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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 Blood trace
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Civilian on battlefield? Get out!
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Total mess in fight
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows 3.x Bloody massacre

Promo Images

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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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Critic Reviews

Score Feb, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77

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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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