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Great Invasions: The Darkages 350-1066 AD (Windows)

Everyone 10+
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Perspective
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53
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Description

Great Invasions is a real-time strategy game, taking place in Europe, back in the "dark ages". It makes you a leader of one of the European nations of the time. The game includes diplomatic, religious, military and administrative/economic aspects. Historical events (such as Attila's death) are pre-scripted to happen at specific dates.

There are 80 nations, and it's possible to control even 10 nations at a time. It is important due to the negligible longevity of most nations. In those medieval times, tribes and nations fell quickly, most of them without ever reaching any prosperity.

In the beginning, your nation is but a barbarian tribe bent only on conquest; but later, you have to settle down, and this is where the problems start - you need to manage your nation, support your armies... If you can survive long enough you can enter the imperial phase, but then it gets very hard to sustain the existence of the nation.

The religious aspect is important in the game, with 4 available religions, each of which can dispatch missionaries to convert populations and build temples, thus improving the nations's stability.

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Great Invasions: The Darkages 350-1066 AD Windows Infantry vs cavalry
Great Invasions: The Darkages 350-1066 AD Windows Moving units.
Great Invasions: The Darkages 350-1066 AD Windows Major invasion!
Great Invasions: The Darkages 350-1066 AD Windows Building new units.

Alternate Titles

  • "Great Invasions: Mroczne Wieki" -- Polish title

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The Press Says

Strategy Informer Nov 28, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GamersHell.com Jun 14, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2005 64 out of 100 64
GameSpot Apr 09, 2007 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Chronicles May 22, 2007 5.7 out of 10 57
GameDaily Apr 18, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Armchair Empire, The Jul 03, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gamers' Temple, The May 07, 2007 45 out of 100 45
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Apr 20, 2007 45 out of 100 45
GamingExcellence Aug 22, 2007 3 out of 10 30

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JudgeDeadd (11805) added Great Invasions: The Darkages 350-1066 AD (Windows) on Jul 24, 2008