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In the second title of The Great Battles Series, the player is in charge of the Carthaginian army, led by the great general Hannibal, against the Roman army during the Second Punic Wars, featured as the Campaign mode. 11 Battles are included - Bagradas, Trebbia, Lake Trasimene, Cannae (one of the biggest battles in ancient history), Baecula, Metaurus, Ilipa, Great Plains, Zama, Cynoscephalae and Magnesia.

The game is based on a board wargame, and so, plays as such. Each turn alternates between a number of generals, which can give a variable number of orders depending on his level. The battlefield is composed by several hexagons which can be occupied by a military unit composed by several soldiers. The winner is the first to reduce the rout points to 0 by forcing units to flee after taking heavy casualties or obliterating them completely.


The Great Battles of Hannibal Windows A different setting with elephants charging
The Great Battles of Hannibal Windows Battle options
The Great Battles of Hannibal Windows Initial formations
The Great Battles of Hannibal Windows Selecting a battle

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Alternate Titles

  • "Les Grandes Batailles d'Hannibal" -- French release
  • "Hannibal: Die gro├čen Schlachten der Antike" -- German Title

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Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1997 91 out of 100 91
PC Jeux Dec, 1997 81 out of 100 81
Gamezilla 1997 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Dec 10, 1997 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Dec, 1997 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 27, 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1997 67 out of 100 67
PC Joker Dec, 1997 65 out of 100 65
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 1997 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Luis Silva (13630) added The Great Battles of Hannibal (Windows) on Mar 16, 2006