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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 Main menu
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x My units charge on enemies (without textures)
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows We meet the hidden attackers
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Fight. Calvary waits as help

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 (24)

Critic Reviews

Score Windows 3.x Feb, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Score Windows Feb, 1996 9 out of 10 90
NowGamer PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows 3.x Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) Windows Feb, 1996 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 74 out of 100 74
GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Joker Windows Jan, 1996 69 out of 100 69
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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