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User reviews: Positive (15 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 6, 2001
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Includes 3 items: Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, Kohan II: Kings of War

 

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Kohan: Ahriman’s Gift, awarded “Strategy Game of the Year” by Computer Gaming World, is a real-time strategy game set in the fantasy world of Khaldun. Built on the award-winning Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns gameplay, Ahriman’s Gift is the stand-alone prequel to Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns. Experience the world of Khaldun from a whole new perspective: evil. Lead armies of Shadowbeasts and Undead as you ravage the countryside, driving all enemies before you. Ahriman’s Gift not only provides new campaigns and improved artificial intelligence, but also introduces dozens of new heroes and units to control.

Key features:

  • Two new political factions and two new independent races.
  • A single player campaign mission
  • 5 campaigns to explore and conquer and an additional 40 custom designed maps, including several official Tournament maps.
  • Robust multiplayer support for up to 8 players.
  • Random map generator and map editors to custom make your own Deathmatch, Scenario, and Campaign maps.
  • Over 90 beautifully detailed units and over 70 different heroes.
  • Over 100 spells and over 75 technologies that will enhance your strategy.
  • 30 different AI players challenge you with various styles of play.
  • Seven different game types (including Bloodbath and King of the Hill).

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium II (or equivalent) 233MHz
    • Memory: 64MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0b
    • DirectX®: DirectX 7.0 Compatible Video Card with 4 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 150MB
    • Sound: Direct sound Compatible Card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
45.6 hrs on record
GOG
Good Old Game
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
A game that was released back in 2001, yet still has people going back to play (in fact, there is still a small but active MP community which still plays this game!)
That alone says how good of an RTS it is.

In fact, it amazes me that no RTS has been released since that combines what Kohan does (although the Dawn of War series comes close, it was a lot more about micromanaging battes and how fast you can click to activate special abilities).

Key concepts:
- city management, and the cities generate all your resources
- company based combat structure, where companies can heal back to full health over time (as long as even 1 unit survives and returns to your bases).
- companies and heroes both level up and become more powerful and stronger
- once units enter combat, you not longer have control of the unit (barring retreat and rout). This severely reduces the effect of "microing" (clicking like a madman). It also makes battle tactics like flanking to kill enemy support units much deadlier.

If there's one con to this game, it's that it has a default resolution and doesn't support widescreen (stretches out the images, making them look ugly).
Posted: August 24
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
I wanted to play an old classic but this is not what it seems. I simply cannot get the game to work on my monitor. The resolution requriments are so off-the wall that I can no longer run the game anywhere above 3 frames per second. It's unplayable for me. Be careful if you are looking to buy this game on anything at or above windows 7. This game is best played on windows xp or an older operating system. Now I am sad.
Posted: July 3
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
If you're a fan of RTS games this one is a doozy. It is a nice break from the regular population limit and generating resources model and instead you create companies and use cities to generate + or - levels of a resource. Companies and outposts cost resource levels and if you go negative you lose gold over time. With the addition of heroes and leveling and varied units it's certainly worth your time.
Posted: December 14, 2013
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Best RTS of all time.
Posted: January 27, 2013
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
KAG is my favorite RTS. I've been playing it since it came out in 2001 and only recently downloaded the Steam version to connect with friends who had lost their CDs (I have one signed by the devs... I know, I'm a KAG geek).

It has some of the most dynamic AI and gameplay of its day, and games never feel old to me no matter how many times I play them. I really enjoy the company dynamics, the presence of techs, and the way you can create your own units, maps, and AIs to customize the game to your taste (look up KMod if you're interested). In fact, my partner and I have created 7 epic campaigns that we play all the time, each featuring different Kohan and types of challenges. Tinkering with AIs is also great fun (look for The Awakening fan site to download tons).

Anyway, I recommend KAG if you like retro games and want to try something different. Have fun!
Posted: January 26
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Great time sink, An old game that plays great and still gets me happy inside....but the AI cheats BRUTALLY.
Posted: December 28, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Play it!!!
Posted: November 5, 2012
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
841.3 hrs on record
What is it about this game that makes it so good? The random maps? The squad-based controls? The RPG elements? The city-building component? Micromanagement that's fun and not overwhelming? Good co-op play?

I'm not sure. But I can't get enough of it.
Posted: September 14, 2013
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
87.8 hrs on record
Good add-on. But, sadly, not much of new sprites for units...
Posted: January 3, 2013
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4.7 hrs on record
Brilliant RTS with innovative strategy rules.
If you want fast combat, this isn't it. This is the thinking man's RTS.
Posted: January 26, 2012
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37.1 hrs on record
I play it on hard and fights are almost nonstop, there is no time to rest.
Posted: September 11, 2012
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