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Strategy/managerial game set in the medieval England, much like Defender of the Crown. The player starts out as a young knight in control of a small fiefdom and performs the usual managerial decisions to develop the economy, raise an army and expand their territory. RPG and arcade gameplay are also thrown into the mix as the player has to develop their character as a knight, going to melee and joust tournaments (actually arcade sequences) to gain experience. These also have other uses such as affecting popularity and offering a chance to expand the fiefdom by allowing to courtship noble ladies.

The game is mostly played from an isometric view, except for some specific screens, and uses SVGA graphics. The game can end in two different ways: by marching to London and taking the crown from William the Conqueror, or going the hero route and hunting down the enormous dragon that has been scorching the lands for years.


Conqueror: A.D. 1086 DOS Menu Screen
Conqueror: A.D. 1086 DOS Field Battle
Conqueror: A.D. 1086 DOS Build Your Castle
Conqueror: A.D. 1086 DOS Title Screen

Promo Images

Conqueror: A.D. 1086 Magazine Advertisement
Conqueror: A.D. 1086 Magazine Advertisement
Conqueror: A.D. 1086 Other
Conqueror: A.D. 1086 Other The catalogue cover


Alternate Titles

  • "Conqueror: AD 1086" -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

PC Player (Denmark) DOS 1996 82 out of 100 82
High Score DOS May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
World Village (Gamer's Zone) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Pelit DOS Mar, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Action (Germany) DOS Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Privat Computer PC DOS 1996 20 out of 100 20
Online Gaming Review (OGR) DOS Apr 03, 1996 1 out of 10 10


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Conqueror: A.D. 1086 had one major flaw. (Whether it was intentional or just a balance issue is anyone's guess.) One could literally traipse around England conquering all in your path with a huge, lumbering army without having to worry about securing your castles. Quite simply, if an enemy army came marching into one of your acquired territories, and so long as you had left behind a single knight to guard it from being overrun, the game would take you to its First-Person combat mode. As long as you were good enough to win in this mode, one could repel even the largest of armies from invading your lands.
Contributed to by Cavalary (11266) and Zovni (10623)
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