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.
User reviews: Very Positive (658 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2013

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"Historic CRPG - Explore the new world, manage your people and resources, lead your troops through turn based combat and enjoy the storyline!"
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Reviews

"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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
In this game you are a Spanish Conquistador. You can choose if you want to trade and intermix with the natives, or if you want to brutally kill them, rob them and burn their villages!
For that you get to choose you followers, which can be racist or open-minded, greedy or altruistic, pious or narcisistic, peacefull or agressive, etc.
There are several classes of followers, like soldiers, hunters and doctors, and when you gain experience you get to promote them, giving them more abilities to help you in the game.
The game is based in the exploration of the main map, with battles every time you encounter someone and don't get the chance (or don't want to) deal with them peacefully or run away.
The battles are turn based, and the goals can be to kill every enemy or just to survive a certain number of turns. Most of the times you can set up barricades and traps, or use items like torches and lanterns to set the scenery on fire! The AI is not to clever, but as you are regularly outnumbered these battles turn up to be quite chalenging.
You get to manage your resources, like food and medicine, and if you run out of them, you're in big trouble as you can't feed or heal your people!
In the course of the game you'll have many dialogues, with your followers or with other characters, and the decisions you take in those dialogues (wheter to fight or trade, wheter to punish anyone or leave him alone) have influence on the morale of your followers. If this gets too low they will rebel!
All in all a very engaging game that puts you in place of a Conquistador, trying to win glory and fame!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Surprisingly awesome.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
It's a little bit like the Heroes of Might and Magic series, minus the fantasy. The setting is interesting and not often explored in games, so it's nice to see it done justice here. The combat is challenging and fun, and the management aspects will require you to pay attention. Each team member has a story and a personality, some will vehemently disagree with your decisions and others will come to you for advice about their personal problems. Graphically, it looks ok and runs well on older hardware. The soundtrack, although short, is excellent and I often find myself whistling the tunes when I'm not playing the game. You can choose to be a care bear, a ruthless genocidal maniac or something in between. You will often face tough moral questions and your decisions will impact the moral of your followers.

If you are interested in this period of history, or if you like turn-based strategy, or even if you are suffering a bit of genre fatigue and want to try something different then Expeditions: Conquistador is definitely worth a shot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
This game should not be looked at as anything resembling a historical simulation...but it's a lot of fun. You have a nice squad development and management game here with often repeditive, but interesting, combat mechanics. On top of this you have a survival/profit metagame which combines to make a very interesting whole. The risk-reward gemplay meshes nicely with a satisfying RPG experience.

The game has definite limitations where you can see where it reaches the edge of the developers resources and budget, but there was plenty to keep me entertained and offering a firm recommendation.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Yo soy yo Don Quijote, el hombre de La Mancha!!!!!!
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