In American Conquest, Players set sail from Europe to discover new world and conquer its innumerable riches.
User reviews: Mixed (138 reviews) - 65% of the 138 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
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
A very old, but very fun game. Relive the adventures of Hernan Cortez and Francisco Pizzarro as you conquer the New World!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
EDIT: found a fix for the speed run in compability mode windows 7. Then go to settings and use the slider for game speed and scroll speed. Your welcome, Now the game should work fine.

I used to have this game on pc running with the DVD, So it was a delight suprise when I saw this on steam. I decided to buy it and knowing steam expected it to work on my newer computer. It did, it did. BUT despite this being a great rts game with great history I was let down because of the speed it had been configured too, fast very very fast compared to the old game. The peasents went to the spead of indian soldiers. I have a hard time keeping up at this speed. the overly sensitve screen movement. Any time I attempted to change the speed the game crashed =0
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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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