Conquer the New world: In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers and soldiers reached the shores of America. The search for gold, fame, and adventure drove these travelers into a treacherous wilderness where they faced hunger, disease, and dangerous predators. In their wake, the Aztec Empires lay in ruins.
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Release Date: May 30, 2013

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"The emotional investment in the game and its characters is impressive and the exceptional writing reinforces the connection to the world."
8/10 – http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/168375-expeditions-conquistador

"For me personally, this is one of the best and most unique games that I’ve played this year."
9/10 - Hooked Gamers

"Expeditions: Conquistador is an entertaining and immersive experience from start to finish."
9/10 - http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/expeditions-conquistadors-review-heaps-of-historical-enjoyment/

"Expeditions: Conquistador delivers a solid and engaging experience."
http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=8993

"When it comes down to the boiling point, Expeditions: Conquistador is a highly recommended tactical role playing game."
http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2013/06/review-expeditions-conquistador-pc.html

About This Game

Conquer the New world: In the 16th Century, Spanish explorers and soldiers reached the shores of America. The search for gold, fame, and adventure drove these travelers into a treacherous wilderness where they faced hunger, disease, and dangerous predators. In their wake, the Aztec Empires lay in ruins.

Re-write the history of the Conquistadors: Forge diplomatic alliances with the natives... or crush the savages and bring civilization to the pagan tribes! Create an expedition of individual characters: Choose your followers wisely from over 30 characters, but be careful - they each have their own traits, opinions and moral standards.

Hunt for unimaginable riches and fight intense battles in the unforgiving jungle. In this turn based strategy RPG, a cunning plan is as vital as thoughtful resource management. Expeditions: Conquistador offers a rich storyline separated into two campaigns, challenging players throughout 25+ hours of gameplay. Strategy veterans as well as newbies will find their turn-based El Dorado!

Features

  • Discover the New World! Travel to legendary locations in America, roam the jungle on the hunt for mystical temples as well as ancient ruins.
  • Create your own party of followers! Choose from more than 30 characters, train your recruits and lead them to battle. Coach them as they will develop from untrained recruits to fierce battlefield veterans.
  • Four highly customisable difficulty levels will challenge pros and newbies alike. But be warned: The Iron Man mode is a real beast!
  • Choice & Consequence: Use your skills to avoid hostility or, when diplomacy breaks down, adapt your tactics to highly varied terrains across more than 70 battlefields.
  • Challenge your friends to tactical PvP combat in either Hot Seat mode or via TCP/ICP.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.6 GHz or AMD64X2 2.6 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 8600 GT or higher, ATI Radeon X1800 or higher, min. 256 MB VideoRAM, Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or higher, AMD Phenom X3 8750 or higher
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 280 GTX or higher, ATI Radeon HD4870 or higher, 512 MB VideoRAM, Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    Minimum:
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.6 GHz or AMD64X2 2.6 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 8600 GT or higher, ATI Radeon X1800 or higher, min. 256 MB VideoRAM, Shader Model 3.0
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or higher, AMD Phenom X3 8750 or higher
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 280 GTX or higher, ATI Radeon HD4870 or higher, 512 MB VideoRAM, Shader Model 3.0
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: Dual Core 2,6 GHz or AMD64X2 2,6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT or higher, ATI Radeon X1800 or higher, at least 256mb VideoRAM, DirectX 9c, Shadermodel 3.0
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: Dualcore CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or higher, AMD Phenom X3 8750 or higher)
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 280 GTX or higher, ATI Radeon HD4870 or higher, 512mb VideoRAM, DirectX 9c, Shadermodel 3.0
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ReDiR
33.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
Expeditions: Conquistador is a strategy RPG set in an colonisation era, where player takes over a crew of Spanish conquistadors for an adventure in 16 century Latin America. In world map player has to make most of the decision like customising troops, managing resources, trading and others affairs. In battles, it plays similar to most hex-based TBS.

Pros:
  • Battle system system is similar to King’s Bounty and Heroes, but with some significant improvements like ability to choose between long range weapons and melee anytime.
  • Great writing and a lot meaningful choices leading to different endings. For example, will you let Aztecs to rule or raze and steal everything for your King?
  • A lot of references to Spanish, Aztecs culture. All that are presented with a high level of detail and accuracy.
  • Amazing soundtrack during the whole game.
  • Graphically it’s a good looking game. Nice animations and detailed characters.
  • Challenging enough to make players improve their strategy both in battles and world map.
  • It took me more than 30 hours to beat the game on normal difficulty and there were still plenty of stuff to find and do. After that, there are 4 difficulty levels.
Cons:
  • The game gets a bit repetitive in the middle of the campaign. Especially due to the lack of the new gameplay mechanics in the second half ot the campaign.
  • Lack of customisation. Of course, there are military rank based system granting some various skills to choose from and ability to allocate equipment. But it still feels a bit simplistic and restricted compared to the best games from this genre like Final Fantasy Tactics and others.
  • Maybe it’s just me, but there are a bit too much reading and not enough fighting in this game.
  • No voice acting, which is understable for a low budget game. Personally, I would really like Spanish voice overs to make atmosphere more authentic.
Overall, this is a lenghty, challenging and very enjoyable adventure, in a exotic setting, which should appeal to not only SRPG veterans. Just be prepared to learn quite a lot at the beggining.

9/10
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Aviticus Dragon
30.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
A really emotional game that will challenge you at every turn while you try to keep your companions alive during your expedition in the new world!

An innovating game, the first of its kind.

Support developers like these, who dare to create something new.
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🔥monO
18.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
It's a bit difficult and has some particulars but once learned the game is a lot of fun (:
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sundrop328139
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
game exceeded my laptops memory----------when i finally received a flash drive ( i am diaabled and in a resthome ) game did not meet expedations. please reconsider my purchase as i would continue to be able to use steam for my game center ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------i just received word nthat my refund request was being denied---------------------------------------plese reconsider as i am not asking for full refund but a transaction to my steam wallet
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Nineteen Fifty-Five
17.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
-Arrive on island ready for adventure, riches, and glory
-Lose my ship right off the bat after the governor freaks out
-Lead my men straight into the jungle completely unaware of what to do
-Lose most of my supplies
-Forced to loot and pillage locals who won't trade with me (because they don't trust us for some reason...) to survice
-Delivered Bibles to try and make amends with my sins
-Attempt to put down coup to appease the gov and get my ship
-Watch as gov, innocent girl, kind old man, and numerous people under my command die because of my poor decisions and management
-Watch as rebels occupy territory and spread lies to the king to become incredibly powerful leaders of the New World
-Realize all that bloodshed and turmoil was essentially meaningless as nothing changes in the long run
-Get my ship back
-Sail out ready for adventure, riches, and glory

10/10 Best tutorial ever
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Cowan5
11.8 hrs
Posted: August 15
Good tactical turn-based RPG. However I cannot recommend for the following reasons:

-All combat goes down the same way and gets repetitive. Not as many options as a game like X-COM.
-The strategic view invloves running around doing missions and potentially getting sucked into battles. This is most of the game and it is tedious. You ensure the party has enough resources to camp then go to point A and speak to character X, then to point B to speak to character Y, then BACK to point A...
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Silt
9.3 hrs
Posted: August 7
Got this game not long after it came out and stopped playing it, couldn't remember why. Picked it up again this past weekend, now I remember why I stopped playing it. My advice: Recruit as many pious followers as you can, because you're going to need divine intervention for the RNG not to screw you every chance it gets. Camp for the night, bad RNG keep you losing medicine and supplies. Get in a battle, your team MISS, MISS, MISS, MISS, MISS, MISS, MISS...the enemy HIT, HIT, HIT, uses skill DOUBLE HIT, HIT. The game forces you to use barricades and traps, if you don't have any, here's your 10 on 6 battle, survive MISSing for 10 turns. What a joke.

Plus, the game is horribly optimized. On max settings it was doing it best to fry my video card. Not only did I have to turn down all of the settings, I also had to create a custom overdrive profile to seriously underclock my video card to keep it from having it's fans spin at 100%. For a game that isn't graphically demanding, this is just silly(probably a Unity thing though). Plenty of posts about this...and something else I remember from when I tried this game before. Running it at 1920x1200 makes the text so small it's uncomfortable to read, with no option to adjust text size.

Plenty of other turn-based strategy games to spend your money on, I'd avoid this, even for a $3 sale.



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Baby Fedora
29.8 hrs
Posted: August 7
Good game overall.
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[TA] Rofak
44.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
I glossed over this game several times before buying it. When I got it it turned out to be one of my favorite games ever.
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ears
29.7 hrs
Posted: August 1
This game will undoubtedly make you question your morals. I've come to realize that I'm a terrible person. 10/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
This game will undoubtedly make you question your morals. I've come to realize that I'm a terrible person. 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
-Arrive on island ready for adventure, riches, and glory
-Lose my ship right off the bat after the governor freaks out
-Lead my men straight into the jungle completely unaware of what to do
-Lose most of my supplies
-Forced to loot and pillage locals who won't trade with me (because they don't trust us for some reason...) to survice
-Delivered Bibles to try and make amends with my sins
-Attempt to put down coup to appease the gov and get my ship
-Watch as gov, innocent girl, kind old man, and numerous people under my command die because of my poor decisions and management
-Watch as rebels occupy territory and spread lies to the king to become incredibly powerful leaders of the New World
-Realize all that bloodshed and turmoil was essentially meaningless as nothing changes in the long run
-Get my ship back
-Sail out ready for adventure, riches, and glory

10/10 Best tutorial ever
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Expeditions: Conquistador is a strategy RPG set in an colonisation era, where player takes over a crew of Spanish conquistadors for an adventure in 16 century Latin America. In world map player has to make most of the decision like customising troops, managing resources, trading and others affairs. In battles, it plays similar to most hex-based TBS.

Pros:
  • Battle system system is similar to King’s Bounty and Heroes, but with some significant improvements like ability to choose between long range weapons and melee anytime.
  • Great writing and a lot meaningful choices leading to different endings. For example, will you let Aztecs to rule or raze and steal everything for your King?
  • A lot of references to Spanish, Aztecs culture. All that are presented with a high level of detail and accuracy.
  • Amazing soundtrack during the whole game.
  • Graphically it’s a good looking game. Nice animations and detailed characters.
  • Challenging enough to make players improve their strategy both in battles and world map.
  • It took me more than 30 hours to beat the game on normal difficulty and there were still plenty of stuff to find and do. After that, there are 4 difficulty levels.
Cons:
  • The game gets a bit repetitive in the middle of the campaign. Especially due to the lack of the new gameplay mechanics in the second half ot the campaign.
  • Lack of customisation. Of course, there are military rank based system granting some various skills to choose from and ability to allocate equipment. But it still feels a bit simplistic and restricted compared to the best games from this genre like Final Fantasy Tactics and others.
  • Maybe it’s just me, but there are a bit too much reading and not enough fighting in this game.
  • No voice acting, which is understable for a low budget game. Personally, I would really like Spanish voice overs to make atmosphere more authentic.
Overall, this is a lenghty, challenging and very enjoyable adventure, in a exotic setting, which should appeal to not only SRPG veterans. Just be prepared to learn quite a lot at the beggining.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I glossed over this game several times before buying it. When I got it it turned out to be one of my favorite games ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
It's a bit difficult and has some particulars but once learned the game is a lot of fun (:
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294 of 308 people (95%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Never before has a game made me so thoroughly enjoy my entirely voluntary descent into being an incredibly horrible person.

I am the very picture of the RPG player that cannot help but pick the nicest choice whenever given the chance, but over the course of this game, I razed an innocent village, torched farmland, looted temples and historic sites, instigated civil war, committed murder for my own convenience, all so that I might amass as much gold as possible.

I could have stopped. I could have turned away. I could have done differently. I didn't have to do it.

As I ordered my men to shoot down fleeing civilians, shaking in terror, I began to appreciate the magnitude of my own awfulness. A sense of guilt settled over me. Certain choices became harder to make. I did not, in the end, descend fully into brutality. I remembered mercy. I acted as kindly as I could manage.

And yet it was too late. The bodies of the fallen littered the streets. The blood of the Aztec dyed the earth of Mexico. Upon my return to Spain, I was hailed as a hero.

Yet even now, I cannot help but feel that in the end I was the villain.

Truly a marvellous game. I cannot recommend it enough.
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127 of 134 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2013
I was surprised by this indie offering. It's like a combination of X-COM combat, Oregan trail challenges and exploration, with the writing and personaltiy of earlier RPGs like Fallout. This makes for a unique mix.

One of the core features of this game is selecting your party not just for their abilities but for their personality. The various personalities will adjust encounters and inform your game play. You can feel the difference when two other wise identical hunters are seen from the lens of which is more annoyingly pious.

The game also includes an Iron Man mode to keep you honest from save scumming. Which isn't necessary any ways because the designers actually plan for failure. They know you might lose an important or trivial battle and it isn't always lights out or game over like in many other games. For example I actually failed to finish one of the major plot points for the 1st half of the game and things just kept on rolling. Success and deafeat are in equal measures here.

I have three negative points for the game. First while exploring is fun the camera is just too close and so constantly using the map and it's way points is a must for quick travel. My second complaint concerns a small aspect of the combat. Melee combat is much stronger than ranged combat and the guns you brought from Spain have weak damage and a chance to miss. The random encounters on the trail can be very harsh and given enough time you'll get a nasty surprise- also some times the consequences of a choice are not even remotely made clear and so there can be some crazy sticker shock (like instagibs).

Even still this is a good game. I actually think it's worth the $19.99 at full retail and it's very impressive they put this much depth in to a game that pulled in only $77,000 on kickstarter. I finished my first play around 25 - 28 hours doing most of the content in the game. This game has replayability in many of the events and even multiple endings that acknowledge the things that you did during the game and not just at the very end.
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99 of 105 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Expeditions: Conquistador is an explorative, somewhat open world, turn-based combat game. You play as a Spanish "capitan" of a ship requisitioned by the governor of Santo Domingo while trying to explore the mainland of the New World. For those of you who enjoy games like Heroes of Might and Magic, and the Princess Bounty series, this game will feel right at home to you--with a large emphasis of Oregon Trail (remember that game in the 90's?).

As captain of a ship (that you don't have anymore), you start by handpicking followers for your expedition, judging by roles, personality types, and equipment that they bring with them. There are five roles in the game--soldiers, hunters, scouts, doctors, and scholars--each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Personality types can range anywhere from aggressive to peacefulness, to racism to openmindedness, and many more. Will this person fit into your group of misfits? Will Fernando get along with Teresa? And what will Pedro bring to your crew? Is he worth the extra ration per night? With a well-balanced crew, your chances of survival increase tenfold.

Expeditions: Conquistador leaves a lot of questions you will be asking yourself, and gives you a great sense of adventure you long for in many games. While travelling through the mainland, you find points of interests, complete quests for people, and explore, explore, explore. When you are out of movement points, which happens oh-so-often, and can get very tedious, you set up camp for the night and set tasks for your followers to complete throughout the night. Perhaps some followers will guard the camp from thieves/animals, while others hunt for food, while one person preserves food, or makes medicines. And if and when you get into combat, it's a very challenging, risk+reward style of turn-based combat.

When I say very challenging, I mean it. This game is very difficult--but in a fun way. Every decision you make in the open world can and WILL affect your expedition. Injuries, and even deaths, will most certainly happen. And if you do not treat an injured follower with a doctor, the follower will eventually get worse, and possibly perish. If you succeed with quests, you gain experience and equipment, which you can use to eventually promote recruits to veterans and leaders, and upgrading their outdated equipment.

Expeditions: Conquistador is a fantastic game for its money, and will keep you playing for a very long time (the main campaign will take OVER 20-30 hours on average), and also has decent replayability. As a captain, it is a lot of work to keep your group in good spirits as you fend off natives and other Spaniards as you search for the treasures of the New World. Although at times the game can get a little monotonous with camping, it throws you for loops as the quest advances.

I strongly recommend this game. 8.4/10
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98 of 112 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
I was a few hours into this game, and thouroughly enjoying it when everything started to turn brown. I had created an awesome all female squad.

We had slaughtered many and completed a handful of quests. Unfortunately my doctor died early on but I had been making do without her. I was a reasonable distance from the main city when a few of my girls fell ill. I was treating them best I could, until a terrible event occured. Isabella had been kidnapped by a cult and they were going to sacrifice her in a fortnight. I headed towards her location as fast as I could but I got caught unawares and several battles later more of my girls had fallen ill. I was running out of medicine, and time. I finally got near her location, but my time had run out. I feared the worst for poor Isabella, while I was struggling to keep half my team from falling fatally ill. I only had just enough healthy comrades left to battle, the rest I was juggling medicine between. I finally made it to the shrine and it was most definiately too late. Her cold corpse was lain out on the altar and I had a hard battle ahead of me. Somehow we made it through the fight, with my favourite, Rosalia left standing. We quickly tried to trace our steps out of the mountains to get back to the city. Many of my girls had died and the rest were critically ill. unfortunately we went the wrong way and before we could even get close, the remainder of my sick left my command, as morale was low from seeing so many others die. Rosalia was all I had left. We still had a few days travel ahead of us, but before we could make it, we were ambushed by tribal warriors and they murdered her before my eyes. I was defeated.

Great game, and I lost on easy XD Highly recommended
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80 of 88 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
One hell of a game about the conquest/exploration/discovery of the new world. The game lets you roleplay the kind of Conquistador you want to be and the story/plot/characters are believable and done very well with great portraits. The strategy aspect is top notch as well. Basically anyone that likes roleplay/adventure/strategy/exploration games can't miss out on this one.

It truly is greater than the sum of its part. Feels old school in the best possible way. Great gameplay and personality.
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