Monday, December 29, 2003

The Sphinx and King Tut Team Up In New Game

"An apprentice of the great priest Imhotep, Sphinx is on a mission to save the world from a growing evil. On his mission, Sphinx runs into Tut and vows to save the forlorn prince by finding a set of mystic vases that hold the pieces of his soul.

As the title suggests, mummy Tut gets some nice screen time in, but this is Sphinx's game and the sword-wielding, dart-blowing Sphinx is ready to star. He's tough, agile and carries the sword of Osiris. He travels about his Egyptian world by passing through mystical portals as he braves fights with some pretty large monsters."

Available for the XBox, Gamecube, and PS2.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Pax Romana Now Available

Pax Romana is a game with two modes, Strategic and Political. In the Strategic mode, you take over Rome's destiny and will strive to achieve her domination over the ancient world.

In the Political mode, you take the role of the leader of a political faction in the Roman republic, circa 275 AD. Use machiavellian politicking, expert resource management and combat ability to guide your fellow Roman citizens through 250 years of Ancient history, until the advent of the Roman Empire. Players impersonate a famous historical character from ancient Rome (Caesar, Pompeius, Cicero, Scipio, Cato, etc…), leading a political faction of noble patricians, with different scenarios of variable length, spread over a time period from the Fall of Tarentum (275 BC) to the Roman Civil War (44 BC). To win, you must become Augustus at the advent of the Roman Empire, provided Rome has survived and won.

Monday, November 24, 2003

Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Reviewed

"Set in 106 A.D. after the death of the great emperor Trajan, Vengeance begins under the ruthless leadership of Arruntius; a former despotic consular and the man suspected of bringing the previous ruler to his untimely end. Egomaniacal and convinced that he's a god among mortals, Arruntius has banned the worship of other gods besides himself and is in the midst of destroying Rome so that a new city named after him may be built. As a bit of self-congratulations, Arruntius has staged the world's most elaborate gladiatorial contest amidst the city streets hoping that the bloody spectacle will appease his people and gain him favor among the crowds.

But as stories of this sort usually go, there's one man who defies the emperor with everything in his being. A former slave and faithful servant to the dead emperor Trajan, this man is the gladiator known as Invictus Thrax; an undefeated warrior whose power overcomes every opponent that he confronts. That is, until he's slaughtered in front of thousands of people by the evil demon gods Phobos and Deimos-- halting the hero's plans of revolt and securing Arruntius' place on his throne unopposed.

Strangely enough, Thrax awakens in Elysium only to be greeted by the sons of Mars, Remus and Romulus. Chosen by the pair to become their champion, Thrax is recruited and granted the ability to return to the mortal world to stop Arruntius and the demons that aid him before all of Rome is consumed in their darkness. And from there things really start to get interesting..."

Similarities aside, Sword of Vengeance is neither a remake of the Oscar-winning motion picture or the brainy strategy RPG that we saw in Gladius. In all truthfulness it's an uncomplicated romp through an alternate Roman history that, while a tad on the flawed side, turns out to be just as much fun as it is familiar.

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Gladius boasts complex game play although graphics and sound mediocre

"Gladius is a game with mediocre graphics and sound but its addictiveness makes it one of the most serious hour-suckers out there. Loosely based on Ancient Rome's gladiators, Gladius is a turn-based combat game that incorporates many role-playing aspects. Players control a school of gladiators, and are responsible for equipping them and picking their skills and abilities as they advance through levels. The equipment, skills and abilities, are used, of course, in combat against other schools and assorted opponents in the gladiatorial arena."

"While only the fate of the main, player-selected character really matters, as head of a gladiator school, players will actually end up in control of a small army."

"The game's rules are so complex that no amount of explaining here can do them justice. To boil it down: Players have the option of entering their school in various leagues and tournaments, where they fight against other schools or enemies for prizes. Doing well gets characters money to buy better equipment, and it leads to them advancing in levels and gaining new abilities."

"The abilities are legion, as are the various character classes available. Gladiators can be bandits, legionnaires, arcane spellcasters and spear-toting support specialists, to name just a few. Abilities run the gamut from combo attacks to evasion skills to motivational powers."

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Rise and Fall of Rome featured in Civilization III: Conquests

In the new expansion pack for Civilization III, Conquests, the Rise of Rome scenario centers on a conflict between the Carthaginians and Romans but there are some decent opportunities for the Persians or Macedonians to find their own paths to supremacy -- more so if the Romans and Carthaginians hit a stalemate.

The Fall of Rome campaign is a bit different. There are now two halves of the Roman Empire and a large number of barbarians ready to tear through either of them. As a barbarian leader (you can't play as either Roman civ), you'll have to attack Roman cities. Once eight cities from any civ are destroyed, that civ is removed from the game. There was a variant of this kind of play in the previous expansion and it makes for some thrilling moments as one side goes on an all-out attack against a well-defended enemy. Since the cost for the Romans to reach the Barbarian side of the tech tree is outrageously high, each side in this struggle will have to adopt a unique approach to their problems.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars

Haemimont Games has announced its latest project "Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars. The Punic Wars will continue to evolve the brand of the award winning RTS/RPG title Celtic Kings: Rage of War by offering gamers around the globe bits of fresh gaming experience in the well-known genres.

The new game will be exploring the three wars between Rome and Carthage in the period 264BC - 146BC which includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus offering gamers a unique feel of those times. "

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Gamers Europe likes what it sees in preview of Spartan

Although the graphics weren’t completely finished and they only saw the pre-alpha version of Slitherine's newest game SpartanGamers Europe previewers liked what they saw.

"There is a good Civ-like strategy element, and the battles play smoothly, no matter how many units are involved. I watched a battle between the Persians and the Athenians. It started out with several large blocks of red and blue on a minimap and the main viewing area was devoted to the battle itself. As the Persian cavalry advanced, the Athenian phalanx lay in wait. At the very last moment, 100 spears, each 30’ long came up out of the grass to meet the charging cavalry. “Can you say kebab?” I asked. Indeed they could. The rest of the Persian army saw this and thought “oh dear”. After a while the battle began to go in favour of the Athenians. Morale plays a big part in this game. If you start losing a little, you’ll soon start losing a lot. If your poor infantry are charged from the flanks or the rear, don’t be surprised if they run off in terror."

Computer Gaming World Gives Only Fair Rating to Chariots of War

Despite favorable reviews by GameZone, Game Chronicles, and Ace Games, Computer Gaming World gave Chariots of War only a "fair" review in its latest issue.

"Surprisingly, there's no battlefield commanding once combat begins. You're forced to watch your army carry out overly simplified movements until the battle is over. Victory is based soley on your predeployment choices, rather than your leadership during the fray...These chariots are doomed to run in endless frustrating circles."

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars announced

"Celtic Kings: The Punic Wars is set during the period 264 BC through 146 BC and will explore the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage, which include the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus. The game will feature four playable nations in total, with the Romans and Gauls from the original game being joined by the Carthaginians and Iberians. New units for players to wage war with will include Numidian riders, slingers, mountaineers, Libyan infantry, war elephants, and three new catapult models. "

No release date has been announced by Haemimont Games.

Thursday, July 31, 2003

Slitherine Announces Spartan

Siege castles and assault them when they are weakened. Build city walls armed with catapults and hurl Greek fire onto your enemies, scorching the earth and killing anyone in their path. Huge battles allowing twice as many squads as before (up to 16 per side) on battlefields 4 times the size Enhanced diplomacy options, trade agreements, tributes, spying sabotage & more. Over 100 different nations on a huge campaign map that spans Greece and the ancient near east Loads of great new Greek & Persian units with hundreds of animations New resources, technologies, nations, leaders, units, structures, events, barbarians & more.

Can you unite Greece in time to defy the Great King and his mighty Persian Empire?

Monday, July 28, 2003

Dog Soldiers To Release Norse Raider figure in October 2003

"The success and wealth of this Norse hersir, or chieftain, is evident by his possession of an iron helmet, sword, chain mail shirt and embroidered tunic. An engraved 'Hammer of Thor' pendant marks his devotion to the pre-Christian Nordic gods. His cloak is clasped at the right shoulder with a 'thistle' brooch to keep his sword arm free. His wooden shield with iron boss is painted red and black, the colors of war and death."

Thursday, July 24, 2003

New Model of Roman Coliseum Available

J.S. Schreiber has announced their new catalogue offerings for 2003 and they include a 16" diameter paper model of the Roman Colosseum (they spell it "Coliseum"). The model is available through Paper Models International for only $19.95 plus shipping and handling. There is an order form to print out on their website as the newest catalogue additions have not yet been incorporated into the online ordering system.

Friday, July 18, 2003

Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance

Obviously styled after the Academy Award-winning Ridley Scott film Gladiator, gamers in "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance" play a wrongfully imprisoned warrior forced to become a gladiator and fight for his life again human foes as well as weird lizardmen and skeletons.

This new title from Acclaim Entertainment is scheduled for a September 2003 release.

Paradox Entertainment now shipping Valhalla Chronicles

"Valhalla Chronicles takes players into a mythological Viking world filled with battles and puts them face-to-face with Thor and Loki. Players have the choice of four characters: the fierce and powerful Grim, the catlike and quick-minded Tuva, the young and enthusiastic Hymer, or the burly weapon expert Thorgeir. " - Gamespot

CONAN comes to the PC, X-Box, PS-2, and Game Cube

"Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends." - TDK Mediactive

Paradox Entertainment, developer of Europa Universalis, snags the franchise to develop games based on the popular character, Conan, The Barbarian.

Celts join the Civilizations "AGAINST ROME"

"At the time of the migration of nations there was only one place in the whole of Europe where the Celts could live in freedom: the British Isles or rather those parts of the British Isles that weren't under the command of the Romans.
Celtic nations had already discovered and settled throughout the entire continent at a time when the Roman empire was still a faraway dream and the Teutonic tribes still froze in Scandinavia. They still however had to make way for the foreign powers which invaded their lands, sometimes as part of a plan and sometimes not. After the Romans had first conquered the Gallic and then the Spanish Celtic nations, the fate of the one-time rulers of Europe seemed to be finally sealed.
It was only on the British Isles that some free Celtic nations could stand up for themselves. Knowing that they would never regain their old power, they waited for an opportunity to drag the Roman empire that had dealt them the deadly blow, together down with them to their downfall."

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World

1,000 of the most significant years in history—Rule from 950 AD to 1950 AD, including the Middle Ages, the Gunpowder Age, the Imperial Age, World War I and World War II.
Battle on land, at sea and in air—Create authentic and varied strategies to dominate your opponents with land, sea and air units—from a cavalry charge to firing a broadside shot into an enemy’s sails or a surprise air strike. Cutting edge 3D graphics and the zooming camera give you a general’s view of battle in all its glorious detail, unlike any other RTS.

Available Fall 2003.

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Strategy First Ships "Chariots of War"

4000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization, mighty Empires fought for water, resources and the arable land in the Fertile Crescent. Play the Egyptians in chariots of war, Babylonians in bronze armour, screaming Nubian warriors, and the Assyrians behind their walls of stone. Develop your country by producing commodities and sell them to your neighbours. Raise glorious armies and wage wars of conquest. Roll over the plains in the childhood of Mankind with your Chariots of War!

"Chariots of War" is now available in North America and Spain.

Thursday, May 15, 2003

JoWood Launches Official "Against Rome" Website

Set in Europe at the time of the migration of nations (about 200-450 AD), "Against Rome" takes the player to that part of the continent that has not yet succumbed to the Roman Empire. This vast territory, which the Romans disparagingly called barbaricum, is the home of numerous primitive nations. Skirmishes, raids and plunderings were the order of the day for these barbarians and are, therefore, the great theme of this game. It was here that the forces rallied which would eventually cause the fall and decline of the mighty Roman Empire.

Atlanteans Call On The Titans for Divine Intervention in "Titans" Expansion Pack

The career of a Greek hero from the lost city of Atlantis chronicled in the original Microsoft title "Age of Mythology", takes a new turn in the soon-to-be-released "Titans" expansion pack. A new faction, the Atlanteans, will have the ability to call upon Titans for divine intervention and cultural bonuses that will let it manipulate time and space. The Atlanteans will also have the intriguing ability to convert some of their regular units into powerful hero characters. "Titans" is scheduled for a September 2003 release.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Norse Mythology featured in "Mythica", new PC game from Microsoft

From the grassy fields and eternal spring of Asgard to the fiery heart of Muspellheim, the world of Norse mythology envelopes players of Microsofts upcoming title Mythica. Using godlike powers, players can dispel droves of menacing monsters with a single blow or battle massive, monstrous beasts such as the Midgard Serpent.

Mythicas "Private Realms" technology provides story lines and environments that react to each players actions. Here players become the central characters in a heroic tale where actions have lasting consequences in their own persistent game world.

"When playing Mythica, players will feel like genuine Norse heroes on a personalized journey unique to them," said Adam Waalkes, studio manager for role-playing games at Microsoft Corp.

Friday, April 25, 2003

Medieval Total War Vikings Invasion Expansion pack to feature Battle of Stamford Bridge

The Battle of Stamford Bridge will be the new historical battle added to the Vikings Invasion Expansion pack for Medieval Total War due out in May. The expansion pack will include a dozen new soldiers types. Players who take up the banner of Spain can recruit the all-new javelinmen units, players who play as Russia will be able to recruit steppe heavy cavalry, and players who side with Byzantium will be able to add lancers to their armies. A fierce new weapon called the organ gun is also introduced. The organ gun essentially consists of several large arquebuses (early precursors to the rifle) mounted on the same artillery structure This powerful new weapon will fire extremely damaging salvos that will cut into your enemies' numbers and morale.

Monday, March 31, 2003

Legion Gold offers 3 new campaigns

Brand new features in Legion Gold include:
* 3 new campaigns including the Hispania, Germanic, and Elysium fantasy campaign
* Battle system - improved strategic and tactical elements
* Improved - diplomatic, economic and management elements
* 3 levels of difficulty - provide a challenge to all gamers

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Pax Romana

Experience the glory years of the Empire in Ancient Rome! Pax Romana is the first strategy game in which all the players must collaborate in order to survive while, of course, struggling against each other in a bid to become the sole ruler of Rome. Wannadoo plans to release this title in Q4 2003.

Players try to escape the curse in "The Eye of Isis"

The Eye of Isis, a priceless Egyptian statuette, has mysteriously disappeared. In occult circles, rumour has it that an ancient curse hangs over the statuette, ready to strike anyone who dares touch it. No victim of the curse will escape madness or a painful death.
Indestructible, the curse is apparently a gaseous entity which possesses all bodies and objects within its reach, thus avenging the Eye of Isis against all those who dare defile the idol. Release date October 2003.

Wannadoo to release "Crusaders" October 2003

Between 1150 and 1250, the Holy Lands went through a pivotal period dominated by fear and chaos, and where everything could change dramatically from one moment to the next. The strategic choices made by the Frankish barons in the region were to reveal themselves crucial to the survival of the Eastern Roman Empire. On the one side, three well-known western monarchs were involved in the Crusades: Richard the Lion-Hearted, Philip Augustus and Frederick Barbarossa. On the other, the unifier of Islam, Saladin, was growing ever more powerful and was mortally opposed to the Crusades.
As an ambitious young noble, will you be able to take advantage of this knife-edge situation to establish your own stronghold in the Holy Land?

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Save The Leopards

The Romans passion for wild beast hunts during the games in their amphitheaters resulted in the extinction of a number of species of animals once found within the realm of the Roman Empire. Buka Entertainment of Russia has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund to use a game to encourage players to develop strategies to conserve a particular wildlife species.

"This unique game represents a model of absolutely real situation with leopards population. At the very beginning of the game you are given certain monetary funds and you should use them properly to save the remaining leopards in the Far East: you may spend them on fire-fighting, forest reserves and etc. You are free to choose a strategy, but remember: if you manage to heighten leopards population from 30 up to 100 units within 30 years you win! Afterwards you may report about the strategy you invented for leopards saving to the WWF executives."

I also noticed that JoWood Productions is planning to release a game called WildlifePark that also looks promising. The first strategy game I ever played (that hooked me on strategy games) was called "Eco: East Africa" where you are the administrator of a wildlife preserve in East Africa and must juggle the needs of the animals, local villagers, tourists, researchers, etc. and build a successful preserve with a diverse, thriving population of animals.

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Sphinx announced for Q3 2003

An ancient Egyptian Universal Empire once joined several worlds through Solar Disc portals. The old empire was destroyed and the civilizations in each world have suffered different fates, some of them have continued contact and others have lost it. These worlds have been separated for such a long time that many of them would not recognize each other.

The legend says that two forces, one negative, one positive, are trying to recover the old empire and all of its crowns again. The chain of communication between the worlds remains partially abandoned, partially destroyed and so unstable that to use it is a sure way to cause even more problems and dangers. For that reason, long time ago the Great Wall in Heliopolis was built to protect the civilians. Many people have used the portals but disappeared without trace.

As Sphinx, you will travel throughout the world via magic portals to stop the evil plans of Set and retrieve the stolen crowns of Egypt. This new adventure game for the PlayStation 2 and the GameCube is being developed by THQ and developer Eurocom.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Ancient Conquest on sale at GoGamer for only $6.90 (US)

Inspired by the legends, gods and myths of Greek Mythology, Ancient Conquest is the story of Jason, a Greek hero who must sail to a distant island to find and retrieve the Golden Fleece to lift a curse that has been laid upon his land. Throughout your journey you must recruit other heroes to help you on your quest. Their skills will help you on your journey and aid in your epic battles to defeat barbarians and Persians who robbed you of your ships and settlements.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I, Gladiator for PS2 and XBox set for fall release

In the year 106 A.D., you are a Roman slave who must learn how to use a multitude of weapons to fight both within and outside the arena. Your opponents are both human and mythological. Sort of a "Gladiator" meets "Jason and the Argonauts".

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Robin Hood Defender of the Crown available for PC in June

In this time of lawlessness, only an outlaw can lead the people to freedom. One man, the embodiment of true honor, vows to save his people and restore peace to the land. This man is known as Robin Hood. From the small-scale skirmishes with the Sheriff of Nottingham in Sherwood Forest, Robin finds himself drawn into the larger the battlefields of England, and the hero of the poor must become the savior of an entire nation.

Medieval Total War Viking Invasion Expansion pack to be released mid-May

"We felt the era of Nordic raiders offered the perfect opportunity to add new flavors to the Medieval: Total War experience," said Tim Ansell, founder and managing director of Creative Assembly. "Players can now sweep west from Scandinavia to raid, pillage, and conquer just as they did over 1200 years ago."

Dreamcatcher to release "The Omega Stone"

Decipher cryptic Mayan codices. Search through the ruins of Chichen Itza, discovering lost chambers, tombs, and passageways overlooked for centuries deep within the exotic Yucatan jungle. Explore the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge. Uncover a secret sect of Celtic Priests and Guardians and explore the sacred Celtic grounds. Discover the secret linking all of these ancient civilizations in The Omega Stone.

Egypt II The Heliopolis Prophecy

As a young Egyptian woman called Tiffet, search for a remedy for the strange illness afflicting her adopted father and discover if simple negligence and subsequent cover-ups of the spoiled wheat crop, is causing the disastrous illness throughout the city.

Empire Earth Gold released

Empire Earth Gold that includes the original Empire Earth, the Empire Earth Art of Conquest expansion pack, and an Official Strategy Guide with award-winning strategies and advice from tournament champions for both games has been released by Vivendi. The bundle also includes new terrain and graphic enhancements for improved, realistic environments.


Friday, February 28, 2003

Eidos "Praetorians" nears release

The three factions in the game--the Romans, the Germans, and the Egyptians--have distinct looks to their units and buildings and each side seems to have different strengths: the Romans naturally have the best infantry, the Germans have strong cavalry, and the Egyptians have tough chariots and better special abilities, particularly the commander, which can summon a mirage to create decoy units. Stealth, ambushes, and scouting also play an unusually important role in Praetorians' battles.

For more see Eidos Interactive.

Friday, February 21, 2003

New Screenshots Released for "Rome Total War"

Rome Total War" by developer Creative Assembly continues to look very promising with the release of additional screenshots. "Tim Ansell, managing director of The Creative Assembly claims "The cinematic battles are beyond anything ever before seen in a game!" Creative Assembly continues to collect kudos for its award-winning strategy game "Medieval Total War" with the announcement of its 2002 EMMA International award for technical excellence in sound.

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Introduce your Sims to the Roman Empire!

A very talented artist,, has graciously provided a wealth of objects and "skins" to help Sims enthusiasts introduce their virtual characters to the Roman Empire and its neighbors. He developed some Celt ruffians and suggests: "For real fun, get a group of these ruffians and make them live like barbarians-- no toilets, beds, entertainment; then invite them over to your legions fort and watch the fun begin." He has even produced skins based on the film "Gladiator"!

Wildfire Games experiments with collaborative game development

In an effort to "put a face" on independent game developers, Wildfire Games, original developer of the Age of Empires: Age of Kings module, has launched a project to collaboratively develop a freeware game. The title, 0 A.D., is a historically-based strategy game that will focus on the years 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. The game will feature the classic civilizations of Greece, Rome, Carthage and Persia as well as Germanic tribes, and Celts.

Explore Viking mythology and discoveries in "Valhalla Chronicles"

Four heroes, four faiths, four adventures - prepare for a journey deep into the dangerous Viking world of 800 - 1000 A.D. and meet the challenges of Valhalla Chronicles. Interact with humans and gods and choose your allies with caution in order to complete your mission. You will meet the powerful and short fused Thor; god of thunder, the wise Odin; god of magic and wisdom and the vile and deceitful Loke, half god and half-giant. To be released Spring 2003 for the Windows PC.

Monday, February 17, 2003

"Inquisition" to be released April 2003

Play a condemned thief who learns of the existence of a great treasure from a dying inmate. Players must escape from the inquisitors prison and sneak their way through a large medieval city, taking care not to fall victim to the swords of inquisitors, city guards, and cutthroats or to the dreaded Black Plague, which players can contract from piles of garbage or floating disease clouds throughout the city.

"Templar" from Starbreeze commands your attention

"You must find what has been lost. You have been chosen. It lies beneath that that was destroyed by the heirs of Aeneas and is guarded by the poor, the chaste, the obedient and the powerful. Seek help among the children of Isaac and Ishmael. They are all Gods creation and they need to unite. The eve of destruction and atonement is upon us.

Friday, February 14, 2003

Curse of Atlantis brings Viking mythology to life

Set off-course by a terrible storm, Thorgal Aegirsson, a mighty Viking warrior, meets a mysterious old man who shows him a mirror in which he can see his own future. The vision he sees is horrific: Thorgal is about to kill his own son... In the face of all elements, men and Gods, and at all costs, Thorgal must return home immediately to dispel the evil upon his family. An adventure beyond compare, with an original storyline and universe with well-known characters and locations from Viking mythology.

Mystery of the Mummy inspired by Sherlock Holmes

As Sherlock Holmes, explore a Victorian mansion with 35 rooms containing over 100 ancient artifacts as you attempt to solve the Mystery of the Mummy.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

New Arena Screens and Lost Scrolls released for "Gladius"

Growing up in Imperia with prominent parents allowed Valens to become a well-rounded young man. He is educated in literature and the arts, and he is also a very talented warrior. But when his father, the greatest gladiator in Imperia, is murdered, his father's famous school is sent into disarray. Valens, along with his childhood friend Ludo, vows to return the school to its former greatness. But along the way he finds that following in his father's footsteps requires much more than just running a successful gladiator school.

"Warrior Kings-Battles"

Warrior Kings sequel offers improved enemy AI and a new skirmish mode.

"Tale In The Desert" available for free download Feb 15

Create a perfect society on a world based on ancient Egypt by mastering the "Seven Disciplines of Man" by succeeding in a total of 49 different tests designed to promote thought and teamwork rather than combat.

Slitherine to release "Chariots of War"

Four thousand years ago in the Cradle of Civilization, mighty Empires fought for water, resources and the arable land in the Fertile Crescent. Play the Egyptians in chariots of war, Babylonians in bronze armour, screaming Nubian warriors, and the Assyrians behind their walls of stone.

"Imperator" begins its rise to power

On an alternate earth where Rome never fell, the Respublica now spans many planets, each containing wildly different flora, fauna, creatures, culture, and climate. But, new threats to the Republic have sprung up internally and from beyond its borders, making the galaxy more dangerous and the Republic itself less stable.

Rise of Nations

This new title from Big Huge Games is said to be an intriguing mix of the real-time immediacy of Age of Empires with a Civilization-like depth and sophistication.

"Praetorians" offers stunning 3D graphics with pure strategic combat

Employ the powerful war machines of Roman campaigns to either protect possessions or destroy enemy defenses and siege their fortresses.

"Rome Total War" the next generation in epic strategy gaming

Conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire in a time when the mighty Roman Empire emerged to conquer the known world against powerful enemies, when gladiators fought to a bloody death in the Coliseum; when Spartacus defied the might of the empire, Hannibal led his invincible army and his war elephants across the Alps to strike fear into the very heart of Rome itself; and when Julius Caesar finally smashed the Barbarian Gauls.

Roma Victor is a massively multiplayer online game based on the Roman Empire in the days of Marcus Aurelius

Join the game practically anywhere as a Roman, a Gaul, a Goth, a Pict, a Briton, a Syrian, but you do so at the bottom of the social scale, and status does not come easy. What you aim for, and how you get there, is entirely up to you. Bribery, stealth, violence, strength, cunning - all of these will help you progress to your chosen goal, be it citizenship, gladiatorial prowess, barbarian chieftain, or perhaps you have your eye on the throne of Rome.

Changing seasons, authentic dialogue, and intelligent adversaries lend kick to Highland Warriors

In 843 AD the first Scottish King Kenneth McAlpin unites the Pict and Scot empires to become the Kingdom of Alba. Four hundred years later Edward I, also known as the Hammer of the Scots, engulfed the land in a great feud.