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 (99 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
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Really liked it, if it doesn't work: look at the reactions of other people.
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2 of 21 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
peice of ♥♥♥♥
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11.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Great classic, playing it again after so many years :D Worth every cent ! Old school strategy at its best. Amazing soundtrack.
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Its a good game, but I would only buy it if it was on sale and you don't got alot of money if I was anybody interested.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
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!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
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.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Ah Praetorians, the game i spent hundreds of hours on back in my childhood. I remember waking up on a saturday morning, and running to my very old PC, and booting this game up. It was amazing when i played it, it was so addictive, challenging and overall fun. I only picked this up in the sale because it was very cheap, and i'm glad i did because it brought back so many good memory's.
Info
You can play as Barbarians, Romans and Egyptians
Each of them have there own types of units, Egyptians for example have slaves, while barbarians have Infantry.
If you have Windows 8 or 8.1 you may have a compatibilty issue, but that can easily be fixed. Thanks for reading
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Ahh brings back so many childhood memories... although the crashing bug is a pain to fix it is worth the nostalgic feeling I get, with this game revolving around proper military strategy and wit compared to resource micromanagement and tech research in most RTS games today
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Awesome tactic and stragegic game NOT based in resource and big armys.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Good old strategy game... :)

I have a Win7 64 bit and the game works on it.
(So if you have problems with it, then that is your fault, not the game's)

I can recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
they fixed problems that had with compability and now its ok to play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
ALL FACTION ARE GOOD
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Best classic game ever :D
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it will crash every time you try to load a level
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
It isn't working. Everytime I start the campaign or a scenario the game shuts down or the graphics glitch and cause the ground to disappear and is replaced with black.I must say I like this game and would recommend it but Steam's version doesn't work so I can't play it in a genuine way.
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
I just bought this game and it will not load. What a deal this turned out to be.
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6 of 20 people (30%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
dose not work on windows 8.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I used to love this game, but now that ive found it on steam, it just wont work. The ground all apears black, so when i tried to fix that by checking the box for 32 bit color now the game wont let me start a skrimish or tutorial or anything, i dont know how to fix it but the game is useless until i do
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
.exe stopped working. every time I try to play the game. 0/10
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
can i have my money back the game wouldnt work on my compeuter everytime i load up a mission it just closes the program please can i have me money back
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