This game is devoted to the key events of the XVII–XVIII centuries.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (106 reviews) - 76% of the 106 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 24, 2001

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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

Cossacks: European Wars is a historical real-time strategy based on events of the 16th through the 18th centuries in Europe, when nations and states were created and demolished, and wars shed seas of blood. There are 16 nations or regions in Cossacks: Algeria, Austria, England, France, the Netherlands, Piemonte, Poland, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Saxony, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venice. Each has its own original graphics, economic and technical development peculiarities, military advantages and drawbacks, and unique units and technologies, providing vast choices of tactics and strategy in war against any enemy. Thus, England is the mightiest sea power, Austria has powerful light and heavy cavalry, and Cossacks are the pride of the Ukrainian army.
Battles of up to 8,000 units may be conducted on single or network game maps. One can carry out lingering city sieges, wage guerilla wars, capture commanding heights and arrange ambushes, deploy landing forces on enemy shores, and conduct sea battles. The game system is arranged to reduce per-unit control and resource micromanagement, and to turn to global goals of powerful economy formation, science development, the capturing of new lands, and defending borders.

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard disk space: 350MB
    • Video:Video Card with 64MB dedicated memory and DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Sound:Sound card with DirectX 9.0 support
    • DirectX®:9.0 or higher
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
Much like Shogun 1, there was nothing quite like Cossacks when it first came out. An RTS in the age of pike and shot (still an EXTREMELY rare setting for games) where you could have literally thousands of troops on the field. I played this one a ton because it was so much more interesting and different than anything I had played before it. I don't even think I ever got into the single-player campaigns of this games, too wrapped up as I was in setting up random matches with the AI and engaging in great battles.

Aside from the really weird title, the awkwardness that comes from games this dated, and some really dumb AI behavior, I found little to complain about in this game.

"Yes" for nostalgia. :3

However, you should get Cossacks: Back to War instead of this, because that contains all the content from this game and its Art of War expansion.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
209.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2015

Once I managed to get the game working it was great to re-live the experience of playing one of the best RTS games I know of, nice graphics and simple enough to pick it up, though with some bugs in the game that the programmers never corrected. Cossacks European Wars is great for 1-2 hour sessions, the campaign is pretty tedious and unforgiving however, a simple mistake or a bug from the game could cost you the entire match (Though they do give you the option to load and save whenever you want). It's great to build up your colony with peasents, extract resources, form a big army (Building one of these asap is crucial for defending your small village so it can grow into a major threat to the enemy) and it's a great historical game that can really teach you about the many facts about wars in the past couple of hundred years, the strategies they used and what each nation looked like back then.

Though Cossacks EW does have its flaws when it comes to gameplay it has many other key points to it and definately worth a try if you're into games like Age of Empires or Warcraft 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
The best strategy game to face the Earth... Everything is so perfect with so much to do and chose from.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
my dad play this game :D
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48 of 57 people (84%) found this review helpful
137.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
Much memories brought back from childhood, a must buy!!
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