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 (431 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2013

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June 11

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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

PC
Mac
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
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Brilliant. Unusual setting. Overworld reminiscent of Heroes of Might and Magic. Tactical turn-based combat a la XCOM. RPG dialog sequences bordering on interactive fiction story-telling. Party members with their own unique backstories, personalities, and RPG-style levelling.

I have found that if you suffer a few devastating defeats in battle in short succession, you will be unable to recover due to the loss of your party members, but the game won't put your out of your misery straight away and will draw out your inevitable demise. So, you may have to do a bit of save-scumming before/after every battle.

If you like video games, you owe it to yourself to give this a go.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
A great turn based RPG in a low fantasy setting. The combat isn't as complex as XCOM's for example, but it's equally fun and rewarding, the story is well rounded and the game has incredible artwork and a equally incredible soundtrack. The game brings out around 30 hours of gameplay, but sadly the fights and events are all scripted, so there isn't much replayability. Definitely worth buying and playing if you're a fan of turn based RPGs, or want to have some fun in general.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
A little rough around the edges, but I enjoyed it a lot. The strategy/combat, while maybe not Xcom, is satisfying enough. The story, resource/ally management, and variety of interesting choices add a great deal of depth.
There is a stronger relationship to your followers than in most games of this genre. Each recruitable character has distinct personality traits which will support or clash with your in-game decisions. There's incentive to keep your followers happy, but some are much easier than others.
One interesting example is Bonita Blanco, a hunter with 2 somewhat contradictory traits: "Peaceful", and "Racist". Since many choices in this game are simple cases of "kill or spare" whatever Aztec savages you may be dealing with, she can be a difficult gal to please. If you kill the savage, her racism is appeased, but her peaceful nature disappointed, resulting in +1/-1 morale. As you might guess, sparing the savage has the opposite effect, yet both ultimately produce no change in her morale. So how did I satisfy her unnecessarily difficult personality? Food!
Giving a unit double rations has a chance of boosting morale. My Bonita Blanco was so fat, she occupied 4 hexagons at once.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
With your arquebus loaded and your sword sharp, the riches of the New World await you and your small band of Spanish adventurers. Feel like a conquistador when you invade Aztec Mexico to plunder and kill. However, negotiating with the natives can be useful too. It's up to you how aggressive you proceed, but don't bite off more than you can chew!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Sorta historically accurate invasion of the new world!

Pro tip: Don't pick a bunch of racist team mates if you plan to go diplomatic unless you're somewhat masochistic, they will all constantly hate you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
This is one of the best games ever made.

The combat is extremely interesting and balanced. The battles range from protecting certain individuals, rushing opponents, being ambushed, to very difficult ''hold the fort'' etc ... The game also allows a lot of freedom in the quests, choices and storyline.

There are many interesting characters and great dialogue.

Definitely recommended, although a new player probably needs some time to get used to the interface (tip = click on place on the map and press space to move automatically. You can move automatically while map is open to save time).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This RPG/Strategy mix is basically turn based and will see you wandering around Hispaniola and Mexico shortly before Cortez. You will explore the land and meet its people as well as would-be conquerors and colonists, gather resources, receive and complete quests and you will even be able to rebuild an old fort as your stronghold. Every turn represents a day during which you will be able to move between 25-40 movement points on the map and then you have to set up camp. During camp you will hunt for food, make medicine, heal wounded or sick team members, and look out for thieves. The combat is also turn-based and can be quite challenging.

The first 1/4 (roughly) of the game will play in Hispaniola. Consider this an (extended) tutorial. After you finish this, you will be able to move to the mainland which is larger (while not incredibly large). Whether you play a really nice guy, i.e. just map the area and help out where you can, or engage heavily in the struggle between two native realms on the mainland, and play them out against each other, or simply raid and plunder is up to you.

While the game has some flaws and limited replayability, it is fun and creates a nice atmosphere. This is partly because the members of your band (around 10 or 12) will react differently to each play style, they will be Spanish or Native, peace-loving or warlike etc. and they have at least one personalized event. The game illustrates that there are sometimes difficult ethical decisions to make. To look for clues from a lost conquistador with limited food and medicine and several wounded team members in a hostile area is also intriguing. One thing is for sure: King Carlos wants you to come back with a lot of money or he will be disappointed!

I will add some hints that will make your start hopefully less frustrating:
- get 2 doctors, because if you have only one and he is sick, you´re *****ed
- I also suggest 2 hunters, while 1 scholar should be enough
- researching the cart upgrade will make you move faster
- you should not camp on roads but 1-2 tiles left or right from it instead
- the promoted soldiers give the very useful "stun" bonus
- you need to get the skull
- if in doubt, let Ana Vidal charge :)

I fully recommend this game while it is on sale, if the full price of 19,99 is justified I cannot judge.

All in all: Yruenes is kind of cute! Ana Vidal, on the other hand, can fight! 9/10!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
One of the most fun RPG/Strategy games I've played in a while! Addicting.


Just wish it was bigger, had more events that made it longer!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I am totally hooked by this gem's unique blend of tactical combat, leadership, logistics, history. You basically select your team of explorers/conquistadores choosing them by specialty (soldiers/hunters/scouts/doctors/technicians) and land with limited resources on the new world, interacting (often fighting) with the natives and all manners of events. Meanwhile you have to keep your team fed and motivated, which is easier said than done, sinc literally EVERYONE has their agendas, desires, expectation, religious views etc. Combat is handled very much a la "Blackguards". Their is a very nice element of improving through experiences, with a well thought out skill tree (different for each specialty). The logistic and strategic aspects of the game are unlike anyther I know of. I am enjoying it immensely, but I realize that if you are not at least a bit into micromanagement, this game might turn you off.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
HMM! where i start...

It would be unfair to Start on a negative. Expeditions: Conquistador is far more than a reskinned King’s Bounty, exploring a historical moment with confidence and skill. The combat system is effective and while some aspects of management become a chore, the focus on stories and characters means that there is almost always at least one interesting plot on the boil. The maps will be the same if I play again, so I doubt I’ll revisit but if there are more Expeditions to come, I’ll certainly pack a bedroll and hop on board.

RPG/Strategy/Turnbase-
the game breaks down into four parts: exploration of the map, turn-based combat, party management and roleplay. It’s in the latter that the game finds much of its quality, offering meaningful choices during well-written dialogue, and decisions that have a bearing on the world, and characters’ relationships and concerns. The RPG aspects feed back into party management and while there is levelling, equipment and skills are doled out from a mass of shared resources, which diminishes the tales of personal progression. Equipment, particularly, is odd. Rather than finding items out in the jungle or buying them, upgrades are a numbered resource, which can then be applied to characters, moving their belongings up through the tiers that relate to their profession.

Bad...(just my opinion..)
- Wish game longer..(Where the DLC? )
-only 2 Map(this include prolouge map..)
-Racist NUN!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
i can throw an oil lantern on someone and set him and the jungle on fire

10/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Bad.
Game-world feels like a barren desert. There is one repetitive build and strategy that is always best. Tactics look like it could be fun at first, then just becomes repetitive and booring. Dialogue tries to be interesting by exploring shades of morality, but then fails miserably because it's done from a black-and-white perspective.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
God damn, I LOVE being white!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
61.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
So far so good
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game cheats. If you like games where the only source of difficulty is the AI auto critting half their dice rolls and your troops having to try 4-5 times to land shots with a 70% or higher hit chance then congratulations you just hit the motherload. The ideas behind the game are really cool but when the battles (which are a considerable portion of the game) are so blatantly rigged I just can't see myself recomending this to anyone.
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Ever wanted to play a game that's impossible and frustrating on easy mode? You'll love this game. Ever wanted to play Oregon trail but with fighting and no chance to make it? You'll love this game. If you want to find a game to really hate then purchase Expeditions: Conquistador.
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72 of 83 people (87%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
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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52 of 59 people (88%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
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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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
A very solid strategy-RPG that does more or less everything well, and some things outstandingly so.

Cons:

- 20 to 30-hour game, it's just long enough to feel like an adventure. But the challenge helps make up for that.
- The battles are all premade, which somewhat limits replay value. But many battles have different approaches and you can choose your team.
- Most of the team members don't have any character-specific dialogue, it's based on their class and/or traits.
- Managing rations/food processing gets to be a chore, especially if you're giving some people double rations.

Pros:

- Fitting and immersive soundtrack, good battle themes.
- Very good writing, extremely important in a game like this.
- Meaningful roleplaying choices which affect the resource management, the battles and the endings.
- Well-balanced difficulty on Normal settings.
- Good artstyle and tidy presentation. Nothing mindblowing but very fitting for a semi-historical RPG.

So overall, if you like what you see on the store page and it'll run on your system, get it. I bought it at like 5 times what it costs now that it's bundled and I don't regret it, because it's worth a good bit more than a buck. Looking forward to more Expeditions games, and I know I'll come back to this one sometime.
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