SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour (Windows 3.x)

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SPQR is a point-and-click Myst-style game set in Ancient Rome. Journal entries, newspaper articles, and various puzzles must be dealt with as the player unravels a conspiracy which threatens the Empire.


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There are 30 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

Alternate Titles

  • "SPQR: L'heure la plus sombre de l'empire" -- French title

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User Reviews

Utterly lonely game. Terrence Bosky (5226) 1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars1.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 1997 78 out of 100 78
PC För Alla Mar, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Jun 05, 2004 B- 67
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jan 14, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56
Privat Computer PC 1997 46 out of 100 46
Quandary Oct, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game.EXE Mar, 1997 30 out of 100 30
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1997 19 out of 100 19


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The game claims to be an accurate representation of Rome. It was based on a highly successful online game.


SPQR is an acronym from a Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and People of Rome").

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Terrence Bosky (5226) added SPQR: The Empire's Darkest Hour (Windows 3.x) on Nov 22, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Macs Black (77764)