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 (607 reviews) - 80% of the 607 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.”
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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

    • 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
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120 of 136 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 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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103 of 134 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
this game is like a simpler version of total war. that being said, give this game credit. the graphics and battlefields are, in my opinion, better than empire, and the battles are much harder. cavalry is much more realistic and can tear your lines to shreads and wreak havoc, and the lines arent much easier. i think this game is definately at total wars level and can compete with the big dogs if it wants. well worth the money
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2014
If you are a fan of the total war series, this game is for you, keep in mind that Imperial Glory was made in 2005, it's in my opnion on the same level as Empire, just much more simplar.

In Empire total war, made in 2009, navel battles were a huge new feature, Imperial Glory made in 2005 had already made a simple yet easily handled navel battle system.

I prefer the navel battles in this game compared to Empire or Rome II total War myself.

The land battles are nice, but unlike then new games, they don;t use bump mapping.

There only problem I have with the game is there is no moral system, every battle is a fight to the death, troops can not feel the field and regroup.

Otherwise if you're a fan of Empire tottal war I'd say give this game a show, and at the current price of £3.50 it's worth it.
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70 of 90 people (78%) found this review helpful
89 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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45 of 54 people (83%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2015
Definitely a classic stab at TBS and RTS by Eidos (those guys that did Praetorians). The gameplay is simpler than a total war game yet features an extensive research tree and exciting combat that, in my opinion, holds up even today. Austria is a total ♥♥♥♥ though. Always trying to defend Eastern Europe from my clutches... your time will come Austria! Your time will come O_O
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43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
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.

+ 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


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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
Ok let´s make a proper review of this game. This title has about 10 years old and for a game made that long ago, is one of the best strategic games i ever played ! So, i got this game for free in some giveway from a retailer website. Got it cuz i already played alot of Total War series and i´m really into this historic and strategic games.

At the beginning it didn´t suprise me and was kind of boring actually, cuz i was used to other kind of game rules and gameplay (from Rome Total War mainly). After a couple hours playing i really got into the athmosfear of the game and i started to enjoy it.

If you compare this game with Total War series, you rly can even do more things in this game than in the Rome Total War ( I compare it with RTW cuz both were made/launched around the same year ).

Here you can have ships/nautic battles, while in RTW Battles like that are just automatic, while here, in the battle contact, soldiers mix themselves and you dont even know who´s dying if you don´t look at the number of troops, RTW has move battle consistency, better options and gameplay and a bigger map.

I must also freeze the map rotation issue, while in Total War series you get a different battle map every time you move, in this game, the map is only 1 per partition (region) what, in my opinion is not a big of a problem, just a small detail.

The graphics are pretty good for a game that was made 10 years ago, with nice details, what deffenitely provides you a good gameplay.
If you are thinking about playing this game online with other people forget it, you won´t find anyone to play with (i speak for myself cuz i live in a small country and in a +or- remote location but maybe you have lucky).

Once again, you can totally compare this game to Empire Total War due the historic timeline. If you ever played a Total War title and enjoyed it i totally recomend this game to you, its a rly good option to TW series, you should give it a try !

It is a really nice game and for 5eur it´s completelly worth, even tought you can it cheaper in promotions...


PS: Sorry about some english mistakes, i think everyone gets it
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
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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33 of 43 people (77%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2014
I would recommend for those who like empire. It is much simpler in terms of interaction with the game map. Diplomacy is essential: war, treaties and trade. Its better for those who like the battles. If you have a lower spec pc this is an ideal etw substitue as is less graphically powerful
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
A very basic, yet fun RTS game. If you are seriously struggling with the Hardcore RTS games like Total War for example. And want an easier and less frustrating experience. This game is for you.

In Imperial Glory you control the major superpowers of that era. And basically it boils down to two options. a Score victory or Total Victory. If you know what these two options are then this game should be a piece of cake. Plus the tutorial mode really helps out fresh RTS players to understand the basic controls of how to manage your empire. The User Interface once the game starts is simple to understand, plus all of the options tells you which key on your keyboard to press for a quick look around.

The battles in this game are once again, easy to understand. I guess you can say if you want a less more frustrating experience with an RTS game i recommend this game first and foremost before trying out the big boys.

I recommend this game.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 26
Brings back the memories =) I cry every tiem ((((

No rly good game and fun to play!
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 6
Great game, highly reccomended. Just a few crashes, nothing to bad.
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Daemone Isos
48.1 hrs
Posted: September 30
This is a terrible game. It looks like it was poor when it came out, and it is just awful now.

I was excited about the prospect of the historical context, looking for something less fussy than other games representing this era. But it utterly fails to represent any historical reality whatsoever. The rules are arbitrary and have nothing to do with reality of the era at all.

And the mechanics are a ridiculous chore: improving "sympathy" (relations) with other countries is done by trading, but are not automatable. So each turn is a lengthy clickfest to make 1/2% improvements.

Do not waste your time checking to see if this slipped past you. You missed nothing but frustration and disappointment.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
If this game throws you a ball made of pig's bladder, Napoleon: Total War will throw you a leather one.

I had fun for some hours, but in the end there is no reason for me to play it instead of NTW. Buy Napoleon: Total War. If your computer is crap, buy this game.

7/10 videocards were caught sleeping.
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Onde mande
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 20
When I bought it, I see this game as a poor's man Empire Total war. Now I actually have Empire TW and this game is ♥♥♥♥. It must be great at it's time but today, nah.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
A very weird low budget total war knock off, the people run around really weird. but if u want to get the ghetto version of Napoleon Total war. boom ♥♥♥♥♥ here ya go fam.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: September 6
Product received for free
do you have a crap pc? and cant buy or run napoleon total war in your pc get this game now!!
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2.6 hrs
Posted: August 17
This game is Hardcore and for people dat love strategy it's sad dat dont people play in this
Great idea of the game
6/10 overall
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 5
Old man likes this old game!
Troops listen every comamnd even if they are utterly stupid or pointless.
And I like it.
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