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 (92 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
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
This was one of my favorite childhood games and I've been trying to find a copy of this game for years because I lost the disc, so when I found it I immediatly bought it. The compatability issue can be easily fixed as mentioned in other reviews. It was defenitly worth it!
Posted: June 29
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
This game was the best game of my childhood.
It's just amazing, i would highly recommend this to anyone!

A few minor compatibility issues with playing Praetorians, heres how to fix it;
-Find 'Praetorians' in the steam folder. (Program Files, Steam, Steamapps, common, Praetorians)
-Right click on 'Praetorians.exe' or the 'Praetorians' Application and select properties. (Not the Icon)
-Go to the 'Compatibility' tab in properties.
-Select run this program in compatibility mode, and select your operating system from the drop down menu.

9/10 due to compatibility issues.
Posted: July 10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Praetorians is a really amazing RTS game.
In inchoate RTS game, most of them is playing like starcraft II, the mean idea is how to get better control to every unit
However, Praetorians choose another way to define how RTS game really mean, is hot to get better general situation view and how to really use it in actual combat.
Roman, Barbarian and Egyptian, three different factions are very balanceable. Roman have best discipline and defense but they need more time to train; Barbarian have the most strong body, it's means that they have the best single pawn ombat capability but they have the lowest number of warriors; Egyptian have the largest number of army, but they are weaker than other two factions.
It's the best RTS I have ever played, it's gave a new rule of RTS.
Posted: May 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Awesome tactic and stragegic game NOT based in resource and big armys.
Posted: July 6
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Uno de los juegos de estrategia más originales que jamás he jugado. Cabe destacar que su campaña se basa en "La guerra de las Galias" de Júlio César. ¡Imprescincible!
Posted: July 7
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143 of 161 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 11
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