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Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration (Windows)

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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 secure a landing zone with your ships,
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows For those of you who enjoy "forcible diplomacy"
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows research center
Imperialism II: The Age of Exploration Windows and labour

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

The Press Says

Power Play Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
IGN Apr 09, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 05, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameGenie 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited May, 1999 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Jun 28, 1999 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Apr 07, 1999 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1999 70 out of 100 70
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 (4773)