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The Gallic War is a light-hearted action-strategy hybrid game featuring the popular Asterix comic book characters. You play as Asterix, Obelix and the rest of the Celtic Gaul army as they war with the Romans, led by Caesar, who have seized all but one territory from the Gaul Empire. After gathering your army, you must capture lands adjacent to yours.

When you attack a neighbouring land, you'll either: play a side-scrolling action sequence, your men will go into war with that land's forces, or you'll play one of four mini-games. These include 'Throw the Roman' and 'Bowling for Romans', while the side-scrolling action sequences have you collecting coins and other items. If you make it through the level alive, you gain control of the land and its resources.

In some usually smaller territories, there are no mini-games or action sequences, only combat between your troops and the opposing forces. You only choose how many men you wish to send to war, and watch as the battle is fought. There are 9 differing levels such as a Roman camp, Gallo-Roman village, the Alps and even a Pirate's Ship to add variety.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Астерикс и Лекарство От Рима" -- Russian spelling
  • "Astérix: Streit um Gallien" -- German title
  • "Astérix: La Batalla de las Galias" -- Spanish title
  • "Astérix: La Bataille Des Gaules" -- French La Collection Des Tes Héros Favoris budget release PlayStation title
  • "Astérix: Galliska Kriget" -- Swedish title
  • "Astérix" -- French PlayStation title
  • "Asterix" -- UK title

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Critic Reviews PlayStation May 11, 1999 15 out of 20 75 PlayStation 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Power Unlimited PlayStation Jun, 1999 6.4 out of 10 64
NowGamer PlayStation Jun 01, 1999 6 out of 10 60
Gameguru Mania Windows Sep 22, 2000 3 out of 5 60 Windows Sep 28, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Video Games PlayStation Apr, 1999 53 out of 100 53
Gamereactor (Norway) Windows Oct 06, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Absolute Games ( Windows Oct 08, 2000 25 out of 100 25
Game Over Online Windows Sep 26, 2000 25 out of 100 25


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