It is a time of war in Europe. Driven by new ideas of Enlightenment, the hearts of men and women across the continent are inflamed with dreams of freedom and glory. This is the moment for a military genius to forge himself a name to be remembered throughout all eternity. This is your moment.
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Very Positive (588 reviews) - 80% of the 588 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2005

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“The turn-based portion of Imperial Glory is slow-paced, but enjoyable, as you try to conquer Europe.”
6.7 – GameSpot

“How could I ever refuse? I feel like I win when I lose.”
8.5 – IGN

“you're given the option of fighting the battle in exciting 3D-RTS-o-Vision.”
6 – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_imperialglory_pc

About This Game

It is a time of war in Europe. Driven by new ideas of Enlightenment, the hearts of men and women across the continent are inflamed with dreams of freedom and glory. Antagonism between the Empires is at an all time high and war seems inevitable. Millions of men prepare for battle, while the finest strategists draw up their plans for the domination of Europe. This is the moment for a military genius to forge himself a name to be remembered throughout all eternity. This is your moment.

Key Features

  • Spectacular real-time 3D land and naval battles
  • Complex battlefields where units can gain higher ground, hide behind cover or use formations to their advantage
  • A comprehensive turn-based management model with over 50 provinces in Europe and North Africa

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
115.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Imperial Glory has been out for awhile. This was my first game I played, purchased the CD. Its pretty straight forward, no complications. When I saw this on Steam, snapped it for $4. and some cents, It has multi-player but I have not used that aspect? So can't comment! But the game is very addictive, with plenty of action. You are given several countries to lead. If you have never played game, don't choose, Austria. It is the most difficult country to defend because it is surrounded by enemies. Which love to gang up on the about the first 3-4 turns of the game. Once you have played the game and get the hang of it, try Austria. Each country or empire has a special strenght, the British, their Royal Navy and industry. France, professional armies and cannon. Prussia, military tactics. Russia, population and plenty of territory to retreat from their attackers! Plus u get to gobble up all of the secondary countries! But watch out, they may be allied with a more powerful empire or two. The key is to develop your country as quickly as possible and form alliances with others in order to survive! Plenty of action, naval battles, army battles, foreign policy action, trade, industrial growth and political structure. All must be monitored and nutured in order to afford those huge armies and navies. You can even foster political unrest in other countries, once you develop a huge budget! So, yes its an oldie but a goody! Recommend this action game!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
58.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Here's how it all went down:


I started off as Great Britan. The people needed a good, strong leader, and because of reasons, they thought that I would fit the bill.

I started doing what any person would do, spending all the money on a military, opening up trade routes, and scamming other countries into buying my "quality" materials that I was only to happy to get rid of. (we were a bit overstocked on them)

In attempts to increase government/military quality, I decided it might be best to forget about educations and hospitals to focus on more important things. Trading and Diplomacy.

As my diplomacy skills went up, I wanted to be better friends with the surrounding nations, so I gave France ten bucks to strengthen our relationship. They were not amused, and it backfired on me.

With that out of the way I decided that the best move from here was to wipe Denmark of the face of the map, for the sole reason being that it was there. I put my troops on a ship, and once I could convince them to swim to shore, I had to make a bunch of allies so I could march across other peoples land on my way to Denmark.

I attack. It was a hard fight in the mountains, and we sustained heavy casulties, but we drove them back. VICTORY......until they brought in a bigger, meaner army for reinforcments and then gave me a whoopin.

With my army crippled, and thus my country, I threw in the towl. Well played Denmark, well played.





In all seriousness, I bought the game on sale for 49 cents. I don't think it's quite as big, detailed or complex as some of the newer Total War games, but it seems easier, which is good for RTS newbs like me. With that in mind, and you don't mind outdated graphics, then you might consider giving this a try. You could go on adventures like the one above.... :)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Imperial Glory is not at all what i expected. A friend got this game for me, while it was on sale for 59p. For it's age, Imperial Glory can still compete with other, more modern games of its type. Though the graphics are not the best, the game mechanics are in many respects better than the likes of Empire and Napoleon Total War. If you have played either of these, you will be well aware than when two units clash in melee, it is not uncommon for several men from each unit to be doing nothing while a few others fight and the rest get in the way looking for an opponent. Well Imperial Glory, now 10 years old, actually doesn't do that. It was really good to watch the intense melee with everyone taking part. Though indeed the kill moves, and graphics cannot compete with the likes of Empire and Napoleon Total War, it was a nice part of the game that i really enjoyed.

The sound effects and general playstyle is very similar to that of Napoleon and Empire too, but from my short playtime, it is a lot faster and seems a lot less buggy. I like how the lines all fire pretty much at the same time, but the reloads are a bit too fast. I found the interface a bit tricky to work out, but i soon got the hang of that and everything was fine. Formations cannot be changed merely by right click and dragging the unit across the map, as you can in Empire and Napoleon, at least i couldn't get it to work like that.

Unit sizes are pretty small which realy is the bggest downside to the game, and it kinda kills the realism, but really its fast paced and relatively easy playstyle really does make it a game still worthy of some respect, in many ways better than most games from the Total War series.
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107 of 121 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
the game is a real gem. In my humble opinion its one of the best strategy games ever made. just ignore the metascore. many german magazines rated it higher than rome 1.
and i dont understand why people here think this game is simple. it is actually pretty complex and provides loads of statistics and data to the player - some of it maybe a bit "hidden" for the superficial players. like already mentioned, the land battles can be very challenging, even for experienced armchair-generals -but i dont consider this to be a bad thing...at all. Also this game had sea battles long before the tw-series and they still look fantastic. but the best thing about this game is still the music. especially the tracks that play during the map-mode are incredibly beautiful. check this one out guys, you won't regret it. for 3 euros its a steal.
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99 of 119 people (83%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
when I was a kid I couldn't afford this game; now it's on sale for less than a cup of coffee

thanks Gaben
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