Qvadriga is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena.
User reviews: Very Positive (98 reviews) - 82% of the 98 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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“I’m a little bit in love with Qvadriga”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“a game worth playing for its well-developed mechanics”
8/10 – Softpedia

“Qvadriga really does an awesome job of being the best possible Roman chariot racing game it can be”
A- – Technology Tell

About This Game

Welcome to the Roman circus!

If you have come here it is because you wish to manage your own chariot racing team. Train your drivers and give them the finest equipment and horses. If you do this well, your chariots will provide you with both wealth and fame. but beware! Chariot races are dangerous. Accidents may occur and rival teams might try to harm your charioteers during the race. Make sure you do not grow too attached to your charioteers and always have a replacement available. Good luck!

Qvadriga is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena. Select the most cunning actions which your team could perform against the best drivers of the old world: shake reins, whip horses, choose lanes, hold tight while negotiating curves, avoid incoming attacks, block enemies path, lacerate and whip them until achieving victory.

Start an epic campaign from the most modest tracks of the empire corners, assemble a mighty team and build your fame through the provinces until reaching enough wealth to finally open the gates of Rome's greatest competition at the Circus Maximus, where you will be able to enter history and reach favour of gods.


  • Historically modeled circuses with all their styles and particularities. Variable sizes, lengths and shapes, from the classic Greek oval hippodrome to the standard Roman circus.
  • Variable number of rivals: Participate in tactical four-team races, dive into mayhem with sixteen opponents.
  • Expert AI able to recognize their situation and maximize their strengths.
  • Dual game system: paused turn-based gameplay (static) or continuous real time action (dynamic). Play which you like.
  • One-click decision making interface triggers a sheer variety of engaging consequences.
  • Upgradable team components: charioteers' skill and constitution can be improved, also chariot’s quality and size and horses' speed and endurance. Any combination is useful, provided you take advantage of its strengths.
  • Six historic factions to belong, which grants particular upgrades to your team.
  • Huge campaign system with seven regions to travel, starting in any of them, from the exotic arenas of the far East to the Northern barbarian borders.
  • 43 circuses to run, seven starting circus available from the beginning, unlock higher category circuses by building your fame.
  • Unique bonus at every city that could affect all competition aspects.
  • Race events enrich campaign altering race conditions. Your faction will try to help in the darkest hours, if you are successful your rivals will make things harder.
  • Buy, sell, heal and repair teams. Find the best components by gaining access to higher category circuses, hire medic, craftsmen and veterinary services to increase performance and configure the most competitive team.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
The game is way overpriced. Even at a 10 dollar (50% off), I wouldn't consider this game to buy. At 5 dollar, it is worth it. The gameplay isn't bad. It is actually fun...for the first few hours. After that, you have seen basically the rest and it gets repetive quickly. Add a twenty dollar price tag and you have a non recommandation from me. Get this game when it is atleast 5 dollars!
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Good idea and well researched with pretty good mechanics. That being said, the content, variety, UI, polish are totally at odds with the ridiculous price. ATM it's $22 and that's nearly criminal as it should be around the $5 mark. So while I would normally recommend this for its unique and interesting take on a rarely covered genre, I can't at its current price.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
A good idea with a clumsy execution and completely overpriced for what you get. avoid.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Quadriga does a good job of making you feel like you are running a chariot racing team.

It is an enjoyable chariot racing game that has simple to use mechanics. Of course, it is not an easy game to master. The AI is challenging and aggressive. You have to get a balance between attack and defence. The game does a pretty good job of making you feel tense as often a race may decide if your career can continue.

I recommend this game to anybody who likes turn-based strategy games and enjoys a race. In the end I weigh the value of a game to how much fun I get from it. For me my fun value matches the game value.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Well what a blast of fresh air this is. Worth grabbing the current Humble Bundle for this alone. Get in there!
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