Conquer the ancient Greek world in Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece, an epic strategy wargame that expands and refines the award-winning Hegemony: Philip of Macedon with brand new content and features.
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Very Positive (78 reviews) - 96% of the 78 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 30, 2012

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Conquer the ancient Greek world in Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece, an epic strategy wargame that expands and refines the award-winning Hegemony: Philip of Macedon with brand new content and features. Experience the full range of warfare from reconnaissance and raids to field battles and mountain blockades as you campaign across a continuous satellite-accurate map of ancient Greece. Siege and starve your enemy by cutting their supply lines or burning their crops, all the while building and protecting your own supply network to support your growing kingdom. Play as Macedonia, Athens, or Sparta in the three historical campaigns, or choose one of the 26 factions in the epic sandbox mode and forge your own empire. With dynamic new diplomacy options and greatly expanded tactics, Hegemony Gold sets the new standard for ancient warfare.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP or higher
    • Processor:2.4 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Version 2.0 shader support, 256 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Very Positive (78 reviews)
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[CoE] Sp0_0ked
( 48.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I love the logistics and deep strategy this game offers, you can tell the developers put a lot of effort into this hidden gem. Probably my favorite game in my library so far.
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( 26.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece is a very intelligent game, both immediate and deep. I would define it as an "operational grand strategy game".

The emphasis is obviously on logistics: the real trick to success is keeping your troops well supplied and in good shape, and that can be hard, especially during sieges and winters. Sieges in particular are rather well represented in a fun way, as you'll need to block enemy supply routes, both on land and on sea, while keeping your own open.

Strategical maneuvering is also very important, and delaying the movement of an army might mean the collapse of your empire. Your state is almost like a house of cards: lose a key region for your supply network and your income, and you'll find yourself in big trouble. The AI itself is very skilled at exploiting those weaknesses in your grand strategy, and you'll find yourself often at war on multiple fronts. Unlike many strategy games, as you grow there won't be any kind of avalanche effect: you will have more resources and more troops but your borders will also be longer, and you'll find out that you can't deploy that many troops in a specific campaign anyway: small and mid-sized kingdom still pose a very tangible threat even when you're the biggest empire on the map.

The tactical part is simplistic: it's an RTS at that, but the mechanics are a bit lacking. Also, proper tactical maneuvering is still very important but most of the time you'll find that there isn't a lot of room for maneuvering.

Other than that, this game has a huge plus: the immersion value. It recreates the era pretty well, and to this day I've never seen a more detailed recreation of Ancient Greece in a videogame, with many historical kingdoms and city-states making their appearance in Hegemony and so many missions you have to complete to establish your dominion over Greece. You'll never get bored as you'll always have things to do, and the historical grand campaign lasts many, many hours.

In short, I highly recommend the game. It's a very original and innovative title, and if you like historical immersion and strategy go for it: you won't be disappointed.
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( 83.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Fantastic ! The best of the series.The perfect balancing between semplicity and innovation,better than hegemony rome and hegemony iii. We don't need a complex costruction of buildings or a lot of kinds of units but the possibility so survive the winter with a flock of sheeps or raiding mercant navy with other navies =D We need to secure zone rich of mine or farmlands with our hoplite or phalangite.Definitely a bad AI of enemies (longbow games hate developing AI in my opinion).So if will ever be an Hegemony iv don't waste time to implementing a lot of "stances" or building type but remeber the elements that are the heart of hegemony gold.And focus on AI. Very unique game.Buy it!
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( 309.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
Very Very fun always good to come back to.
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( 299.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
Innovative and epic game.
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( 213.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
Fun game. The food mechanic makes for a challenge. It's like merging a Total War campaign map with their battle map. The unit variety is pretty limited, but the map is huge. You can easily throw hundreds of hours at it.
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: November 23, 2015
bad graphics but good game love the campiagns
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( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: November 8, 2015
It's finally working thus I'm having fun now Just unstall it if the error message pops up then reinstall it then it shall play!
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( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 28, 2015

Sandbox mode doesn't have the option to start off at zero or with only one city. That means to me personally that I'm confronted with a prefabricated situation everytime when I start a game in sandbox mode! It's perfectely fine when you wanna play the peloponnesian war over and over again but it destroys replay value as far as I am concerned.. There're apparently also no mods available nor software to open .dat and other files what, to be frank, pisses me off...

If you had options before starting a sandbox game like in civilizations, for example, I would love this game and would play it all the time (I got over 1500h of playtime in CiV5 because of sandbox).

Basically, don't buy if you wanna play your favorite greek faction in sandbox for thousands of hours. Buy it if you wanna replay the birth of the macedonian kingdom or the peloponnesian war. Then there are even some nice historical details for you.
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( 34.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12, 2015
An epic strategy game which has a great potential. Playing this game is like playing chess :)

Epic history of Ancient Greece. Well done guys!
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80 of 84 people (95%) found this review helpful
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Pausable Real-Time Strategy on a seamlessly zoomable, historically accurate map? Yes please! It's kind of like a combination of the Paradox titles and Total War, which, in my book, makes a winner. What we see here, are the very beginnings of the future of strategy games. This is a must have for all strategy fans and history buffs. Innovative and truly unique, Hegemony is developed by a small developer with limited funding, and sometimes it shows, but really, I cannot recommend this enough.
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56 of 58 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
161.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
An interesting real time strategy game. You are Phillip conquering the city states of Greece to create your Hegemony. It is certainly a game that shows the trouble of directly maintaining a large empire. In the beginning, you only control a few cities which means it is easy to micromanage your troops. The map is very large, consisting of hundreds of cities, that you most likely need to capture to win.

The big issue in this game is logistics. Troops need food, cities need supply lines with other cities and farms for food. You need supply lines to mines to secure income. There is no way to conquer the map with just one army. Troops need to resupply and replenish. Philip starts out surrounded by enemies around him. Expanding too fast in one direction will leave you overstretched.

Some cities are very bothersome to invade. No farmland to sustain your armies means you need to either bring workers or sheep to resupply food. When you get there, they seem to have an army far too large for their food to accomodate, and you better hope that you win otherwise you have to assemble the troops again and march all the way across the map to try again.

You also need to watch that cities don't starve. If you conquered a city and they have no food, they will start to rebel. Ignore it too long, and you have to march troops to reconquer the city. Repeat that a couple dozen times and include a couple Greek powerhouses like Thebes and Athens that will constantly raid your cities.

And then there is the whole land of Persia which seems to take up half the map. I haven't reached there yet, so I can't see how hard it will be. It will be a huge pain to muster troops from halfway across Greece to invade though.

Buy this game if you like real time strategy games that start simple and become logistical nightmares as you progress.
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27 of 28 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
An excellent game that focuses on the life of Philip II of Macedon, Father of Alexander the Great.
-Logistics system - your soldiers have to eat and that food has to come from somewhere. it makes burning farms and raiding supply lines a viable strategy for starving out a city. it also forces you to pay attention to the edges of your empire and protect the land outside the city.
-Naval combat and landings - makes you want to murder every man, woman, and child in Athens.
-Campaigns - The main campaign follows Philip as he conquers Greece. Two other campaigns focus on the Peloponnesian war (One as Athens and the other as Sparta). There is also a sandbox mode that lets you play any faction in the game. The scripted campaigns are the most fun.
-Graphics are mediocre at best
-Sandbox is bland - You can build an empire but the AI only reacts to you and rarely takes the initiative.
Overall 8.5/10 - If the graphics don't bother you then any strategy gamer will really enjoy this game.
Note - i know it says i only have two hours played, i bought the game from the Developors site before it was on Steam and played that version.
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
This game is soooo much better than what i had expected. These guys really need some sort of marketing team because this game is legitamite but not known at aall. deffinetly buy this game if you love athens and sparta, ancient greece, RTS's and fun, 10/10
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
It's as promising as it tells it is, except for diplomacy which is kindof limited but more than enough (heck, it's greek city-states: Why ally with neighbours while you have your own hegemony/league?).

Also, the game allows you to play differend kinds of factions with differend kinds of gameplay (for example, the Paeonians are mainly a cavalry faction with no hoplites, the Illyrians got no cavalry while having a huge empire so they have to focus on intelligent defending, and Crete has to rely on naval raiding-conquering tactics).
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
I really like these games. It's like if the Total War games were all Real-time but scaled down to a more manageable, non-turnbased level. There are dozens of factions to choose from each with strengths and weaknesses and varied starting positions. If you don't want to play the grand campaign that focuses on Greece and parts of Western Anatolia, you can try to unite Greece as Philip of Macedon. You've got supply lines, varied unit types, naval combat, raiding, infrastructure and so much more. It's definitely a blast for anyone interested in either Real-time Strategy, 4x or Ancient Warfare.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
I've played this game over 200 hours (not on steam i've also got a non drm version). This is one of the best strategy games i have ever played. It has is problems :AI only raides and not really attack you, AI armies builds are kinda strange and AI does some stupid things like not changing the home of a unit without one. But the scale, the managing of food/units/reserves etc. is extremly fun and satisfying. Zooming in and out feeling like a real commander, caputering slaves and let them carry food, fighting over flocks of sheep (to be honest that is cool :P) and the biggest plus is the campaign witch you can play on your own pace, you can follow the missions you wanted and in your own order. I just an all out great strategy game like I never seen before. It is a bit dated and part II is coming (Rome still in early acces). Just buy this game, have fun and wait for Rome to go out of early acces and have even more fun. The developpers are also great guys, listining to the community via there own forum and the steamhub, support indie devs and buy this hidden gem! I give this game a 9 out of 10.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Just to be clear, Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece is a far superior game to Hegemony: Rome.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
A deeply clever little game. Not for everyone, and a few (modest) historical liberties have been taken, but it models ancient warfare in a way that feels authentic -- much more so than the Total War series, which it superficially resembles. In fact, the Hegemony series' zoomable realtime map is what CA should have been doing years ago.

This is a game about operational planning as much as tactics and strategy -- army composition, march order, recon, logistics and timing are essential to victory -- and each region is almost a sort of puzzle to be solved. Approach it as a new kind of challenge, rather than a conventional 4x, and you might be pleasantly surprised.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Has something a lot of strategy games are missing: supply lines. Every war campaign feels much more authentic now. You can also organize troops in cool looking battle lines with historical commanders in charge. Sometimes you don't have enough space for them though.
What I think is very awesome about the game is the quest system through which the scenario is being developed. It is like when you zoom out you see a pillar in every region which tells you about the respective history based quest line. Looks very nice and fitting. And the story is not strictly linear! RECOMMEND.
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