Game Groups > Setting: Classical Greece

This group comprises all the games set in the Classical period of ancient Greece, which lasted from 499 BC (the Ionian revolt against Persian rule and the beginning of the Persian Wars) until 323 BC (the death of Alexander the Great and the end of his war campaigns). The Classical period follows the Archaic period and is succeeded by the Hellenistic period of ancient Greek history. Culturally, it coincides with the zenith of Greek architecture, sculpture, literature and art in general; politically, it represents one of the most active times in ancient history as various polis-states were fighting each other for domination in the Eastern Mediterranean areal.

While at a first sight, the 5th and 4th centuries BC are centered around the rise of Athens against the Persian invasion and the subsequent hegemony of individual city-states such as Sparta, Corinth and Thebes over the Greek world, imposed through numerous, and sometimes long-lasting conflicts, such as the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), in fact they are the history of over 1000 Greek states, mostly small, which placed great importance on their independence. They often joined the alliances lead by the greater city-states against each other and were sometimes the very cause of the disputes. Thus, geographically speaking, this setting encompasses a large area: the Illyrian coast, Macedonia, Thrace, central Greece (including Attica, Boeotia, Epirus, Thessaly etc.), the Peloponnesos, the Aegean sea, western Anatolia, Sicily and southern Italy (Magna Graecia).

Games included in this group are frequently real-time strategies that allow the player to control one of the Greek states through a campaign set sometime between 499 BC and 323 BC, but there are other genres explored as well.

Note: Games based on Alexander the Great's exploits belong here, not in the Hellenistic setting. Any game set in Greece before or after the specified time period should not be submitted to this group. This includes the majority of Greek-themed games, since they are most commonly based on Greek mythology rather than Greek history.

Related Game Groups * Mythology: Greek* Setting: Ancient Rome

Related Sites * Wikipedia: Classical Greece* Wikipedia: Hellenistic period

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Title Released Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Age of Alexander 2009 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.1
box cover thumbnail Age of Empires 1997 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
7.7
box cover thumbnail Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome 2023 Windows, Xbox One (+2 more) Add-on
n/a
box cover thumbnail Age of Empires: Definitive Edition 2018 Windows Apps, Windows Strategy / tactics
7.1
box cover thumbnail Age of Empires: Mythologies 2008 Nintendo DS Strategy / tactics
7.8
box cover thumbnail Age of Mythology 2002 Windows, Macintosh Strategy / tactics
8.5
box cover thumbnail Age of Mythology: Extended Edition 2014 Windows Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail Alexander 2004 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.0
box cover thumbnail Alexander the Great 1982 TRS-80, Commodore PET/CBM (+1 more) Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Alexander: The Heroes Hour 2004 Windows Role-playing (RPG)
5.6
box cover thumbnail Ancient Wars: Sparta 2006 Windows Strategy / tactics
6.5
box cover thumbnail Assassin's Creed: Odyssey 2018 Windows, PlayStation 4 (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
8.3
box cover thumbnail Empire Earth 2001 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Great War Nations: The Spartans 2007 Windows Strategy / tactics
5.6
box cover thumbnail Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece 2011 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.6
box cover thumbnail Hegemony: Philip of Macedon 2010 Windows Strategy
6.7
box cover thumbnail Peloponnesian War 1982 ZX81 Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Puzzle: Stone Blocks - Levels Pack 1 + 30 Levels 2020 Windows DLC / Add-on
n/a
box cover thumbnail Puzzle: Stone Blocks - Levels Pack 5 Free + 30 Levels 2021 Windows DLC / Add-on
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box cover thumbnail RAM! 1985 DOS Simulation, Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail Rome: Total War - Alexander 2006 Windows, iPad (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Spartan 2008 Windows Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Spartan 2004 Windows, Macintosh Simulation, Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail The Great Battles of Alexander 1997 Windows Strategy / tactics
7.1
box cover thumbnail The Lost City of Atlantis 1995 DOS Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Tin Soldiers: Alexander The Great 2004 Windows Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail Total War: Rome Remastered 2021 Linux, Windows (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
7.5
box cover thumbnail Tyrant of Athens 1982 ZX Spectrum, ZX81 (+1 more) Strategy / tactics
n/a
box cover thumbnail UMS II: Nations at War 1990 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
6.5
box cover thumbnail UMS: The Universal Military Simulator 1987 DOS, Amiga (+2 more) Strategy / tactics
7.1