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Description

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is one of the first 3D real-time strategy games. The game is based on the medieval fantasy world from Games Workshop Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game. The player takes on the role of mercenary commander Morgan Bernhardt, with the Skavens (humanoid, intelligent rats) as the main villains. Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is non-linear, the player can choose alternative missions to progress. Troops are transferred from mission to mission - as is their loss. The player commands whole groups, not single units (similar to the games in the Total War series. Soldiers themselves belongs to various groups (cavalry, infantry, machinery, archers, etc.).

Screenshots

Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows Carlsson asking for help.
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows Ragnars Wolfs charge
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows We lost the battle, the village is ravaged, ravens cross the battle field
Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat Windows Choose your mission.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Warhammer: La Sombra de la rata cornuda" -- Spanish title
  • "Warhammer: Im Schatten der geh├Ârnten Ratte" -- German title
  • "Warhammer: Dans L'Ombre du Rat Cornu" -- French title

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User Reviews

Seriously underrated. Zorgob (27) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

CD-Action Jul, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PC Action (Germany) Jan, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystick (French) Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 1996 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Denmark) 1996 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot May 01, 1996 6.8 out of 10 68
High Score May, 1996 3 out of 5 60

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Release date 6 Cavalary (11266)
Jul 03, 2021

Trivia

A follow up (Warhammer - Dark Omen) was published a few years later. Developed by Mindscape but published by Electronic Arts after the development team were effectively sold/transferred to E.A.

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Hatter (25) added Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat (Windows) on Mar 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Rodney Lai (533) and formercontrib (158022)