Praetorians is set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. You will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theaters of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor.
User reviews: Mixed (216 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 10, 2003
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“Praetorians is an excellent choice for real-time strategy fans looking for a stiff and satisfying challenge.”
8.4 – GameSpot

“If Caesar hadn't gone and gotten stabbed by his friends, I'm sure he would have liked this as much as I do.”
8.9 – IGN

“Praetorians certainly does set itself apart from the competition”
8 – http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_praetorians_pc

About This Game

Praetorians is set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. You will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theaters of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Your quest will not be easy, as the Empire is heavily defended by thousands of different troop types and war machines, all with special skills and individual strengths. The road to becoming Emperor depends on strategy! You must learn to combine your units and exploit the weakness of the enemy, but as you get closer to the Emperor things become even more difficult as you must face his personal guard, the most powerful and deadly fighting force in the Empire - The Praetorian Guard!

Key Features

  • Three different armies: Gauls, Egyptians and the Roman Legions
  • Unique sets of abilities and formations for different unit types and characters
  • Fast-paced action were things can easily go from hectic to wrong

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: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Brings back a lot of childhood memory.

For those who experience crashing, there's simple fix : run this game OUTSIDE Steam, Steam client ruined this game. Just double click Praetorians.exe (without starting Steam client) and enjoy the game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I loved this game, but it did have some bugs and it was really hard for me to pick up on at first. The one thing I wish they could change would so that when I tried to access the steam chat while in game it would actually pull it up. Another thing is that they should've made put in the game is that certain sides would automatically be teamed with one another, making large scale battles possible. But overall this was an amazing game, it put my mind to work and got me thinking like a strategist back in roman times. I highly reccomend this game.
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165 of 187 people (88%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
Great game but has some modern issues. You will likely need to run this game in compatibility mode for XP and the resoltuon maxes out at 1084x798 although if you go to MyDocuments/Praetorians and open the user config and change Game Res 2 to Game Res 3 you can run it in 1280x720p. Game still holds up, super fun and brings back the nostalgia.
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126 of 145 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
EDIT: Some compatibility issues, that are seemingly easy to fix;

-Find 'Praetorians.exe' in the steam folder (Program Files, Steam, Steamapps, common, Praetorians)
-Right click on it and select properties
-Go to the 'Compatibility' tab
-Select Run this program in compatibility mode, and select your operating system from the menu

I'm running Windows 7, and this seems to have fixed the crashing problems when trying to start a game. Thanks to 'The Amazing SparKo' for his advice!


ORIGINAL:

A great game from years gone by, however this version is not working. The game will crash when I try to start any mission.

Will update if the issue is fixed.
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52 of 57 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
why mixed reviews? this game is awesome, ''graphics are old'' (duuh) this game came out in 2002 not 2003 like it says up there, plus this game has better gameplay than most of todays garbage that comes with 500 DLC's and are only focused on graphics, thats why 90% of games these days suck, back then you actually got a kickass game for a low price, today you pay 60€+ for 2 hours of mostly shity gameplay. Upvote all the way!
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