Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
63
3.1
Windows
71
3.7
Windows 3.x
...
4.0
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Description

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 Christmas level.


(just kidding:D)
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows We lost the battle, the village is ravaged, ravens cross the battle field
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Blood trace
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Text intro

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

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
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Windows Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Gry OnLine Windows 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games PlayStation Nov, 1996 71 out of 100 71
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1997 61 out of 100 61
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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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