Cossacks II: Battle for Europe is DLC for "Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars" presenting new nations with the possibility to wage multiplayer battles.
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Mixed (221 reviews) - 65% of the 221 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 19, 2006

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Buy Cossacks and American Conquest Pack

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


About This Game

Let the battle begin! The Cossacks II: Battle for Europe add-on continues the renowned Cossacks II:Napoleonic Wars game. It depicts the rather short historic period of the Napoleonic wars. The Napoleon wars changed Europe forever, leading to the formation of empires and putting an end to almost one thousand years of constant strife between small states. The game provides mass-scale battles between thousands-strong armies of the nations involved in conflicts during this period. The theatres of operation introduce France, Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Egypt, and three nations not represented in the original game – Spain, the Grand Duchy of Warsaw (Poland), and the Confederation of the Rhine.

The Cossacks II: Battle for Europe reconstructs in detail the soldiers' uniforms weapons and architecture of each nation. Each nation's army has its unique units and possibilities. The game includes over 180 units 190 buildings and 1200 flora and fauna elements. When developing the combat system the peculiarities of early 19th century warring were taken into account as was the value of formations provisions and troop morale. Tactical tricks utilized by military commanders of the time are fully reflected in the game. An "honest" system of bullet and cannonball ballistics based on physics is an innovative addition to the Cossacks engine. Other engine features include 3-dimensional landscaping which creates realistic-looking scenery and towns and impacts combat tactics. For example the firing range of a subdivision of soldiers or a cannon positioned at the top of a hill is greater than the firing range of a unitstationed on flat terrain.

Key features:

  • Control the French, Russians, Austrians, Britons, Prussians, or Egyptians -- master new weapons and tactics during a time that redefined the meaning of modern warfare.
  • Fight through historically inspired battles of the 19th century, with massive armies colliding in different types of terrain and weather.
  • Battles on real historical scale with tens of thausands of units on one map.
  • Realistic Troop Morale System - Well-fed troops live longer and grow in experience to become valuable battlefield assets, while fierce and overwhelming opponents, or marching long distances will cause morale to drop
  • Enhanced diplomacy tools help you create treaties that give you the advantages

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
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Mixed (221 reviews)
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Nishiki Nishio
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
It's a fun game but now i have massive lags, wich makes no sense. At the begining the game wasn't lagging at all on max settings now i can't even play on the lowest settings. I re-installed the game and it sas: "Can't play internet game. Game files changed". I did not change any game files and when i re-installed it again the same ♥♥♥♥ came up. The lags are not cuz my PC is ♥♥♥♥... GTX 970.. and a i7 so makes literally no sense the 2 Hours i played lag free were fun but pls fix this ♥♥♥♥!
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2.1 hrs
Posted: August 7
parece um bom jogo mas esta muito lagado para hoje em dia
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0.2 hrs
Posted: July 10
I like this game. Of course game is not working. Im spoiled by GOG and automatically expect old games working without problem. Just do not buy any game on steam older than 10 years.
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18.9 hrs
Posted: July 10
i love fighting over those villages ;) concept is not present elsewhere i only wish there was no building at all.

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๖ۣۜ MØG Kat
142.2 hrs
Posted: July 7
Overall this game seems to be an unfinished project. Sure, it sometimes can be fun (probably why I still managed to play 100 hours (although divided over 4 years :P )).

There are so many bugs, Enemy AI running across the map, own soldiers walking in slow motion (5 minutes to like walk 2 meters!? da fuq, do some cardio). Peasents will often do anything else, than what you command them to do. And the crashes, ohhh,... everytime a new music track starts, every time you click somewhere, every time something happens, the game may crash!

The first game from 2001 is way better, than this. If they someday would update and fix the bugs, and perhaps add some extra content it would be worth the 4 $. But currently its not worth it. Dont waste your time and money on this.

Instead save your money, and wait for Cossacks 3.
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4.8 hrs
Posted: June 26
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0.6 hrs
Posted: June 23
Does not work for new-er model computers
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21.3 hrs
Posted: June 21
Unique game. I was a fan of the first one but the second one is so much better.

The best addition here is the "Battle for Europe" mode which was later basically copied in COH2 Ardennes Assault. So basically just europe divided into regions and you as the commander of a persistent army rushing through.

It's one of the first games that mostly relies on managing an army instead of building it up with resources and such (even though base building is still possible, just not in the battle for europe, which is the best mode).

The fights are always interesting since there are many optional objectives which makes it really fun.

The feeling of this game is great and I like its looks.
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Josef Stalin
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 16
This game is ♥♥♥♥, not the original RTS but some half-baked crap that is not as good as War&Peace and not as bad as Ubisoft games. Risky middleground.

Don't do it.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: June 11
Amazing game when i had it 5 years ago... shame it has a framerate of -1
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
43 of 48 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
This is a "like/recommend" with conditions...

1. buy it in a bundle (bundle stars is currently selling the series for $2.99)
2. Know that there is zero support for any of the games in the series
3. Expect problems, and don't expect the fixes to be easy. The patches and fixes for the retail hard copy of the game do NOT work for the Steam version
4. Win7 onward hates these games; high end graphics cards hate these games as well
5. It's a great series of games when they work
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2014
A great little known classic with many unique RTS featrues not seen in other RTS games up until recently.
Ahead of it's time but still a little buggy. An ambitious game that for the most part is a winner.
For those who like napoleonic warfare, this is a fun game that has Russian devs that come from the napoleonic re-enactment capital of the world, Russia. A lot of detail to be had here, glorious uniforms and many nations are represented.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Verry Good Game! I picked it up because I had some money left in a prepaid card and was verry surprised! I play it now with some friends and it is great!

+ Game focused on strategy and tactics.
+ Historically Accurate.
+ Artstyle still looks good in my opinion.
+- Slow Paced ( Good in my opinion)
- Needs more team maps.
- Not much players online.. so bring your friends!
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
While a nice addition to the Cossacks series, if you're looking for the arcady feel of the old cossacks game this game is not for you. This game is great, but has a very distinctively different feel to the older games, so it's best not to go with too many preconcieved notions on how it should be.

That being said once you reach a certain mass you will still get the classic "realism" feel and the combat has a lot of nice touches to it even though the extremely "mechanical" aspect to it does kind of make it less fluid.

Both PRO & CON
+/- food and resources are based on strategic resource points
+/- there is a little more realism to the combat
- combat is a little more stiff then the older games (by design)
- the added weight to the combat doesn't seem to add too much depth to it over long games
+ buildings and towns look more realisticly proportioned (especially compared to the first games)
+ units are more realistic
+ campaign felt more interesting (from what I played of it)
+ the new combat mechanics creates nice situations sometimes
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
82.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
Doesnt work on Windows 10.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
So far works very well on Windows 8 AMD System
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Great game! A lot of stalemates online, good gameplay, and I like the way you have to get the resources for your troops, very good game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2014
Much Improved over Napoleonic Wars...Especially AI and Stability...still some frame rate and crash issues....Save Often...New missions are always welcome..and quite diverse...Overall a Very Solid Game...runs easily on basic Laptops..
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Game works perfectly on windows 8.1 1920x1080 5/5 :)
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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
Do not get this game. The Steam version is broken and virtually unplayable. Find it somewhere else,anywhere else, and play it. Dont get me wrong, the game is great, but it is not worth the risk that it will almost certainty that it will not work for you. That and the dev doesnt seem to care at all, about fixing the glaring bugs in this version of the game. Maybe if you are tech savvy you will be able to jurryrig the game to work for you but for everyone else stay away. And dont bother with the disc version either, it doesnt work on new systems very well. I havent tried GOG's version yet so I cannot say whether it is any good either. It is really unfortunate that this game has been abandonded the way it has, was really fun back in the day.
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