To stand alone in war is extremely unpleasant. Extremely pleasant, on the other hand, is the stand-alone version Cossacks: Back to War. Containing all of the gameplay features of Cossacks: European Wars and Cossacks: The Art of War, this is a complete care package for all current and future Cossacks fans.
User reviews: Very Positive (372 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2002
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Includes 8 items: American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, Cossacks: Art of War, Cossacks: Back to War, Cossacks: Campaign Expansion, Cossacks: European Wars

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To stand alone in war is extremely unpleasant. Extremely pleasant, on the other hand, is the stand-alone version Cossacks: Back to War. Containing all of the gameplay features of Cossacks: European Wars and Cossacks: The Art of War, this is a complete care package for all current and future Cossacks fans. This add-on contains 100 captivating missions taking place between the 16th and 18th centuries. In addition, two new nations, Switzerland and Hungary, are included. These countries waged war in the late Middle Ages and essentially influenced the development of European military strategies. This addition causes the second add-on of Cossacks to pass the threshold of allowed gaming fun.


Features:

  • Thrilling real-time strategy game with historical background.
  • Fascinating 3D landscapes.
  • Play takes place in Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries.
  • Stand-alone game, other Cossacks games not required to play.
  • A total of 20 different European nations to command.
  • 100 new single missions.
  • 2 new nations: Switzerland and Hungary with a total of 8 new units.
  • Spectacular real-time battles with up to 8,000 units.
  • 4 different difficulty levels.
  • 1 new camel riding unit for Algeria and Turkey: Bedouin.
  • This version with low system requirements is adapted for comfortable play on any hardware from low-end computers, laptops and netbooks, to high-end PCs (with Windows Vista/7).
  • Ad-Hoc multiplayer play (offline mode).
  • Infinite AI skirmishes on randomly generated maps.

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home (Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: Intel Atom N270
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA 950
    • DirectX®: DirectX9
    • Hard Drive: 550MB space free
    • Sound: 100% Direct Sound Compatible
    • Internet Connection: 56 Kbit/sec
    • Controller: "mouse" or touchpad
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
517.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
What to say? The best strategy game!
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
NO HD version, NO new freatures, NO achievements or card drops, JUST nostalgia and one of the best strategy games ever made.

beautyfull graphics and an awesome gameplay, start with 10 worker units and finish it with a 700 man strong army.
you can WIN with MASS OR CLASS, you can send over 1000 units but they can weaker as 400 fully upgradet units.

to bring it on the point, when you LIKE GOOD strategy games, you do NOTHING, NOTHING wrong with it.

EDIT: for me it runs perfectly on win7, i played it with a friend (LAN) and we had no problem, he used win8 and yeah the first time he had many crashes but we found the problem (start the game through the exe in the steam folders .
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This is a great game! You have to get it! It is hard, but fun. It's alot more fun to play with other people, though.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Best strategy game ever, been playing it for more than a year and it keeps impressing me. 1.000.000.000 / 10 and 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 % reccomended
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
i liberated my village with commanders
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
The hours on record are deceptive, I have bought this game 3x before buying it on stean. While an older game, the gameplay is balanced, and very enjoyable. Granted it has issues on newer systems.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Best strategy game ever!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Good game, in my opinion.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
205.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Nice game.
Simply a nice game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This game made me cry of nostalgia when i saw it on steam, GG
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
283.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I've been playing Cossacks for 13 years and I can say that it's the best rts I've played.
Pros:
-Extensive economy
-Massive battles (at land and sea)
-Various strategies for winning, depending on circumstances,terrain and your nation's and opponents' features.
-Buildings are exact replicas of real ones all over Europe
-100 single missions
-9 campaigns
-Taking advantage of the terrain is my favourite aspect of this game.You can place artillery on high ground,musketeers on either side of a passage for ambush,build walls and towers on strategic positions, block bridges etc.

Cons:
-Apart from a couple of minor bugs,none whatsoever.

I tried playing age of empires and empire earth,after having played cossacks for a time,and I just couldn't! They are, definitely,inferior games.


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Fantastic game - Old but amazing scale - I like cannon
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
One of the best strategy games ever made!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Awesome game from my childhood.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Many of you may be asking whether this is a game worth picking up. Some of you may be turned off by the graphics but believe me, this is one heck of a fun game to play. I'm a person who will try any game no matter how old the graphics as long as its is addicting and fun to play.

Actually, this one of my favorite RTS Games of all time. With tons of nations to choose from each with their own distinct characteristics, it will definitely keep you playing for hours end on end fielding gigantic armies and swift yet powerful navies to throw at your enemies.

I recently bought this game here in Steam just to get a secure copy of the game because mu old CD is now broke. I've probably sunk hundreds or perhaps more than a thousand hours into this game since I started playing it 8 years ago and I still enjoy it today! If you don't mind the look of the graphics and want a great strategy game to sink your teeth into, you should definitely try Cossacks: Back to War (^_^)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
A true strategy game that I will play with my son as soon as he can hold a mouse. He is now just discovering his hands.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
86.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
I have played this game times in the past, even played it on Windows 7, but since I have updated to Windows 8.1 the message advises not to run the game because of resolution issues and there is no way, that I can find to correct this issue.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
One of the best strategy games out there. Spend hundreds of hours playing this game back when it just came out (ahh... nostalgia). Some campaign missions are insanely hard, even on normal difficulty, unlike most 'modern' strategy games in which you can usually beat the entire campaign without real effort (which is rather boring, I like having hard missions!). You can actually have huge scale battles on land or on sea in this game with thousands of units. Every battle will be unique because of all the different nations you can choose to play.

TL;DR
I only have one piece of advice: stop reading reviews. This game costs just 5 euros (or even less when its on sale). Buy it. Now.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
9/9 m9 no h9

gr9 game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Cossacks Back to War is a very old RTS that focuses on building huge armies of 10.000+ units per player with tactical 18th century combat using variety of canons,upgrades and naval warfare .

You can use generals to build formations that give melee bonuses, use cavalry for flanks (which is actually very effective ) and canons for long range siege .In its own right this is one of the best game in the genre .

Since all units and buildings are made in sprites rather than 3d models this game still looks pretty good .

Go to options and reduce game speed when you playing single player ;)

I don't get to say this very often but UKRAINE and DENMARK OP
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