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Imperial Glory is a hybrid strategy game set in the era of the Napoleonic Wars, wherein you play as any of the five empires of that era, that is: France, England, Russia, Austria and Prussia.

The majority of the game is played on a large, over world map in a turn-based fashion, tasking you with guiding your empire through resource management, and matters of military preparedness, not entirely unlike a more complex variant of Risk. Whenever battle is initiated with an opponent, however, the option is given to the player either to have the battle be automated by the computer or controlled directly by themselves. If the player chooses the latter then they must arrange and direct their army against the opponent in a real-time battle on a self-contained battlefield relevant to that sector of the world. This applies equally to naval combat.

Diplomacy is also a key aspect, allowing you to make defensive treaties with other countries, form a coalition against an unfriendly nation, and improve foreign relations, among other options. Commercial routes can also be established with other countries, providing you with the finances either to form a wealthy, commercial entity or establish a militaristic empire.

The game has two main gameplay options, each with its own specific set of objectives. The first, Score Victory, requires that the player gain more points than any of his opponents to win, collecting them through military operations, economic success, and diplomatic achievements. The second, Total Victory, is much simpler, tasking the player with conquering Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in order to win. An option also exists to play one of four historic battles of the period as a brief, real-time scenario.


Imperial Glory Windows Research tree
Imperial Glory Windows Defensive alliance notification
Imperial Glory Windows Choosing my empire
Imperial Glory Windows Main menu

Promo Images

Imperial Glory Screenshot
Imperial Glory Screenshot
Imperial Glory Screenshot
Imperial Glory Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "帝国的荣耀" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 30, 2005 89 out of 100 89
IGN Windows Jun 01, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 Windows May 31, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jan 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70
LudoMac Macintosh Jan 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Jun 02, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
Absolute Games ( Windows Jun 23, 2005 63 out of 100 63
JeuxActu Windows Jul 19, 2005 12 out of 20 60
ActionTrip Windows Jun 14, 2005 57 out of 100 57
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Related Web Sites

  • Imperial Glory (official website)
  • Bring the Napoleonic Era to Life (An Apple Games article about the Macintosh version of Imperial Glory (January, 2007).)
  • Imperial Glory (Official website)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of Imperial Glory on the publisher's website, which provides a profile of the game, a number of desktop wallpapers, a pair of trailers, an overview of the playable empires, and ordering information, among other such things.)
  • Patches and Mods (Includes the 1.1 patch, 4 trailers, the game demo, and a bunch of mods for the game.)
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