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Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Windows)

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Real time 3d strategy/rpg game based on Greek mythology. Long time enemy of Athena, Poseidon, has gone rampant and wants to destroy the world yet again. To detain him Athena calls in all human heroes from the Greek mythologies (such as Hercules, Achilles, Icarus, Hippolyta, etc. each with individual skills) and sends them on missions around different islands of the world to stop Poseidon.

You start out controlling two heroes who progress through the game by earning experience and money that can be used to buy units (such as spearmen, gorgons, etc.). Each hero has an inventory and you can often search dead enemies for items such as health apples, etc. and an adjustable agression level to adjust your interaction to npcs.

The game uses a 3d rotating engine similar to Myth's but on a fixed over-head perspective. There's multiplayer support for up to 4 players simultaneous gameplay.


Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Title screen
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows You'll meet merchants, armorers, and special traders in your travels. This one sells valuble golden apples, healing for your troops.
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Game options
Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus Windows Breaking open crates and attacking trees can yield gold and apples (or in some cases angry birds)

Alternate Titles

  • "Invictus: W Cieniu Olimpu" -- Polish title
  • "Invictus: Im Schatten des Olymp" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
GameSpy Apr 13, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Feb, 2000 72 out of 100 72
RealGamer (Benelux) Jul, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 01, 2000 13 out of 20 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 12, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 06, 2000 60 out of 100 60
Gamezilla Nov 17, 2000 52 out of 100 52
PC Player (Denmark) 2000 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Mar 02, 2000 4.7 out of 10 47


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Invictus used pseudo-3d voxel graphics, very rare (dated) at the time of its release.
Zovni (9321) added Invictus: In the Shadow of Olympus (Windows) on Jul 31, 2001