the limitations are understanble, I still think it could have been done better.
  • Very weak diplomacy, which is present in the original version as well, and that is unfortunate.
  • Horrible sound effects. Jesus, and I thought the Amiga sound effects were bad...
  • The game is too damn easy. I could never finish it on the Amiga, and the hardest setting on the PC is not nearly as difficult.

The Bottom Line

Overall, an excellent strategy game for the whole family. Wait, wrong game. Just play it, for crying out loud.