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 (159 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

    • 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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
This game was fun to played.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
This a GREAT game But it crashes a lot, if it didn't crash a lot l would see my self playing it much, much more.So l do and l don't recommend this game.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
The resolution can not go above 1200x720. I know the game is old but even older games then this can do that simple feat. Besides this the game is buggy and a simple copy of total war. If u want a good game buy Napoleon total war ( ♥♥♥♥ even empire total war)
Posted: October 4
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I would recommend buying a different strategy game like total war
Posted: September 27
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53.3 hrs on record
this is probably the best steam game i hav ever played but the only problem with it is it sometimes crashes
Posted: September 26
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12.7 hrs on record
play this game for 10 hour
and i can say, if you hardcore strategy gamer
you must play this game, because this game is awesome
Posted: October 19
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31.1 hrs on record
Its a fun game but iit crashes sometimes and i cant finsh my conquering
Posted: October 15
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18.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 16
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18.7 hrs on record
Imperial Glory is one of the best RTS games i'd say, If you're a fan of games like Age of Empires or Divinity Dragon Commander or anything that's like that then this is your game.

For a game that's from 2005 it's still quite a blast, i'd play it for about 3-4 hours non stop and for a game like that, it's quite an achievement.

Alright i'll start by saying you need to play this game for ATLEAST more than 5 hours to COMPLETELY understand how much content it has, at first it does indeed look ugly and really half-♥♥♥♥♥ with it's fair share of bugs but it's really fun, though one of the really annoying things is you can only play as one of 5 europian powers, and there's about 15 or more civils so it feels like that's been completely ignored or just rushed at devoloupment.

Anyways you have two ways to play the game, A "Total Victory" type of campaign where you HAVE to unite the entire map, as in just fight every single dude who says no, or just buy every single country (except for capitals which you can't buy :<) till you get the entire world in your hands, or a "Score Victory" where you just have to get the most score. (just build build build and spam peace everywhere.) and the other way is to play one of the four battles that are all related to France and Napoleon at the early 1800's which is a bit of a shame really.

The "Total Victory" is pretty much the best way to play the game, it has the most content and would take you about 15-25 hours to complete atleast one campaign with that way.
Since it's the best way i'll start by explaining it, first off you pick your civil, then you have one of three ways to completely dominate a country/civil, One way is just buy everything they have till they only own their capital, Then just invade that. There's also a "Peaceful" way to completely annex them via just building newspaper offices and consolates and loads of other buildings to force them to like you all the way till they give you everything they have (units - land - resources) This way is gonna cost you ALOT but it's really worth it, and of course it's worth it later on since you get like 4000 gold each turn which is abit overpowered but still is fair since you really need gold at all times along with other resources. Third way is to go with a large army with/without help of anyone else and just try to completely destroy your enemy, I'd go with peaceful since the A.I generates a big army in somewhat of a short while.

Now i would NEVER recommend speedrunning this game as it's also kind of impossible, i'd say just try to get as many allies as you can and build a strong civil.
At first gameplay feels abit slow and also earning resources is abit slow but you quickly improve yourself same as the A.I.
Also the A.I devoloups quickly same as you and it fights somewhat good in battles it feels like you're not fighting an A.I, still you can get an edge over it so i'd say that's good enough.

So i said alot of things and overall the game is really good but let's start talking about the bugs and the annoying things that we all hate.
First off like i said above ^ the first things you notice is there's not that many battles and or ways to play the game which feels like the just rushed it and also you can't play as every single civil.
And when i said map/world map, the world isn't complete. It's mainly europe and north africa and west asia so it's really not that much, and there's not that much attention to detail, ottoman empire has just 3 territories and all of them are REALLY large, then next to it is just Egypt which feels like there could be way more attention to detail there.
Also when the A.I hates you, they literally hate you, they'll completely deny EVERY single political related crap you send except for improving relations with SO many resources or buying territory/land from them which also feels like they lacked detail there.

Anyways to just not make this longer, Overall the game is great for a 2005 one, If it's under $10 i'd say it's a must own but more than that then it's not worth it unless it gets updated and adds more polish and attention to detail. (mind you the high/ist resolution is 1024x768) so i'd give it a 7/10
Posted: October 7
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11.1 hrs on record
The least I can say is that I love this game. It is extremely fun, and rather in depth.

I've played for 6 and a half hours now, I know it's not long, but its long enough. This game crashes. Alot.

I was playing as Russia, trying to conquer the world. I had just captured Poland when Austria decides to go to war with me. So, I decided to make the first move. I sent two of my Colonels againts three of Austria's Captains, and I actually won. Then, while the game was loading, BAM! Crash. Lost the whole battle. Another time, I was playing as the French, and Prussia declared war on me. We had a gigantic fight that was even. It was loading, BAM! Blue screen. Most of the time, though, its just a normal "Not Responding" crash. I got it on sale for $.99, and even after all the crashes, I still love it. After all the crashing, I will still reccomend it.
Posted: October 12
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0.9 hrs on record
Nice game
Posted: October 3
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I say it's worth it only because it's 2.50, which is equivilant to about two sandwiches. I think I had a little more enjoyment out of this game than two sandwiches, and it contains all natural ingredients with zero calories.

Posted: June 5
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
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


Posted: September 6
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
For it's time it's a great game. It is pretty much a copy and paste of Napoleon Total War, but way more balanced.

Balance score - 10/10

Optimization is great aswell. I'm assuming by now all computers can run this. I had no lag or FPS drops.

Optimzation score - 10/10

Graphics are a little meh.... They were great for it's time, but now just look a little silly.

Graphics score - 6/10

Effects of the game are awesome! All the way from blood and gore, to runny and exhaustion, to smoke from guns and even melee fights seem really awesome.

Effect score - 10/10

So I urge all to buy this game! It's a must have if you're a big RTS fan. Final score is a 10/10!
Posted: June 20
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 12
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.1 hrs on record
Addictive. Extremely good if you like grand strategy; the option of directing land or sea battles is entertaining but not essental if you're not into tactics. A really good value, have only found one bug (in a quest - no biggie).
Posted: April 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Every time I start to win a battle against France, they retreat then the game crashes. 10/10 Would see game rage again.

But seriously, this is a good game.
Posted: July 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
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. )
Posted: September 21
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
This game is super fun and i just started playing it non-stop Buy it and you will not reget it :P Awesome And it be nice if there was a WW2 DLC plz make one. Ice cream With Blood on top :D
Posted: June 13
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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!!
Posted: July 16
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