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: Mostly Positive (254 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
33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.6 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.
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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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.6 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
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
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I really enjoy this game, you have to try to drive a warship awesome 9.5/10
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26 of 47 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
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 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Its a fun game but iit crashes sometimes and i cant finsh my conquering
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
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
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
As a lover of Total War series and other strategy games I can confirm I love this game!
It's cheap, it has great strategy RTS battles, it's quick, it can be very easy if you know how to handle it.
If you are a newbie, or if you want to discover the great world of strategic games, I recommend that you start with this game. It's easier than the others, it's fast, like, if you are in college or something and you don't really have time, a battle would take like 10-15 minutes, and it's very cheap. However it is old and some mecghanics are outdated but it's a really nice experience. So, let me finish, if you are a newbie and want to try Total War Napoleon, Empire, Rome, Shogun, or Men of War and Company of Heroes series, I'd suggest that you should try this game first. It's easy to understand, not very complicated. I rate this game 8/10 because it's old and because of the well known issues (bugs).
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Keeps crashing after i finish a battle, no updates to fix so no good rating...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
nigz rf gey
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
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, 2014
Great fun
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
This game is like a Baby's first Total War. Very good to spend an afternoon or two on.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
WARNING!!! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 8!!! DO NOT!!
I was really looking forward to play this game because I've been looking for a decent strategy game to play as of lately. I came across this game and did some research and it looked to me that it would be well worth 5 dollars. (WELL WORTH)
Turns out if you own a Windows 8 you can't even play the damn game.. Now I know that steam has all of my system settings, so my question is why could it not tell me that this game is unplayable?? Oh well I guess. I hope to be somehow getting my money back. All in all very disappointed in steam. They are better than this!! -_-
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Good campaing and nice battle strategies but bad sea battles
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
This game was fun to played.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
Nice game
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