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 Raiding an enemy city.
Alexander Windows Alexander talking to a peasant.
Alexander Windows This is just a piece of a huge battle.
Alexander Windows Victory!

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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Game Chronicles Jan 23, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameswelt Dec 05, 2004 71 out of 100 71
IGN Dec 02, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Imperium Gier Mar 08, 2005 6 out of 10 60
UOL Jogos Jan 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Jan 12, 2005 53.2 out of 100 53
PC Powerplay Dec, 2004 41 out of 100 41
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Joystick (French) Jan, 2005 3 out of 10 30
GameSpy Feb 10, 2005 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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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 (32515) added Alexander (Windows) on May 14, 2006