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If you are to return your race to their rightful glory, you must solve the mystery of their destruction.
Release Date: Mar 15, 2001
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About the Game

Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns is the first game in the ground-breaking, award-winning real time strategy series. Awarded “RTS Game of the Year” by PC Gamer and Computer Games Magazine, Immortal Sovereigns is a real-time strategy game set in a fantasy world where you take on the role of an immortal known as the Kohan. Your race once ruled the world but was devastated in a series of massive cataclysms. As an immortal, you have reawakened to a new world unlike the one you once knew. Now you must come to grips with your past glory, your present hardship, and your future destiny. If you are to return your race to their rightful glory, you must solve the mystery of their destruction.

Key features:

  • Full length single-player campaign.
  • Multiplayer supports up to 8 players who can choose to play as one of four factions, all struggling for supremacy in a war-torn world.
  • Over 40 unique units.
  • Wage war in multiple environments that include lush forest, rolling hills, and barren desert.
  • Scores of magical spells ranging from protective blessing to devastating fireballs.
  • Fully functional editor with random map generator that allows players to custom make their own campaigns, single scenarios, and even death match maps.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98/SE/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1.5 GHz or AMD Athlon equivalent
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB
    • Video Card: 64 MB NVIDIA GeForce 3 / ATI Radeon 8500 or equivalent Video Card with 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible drivers
    • DirectX®: 9.0b
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible sound card with speakers or headphones
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
271 products in account
2 reviews
17.5 hrs on record
This game is the ♥♥♥♥
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
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1 review
12.5 hrs on record
I played this game years ago, and I loved it. I saw it on steam, so I bought it. Still a good game, but I find it super laggy for no reason. I have a brand new PC that is far superior to my old one.

Love the game, but too laggy.
Posted: April 13th, 2014
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
613 products in account
8 reviews
36.2 hrs on record
This is an early RTS that got a lot of things right, well before other games in the genre. In particular, the way troops are organized into squads that gradually replenish themselves while in home territory really takes a lot of clicking out of the equation. The clickfest thing has always pushed me away from RTSes, so it's no wonder I found this appealing.

I owned a retail copy of this game more than 10 years ago, and when I found it on Steam I wound up getting it so I could finally finish playing through the campaign. I tend to hop from game to game a lot and not finish things, but this was one I wanted to play to the end. I finally beat it (it's not particularly difficult on Normal, except for the last level; I haven't tried Hard yet), and am looking forward to trying the other two Kohan titles that exist.

From a modern eye, there are one or two things to put up with when playing this dated title. The low resolution is a given, as is the resulting small viewable area. When you order your troops around, or even click to select them, their vocal acknowledgements are annoying and repetitive. Various other small bits of interface clunkiness, but overall I think you'll be surprised how many things they did get right.

The Kohan series never made it big, and it's certainly not a well-known IP. Kind of a shame; perhaps someday someone will acquire the rights and take another stab at it. Then again, the story is not really the selling point for me.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
191 products in account
12 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
I used to play this game relentlessly in the early-mid 2000s. I had this game installed on my machine when it came out on steam and I picked it up and logged a few hours in (I had recently played probably around 50 hours or so not on steam).

Pros in General: Great graphics for the time (the magic effects are particularly satisfying). Fantastic gameplay. Hillarious voice acting.

Pros for Oldies: If you remember this game, get it. It's just as good as you remember it honestly. The gameplay is fantastically deep and rewarding still. The ability to mix and match front line units with support units remains as engaging as ever. You will be barrelled over laughing at the quality of the voice acting. It's so horrible that I can't consider a Con, it's just SO bad it's good! Seriously you'll love it. If you remember this game get it. And if you like games from this time period for their difficulty but sense of reward, get it.

Pros for Newbies: If you're a fan of strategy games and you're looking for something TOTALLY different to what you've played before then get this. It's very difficult to truly describe the game but here's a shot. You have the ability to form a line of main troops (spearmen, archers, swordsmen, etc) and then give them a captain and two support units (cleric, mage, sorccerer, more spearmen, etc) and it's this combination that makes this game interesting. Finding the right faction and combination of units for you is a real treat as you will find new and exciting combinations and playstyles constantly for different situations. Each of the different factions plays very differently even though some seem to differ superficially with some skin changes and a few number differences with a unit change or two they are actually significant. If you're unfamiliar with games from this time period they're a lot more unforgiving than they are nowadays but not in a cruel way. More in a way that makes you realise you made a tactical error and the enemy beat you fair and square.

Cons in General: It's a difficult game at first. Since some of the factions are essentially reskins with a few stat and unit changes, the battles can look pretty boring at times.

tl;dr: Get it if you remember it or not. Great graphics, fun voice acting, a bit difficult, but will have you feeling rewarded and like a hero of the land in no time.
Posted: February 6th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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12 reviews
21.9 hrs on record
Kohan is a unique strategy game which blends the rts and turn based strategy genre together. It borrows many concepts from other games and add some features of its own which creates a very enjoyable experience. All things considered, Kohan is a hidden gem that has long been forgotten but has aged quite well. It has lenghty campaigns, great multiplayer and offers quite a challenge.

The game plays like a realtime Heroes of Might and Magic combined with rts combat that requires more strategy and planning instead of fast reaction like most rts games do. It's all about training well balanced companies that can overcome the enemy and taking the terrain to your advantage. You need to conquer cities, outposts and ressources in order defeat your opponents.

The ressource system is also fairly unique and allows for some strategizing, instead of gathering ressources you can erect different buildings which give you ressources which are used by other buildings or units. If you lack any ressources, this will be compensated by a heavy gold cost. This allows for some variation and is pretty flexible.

Overall it's highly recommended for players who are longing for an unique and great rts.

The only downside that I can think of is that the graphics are dated and that you can't change the resolution. Nevertheless the sprites and animations are really good for such an old game.
Posted: January 11th, 2014
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