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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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Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Civilian on battlefield? Get out!
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows On our way to the next battle an ambush is reported
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Bloody massacre
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x My units charge on enemies (without textures)

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 (24)

Critic Reviews

NowGamer PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Gry OnLine Windows 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Windows Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
High Score Windows May, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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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