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Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Windows)

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Description

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.

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Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows The first mission introduction.
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Electra calls down her awesome power... on herself. Ooops.
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Intro
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GameSpy Apr 13, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 09, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 2000 68 out of 100 68
RealGamer (Benelux) Jul, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 06, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 12, 2000 6 out of 10 60
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 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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Graphics

Invictus used pseudo-3d voxel graphics, very rare (dated) at the time of its release.
Zovni (9360) added Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Windows) on Jul 31, 2001