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 (429 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
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    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
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 1
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 4
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
32.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
First of all: I absolutely love the game but I still consider myself a total newbie, thus regard this still as a first impressions review.

To me Expeditions: Conquistador resembles a fancy ball of "let me introduce: Pirates! meet Fallout meet Baldur's Gate." It is a turn-based, hex-based tactical game containing strong role playing and perhaps even adventure elements.

First you create your own character and then recruit a expedition party from a motley crew of adventurers. You don't see your own character in battles, but your skills and decisions affect the journey a great deal. After building your adventure party you set your sails for the new world. This is where the game itself begins.

You travel around in beautiful isometric jungle island wilderness, visit points of interest and complete quests both in and outside the main storyline (if there even is such thing - the game feels almost sandboxy). You discuss with NPCs and react to events choosing between multiple choices. From time to time you get into hex-based tactical fights and manage your resources and crew tasks every time you camp. It is a diverse package but everything fits together perfectly.

The cons: the wilderness map simply sucks. Sure the jungle is beautiful but it still fills the whole screen and you will end up rotating the camera just to see where you are heading to. This nonsense does not add any value to game. Could we not just have a half transparent canopy layer or something if we really have to have these fancy graphics? Also, in both views (wilderness and tactical) it is impossible to zoom out the camera just enough to get a complete big picture on the situation. You end up feeling as if you were caged. It does add to atmosphere, but not enough to justify the pain. In addition to that you end up setting the route to your next destination form the on screen map again and again and again every time you sidestep the road (which is a smart thing to do) to set up a camp.

The pros: the hex-based battles are actually very tactical (yet not overly complicated), rather quick and above all, fun. The story and writing are very good - and with very good I mean really, really exceptionally very good.

The pros overweight the cons easily - no second thought about that.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
i can throw an oil lantern on someone and set him and the jungle on fire

10/10
Posted: October 4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 19
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
38.5 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 21
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.7 hrs on record
God damn, I LOVE being white!
Posted: October 11
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Maybe I didn't give it enough time, but this was just not impressive. By the time the game even started I was bored. Graphics were blah, and the interactions with other characters reminded me of some early nineties RPG.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 13
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51.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 30
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12.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 1
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40.0 hrs on record
Expeditions: Conquistador is a difficult & story driven turn-based game!
-Easy to learn mechanics. Once you have them figured out, it's easy to use them, but you need to be smart with how you train your crew members
-Character personality. Although the characters don't get involved with story as much as i would like them to, you do get to know them pretty, especially when you read their backround.
-Build your own expedition team! Choose the characters YOU WANT.
-Decision making. Many of the decisions you make greatly effect the story as well as the situations you find yourself in.

Now about the negative stuff:
-Many enounters are roughly the same. THIS DOES NOT ruin the experience or make it less fun, but it would be a nice addition. Most of the battle maps that you fight in are small,. You cannot be very strategic without barricades & traps which are hard to come by BUUUUUUT, the same makes up for it with it's unique design and terrain. You can use rocks, buildings and other things to hide behind, and use for ambush points! Conclusion: The game doesn't offer the most strategy that it could, but it still offers a lot.
-If you lose ONE FLIPPING BATTLE, it greatly effects you to a huge extent. To the point that you will want to reload your last save. When you lose, all your troops get injured and you CANNOT use them in battle... So, all your weak guys are left, and the enemy you lost to will attack you again.



In the end, it is still a fun game so long as you play it correctly. I have played almost 20 hours, and am still not finished. That's $1 an hour... That's pretty good.
Posted: September 25
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61.8 hrs on record
So far so good
Posted: October 3
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17.4 hrs on record
Pretty good tactical RPG in a setting that's barely touched by RPGs.
Posted: September 26
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37.5 hrs on record
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).
Posted: October 6
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14.8 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 24
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