In the game you become not only a witness to history, but a powerful and cunning army commander as well. You will lead forces of one of the following European countries: Russia, France, Germany, Austrian Empire and Britain through five campaigns which vary due to the real historical role of each participant.
User reviews: Mixed (220 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 11, 2003
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"In the game you become not only a witness to history, but a powerful and cunning army commander as well"

About This Game

On June 28, 1914 in the center of Saraevo Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Those shots began one of the bloodiest wars in the history of mankind the First World War. For four long years the earth trembled from gun explosions, the air was whistling with bullets and the sky was covered with smoke and ashes. It was the first war with such amount of troops to take part in it and with military operations going on earth, in the skies and seas, even under the water. Weapons of mass destruction were used for the first time.
The Entente WWI Battlefields gives a chance to see it with your own eyes and try to change the history. Choosing one of five available countries of this real time strategy game (France, Germany, Russia, Austro-Hungary, England) players get under command troops with various units starting from infantry and cavalry and ending with battleships. All units were made true from historical point of view by using archive documents and photos. Every nation has its own features, which allow you to use strengths and weaknesses of troops from different states.
Economic and military advisors are present in the game to facilitate control over economic and military development. Advisors assist in upgrades, obtaining resources and producing units. There are more than 1000 structures on the map and 80000 units, 3D sound and full encyclopedia of armament that give a chance to feel like high military commander entrusted with the fate of the nations.

Main Features:


• One of the first games based on actual events of the WW I
• Massive battles (up to 10,000 units can take part in a battle from each side!)
• Non-linear mission structure and authentic historical battles
• Various types weaponry, armor, vehicles, buildings from that period, which are unique for each nation
• Entente Gold includes two new campaigns with 7 missions each, map and missions editor.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/7
    • Processor: Pentium III 500 MHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/7
    • Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Works just fine on my laptop (windows 7 64 bit, Geforce GT 540M, widescreen). Original version I had worked great on Windows 98, but used to crash terribly on Windows XP and flickered badly, this one works also has some minor flickering in menus, but nothing too serious. Widescreen support doesn't exist, but that's really not that much of a surprise. Multiplayer seems to be down, it was powered by GameSpy if I recall correctly, so it's not a surprise, I guess.
For those who have issues - install directx version suggested in forums, use compability mode and don't forget it's a game from era that is kinda hard to play on modern PCs without tweaking, as developer can't really give you a DOS BOX and just emulate old hardware.
Gameplay wise it's a great strategy surviving the trial of time well, especially when there are not that many WW1 strategies out here at all. It is lacking trench warfare so it's impossible to call it realistic, but otherwise amount of troops on screen and the variety of the game is really impressive.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
This game is a hidden gem, if it ever works.

The Entente is a Real-time strategy game revolves around World War I and is based on the military events from 1914 to 1918. Players must gather resources that include food, wood, iron, gold, oil and electricity to create and feed their nation and armies of World War I.

The game runs on Cossacks game engine, and is similar to Cossacks/American Conquest series in some ways, the game is overall very unique and fun but has compatibility problems with new hardware and operating systems.

Pros:
-Good old Isometric graphics similar to Cossacks/American Conquest games.
-Each nation has its own fairly accurately represented style of architecture (Something very hard to see in other games, most games use the same re-skinned copy/paste models).
-Good World War I atmosphere.
-Good sounds and music which fits well in WWI period.
-In-game tutorial, commanding units, developing economy, using tactics and strategy.
-Five nations to choose (Austro-Hungarian Empire, Britain, France, Germany, Russia).
-Campaign for each nation and some extra missions.
-Skimrish mode against AI.
-Wide variety of units, buildings and technology.
-Specialized units that is specific of each country of the era.
-Challenging AI, playing on medium difficulty feels like hard, AI actually uses tactics
-In-game encyclopedia included (Museum) , which is good to have one.
-Would run smoothly on weak/old systems.

Neutral:
-No widescreen support (Not a big deal for me).
-No peace time option in skirmish mode like in Cossacks/American Conquest series.

Cons:
-Compatibility issues, the game is likely not going to run without problems on new hardware/Operating Systems, (works on my Win7 64-bit Laptop but not on my desktop PC with the same OS and superior hardware).

Overall the game is challenging and fun, I played years ago on Windows XP (outside of Steam), had issues too, but the one on Steam is (Gold) which is v2.0 so in theory it should work better than the old retail version, and that is true because I tried Disc version of The Entente: Battlefields World War I, and it didn't run on Windows 7 even with after patches.

I'm recommending the game to anyone who likes RTS and WWI, especially if you also like Cossacks/American Conquest series, but keep in mind the game might not work on every system, so think about the risk.

The game is fairly cheap, $1.99 in the US, 1,99€ in Europe, £1.59 in UK and less in other countries, if you're a fan of RTS and old games then get it, you can keep it to play later on some weak system that is built for old games like me.

There are some tweaks and fixes that might fix your problems, don't forget to read pinned threads in the community hub, I would have not recommended the game if it was the same version as the old retail one, but this one (v2.0) actually worked on Win7 64-bit, unlike the retail version I have doesn't run, so if you really want to play this game then you have to give it a chance.

I'm guessing the problem is occurring from newer graphics cards and processors but graphics cards is my first guess.

My laptop specs: "The Entente Gold" (Works).

HP G62

-Intel i5 460m
-First generation Intel HD Graphics
-4GB Ram
-Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

My Desktop PC Specs: "The Entente Gold" (does NOT work).

-Intel i5-2500k
-GTX 770
-8GB Ram
-Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

Cossacks and American Conquest series running perfectly out of the box on almost every known system (Except maybe Win8) I believe it is not hard to do the same for The Entente Gold.

I am kindly asking developers to release a patch to fix compatibility issues with various systems, please fix this game because it deserves more attention and fans.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
What a pity! I know that I would enjoy playing this game but sad to say, it does not work in Windows 8.1 64-bit! Steam failed to fix this issue. I tried running in compatibility mode Windows XP, ran it as an administrator but it still would not work!

I should not recommend this game. However, I am recommending this game to players who have an older computer system. Besides, it is not fair not to recommend this game just because it is not suited for newer machines.

I just hope that Steam would fix this issue but I am hoping against hope.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Just waste of money, it doesn't work on W8
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
WARNING: This game will not work if run through Steam. It only works through compatibility mode with Windows XP Service Pack 3.

THE FOLLOWING METHOD IS ONLY PROVEN TO WORK IN WINDOWS 7.

Launching the game:
1.Right-click game in Steam Library.
2.Click Properties, then in new window click on the local files tab.
3.Click 'Browse Local Files'.
4.Windows explorer should pop up with the game files. Right click on Antanta.exe (shown as Antanta).
5.Click properties again, then in new window navigate to compatibility tab.
6.Tick the box where it's description is: Run this game in compatibility mode for.....
7.Select Windows XP Service Pack 3.
8.Click apply, then launch Antanta.exe or play through Steam.
9.Your game should boot properly with minor graphical bugs (which go away and are only in the levels).

Errors:
-Game seems to blackscreen whenever you select something in the menus, but it only remains for 2-5 seconds.
-Minor graphical bugs on ore deposits, fixed when player makes an action.

I will update this post the more bugs and errors I find. I know this isn't a review, but it is something nesscessary considering all the negative reviews. Please, reccommend this so others can see (if it works for you).
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
Woooo, The game does not work.

That's all.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
GOVNO
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
states works with windows 7 but seems to hang shortly after coming to the main menu.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Alright, here's a little note to the game creators. -Ahem- Fix, the god damn game. I did not buy this for 0.49 Cents for nothing. I swear to god if you do not fix it I will -smashes a mug on a table- okay? Now, get off your lazy @ss and work on the f*cken' game for Windows 8. I swear to f*cking god, do I have to buy a motherf*cking computer that has Windows 95?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Do not buy this game.

An excellent looking game for those interested in the Cossack/American Conquest style engines, HOWEVER:

The game simply will not work on newer operating systems, i.e. Windows 8. The developers have no interest at all in responding the these concerns, rather content to milk each new purchaser for its garbage price of $0.49.
As someone who used to play this title, I am dissapointed in the Steam release, dysfunctional as it is.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Decent game. Left in on to collect my cards. 7/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Win 8.1 needs compatability mode. Or I assume so. Loads fine but then just sits at the menu. All I needed to get the cards, but couldnt play it. 49c is what I paid, and maybe the cards are worth 49c and it wont be a bust...
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
dont touch dosent work
no matter how cheap this game is steam have yet again sold a broken game to us
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I really liked this game, and I really want to recommend it but IT DOESN'T WORK! So many people have complained and NO ONE IS LISTENING! FIX THE GAME and read the reviews!

Why upload something and not patch it to work?
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Unfortunatly this game froze my computer every time I tried to boot it up. Not a good game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2014
I do not recommend this game to anyone who has a windows operating system newer than windows xp 2000. There is a duplicate screen glitch on the main part of the game that renders the gameplay invisible with repeated screen images stuck. Changing resolution in the game does nothing, there are little to no working fixes for this problem. I bought this game for a little over $1.00 it is a complete waste of money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This game isn't working on windows 7. It is a chame to Steam leting us buy products that dont correspond to their compatibility description.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Win7 64bit -> Simply not working. I dont know why Steam selling products this way...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
I bought this game back in June or July and it didn't work on my laptop. The developers are well aware of this problem, but they don't seem to have any inclination to fix the problems that I and many others experienced. So, if you want to burn two dollars for a game that doesn't work, then go right ahead. Otherwise, steer clear of this game until you hear that the developers decided to do something to fix it.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Возможно игра и хорошая , но при запуске у меня отключается мыш в игре и дале начинается ад т к игра нехочет сворачиватся и закрыватся
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