In American Conquest, Players set sail from Europe to discover new world and conquer its innumerable riches.
User reviews: Mixed (75 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 7, 2003
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Includes 8 items: Cossacks: Back to War, Cossacks: Campaign Expansion, Cossacks: Art of War, Cossacks: European Wars, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back



“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
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Please note that my recommendation status is not on the game itself. The reason I given a negative review is that it is poorly integrated for new pc's. The game will crash randomly and video options are not avaliable for me. The game's speed is abnormal and its like its default pace is ultra and when I try to change its speed it crashes. I start up a game it crashes, I cannot do much without destroying the game and having to start-up again. Unless you use steam on a computer from 2001 with a poor resolution and GPU don't buy this game. Again not for the reason that the game itself is bad just the integration for newer pc's.
Posted: July 13
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Overall not a bad game, i do like the game, i do belive it's worth the money, it can be a fun game, and sometimes it gets a little boring after a while, but it's cheap, worth it.
Posted: September 28
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
A 10 year old game that thats not updated to run on todays OS and hardware so it runs poorly. Gameplay has multiple fighting bugs. Formations are fun to work with but glitches can ruin the fight. A formation of 100 vs 100.. if 1 enemy breaks away... sometimes your whole formation chases after him while the remaining 99 enemies shoot at you. It doesnt have stats at the end of a battle.. just a "you win" window and then returns to the menu. After a 2 hr non stop battle, i was wanting to know what my win/loss ratio of troops was like, but zero info given. I would give it a better chance by playing more, but the game speed is terrible.

All the missing components of this game is in a better game called Age of Empires.
Posted: May 8
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This game looks interesting, but it doesn't work. Buyer beware.
Posted: May 14
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
27.4 hrs on record
2 h4rd 2 pl4y QQ
Posted: June 4
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
76.5 hrs on record
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 ^^).
Posted: December 10, 2013
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