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Imperial Glory

Released on 20 May 2005

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

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Imperial Glory promises to be the most comprehensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes.
Command your troops in large-scale battles across the globe, from the green fields of England to the icy wastes of Russia and sweeping deserts of Morocco. However, ultimate glory will depend on your utilising politics, trade, diplomacy, resource management and technology research. This is an age of change - be at the leading edge of the modern world or your civilization will crumble and fall.
  • Two distinct gameplay modes: Turn-based imperial management model and real-time land and naval battles in full 3D.
  • Spectacular land battles: Striking environments provide the backdrop for gruesome scenes of combat. Fully interactive battle maps allow you to gain a defensive advantage by occupying buildings, forests, boulder fields and more. The varying climates and terrains of the 50 plus maps dramatically change the look and feel of battles.
  • Breathtaking naval battles: Varying classes of ships are manned by crews with differing skills and abilities. Choose to sink your enemy, or immobilise, board and capture their vessels.
  • Historically accurate units and weaponry: Faithfully reproduced units, which differ from Empire to Empire, reflect the colour and splendour of the era. Authentic period formations and manoeuvres provide great tactical depth.
  • Choice of Empires: Choose from the five Great Empires of the period - Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, in your struggle for domination.
  • In-depth management model: Provides challenging, rewarding gameplay encompassing war, diplomacy, politics, commerce and technology. Develop and expand your Empire throughout Europe and North Africa, across 51 provinces and 29 maritime regions.
  • Comprehensive development model: Featuring over 70 advancements, with separate military, political/diplomatic, resource and commercial branches and a unique system of historical quests.
  • Command the greatest military leaders of the era including: Wellington (Great Britain), Napoleon (France), Blücher (Prussia), Kutuzov (Russia) and Weyrother (Austria)
  • Multiplayer: Four player (2v2) real-time battles allow you to pit your skills as a Commander against your friends.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (4 reviews)

 Rome Total War it isn't

| | See all TheTechy's reviews (2)

I bought this game a while back, hoping it would be like the Rome Total war series only in a Napoleonic era. Sadly I was disappointed. While it does have entertainment value, it has no where near the level of strategy and detail that the Rome total war games supply.

The battles felt more on the scale of small skirmishes due to a restriction on the number of units allowed on the battle map at a time, and the lack of pausing and issuing orders made this feel more like a RTS dressed up to look like a Total War clone.

 Brilliant game but a little inaccurate.

| | See all BenMcL92's reviews (2)

I bought this game last summer and have only really been able to play on it properly. This proved to be one of the most satisfying RTS games I have ever played. (Yet to buy Medieval Total war 2) Having read all of the Sharpe books set on the Nepolionic wars, I found this to greatly enjoyable, however, the battles are on a very small scale, only ranging up to 1000 men per side if your lucky. Some of the units and uniforms seemed to be inacurate but never the less, it is immensley satisfying to see a single musketry volley decimate a whole company of men or horses.
Over all, I highly recomend this to anyone interested in the nepolionic campaigns or even just war in general. This would prove to be a brilliant add-on to the total war series.


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Imperial Glory is certainly one of the best-looking Napoleonic war games available. The level of detail from the uniforms and faces of the soldiers (complete with moustaches!) to the guns and rigging of the naval vessels is simply outstanding!

Yet what of the game itself? Well, two modes available here: Turn-Based Empire management and Real-Time 3D battles.

First we select a country to control, of which five are available. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. France, for example, begins with a large Army already assembled while Great Britain gains protection from the Channel and the vast continent of Russia is blessed with stockpiles of natural resources.

There is a vast array of options available to the player. Armies/Fleets must be recruited, trade routes planned and diplomacy - anything from negotiating treaties and buying/selling resources to declaring war and joining coalitions - constantly maintained. Thankfully the interphase is easy to use and fairly self-explanatory.

Resources are gained every turn depending on the size of the Player's empire as well as taxation and trade. They are needed for creating units and buildings but can also be an invaluable tool at the diplomatic table.

Of major significance are the Research Tree and Quests. Both require vast amounts of resources but prove instantly beneficial. Researching new units and tactics, for instance, gives greater scope and flexibility on the battlefield. Quests can only be completed when certain conditions are met. Only one of each Quest is available and as any country can complete them, races between rival powers develop!

Once units have been recruited they can be moved around the globe. In true RISK-style the map is set into provinces - eighty in total consisting of both land and ocean territories - and thus troops can embark onto ships for sea movement.

As Empires expand confrontation becomes inevitable. Here the 2D gameplay changes dramatically to a 3D landscape/seascape in real-time.

Fortunately for the large battles, where greater armies may seem unwieldy, they can be switched to auto-mode to defend themselves from possible enemy threat. Terrain is important with advantages for units on high ground and within woodland and buildings, while roads increase movement speed.

Sea battles are similar, but offer a choice of ammunition types which effect a ship's hull, sails and crew. Vessels can be boarded and captured as prizes (after first decimating the crew or rigging) or simply sunk depending of which ammunition is being fired. Once again, units can auto-fire (useful when several ships need to fire broadsides simultaneously), while wind speed and direction becomes a factor on how well ships handle and manoeuvre!

There are minor niggles, however. Diplomacy is still possible with hostile territories during open war who will (rather unrealistically) still trade with their bitter enemies. The 3D battles, while tremendously exciting, can be too time consuming, especially if several need to be resolved in sequence. Plus, switching units into auto-mode is dangerous for it sometimes results in "friendly fire" cases. Also, these units will not find cover when bombarded but simply stand their ground and suffer the consequences.

Although the computer can instantly give battle results if so desired, little strategy determines the outcome and usually the larger Army triumphs - not always the case when fought manually!

So to sum up. Those seeking a good Napoleonic game which looks great and is not overly complex will find much to enjoy here. Some armchair generals may feel the battles are too arcade-like, but on the whole, this product is a worthy purchase!

 just like total war

| | See all Mason69's reviews (1)

this game has a campaign map like the old medieval total war the graphics of rtw and you can fight with see battles, be warned though that if you buy this set the difficulty too max as the ai isnt the smartest

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Rating12+ (PEGI)
Minimum RequirementsMicrosoft Windows 2000/Windows XP (admin rights required) (Windows 95/98/ME/NT not supported)
Pentium 3 1.0GHz (or AthlonXP equivalent)
256 MB System Memory
100% DirectX 9 compatible 64MB Direct3D Card (GeForce 3/Radeon 8500+)
100% DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
8x-speed DVD-ROM drive
2.5GB free disk space
Keyboard and Mouse