Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Windows)

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Real time 3d strategy/rpg game based on Greek mythology. Long time enemy of Athena, Poseidon, has gone rampant and wants to destroy the world yet again. To detain him Athena calls in all human heroes from the Greek mythologies (such as Hercules, Achilles, Icarus, Hippolyta, etc. each with individual skills) and sends them on missions around different islands of the world to stop Poseidon.

You start out controlling two heroes who progress through the game by earning experience and money that can be used to buy units (such as spearmen, gorgons, etc.). Each hero has an inventory and you can often search dead enemies for items such as health apples, etc. and an adjustable agression level to adjust your interaction to npcs.

The game uses a 3d rotating engine similar to Myth's but on a fixed over-head perspective. There's multiplayer support for up to 4 players simultaneous gameplay.


Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Battle with two raiders. Electra shoots lightning from afar.
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Game options
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Title screen
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Icarus is the only flying hero; he is useful for crossing areas which other units can't, or are slow on.

Alternate Titles

  • "Invictus: W Cieniu Olimpu" -- Polish title
  • "Invictus: Im Schatten des Olymp" -- German title

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Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpy Apr 13, 2000 73 out of 100 73
PC Joker Feb, 2000 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 2000 68 out of 100 68 Mar 01, 2000 13 out of 20 65 (UK) Apr 12, 2000 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2000 56 out of 100 56
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 30, 2000 56 out of 100 56
PC Player (Denmark) 2000 5 out of 10 50
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 45 out of 100 45


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Invictus used pseudo-3d voxel graphics, very rare (dated) at the time of its release.
Zovni (9321) added Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Windows) on Jul 31, 2001