In American Conquest, Players set sail from Europe to discover new world and conquer its innumerable riches.
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Mixed (166 reviews) - 65% of the 166 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 7, 2003

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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



“Finally, a worthy RTS covering the violent dawn of North American History.”
4/5 – GameSpy

About This Game

American Conquest – Players set sail from Europe to discover new world and conquer its innumerable riches. The game begins in 1492, when Columbus lands in the Caribbean beginning three centuries of war as 12 different tribes and nations battle for survival and conquest. In eight historical campaigns spanning 42 missions you will play the role of great legends such as Pizarro and Washington commanding epic real-time battles containing up to 16000 soldiers on 3D landscapes. Harness new technologies, unique weaponry, improved fighting units, and the delicate world of diplomacy. Play with fire! Conquer America!

Key features:

  • Epic real-time strategy with historical background
  • Captivating real-time battles with up to 16,000 units
  • Covers the era between 1492 and 1813
  • 42 versatile missions in 8 thrilling campaigns e.g. Pizarro's Expedition, the War of Tecumseh, the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence
  • 6 historical battles in multiplayer mode
  • 9 separate single player missions
  • 12 different nations and tribes: Spain, England, France, Aztecs, Incas, Mayas, Sioux, Delaware, Huron, Iroquois League, Pueblos, USA
  • Over 100 different units and 106 buildings
  • Tactical formations for infantry, cavalry and artillery using officers, drummers and standard bearers
  • Realistic artillery effects, including gunner squadrons transporting and loading canon, as well as detonating canon balls
  • Fighting morale is influenced by victories, defeats, food supplies, equipment and mercenary pay
  • Apart from wide range attacks, all shooting units can fight with swords and knives (Cold Steel Attack)
  • All buildings can be attacked, occupied and defended by troops
  • Fortresses, forts and log cabins provide defensive advantages; units can also be accommodated and trained there
  • Map scaling provides an extensive overview of the fighting action through a unique zoom perspective
  • Huge maps (30x20 screens, 1024x768 pixels) and fascinating landscapes in four different climatic zones
  • Detailed animation of all movements, including loading weapons
  • Intricate diplomacy system allows players to build alliances with neutral tribes to trade for warriors and raw materials
  • Natural environment can be used strategically: caves as hiding places or ambush starting points, hills extend the shooting range
  • Multiplayer mode for up to 7 players via LAN or the Internet: Deathmatch, historical battles, automatic championship system and global rating system, War For America
  • Detailed random maps in various sizes and with multiple settings for unlimited gaming fun

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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55 of 58 people (95%) found this review helpful
94.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
When it comes to strategy games, this is probably one of the best you can find. For its time the graphics and gameplay are amazing. The different civilizations you can play require different kinds of skill levels. Though it can sometimes feel like the game is a bit unbalanced. (Britons fight with guns and mounted musketeers, Aztecs fight with bows and spears). By having the opportunity to mass up a huge army of spearmen as a native American against a Briton that can only have a limited amount of musketeers, you can still fight quite a fair battle. The campaigns are also really well made. The maps look absolutely beautiful and the kind of strategy you'll have to apply to each campaign can get you some more variety than just a random map game. There's definitely plenty of stuff left for you to find out when you'll start playing this game. You're going to love it if you're into strategy games (like me ^^).
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
I borrowed it on disk and played it when I was 5. That computer died and I got slightly depressed,but then I found it on steam, 7 years later and I was so happy. BEST STRATEGY GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
Really achieves a realistic feel for the weaponry, making the European gunpowder units have to reload every shot while the natives can just hammer away with bows, spears, slings and even blow darts. It evens the playing field with the powerful artillary and cavarly of the Europeans, combined with powerful ranged attacks to counter the native size advantage. That being said, it also requires you you always have peasants gathering to support your military. The editor allows you to simply go ahead without any worry and just cause massive death and destruction in any terrain you could think of. In short, this game allows you not only to play as God, it allows you to bombard the hell outta a few native warriors. It combines military fun and destruction with resource managing and the all great Empire building. You'll love this just so you can blow up that fort your neighbor spent so much time and resources putting up in the first place.
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Old game... 2002... One of my favorite strategy games to date.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
On WIndows 8.1 OS you need to change the compatability mode to say XP and then it will show all the possible resolutions. Also you can slow the game down using the game's menu. The game is typical of the genre. It is not as polished as others like it but playable. Considering the price there should be no complaints.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
It's a pity that many people can't play the game smoothly, though it's a great game. I can play in win7, and the game speed can be correctly adjusted. The game is my favorite one, i think it's one of the most delicate RTS game of all time. Please try to solve those problem for playing the game. I really hope everyone can enjoy it.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2015
Even though I only have 3.5 hours on record, this game brings me back to when strategy games actually had REAL challenge! The campaigns are SUPER long which adds for an even better gameplay experience. If you ever beat the campaigns there is always the amazing random map gamemode which is basically a sandbox. Also, even the fact you can assign men to regiments with an Officer, Drummer, and even a Standard Bearer drove me insane because of how awesome it was! Would rate 10/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Best way to explain the game? Difficult slighty realistic Age of Empires.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
One of the best strategy games of all times, it goes up there with the stronghold collection, I dont own the stronghold collection on steam but I own it on disk, The cossack games are really fun and enjoyable
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
86.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
I played this when I was younger and loved it. Found it on steam and downloaded it. Such a good game! Only problem is it sometimes crashes on my computer.
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3.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
Product received for free
One of the best games from childhood. And bringing so much fun even today. Nothing more to say. Im not sure if young boys would love this game nowdays.

Pretty sure who knows a bit taste of this game will buy it. Awesome one for collection.

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13.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
Historically accurate RTS, didn't get even remotely enough love as it deserved.
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40.2 hrs
Posted: August 12
One of the best strategy games I've ever played.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
Epic game :D But watch out, it is an old game and on windows 10 you have to run it in Administrator mode and compatibility Windows XP. At least this way it works for me :) Happy gaming folks!
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100.3 hrs
Posted: July 30
Classic RTS that works for windows 10
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 28
Bad Game, Not Working!!!! Dont Buy!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: June 16
Not optimized at all for Windows 10. The game randomly crashes and when it does work, it goes way too fast. I don't understand why Steam allows these types of games to be sold on their platform. It should constitute fraud.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: June 11
Thinnk stronghold in the revolution
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3.1 hrs
Posted: April 1
Doesn't work. How disappointing. Oh well. Was a fun game while it lasted.
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