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Riverworld is a 3D real-time strategy game based on Philip José Farmer's universe of books, where on an earthlike planet, with just one river flowing from pole to pole and back, all of mankind (a figure around 36 billions) is resurrected, from the first homo sapiens to the early 21st century population, as humanity was wiped out shorty after.

Playing as Richard Francis Burton, a British explorer from the 18th century (who has an uncanny resemblance to Welsh actor Timothy Dalton), the player decides to evolve the people from the prehistoric ages to the future. For that, he needs to build new houses to increase the population, conquer new territories (which will allow the player to both expand territory and progress into more advanced ages), meet other notable people from the human history and defend against other characters with the same goal in mind.


Philip José Farmer's Riverworld Windows Talking with others
Philip José Farmer's Riverworld Windows The Riverworld
Philip José Farmer's Riverworld Windows Now, there was a 1999 movie with something like this...
Philip José Farmer's Riverworld Windows Looking at the river

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Philip José Farmer's Riverworld Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "River World" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

Could have been a great turn-based game... Luis Silva (13594) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

Attack Games Dec, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Oct, 1998 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1998 61 out of 100 61
Secret Service / New S Service Jan, 1999 6 out of 10 60
Game Over Online Oct, 1998 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Nov, 1998 56 out of 100 56
PC Joker Nov, 1998 54 out of 100 54
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1998 52 out of 100 52
Score Nov, 1998 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1998 50 out of 100 50


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Luis Silva (13594) added Philip José Farmer's Riverworld (Windows) on Dec 14, 2005