One of the most innovative Real-Time Strategy Games comes back totally renewed and improved to the smallest detail, with epic large scale battles, new civilizations, unit customization system never seen before in a game, 8K support, and much more.
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Mostly Positive (284) - 76% of the 284 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 28, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“For us the feedback from the community is very important, because we want to make a unique and innovative game, the best option to improve it and include new gameplay options is to show the project to the entire community of players.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The current plan is to release the full game in 2024; However, this may vary since until the community is satisfied with the product we will not stop adding or modifying its characteristics.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add a lot more content to the game. This includes more civilizations, campaigns, game modes, units, abilities, maps, upgrades, and any other content that community feedback suggests to us”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version contains 7 civilizations, 36 maps, 3 campaigns, quality AI and functional multiplayer that will provide many hours of training to the player.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Pricing will not change during Early Access; however, price may increase a bit at launch.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community will participate in every step of the development and we will use your comments and suggestions both on Steam and on the Discord server. In addition, private betas will be offered for those users who are highly involved with the project, and may have a direct influence on the future of the game.”
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Get ready for an exciting addition to the Ancient Wars franchise, set in the Medieval Age and packed with fresh gameplay mechanics and innovations, pushing the boundaries of the AWE engine's potential!

You can now request early access to try out the project: Ancient Wars: Medieval Crusades. Don't miss your chance!

About This Game

Definitive Edition of Ancient Wars: Sparta using a new improved version of the powerful AWE engine, the best of Ancient Wars: Sparta mechanics and adding a huge list of improvements, new mechanics to create what the RTS fans have been looking for years, getting a game that offers hundred of differents strategics tactics, total player freedom to customize the troops of their civilizations, a huge unit and skill tree, with RPG elements and historically epic moments singleplayer campaigns.

All these features will be enhanced by a great multiplayer experience with various game modes as well as a large collection of maps inspired by historical locations to choose for your battles and special maps for competitive multiplayer.

The Game

The game will feature:

  • Seven playable factions with more than 100 different unit types, 28 heroes, and 90 different weapons and shields.
  • Extended unit customization and reequip system
  • Improved Graphics and Textures
  • Totally new and innovative gameplay, never seen before in an RTS
  • Three single-player campaigns based on events in Ancient History (with 21 missions in total)
  • Single-player & Co-op & Multi-player Great Historical Battles
  • Single-player & Co-op & Multi-player challenge maps
  • Five different game modes (classic skirmish, conquest, domination, survival, and MOBA)
  • New and Competitive Multiplayer
  • Free Updates and DLC
  • Big map collection inspired by ancient world locations
  • Reactive AI whose response depends on your actions as a human player
  • Realistic physics system never seen before in an RTS
  • Weather that affects gameplay
  • Near 200 special abilities for your heroes, special units, wonders, etc
  • Wonders of the ancient world for each civilization
  • Realistic Naval Combat
  • Campaigns and Maps Editor
  • Epic soundtrack inspired by popular film scores.
  • Localization in mutiple languages
  • Militia, Mercenaries, Spies, Uniques Buildings, etc...
  • 4k/8k and 144FPS support

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD FX 4300
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT 430 or AMD HD 6570 with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 720p/30 fps at low settings, 4GB Ram recommended for multiplayer
    • OS: Windows 10/11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD RX 460 with at least 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1080p/60 fps
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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