Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars sends the player into the heroic XIX century where they assume the role of a commander to take part in the massive historical battles for the supremacy over Europe.
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Mixed (183 reviews) - 47% of the 183 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 26, 2005

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Includes 8 items: American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, Cossacks: Art of War, Cossacks: Back to War, Cossacks: Campaign Expansion, Cossacks: European Wars

 

About This Game

In Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars , lead your 19th century army to glory in this much-anticipated sequel to the internationally acclaimed Cossacks: European Wars. Whether fighting as Napoleon's highly disciplined "Grand Arme", the tenacious Russians and their Cossack horseback warriors, the Austrians, Britons, Prussians, or Egyptians, the challenges will be daunting as you master weapons and tactics during a time that redefined modern warfare.

Key features:

  • Massive Historical Battles - Fight through battles of the 19th century, with massive armies colliding in varied types of terrain and weather.
  • Varied Game Play - Enjoy the strategic campaign for the dominance of Europe, follow in the footsteps of emperors and generals in history-inspired battles, or duke it out in open-ended skirmishes.
  • There's More To Winning Than Combat - Learn to weaken your enemies economically before the first musket volley is fired. Forge treaties, devise treacheries, or simply buy your opponents' loyalties.
  • Realistic Troop Morale System - Only well-led, well-provisioned troops live long enough to grow in experience and become valuable battlefield assets.
  • Online Play - Compete against or in cooperation with other armchair emperors via LAN or Internet connection.

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard disk space: 3.5GB
    • Video:Video Card with 64MB dedicated memory and DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Sound:Sound card with DirectX 9.0 support
    • DirectX®:9.0 or higher
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Mixed (183 reviews)
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RingozwenY
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Nice game
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dietnieter
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
the game don't work because the system is to old (from the gam)
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SKT T1.FAKER
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
this game cant play in WIn10
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killerghostSomerville
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 29
Bad game it,s not even the full version 1 GB and the disk is 6 GB just crap nothing set up for steam they just copy and pasted and %@%ing left missions out do not BUY AND BOYCOT COSSACKS 3
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SGrov
( 36.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 14
Its a good game, but like all good things, it has its faults. Mainly its occasional glitches on modern computer systems. But I do recomend this game.
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[15thTN]Slarky2
( 48.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 26
Best. Game. Ever.
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The Deadly Lampshade
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Does not run on windows 7 or later, do not buy if you have a modern operating system!

I bought this game on offer with Civ5 in the Christmas sale to relive some of my childhood gaming moments, only to have it turn around and bite me in the ♥♥♥♥. I tried to use the refund system, but by the time Steam had confirmed my reason for refund I had racked up over 2hours game time on Civ5, and for some reason this meant they would not refund me for Cossacks 2???????????
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Carferry
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
I do like this game and its cousin Battle for Europe but I can NOT get it to work on Windows 7. Unfortunately for me I put enough time in it back on XP days and have had it so long I don't feel comfortable asking for a refund. :( If you can get it to work right good job! Anyway have a great day.
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Pepe
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
Classic
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Gen Karrack
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 17, 2015
GAme was waste of money never started. Running windows 10, up to specs. just a pos game. stay away
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[63e]Razor_One Back in June
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
BEFORE READING !
This is not my fix solution, Thrawn wrote this, i'm just making sure it stays alive so everyone can fix it.
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197983716155

Cossacks 2 Fix
So I have had a ton of trouble since buying this game on a whim. Didn't know anything about it. Suffice it to say, the Steam version does not work on all PC's. I've got a Gateway FX gaming laptop and can run any game on the market so my specs are fine.

Here is my work around for Cossacks after much finagling. I hope this helps you guys.

1. You need the C2_Patch_v1_2.exe (google that exact thing and download it)
2. Download Universal Extractor (google it and download it
3. Use Universal Extractor to extract the C2_Patch_v1_2.exe patch into any file you want on your desktop
4. Copy and paste extracted patch into the root folder for Cossacks 2 c:/programfiles(x86)-Steam-steamapps-common-Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars
5. Run game using startengine.exe button in root folder

This may be all you need to get it to work. However if you get the error
'Engine.exe has detected, that video memory is not configured properly. Please restart computer and set AGP Aperture size-256 Mb or more in BIOS configuration program."
you need to do another couple of steps

6. Download the c2-hoae-3d-patch.zip and copy and paste its contents into the same root folder the first patch went in and run the game using the startengine.exe button


O.k. now the game works but I can't save a file (smh why would steam allow this to be sold when its so broken?)

1. Go to the root folder.
c:/programfiles(x86)-Steam-steamapps-common-Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars
2. If there is no folder named 'Save' then create a folder named 'Save'
3. If there is a folder named 'Save' open it and delete any folders inside it (possibly says 'camp' not sure)
4. Remove the "Read-only" status from the Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars folder
-Do this by right clicking on the folder, select properties, deselect 'read-only' and hit apply (may need to do this every time you play the game...I have for some reason.)


This helped me for now. If I find other bugs and work around I'll post them here. But this is seriously pathetic and I'm filing a complaint to Steam. A game that does not work shouldn't be sold.


Edit 1:
The "Too many handlers" error seems to happen only on certain missions. My only work around is save often and beat mission as fast as possible to continue playing.

Edit 2: (omfg)
Some of the text in the game is German. Specifically building/unit names and descriptions while everything else is in English. To fix this
1. Go to root folder
c:/programfiles(x86)-Steam-steamapps-common-Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars
2. Open 'Text" folder
3. Delete file mdlist(2).txt (make sure its the one that says (2))

This fixed the problem for me. Apparently some German language files may find their way into your text folder through the screwy patch system. If this file does not exist you will have to just look through every file till you find the German stuff and delete it.

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MuSHr00mpiCKl3s
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 8, 2015
GG ♥♥♥♥♥ Devs selling broken ♥♥♥♥. GG Steam selling broken ♥♥♥♥, take this off steam or fix it.

-9000/10
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Deejay8888
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015
doesnt work if u have a new pc/laptop,,, needs old windows......why the ♥♥♥♥ if steam still selling it, 5quid for ♥♥♥♥ all
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Panzershrek
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 4, 2015
Game starts with an "out of range" messege.
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prophet2
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 28, 2015
just got the game and already there are problems when i attempt to play the campaign it becomes non-responsive its super laggy and theres a the fact the hot keys dont always work when u press them the mouse takes is unresponsive at times and doesnt select units or place buildings i recomend people who wants this game do not get it from steam the steam version is 32-bit you cannot get the 64-bit that most need nowadays i recommend looking specifically for the 64-bit
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Duke_d_Anjou
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 18, 2015
Impossible to play on windows 8.1 ( there should be a warning or they should be removed from steam ) those games ( every single one of them ) are currently unplayable on windows 8.1
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she is the key of hell and death
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 14, 2015
This is a ♥♥♥♥ing insult to the Cossacks name. Deletes profiles on creation, lags like ♥♥♥♥ for no reason. An absolute insult.
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Where's UncleSam
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 2, 2015
this was and should be a good game, however , everything is Broken NOW
Wat? you want us to find patch by ourselves? then y we need a STEAM!!?!??!?!?!?
1/10_ could use sappers to blow up a tower
_funny soldiers can run away
_only totorial is playable if you don't use patches
_freaking bad camera

TIP: SKIP THIS AND WAIT FOR COSSACKS 3
THANK GOD WE HAVE STEAM REFUND
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groxis
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
Nice game
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zeppeh
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: October 12, 2015
I buyed my first Cossacks 2 in the year 2007 on a CD and in the beginning I was very frustrated about the game and the playstyle, because I wasn`t able to get used to the tactics and gameplay.

But later on I work harder on it, trying to lern the mechanics and see it makes fun and I keep winning !

So this game is great for beginners too, the tutorials are very helpful, they tell the crucial basics of the game.

In the last year my CD didn`t work anymore and it was very complicated to run this game on Win7 in the last time. After my upgrade to Win10 I decided to play Cossacks 2 again, and now my cracked version didn`t stark anymore. I bought the steam version, in the hope that it do wonders.... and it totally does it, Cossacks 2 Steam version works on my Win 10 ! I was totally facinated !
In the end I can`t understand the many bad reviews of the game in my opinion. The old asses who only likes the old stuff, are just frustrated. If you thought of buying it, then JUST DO IT !!

PS: Excause my english skills.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
this game cant play in WIn10
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
BEFORE READING !
This is not my fix solution, Thrawn wrote this, i'm just making sure it stays alive so everyone can fix it.
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197983716155

Cossacks 2 Fix
So I have had a ton of trouble since buying this game on a whim. Didn't know anything about it. Suffice it to say, the Steam version does not work on all PC's. I've got a Gateway FX gaming laptop and can run any game on the market so my specs are fine.

Here is my work around for Cossacks after much finagling. I hope this helps you guys.

1. You need the C2_Patch_v1_2.exe (google that exact thing and download it)
2. Download Universal Extractor (google it and download it
3. Use Universal Extractor to extract the C2_Patch_v1_2.exe patch into any file you want on your desktop
4. Copy and paste extracted patch into the root folder for Cossacks 2 c:/programfiles(x86)-Steam-steamapps-common-Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars
5. Run game using startengine.exe button in root folder

This may be all you need to get it to work. However if you get the error
'Engine.exe has detected, that video memory is not configured properly. Please restart computer and set AGP Aperture size-256 Mb or more in BIOS configuration program."
you need to do another couple of steps

6. Download the c2-hoae-3d-patch.zip and copy and paste its contents into the same root folder the first patch went in and run the game using the startengine.exe button


O.k. now the game works but I can't save a file (smh why would steam allow this to be sold when its so broken?)

1. Go to the root folder.
c:/programfiles(x86)-Steam-steamapps-common-Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars
2. If there is no folder named 'Save' then create a folder named 'Save'
3. If there is a folder named 'Save' open it and delete any folders inside it (possibly says 'camp' not sure)
4. Remove the "Read-only" status from the Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars folder
-Do this by right clicking on the folder, select properties, deselect 'read-only' and hit apply (may need to do this every time you play the game...I have for some reason.)


This helped me for now. If I find other bugs and work around I'll post them here. But this is seriously pathetic and I'm filing a complaint to Steam. A game that does not work shouldn't be sold.


Edit 1:
The "Too many handlers" error seems to happen only on certain missions. My only work around is save often and beat mission as fast as possible to continue playing.

Edit 2: (omfg)
Some of the text in the game is German. Specifically building/unit names and descriptions while everything else is in English. To fix this
1. Go to root folder
c:/programfiles(x86)-Steam-steamapps-common-Cossacks II Napoleonic Wars
2. Open 'Text" folder
3. Delete file mdlist(2).txt (make sure its the one that says (2))

This fixed the problem for me. Apparently some German language files may find their way into your text folder through the screwy patch system. If this file does not exist you will have to just look through every file till you find the German stuff and delete it.

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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Best. Game. Ever.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Game starts with an "out of range" messege.
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50 of 60 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2013
Lets be honest. is this a famous game? no. but yes the series is awesome anyone who has taste in strategy gemes will like this yes the camera sucks, so does the first strong hold games! this is historicaly accurate and realistic, ur men get shot they die thats realistic i pesonally love this game
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
do you like games in the 1800? do you like simpel but good stragety? this is the game! it is very good and even tho the textures are a bit old the game is so perfektly put thoghter. i like the fact that you dont have 100 men in you army but 1000s of men. This is a very good game!
8/10
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I haven't had a change to play a game yet, but I managed to get it working on W7. I realised you needed DirectX 9 which is quite old. So went to MS website, downloaded and installed DirectX 9 and voila, the game launches. I hope this works for you as well.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
Only Skirmish mode works, 10/10 would keep playing.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2015
So your thinking of buying Cossacks 2?

Well do it. Sounds like Shia is writing this review but he wouldn't be wrong this game is awesome. The game is fun and user friendly and although dated I kinda still like the style. Now you may see many reviews saying stuff along the lines of "the first one was better" or "down with the patriarchy" ignore those. The only way to see whether or not you will like this game is to try it, go and pirate it and try the game out. Then, if you are a good person and like the game you can buy it.

Anyway on to the actual review.

The game itself is nice and has a bunch of different nations to chose from (being from the UK I play British) but there are many other good nations to chose from such as France, Poland, Austria, Spain, Rhineland, Russia and a bunch more! Each one has strengths and weaknesses, such as the British have great infantry and rifleman squads but lack great cavalry.
The game-play plays out like any generic RTS, build a base and all that until you realise you cant get all the resources yourself...
There are towns located across the maps that you must capture to gain the resources such as gold, food, iron and coal.
Without these you will lose, for example with no coal you will not be able to shoot. At all. So its rather important that you keep a stockpile and don't shoot unless you need to. The towns also make the combat more centralised which can lead up to some cool big battles.
The only gripe I have with this game is that the multiplayer is dead as it is an old game so unless you know some people who own it you will have to play single player which while fun for a while, you will bore after a while.
There is also a very limited amount of maps, and they can get boring after a while, especially if you are playing with multiple players as they are even more limited.

All in all I like this game and you should too (and if you don't its Obama's fault)
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31 of 53 people (58%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Its like a Napoleon Total war with age of empires 2 graphics.

I loved this game.

The only problems are that you need to go to the game folder and create a folder inside it named: saves. To be able to save your game and play the campaign (atleast in win7).


I liked the game but it crashes a lot and there is a patch to correct this that steam doesnt put here.
Without this patch its really unplayable because of the freezes and crashes.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
Wish they would make more of these games.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Different from other cossacks games im used to. im 50/50 really...thumbs up cause im a fan.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2014
Challenge : 18/20 (Realistic Very Had)
Graphics : 17/20
History : -/20
Characters Charisma : -/20
Gameplay : 14/20 ( Some bugs :( )
Music : 16/20

FINAL NOTE : 15/20 ( -2, bugs, not enought researched wargame... )

It's a good game, but they really can do better.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2012
The BeSt Game in the country (of Ladonia)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
if you like to play strategy games this game is for you!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
Really great game if it could only work!
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21 of 41 people (51%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Compared to the original Cossacks, this is more of a battle game more than a build an empire game. In this version, you can only play against one big opponent and always on land. In the original version, you could have 7 different opponents, a navy, and just all around a better game.

If you are looking for just big battles, this would be better. However, if you like the original, I would just stick with it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2013
Nice Napoleonic RTS game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2014
good strategy game if you like napoleonic warfare. if you don't like that don't buy this it isnt that hard
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18, 2015
It works fine for me.
I highly recommend this game. I am new in this type of strategy games and I can say I already love it.
It's not like Total War series, Company of Heroes or others. This is a very good game. You have to use your plans, everytime have a plan B! Fortificate every entrance into your village.
There's not much to say. I like the game, the graphics are better than the photos you see on steam and the gameplay is great. I rate this game 7/10 because it's old and it has some bad AI problems. For real, some soldiers are completely r3tarded. They go across the map, all the way to the enemy vilage and they just sit there and look at passing enemy units.
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