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Cultures is a real-time strategy game with a slight difference: the player does not have to bash all his opponents into submission.

The story is told from the perspective of a young Viking boy, Bjarni, now in adulthood. He and his family form part of a village community on the coast of Greenland whom have come upon hard times with harsh weather conditions ruining their harvest. One day, a comet comes crashing to Earth, splitting into six pieces as it enters the atmosphere. Convinced that this is a sign from their Gods, the villagers make the necessary preparations to embark on a mission to recover the six pieces in the hope that this will bring them prosperity. The story unfolds across thirteen scenarios, and during the adventure, they come into contact with several other cultures such as Eskimos, Indians, and Mayans. Besides the campaign, there are four tutorials, a number of standalone single player scenarios (including some designed for beginners).

Multiplayer is supported for up to six players across the Internet or a local area network. All players assume the role of the Vikings.


Cultures Windows a view of the town center
Cultures Windows Technology Tree
Cultures Windows zooming in to the same village scene
Cultures Windows Options Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "文化" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Wenhua" -- Simplified Chinese title
  • "Cultures: Discovery of Vinland" -- Australian title
  • "Cultures: Die Entdeckung Vinlands" -- German title
  • "Cultures: A La Découverte Du Vinland" -- French title

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Gamesmania.de 2000 86 out of 100 86
ActionTrip Jan 03, 2001 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 06, 2000 80 out of 100 80
PC Action (Germany) Aug, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 29, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamekult Nov 22, 2000 5 out of 10 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 31, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Andrew Hartnett (2275) added Cultures (Windows) on Dec 28, 2000
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