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Cossacks: The Art of War continues the history of the great battles of XVII–XVIII centuries
Release Date: Mar 31, 2002
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Buy Cossacks: Art of War

$4.99

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Buy Cossacks and American Conquest Pack

Includes 8 items: Cossacks: Back to War, Cossacks: Campaign Expansion, Cossacks: Art of War, Cossacks: European Wars, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back

About the Game

Cossacks: The Art of War – continues the history of the great battles of XVII–XVIII centuries, and introduces five new campaigns, two nations, some new units and much more.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 100MB of free space
    • Video Card: 128 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible or better video card with pixelshader 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional: Microsoft XNA Framework 3.1
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
268 products in account
11 reviews
31.7 hrs on record
It's difficult not to appreciate the class of Cossacks. Its gameplay focus is well split into all the aspects that characterise an RTT game: game rhythm, upgrades, buildings, unit variety and relevance, population realism, battle simulation... One has got to admire the effort put into crafting the unit functioning and overall building management in this one. Superb.

Cossacks offers plenty of pleasurable elements. First, there's the outstanding number of nations, each with its own architectural identity (wonderfully done, by the way); as well as the outstanding number of unique units and their precise importance on the battlefield or in the development of one's domains. Second, there's the realistic representation of population growth, with civil infrastructure costing you more as your settlement expands, although there is no set limit for your population. Third, there's the artillery/infantry details, amazing to watch as they engage in battle. Fourth, there's the customisable gameplay, as the options for a skirmish match are reasonable (type of terrain, type of elevation, game speed, resources, etc.), gathering all the good and fair choices everybody should have when playing a free-build or skirmish game mode in any RTS/RTT. Last but not least, the naval conflicts: it's just too exciting to watch your territories and riches grow and have to formulate quick strategies with your coffers and coal reserves so you can build a solid, fearsome fleet that can outrun the enemy's.

Whether you're playing the main campaigns or the 17th and 18th centuries battles in quick match mode, Cossacks: Art of War shall bring you strategy-ecstasy. The huge battles (details of hundreds of men can be formed), the realistic artillery ballistics, the exciting invasions on the enemy's settlement, the fast-paced management of your resources (wood, gold, food, iron and coal) and workers, and the extreme attention that one has to keep on the keeping up of improvements and specific upgrades, will determine who prevails in the hot war scenario of this game. Cossacks can give you this kind of thrill, if you're fond of the genre.

Bear in mind that, while I'm writing on the Art of War page, this goes for all its "sister" games (European Wars, Back to War).
Posted: June 7th, 2014
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
29 products in account
2 reviews
25.0 hrs on record
God damn, this game is too good for so little of people to have enjoyed it
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 products in account
1 review
7.4 hrs on record
I great use cossacks is easy to play.I like very much
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6 products in account
2 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
played once now screen resolution options have vanished tried re install no joy.dirt
Posted: July 6th, 2014
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2 of 28 people (7%) found this review helpful
117 products in account
3 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
I saw screenshots i thought that it is Cossacks 2 but its not, its the 1st one
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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47 of 48 people (98%) found this review helpful
24 products in account
1 review
1,933.6 hrs on record
Lovingly detailed sprite based RTS. I've had populations of over 24,000 units (villagers in mines included) on my side alone on a huge skirmish map with 6 other computer controlled players. You must farm or fish (food), chop wood, quarry stone, mine coal, Iron and gold to supply your army. I love this game and will die playing this game. Easily my favorite RTS of all time. Its cheap no reason not to add it to your RTS library. Give it a go!
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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