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 (576 reviews) - 93% of the 576 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 51 people (98%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
175.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
12 years ago, I had an interesting 2v2 battle.

It lasted 9 hours.
9 FRICKING HOURS.

Had to call in sick just to finish the game.
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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
It was one of my first computer games and it's still one of my favorites!

-Amazing battles
-Many possible strategies : mortars to attack from a huge distance, cavalry to attack the rearguard or to quickly pillage mines, officers and drums to make troop formations (up to 196 soldiers with one officer)...
-Enormous battlegrounds filled with soldiers (up to 10 000 if I remember correctly)!
-A lot of available countries with different architectures and troops
-Possibility to capture citizens, artillery and buildings with only some simple soldiers (there are priests too but they can heal a bit)
-Interesting use of ressources (to be able to fire you need coal, to keep mercenaries on your side you need gold etc.) so if your coal mines get captured for example you can no longer fire anything! (of course you can buy coal on the market but the prices can vary a lot depending on your behavior)
-Pretty good soundtracks

It's often really cheap on sales so if you enjoy RTS games, grab it!

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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
So basically this is the complete package of Cossacks 1, including both European Wars and Art of War. This game is dated as hell, but it was quite good when it was new. If this entry of the series interests you, then this version allows you to access all of the game's content.

The best version of Cossacks 1 to buy on Steam! :3
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,090.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
Good old fashion war strategy game that has stood the test of time for me. I have played this game for years now without ever getting bored.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
In case, that it was the Game of my childhood, I' ve baught it again. Can't wait for Cossacks 3.
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