Cossacks: European Wars

7.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 7/10
Sounds: 6/10
Graphics: 8/10

Excellent tutorial.

Overly difficult campaigns.

Cossacks: European Wars is a great real time strategy entertainment that was based on various events that happened in Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries. During this time states and nations where created and destroyed and war filled the land. When you begin to play you will be able to cross 16 different regions or nations like Austria, France, Piemonte, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Venice, Algeria, England, Netherlands, Poland, Prussia, Saxony, Sweden, and Ukraine.

Each one had amazing graphics as well as technical and economic developments. There were military drawbacks and advantages and units that would provide amazing strategies and tactics that could be used in a war against the enemy. Your game map will have various battles and around 8,000 troops that you can use on a single gaming map. Wage war, capture towns, enjoy city sieges, as well as deploy forces and conceive ambushes.

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This is where things get really interesting. You will notice at first that this game looks pretty straightforward but in fact it is unlike any other game out there. The amazing historical accuracy of this real time strategy will allow you to mine, and more all while being in the 16th through 18th centuries. You will have a chance to enter various battles with your units in order to conquer various European nations.

If you are just now joining this great genre of gaming, you will have the chance to enter a tutorial campaign that will allow you to be introduced into all the basic concepts as well as allow you to see how the gameplay actually goes. You will go through 4 different “real” campaigns that vary from battling across Eastern Europe and France to destroying pirates in the Caribbean.

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Although the campaigns can be hard, they are pretty fun especially when you begin to set up everything to lay siege to an enemy area. You will have to exploit the weakness of the AI in order to advance to the next battle.

There are even some stand alone battles that will be a great challenge. You will be able to find out the weaknesses of your enemies as you use your troops to destroy them. You can go through various situations and find where you should construct your buildings as well as how to place them. Researching different things will help you as well. The various types of troops that you may have may leave you open for random skirmishes that will keep you entertained for hours on end.

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Cossacks: European Wars is a great strategy entertainment for anyone, whether you are new to the genre or a veteran gamer, the campaigns will have you wishing you were actually there. The realness of the battles and terrain keep it graphically pleasing as well as the random skirmishes that will keep you on your toes.

The multiplayer modes of this game, is great if you have internet and don’t mind going up against the German’s who have had a few months of practice when it comes to playing.

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