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Alexander (Windows)

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Alexander is an RTS based on the movie of the same same, and the real-life Alexander the Great. The game follows the same general path as the movie, and includes media straight from the film. Present in the game are Greek, Persian, Indian and Egyptian forces, with a campaign for each. The hybrid 2D/3D engine (2D units, 3D terrain - also used in Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars) allows for a very large number of troops on the field. This is used to good effect, as battles can easily contain hundreds of units. Finally, multiplayer and skirmish levels are available, and the soundtrack (of the game and the movie) is by the composer Vangelis.

The actual goals for each mission vary, but they all are of the "Destroy/Survive/Escort" variety. Still, the scale of the battles is interesting, as is the opportunity to replay some of the great battles of Alexander's rule.


Alexander Windows Building a town center.
Alexander Windows A settlement being raided.
Alexander Windows This is just a piece of a huge battle.
Alexander Windows Some history behind the battle...

Alternate Titles

  • "亚历山大" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Александр" -- Russian spelling
  • "Alexandre" -- French title
  • "Aleksander" -- Polish title
  • "Alejandro Magno" -- Spanish title

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The Press Says

Game Captain Dec 15, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GBase - The Gamer's Base Mar 06, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 25, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Gamesmania Jan 14, 2005 67 out of 100 67
4Players.de Dec 12, 2004 62 out of 100 62
Imperium Gier Mar 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Pelit Feb, 2005 55 out of 100 55
Fragland.net Jan 12, 2005 53.2 out of 100 53
PC Zone Mar 22, 2005 4.1 out of 10 41
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2005 - Game With The Most Units Per Square Meter in 2004

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qwertyuiop (32542) added Alexander (Windows) on May 14, 2006