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Description

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.

Screenshots

Alexander Windows First mission briefing.
Alexander Windows Your forces near the city of Chaeronea.
Alexander Windows Some history behind the battle...
Alexander Windows Single mission menu.

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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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Jan 23, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
IC-Games Feb 21, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 25, 2004 14 out of 20 70
IGN Dec 02, 2004 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Jan 30, 2005 68 out of 100 68
4Players.de Dec 12, 2004 62 out of 100 62
UOL Jogos Jan 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pelit Feb, 2005 55 out of 100 55
PC Zone Mar 22, 2005 4.1 out of 10 41
GameSpy Feb 10, 2005 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Awards

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

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qwertyuiop (32517) added Alexander (Windows) on May 14, 2006