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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.).

Screenshots

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Main menu
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Game without textures - for low-spec PC
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Bloody massacre
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows Inspecting our troops

Promo Images

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Screenshot
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Screenshot
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Screenshot
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Screenshot

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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User Reviews

Seriously underrated. Windows Zorgob (27)

Critic Reviews

PC Action Windows Jan, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Gry OnLine Windows 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 74 out of 100 74
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1997 61 out of 100 61
High Score Windows May, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

A follow up (Warhammer - Dark Omen) was published a few years later. Developed by Mindscape but published by Electronic Arts after the development team were effectively sold/transferred to E.A.

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