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 (96 reviews) - 55% of the 96 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 30, 2010

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Includes 3 items: Commander: Conquest of the Americas, Commander: Conquest of the Americas - Colonial Navy, Commander: Conquest of the Americas - Pirate Treasure Chest

 

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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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About This Game

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.
Features
  • 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
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
This game as it is is an interesting mix of tactics and naval warfare in the Carribean area.

It desperately needs some attention from its developers due to some annoying bugs which slipped in, but it is still playable.

If you like games like Sid Meier's Pirates, Port Royale, and the like, this will be right up your alley.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
I love Paradox and strategy games but this one was just missing alot of basic functionality... It felt really slow to get started and going.. I felt like the ship interactions with ports and towns was counter-intuitive.. forcing me to select the town, instead of the ship/fleet... and then I just up and quit when I realized you couldn't figure out who owned all the colonies around you.. no colour coding.. no name.. and no tiny little flag above the settlement.. just a green, white or red halo depending upon their relationship with you. Needs a serious over-haul.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
Unfortunately, this has been put into my 'meh' pile. I started the game three times to see if I could get into it but I just couldn't.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
Got the game on sale on steam. A good theme purchase, with a unique challenge. I don't know If I want to continue playing it or just send it to the junk pile. (Suggest seeing hours played after review date) - It is best to get the game when on sale.
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77 of 82 people (94%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
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:

Pros:
-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.

Cons:
-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.
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