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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.


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Cultures Windows Options Screen
Cultures Windows zooming in to the same village scene
Cultures Windows Technology Tree

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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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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Mar, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Deaf Gamers 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
ActionTrip Jan 03, 2001 81 out of 100 81
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2000 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Daily PC Game Reviews Feb 11, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Old PC Gaming Jan 20, 2018 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 31, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
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


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Andrew Hartnett (2276) added Cultures (Windows) on Dec 28, 2000