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Description

Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration is the sequel to the world conquest game in which you control an Old World power between 1500-1850, trying to exploit the New World to support your dominance of the superpowers.

The game breaks off from traditional conquest games by making political and economic pieces of the game much more important for overall victory. In addition, instead of merely trying to take over everything, you'll find yourself manipulating other nations, and abusing those lesser than you, including colonial lands. Imperialism tries, with moderate success, to historically represent the period, from units to strategic mentality.

The game is entirely turn-based and features a separate tactical battle screen, where careful use of your units, ranging from cavalry to artillery, is essential. It can be played on a historic Old World setting (the New World is always random), or completely random worlds, and the campaign support single or multi-player functionality.

Screenshots

Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows units, ships
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows and see the victory!
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows Diplomacy screen
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows For those of you who enjoy "forcible diplomacy"

Alternate Titles

  • "Imperialismus II - Die Eroberer" -- German title
  • "Imperialism II: Era das Explorações" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

A challenging game with amazing depth Janet Quick (3) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
If you're a strategy gamer, you must own this game Jim Newland (53) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Gameworld 1999 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Mar 25, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Bravo Screenfun Apr, 1999 2 out of 6 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Imperium Gier Feb 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Apr, 1999 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1999 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Extras

Specially marked boxes contained two free bonuses - 12 month subscription to "Computer Games Strategy Plus" Magazine and multimedia CD-ROM Explorers of the New World from Softkey.

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Ray Soderlund (3497) added Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration (Windows) on Aug 14, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Garcia (4755)