Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat (PlayStation)

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Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is one of the first 3D real-time strategy games. The game is based on the medieval fantasy world from Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game. The player takes on the role of mercenary commander Morgan Bernhardt, with the Skavens (humanoid, intelligent rats) as the main villains. Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is non-linear, the player can choose alternative missions to progress. Troops are transferred from mission to mission - as is their loss. The player commands whole groups, not single units (similar to the games in the Total War series. Soldiers themselves belongs to various groups (cavalry, infantry, machinery, archers, etc.).


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Alternate Titles

  • "Warhammer: La Sombra de la rata cornuda" -- Spanish title
  • "Warhammer: Im Schatten der gehörnten Ratte" -- German title
  • "Warhammer: Dans L'Ombre du Rat Cornu" -- French title

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NowGamer Dec 01, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Games Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 3.6 out of 10 36


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An area on the plains containing trolls was made so difficult that not even the testers made it through. This is because there was no level after it. Some people did make it, however, and the game would crash.

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Rodney Lai (513) added Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat (PlayStation) on Jun 09, 2003
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