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: Mostly Positive (126 reviews) - 77% of the 126 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Okay, Qvadriga doesn't even look old, it looks completely ancient, and the concept of a turn-based top-down simulation of chariot racing isn't exactly mainstream. But don't judge a game on your first impression as you wouldn't judge a book by its cover (I have a feeling you'd like books as much as I do if you've come here). This game delivers unexpected levels of tactical depth and attention to details, and truly deserves its sale price if not its full price.

The core gameplay is based on managing your speed and taking the decision to whip your horses to push them over their limits, or whip your opponents to incapacitate them, ram their chariots, cripple their horses, trample your dismounted rivals - playing it brutal is all part of the games, and the capable AI will use every trick in the book.
Campaign-wise, racing is rewarded with denarius (the currency of the Roman Empire) to build your team with upgraded chariots, horses and skilled drivers-slaves. Good results also increase your fame which will open up the doors of more prestigious stadiums, several dozens of them available in seven provinces, up to the great Circus Maximus of Rome if you prove worthy. Completing a campaign requires about 10 hours of gameplay, more if you invest time to skill up your team of slaves and acquire the top quality chariots and horses.

The little things: random events spice up each race. Cities offer various bonuses and some historical background. A random name generator use the cultural origins of your recruits and your rivals to give them all unique names. Successful drivers get their amount of victories tracked after their name. Last but not least, you'll pick up some Latin vocabulary to impress lesser-educated nerds! Stultorum infinitus est numerus, am I right? ;)
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Terrible company , Wonderful game. As with most of Slitherine's game, if you are a warmonger they are excellent for the most part. Some are overblown, intentionally tedious (to make the player and fanbois "feel" smarter and deeper than they actually are). Some are restrictive for the sake of, well, stuck up intellectuals who demand a certain formula tailored to their egos as opposed to their actual "gamer prowess" and above all SERIOUSLY overpriced in total. You can look for sales though on occasion or consult Robin Hood for further advice. The company's self aborption is only matched by the items listed above in relation to Slithrerine's "Personality" as a company making almost any pruchase , no matter how much you enjoy the game itself, come with a bitter aftertaste, and waiting for the "10% off kings" to go on a decent sale would leave you on your deathbed. BUT, all that being said.

This game itself is a gem for sure, with almost no games of this nature out there it makes the choices...well...nil for the most part. The "open world" campaigns if you will/want to call them that, I prefer the term, "Career mode".., are excellent, leaving a great deal of room for immersion and personalization...certainly one of those little games you keep on your comp forever and come back to when you wish to get a little playtime in. Worth 20$...absolutely NOT, But then again, not a game in their library is wotth more than 40% of whatever price they ask considering assets vs price.

If you can find it on sale though, it IS a very very good and fun game. You can grab it on Humble this week (12/20/2015) for 1$ in their weekly bundle....but again, I do love this little game I just have a dislike for Slitherine that matches their dislike for Steamers which their owner was none to shy about stating.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Totally fun game. If you like the idea of racing chariots and managing a team then this is the game for you. Basically you buy and sell chariots, horses, drivers as you travel around the ancient world trying to win races to gain earnings. You can bet on the races. During the races you have options of shaking the reigns, whipping your horses, crashing your chariot into other players, whipping other players, moving the horses from lane to lane and must avoid obstacles as well. Be sure to keep your driver and horses alive as if you can no longer maintain a team you lose. So far I am great at losing...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
I am kind of surprised about how i enjoyed this game... I took some time to read some of the reviews and all those negative reviews are about the pricing and i personally it shouldn't be mentioned in a review at all especially on steam where the price tag of a game vary very often...

Anyway let's just talk about this game...

I never even thought that it could be possible for me to enjoy a turn based racing strategy game, but the devs from Turnopia proved me wrong...

I actually put more hours on this game that i even expected to and those were quality hours i enjoyed playing this game. The game is kind of difficult since you can't really have a viable strategy that work 100% because there is many factor in consideration, some random events, the probability to hurt your horses so they lose some of their maxmum speed, your chariot can broke and sometime get totally destroyed and the actual skills of the pilot are all things that can influence the game result...

I personally like that kind of game that are challenging and sometime even if you plan all the way a perfect strategy, anything can go wrong from one turn to the other...

There is differents race tracks that change the play style i use, some have more chariots than others and the numbers of oponent can vary from differents race on the same exact track.

You can manage your team and have up to 4 pilots, 4 chariots and 4 pack of horses that can have differents stats that influence the outcome of a race.

The options are quite limited for the management, but it's a simple game with some twist in it that make it fun to play in my opinion. If you want to play an easy game where you can win everytime without much difficulty, then i guess you should avoid this genre since the game can be frustrating some time.

The game can become repetitive after some time, but what game don't get repetitive after spending some time in it anyway?

I recomend this game if you like the turn based slow paced strategy game, there is another mode called dynamic races , that is pretty much the same thing, but more fast paced and can be hard to hit the right button in the right time. There is probablly some people that may like this, but i personally don't so i won't spend too much time on this mode since i did not tested it alot...
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Incredibly slow. Watch the 2D sprite go around and around the oval race course. Even if the outcome is a foregone conclusion, for example every other chariot has crashed, or you have no chance of catching up, you will still have to carry on. Poorly designed: you can't even turn off the music for goodness sake and the interface is unintuitive.
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