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Imperial Glory (Windows)

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Description

Imperial Glory is a hybrid strategy game set in the era of the Napoleonic Wars, wherein you play as any of the five empires of that era, that is: France, England, Russia, Austria and Prussia.

The majority of the game is played on a large, over world map in a turn-based fashion, tasking you with guiding your empire through resource management, and matters of military preparedness, not entirely unlike a more complex variant of Risk. Whenever battle is initiated with an opponent, however, the option is given to the player either to have the battle be automated by the computer or controlled directly by themselves. If the player chooses the latter then they must arrange and direct their army against the opponent in a real-time battle on a self-contained battlefield relevant to that sector of the world. This applies equally to naval combat.

Diplomacy is also a key aspect, allowing you to make defensive treaties with other countries, form a coalition against an unfriendly nation, and improve foreign relations, among other options. Commercial routes can also be established with other countries, providing you with the finances either to form a wealthy, commercial entity or establish a militaristic empire.

The game has two main gameplay options, each with its own specific set of objectives. The first, Score Victory, requires that the player gain more points than any of his opponents to win, collecting them through military operations, economic success, and diplomatic achievements. The second, Total Victory, is much simpler, tasking the player with conquering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in order to win. An option also exists to play one of four historic battles of the period as a brief, real-time scenario.

Screenshots

Imperial Glory Windows Choosing my empire
Imperial Glory Windows Research tree
Imperial Glory Windows Commercial routes
Imperial Glory Windows Buildings screen

Alternate Titles

  • "帝国的荣耀" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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User Reviews

Real-time Land Battles Mirrorshades2k (273) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Action May 17, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 13, 2005 83 out of 100 83
PC Powerplay Jun, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Gamesmania.de Jun 13, 2005 68 out of 100 68
Jeuxvideo.com May 25, 2005 13 out of 20 65
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2005 65 out of 100 65
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 23, 2005 63 out of 100 63
JeuxActu Jul 19, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 06, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Related Web Sites

  • Bring the Napoleonic Era to Life (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Imperial Glory (January, 2007).)
  • Imperial Glory (Official website)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Imperial Glory on the publisher's website, which provides a profile of the game, a number of desktop wallpapers, a pair of trailers, an overview of the playable empires, and ordering information, among other such things.)
  • Patches and Mods (Includes the 1.1 patch, 4 trailers, the game demo, and a bunch of mods for the game.)
DarkDante (4339) added Imperial Glory (Windows) on Jun 20, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (132976)