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Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is one of the first 3D real-time strategy games. The game is based on the medieval fantasy world from Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game. The player takes on the role of mercenary commander Morgan Bernhardt, with the Skavens (humanoid, intelligent rats) as the main villains. Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is non-linear, the player can choose alternative missions to progress. Troops are transferred from mission to mission - as is their loss. The player commands whole groups, not single units (similar to the games in the Total War series. Soldiers themselves belongs to various groups (cavalry, infantry, machinery, archers, etc.).

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Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows We meet the hidden attackers
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows We lost the battle, the village is ravaged, ravens cross the battle field
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows Inspecting our troops
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows The fight is on

Alternate Titles

  • "Warhammer: La Sombra de la rata cornuda" -- Spanish title
  • "Warhammer: Im Schatten der gehörnten Ratte" -- German title
  • "Warhammer: Dans L'Ombre du Rat Cornu" -- French title

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Seriously underrated. Zorgob (24) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Joystick (French) Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Gry OnLine 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Joker Jan, 1996 69 out of 100 69
High Score May, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Computer Games Magazine 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

A follow up (Warhammer - Dark Omen) was published a few years later. Developed by Mindscape but published by Electronic Arts after the development team were effectively sold/transferred to E.A.

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Hatter (23) added Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat (Windows) on Mar 16, 2000
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