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.
User reviews: Very Positive (226 reviews)
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.”
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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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Not An Imperial RTS Title, But It Works!

Before I went to purchase Imperial Glory, I have got to say, I did my fair share of research on it, as I didn’t really know what type of a game I was throwing myself into. When I did look into it though, the information was already enough to sway me into buying, hearing that it was a similar to the likes of Empire Total War. This however being a budget title, very cheap, and well did not take too much of a computer to run. That’s the basis of what convinced me to buy it, currently having quite a weak laptop to run games on, so I gave it a try.

When you first get into this game, it does take a while to progress through the campaign, its often very confusing at the start as-well. You can start to see the elements in which are similar to Empire TW, but do notice that its clearly not as good, which brought this game down for me. As I said earlier, it takes a while to actually do anything in this game, and so need to be patient, keeping it calm in the early stages. Im going to be honest, you attack anyone early on, your going to get f***ed up pretty easily. Once you have an army etc, it gets interesting, you can trade, form alliances, but that’s pretty much it. While playing this game it always felt as if I was playing a decent title though, graphics are good for the age, but you do have to realise that this game really is just for those who cannot run Empire. I would not purchase this game if I had Empire Total War there in my library, I just wouldn’t! Its for people who like a good RTS Strategy game, but may not have the option of good gaming rig to play them games on. But at least there is an option for players, a decent strategy title like Imperial Glory, requiring little to run really. Its ok for that set of aspects.

It takes a while to experience any kind of glory really, but its a great option for those who like a good rts game, its a game that can run on just about anything.
Overall:

+ Decent Graphics
+ Professional Look
+ Easy To Run
+ Gameplay Is Pretty Smooth

- Feels Like Second Best
- Lacks In Storytelling
- Not Going To Win Any Awards

Good 7.5/10

That goes it for my short Imperial Glory Steam Review

Thanks,

The-Sentinel-Gamer
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
This is definitely worth $4.99. If you love strategy games, get this. Not the most graphically inpressive, but it's still a really fun game
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Imperial Glory is a fun bare bones RTS, while the game is not as complex and pretty looking as Empire:Total War it is still a fun game and worth buying if you are an RTS junkie like myself. The campaign is just as interesting and fun as the Total War campaigns, while the actual battles are fun albiet more arcadey then any of the Total War games.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Why should you buy this game? well if you like RTS games
- this game has depth, it will take many hours to complete
- even from 2005 it is still enjoyable to watch
- building tree with diff focus, army, political etc you need to plan what to build where
- technology tree
- battlefields have terrain that slows down your troops, can enter buildings, if you happen to kill enemy squad of artillery without destroying the cannons you will be able to take them after battle.
- naval battles are complex, if you maage 1 ship is enjoyable, with many at same time gets difficult, but details are nice, this is 2005 much earlier Total war series introduced naval battles.
IT IS ON SALE FOR 0.99!!!!!
I still have the dvd version from years ago, i played campaign with every fation, one of the few games i actually repllayed, if you get half the joy I did ou will still feel guilty for paying such a price....BUY IT!!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I really enjoy this game, you have to try to drive a warship awesome 9.5/10
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
If you have Windows 7 or anything above XP you're taking a big gamble as to whether or not this game will launch.

I can't believe Steam allows games to be in it's store that are not guaranteed to run on Modern systems without any warning. Luckly I'm only out a $1. Steam already knows everything about all of our systems a simply notification before purchasing would have been nice.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This game came out just before Rome Total War did due to that it was kinda overshadowed by a popular AAA turnbased strategy game. The best way to sum this up is this is essentially Napoleon: Total War with Romes graphics. This has Naval battles, land battles, a tech tree, different approaches to diplomacy. You can peacefully annex entire countries if you play it right. If you can look past the 2005 graphics and the limited playable nations this is a great game and a welcomed unearthed relic thats been added to steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Sit on a hill and wait while your enemy slowly walks towards you making the game really anti climatic.
But when they finally reach you, just blast the ♥♥♥♥ out of every single one of them!! :D ( If you have the correct infantry units. )
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
It is a great game. It fells like Total war but is much more fun and quicker to play thourgh. Bad things are it crash once in a while
so you are more dependent on saves and If you play prussia you will you get your face kicked in. Graphics are Great for laptops and low spec Computers but are pretty low.
The combat is fun on the higherlevels but is way to easy on easy as the always charge.
Sea battles are fun and feel great. It is a game that is a jem for all player and help people into the genre!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
The game is a really good stategy game and the developers of it have the potential to compete with Total War games. Managing an empire in this game is a lot more smooth than Total War, as there are more resources to manage and control. Building and recruiting units are pretty straightforward and easy to understand. The combat itself is quite lacking compared to other strategy games, but for the price it is worth it. The battles are at a much smaller scale than other games that are similiar, and the terrain of battles in certain areas is basic and never changes. The naval battles are well done for the price of the game, and enjoyable if you know what you are doing. The only thing that is bad about the game is it crashes about every 3 battles and you have to redo everything since your last save (including the battle it crashed on) when this happens. The crashes happen regardless of what computer you have and can get really annoying. Other than the crashes i have no problems with the game and find it enjoyable. I would reccomend this game for its current price and am surprised at how well it was developed. If you are not patient with crashes the game is not worth it though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17
Keeps crashing after i finish a battle, no updates to fix so no good rating...
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Very great game!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Its a fun game but iit crashes sometimes and i cant finsh my conquering
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Brilliant and worth the money - I got this for 99p, And used to play it a longggg time ago on disc until it stopped working. Worth it, even without the sales. Good game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I think that this game is awesome. It is very simple, and I understand that it could definantly do with alot of simple improvements, such as range of the cannon (which is suprisingly short), and perhaps some more military diversity (There is just 4 land army unit 'types' in the game) which are your horsemen, light infantry, Infantry, and cannons. Ships are just the same.

But this game is old, very old, made in 2005. Shouldn't be too suprising that some of these things are missing. And crashes, too, it's definantly not meant to run on modern computers. But it's still a good game, you don't have to be the world's smartest genius to win the game, and neither do you have to conquer the world with all-powerful military might. There is a score win system in the game, which I like after playing a game such as Empire: Total War where the only real way to win is to shoot everything that isn't you. I mean, Empire, not a bad game by any means, but I think it could have gone with some diversity when it comes to winning.

So, really, I think this is a good game and while it does have problems because of it's age, it's still a good, simple game, plenty of enjoyment out of it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
The overall gameplay of this game is fantastic, a mix of strategy/politics with warfare. I would definitely recommend this game, BUT this game sometimes just randomly crashes for me at least. Right after an important battle, BAM it crashes. Just built a complex trading route? Crash. Negotiated a treaty with France? Crash. This made me paranoid about saving. There is an autosave feature, but it rarely ever saves on its own. I feel there are better games in this genre, but i got it on sale for 2 bucks, which is about a bottle of soda and a bag of chips. If you do decide to purchase this, be sure to save after everything you do.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Great fun
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
This game is like a Baby's first Total War. Very good to spend an afternoon or two on.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Awesome game!
10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Good campaing and nice battle strategies but bad sea battles
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