Combining elements from both trading and strategy games, Commander: Conquest of the Americas will appeal to a wide range of players. Players take charge of one of the many European powers aiming to conquer the New World.
User reviews: Mixed (45 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 30, 2010
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“Offering bigger battles, improved graphics and other enhancements, Commander: Conquest of the Americas is almost guaranteed to please strategy game fans and naval strategists.”
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Combining elements from both trading and strategy games, Commander: Conquest of the Americas will appeal to a wide range of players. Players take charge of one of the many European powers aiming to conquer the New World. Starting from 16th century, players can choose from many different nations, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Founding new colonies and then making them thrive is key to success. In order to accomplish this, players need to manage and optimize resources and production in their colonies, before transporting the goods to other colonies or back to Europe. Rival powers and Native Americans can prove to be allies or enemies, depending on the player decisions. Hostile fleets engage each other in highly detailed tactical level. Players can command their ships in RTS fashion or take direct control themselves.
  • Conquer the New World
  • Choose from 7 different European factions
  • Manage your colonies and their resources, production, military, and much more
  • Game world spanning from the Caribbean to Hudson Bay
  • Naval battles with as many as 30 ships in varied environments and 2 different control modes
  • Interact with both the European powers and the natives

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
    • Video Card: 256 MB of dedicated memory with support for pixel shader 3.0. NVIDIA 7800 or equivalent
    • Sound Card: DirectX9 compatible
    • Controller Support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Many of the achievements seem to be broken and will not trigger. In addition, the naval combat is also extremely broken and buggy. The voice work is terrible. The visuals are average for 2010. The music is bland and repetitive. I think there might only be three tracks in the entire game, at most. Though probably only two. Set on an endless loop, good god. Finally, the commercial and administrative mechanics of the game are extremely primitive and superficial-- this game is, in essence, a poor man's Port Royale or Patrician, as regards the trade sims of this model.

I don't know if I've missed anything, but this game is so uninspiring it's hardly a surprise that I don't especially care. Do not pay any more than $2.50 USD for this title.
Posted: July 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
The ships handle terribly. The combat AI is stupid (The enemy surrendered to me when they outnumbered me 2:1 and they hardly bothered fighting), the campaign is so difficult and annoying, I couldn't even get 1/3 of the way through it and your opponents seem to generate infinate amounts of wealth while you have bugger all for the majority of the time and the interface is extremely unresponsive, the only saving grace this game has is the graphics which do look quite good. Use your money to buy a total war game.
Posted: August 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Whilst assigning keys on the options menu I screwed up bad. There was no option to revert back to the original settings and so in actual fact I have player no long than 10 minutes of the game. From what I played I would give the game a "meh". Not the game for me.
Posted: August 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.8 hrs on record
A good game but too many bugs.
Posted: September 19
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
EN: Cheap, boring, but most important: very very VERY, did I say very? dumb mechanics... Not any space for creativity. Do not waste any bandwith or money to download it unless you are a plant with an IQ of 12 or less. I consider a fair price for this product would be around 1 or 2..... cents, not dollars. Sorry guys, but this game is as interactive as a screenshot!

*** BTW, I really gave it a chance, but most of my playing time is due to the fact that I left it running alone on my desktop...

FR: Pour les compatriotes de la francophonie. Afin qu'ils n'encouragent pas ce genre de produit. De très mauvaise qualité, ennuyant, mais avant tout d'un fonctionnement très, très, très, ai-je dit très? stupide et irréaliste. Ne perdez pas un centime ou un électron à télécharger ce truc à moins d'être une plante qui a un quotien intellectuel de 12 ou moins pour le fait de respirer et se nourrir. Je considère qu'un prix acceptable pour ce produit serait plus aux alentours de 1 ou 2... cents, pas dollars. Désolé pour les concepteurs, ce "jeux" est aussi interactif qu'une saisie d'écran.
Posted: June 13
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
I liked this game quite a bit. It does the whole trade thing pretty well. It's definitely one of the better economy games released recently. It not only allows you to build ships and set up trade routes but also allows you to build colonize and maybe be a pirate if you want. I'll go into some pros and cons:

-You aren't stuck playing the economy game. You can play a military game by being a pirate or fighting with other countries.
-The game does the trading really well. The amount of resources aren't overwhelming (although the amount also isn't very impressive either). It's easy to just jump into the game.
-There is a good amount of ships and you can customize each one you build by spending a little extra money.

-The colony management is a little too simplistic. It does add to the game but it is only picking a building you want to build from a list.
-There are only limited colony spots that you can build colonies on. I would've liked to just see where the resources were and build a colony accordingly.
-You have to buy the resources from your colonies to sell them in the Home Country (Europe) and, as far as I can tell, you can't trade with other colonies. Instead you trade resources via diplomacy but those resources can only be traded via diplomacy and you cannot sell them in Europe. Because of this it is very possible to go negative and you can't do anything about it.

All in all it's a fun game and I would recommend it. Especially now (11/27) with a sale going on. Certainly worth the $4 for the base and $6 for the complete.
Posted: November 27, 2013
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