In American Conquest, Players set sail from Europe to discover new world and conquer its innumerable riches.
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Overall:
Mixed (163 reviews) - 65% of the 163 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

 

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“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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Overall:
Mixed (163 reviews)
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TheSithElite
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Best way to explain the game? Difficult slighty realistic Age of Empires.
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ballard.nikolai
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Doesn't work. How disappointing. Oh well. Was a fun game while it lasted.
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Guns N Moses
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
Lots of software bugs on this game. Bugs out when you have over 900 armies. Not a memory issue as I checked it all to make sure. The game is so much fun. Glad I saved the game after 2 hours of playing. Cant even play it now.
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sosacharly30
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 3
stupid ♥♥♥ glitchy game
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Astro
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
Fun game, really hard
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Giga
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
I cannot even launch the game ! I've wrote a message to steam support who was not able to help me. Don't buy !
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ImABotKiller
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
A classic
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RingozwenY
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
Good game
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BrianCornell03
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2015
fun game i used to play as a kid
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jamescerney
( 62.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 13, 2015
does not work on windows ten? help?somebody call me to explain at 7755278740 please.or write. spent money.game does not work.by the way, how am i supposed to enter the key code.where would i enter a key code.
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SOCCER4LIFE0131
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 3, 2015
it does not like the resolution 1080x768x8 and it wont let me change it dont know why all ik is its broken i cant fix it. a waste of money. if it worked it would be fun but it wont so it sucks. i do not recommend.
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******HoloGram******
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
Warning do not buy, this steam version is not the proper version of this game, trust me i know i have it on CD
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s_soutter
( 330.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
Great game, purchased due to its likeness to Age of Empires whilst still not being too similar.
Runs smoothly and its easy to lose hours to.

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For God and Country
( 33.0 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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Vælgarr
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
Good:

-Cheap
-RTS
-Classic
-Fun
-Time Consuming
-Interesting
-Good campaign, a lot of information
-Learn interesting facts
-Huge armies to the slaughter

Bad

-Your units sometimes have a mind of their own
-Has to be troubleshooted to run for Win 8

Overall: 9/10

Would install again
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My name is Max
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 21, 2015
One year when I was a little boy then I was getting in to PC gaming I got two games for my birthday, Stronghold crusader and American Conquest and I love then both very much but my disk did not work so I bought this and it work awesomely it a really fun game if you like big battle with houndred of troops and its the history of the Americas
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Lil Yachty
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
Do not buy this it is not good play it sucks.
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Superb*Pedro
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 17, 2015
This is a very good game but the thing is, they really need to update this one bug that says,Diplay mode 1024x768x8 not found. Cossacks should not run. Please fix this.
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mpveldman
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 10, 2015
Don't waste your money game doesn't funtion properley, keeps crashing and speed of game play is way to fast,,,,got ripped off
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ryanrstuart125
( 80.7 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Best way to explain the game? Difficult slighty realistic Age of Empires.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
fun game i used to play as a kid
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Fun game, really hard
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.9 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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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Old game... 2002... One of my favorite strategy games to date.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.0 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
Recommended
80.7 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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35 of 59 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2014
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.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2015
A very old, but very fun game. Relive the adventures of Hernan Cortez and Francisco Pizzarro as you conquer the New World!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lsgDQNkKjc
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2015
Unless you have a computer that runs older windows engines or the hard copy of the game good luck on figuring out how to get the game working. If you really want to play it find a hard copy because it wont for for newer computers. Ive played it before and its not that bad but the online downloaded version is just plain broken.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2012
You need to buy this game. If you like Age of Empires; if you like American history; if you like RTS games in general. It is underrated and noone's heard of it, but don't let that stop you.


These people made STALKER, too. They know what they're doing, even when it's confusing and Russian.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
Though it's one of my childhood favorites, it cannot run properly on Windows 8, making it unplayable.

Which is what I WOULD say, if not for SausageAssassin helping me adjust the compatibility settings.

If you look in the comments for this review below, he/she (sorry, dude, not sure if you're a boy or girl) lays it out pretty clearly how to do it.


Technical problems notwithstanding, this game is freakin' awesome for anyone who enjoys RTS games like Star Craft and have an appreciation for some history. Hopefully steam gets the sequel game as well...
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
American Conquest was the first game that I purchased on steam but I didn't actually start playing it until about a year after I bought it. The graphics aren't very good but I really enjoyed the game play which made up for it. One thing I didn't enjoy was how the A.I seemed to always have the upper hand and it took me awhile to find out how to effectively defeat them. Overall this game is still worth picking up and it is worth the money.
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