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Braveheart (Windows)

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Description

As a scottish Lord in medieval England, you have to unite the clans and defeat the british army. Braveheart mixes economy and troup management on a 2D map with realtime-strategy battles in 3D. Although Braveheart is the official game to the hollywood movie featuring Mel Gibson, there is no direct reference to the film. (Apart from a single picture of Gibson, that is.)

Screenshots

Braveheart Windows Two armies clash into each other. In this mess, tactical orders are senseless.
Braveheart Windows On the top-down map of scotland, you move your troops and conquer territories.
Braveheart Windows Our demolition team set fire to an enemy building.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tartan Army" -- Working title
  • "Coração Valente" -- Brazilian title

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The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Game Revolution Sep, 1999 B- 67
Gamer's Pulse 1999 65 out of 100 65
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 30, 1999 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Sep 03, 1999 5.1 out of 10 51
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 1999 44 out of 100 44
IGN Aug 25, 1999 4.2 out of 10 42
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network May 04, 2002 41 out of 100 41
Game Vortex Dec 30, 2002 40 out of 100 40
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Angus MacFadyen

Angus MacFayden (who portrayed Robert the Bruce in the movie) acted as narrator and advisor in the game.

Development

The reason there was no mention of the movie in the game was the game was originally without the movie license. The original title was going to be Tartan Army. When the movie was released during the development, Eidos quickly bought the game rights and changed the title. The game was in development before the movie, and has no relation to the movie except they both cover the same subject, despite all the material claiming the game was based on the movie.

Scottish Association of the Clans

The game is endorsed by the Scottish Association of the Clans.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Biggest Waste of a Movie License in 1999

-Chris (7365) added Braveheart (Windows) on Jul 04, 2000