Excerpt: It's not surprising that many fans of strategic war games are also history buffs. Learning about a particular time period and committing its names, dates and social information to memory is very similar to mastering the intricacies and subtle details of virtual warfare. When something like the real-time strategy (RTS) title Praetorians comes along, a game that chronicles the military career of the Roman general Julius Caesar, it has the difficult task of engaging the...
Conclusion: In summary, I would say this game is a must for those of you whole love fast action and strategy. This game is very friendly on weak computers and will offer you hours and hours of fun if you let it. With multiplayer maps stretching from desert oases to tree filled hilly lands for those dreaded surprise attacks. For those of you who love a real challenge, have fun trying to beat the campaign!
Excerpt: “On my signal, unleash Hell.” – Maximus, Gladiator Unleash hell, indeed. Was there ever a more dominant military force than the ancient Roman Empire? Granted, they didn’t have the military might that the U.S. currently possesses, but consider the conditions they were under. Under the legions, the borders of the empire stretched as far as England in the West and the Caspian Sea in the East.
Conclusion: And while the adage that there is strength in numbers holds true to Praetorians, it’s not just a matter of training as many units as possible, then moving on to the next settlement, continuing the process until you have a monolithically huge army to swarm the enemy with. The different units each serve distinct purposes and can have specific reactions to certain terrain.
Conclusion: Praetorians is an extremely fun and satisfying game to play - gamers who've enjoyed playing similar games should give this one a serious look. To start, I recommend interested players download the playable demo which effectively illustrates a good panorama of the game.
Excerpt: "On my command...unleash Hell!" For many of us, the first minutes of Gladiator were some of the most riveting and exciting parts of that movie. For those who wish to relive and explore that ancient period by commanding Roman, Barbarian, or Egyptian forces in combat,
Praetorians is definitely your game! It is an intriguing and fun strategy/war game to play and offers an immersive multimedia sensory gaming experience with lavish 3D animated graphics and exquisite sound.
Excerpt: In looking at the game Praetorians, I began to think that this was another Age of Empires or the like, but I was wrong. I was wrong because even though there are many similarities, Praetorians is a new game all its own. It is set with a different time line, and with a different world, or civilization.
Excerpt: Pyro Studios and Eidos, the companies responsible for bring us the Commandos series, brings us its latest endeavor, Praetorians. I think they’ve held up to their own standards with this game. Praetorians is little bit different from most RTS games on the market today. The units are grouped as they are in Shogun: Total War, which is a nice idea. The graphics are your standard isometric view. The game also has good sound, good music and a unique style of game play.
Excerpt: Some critics would say that real-time strategy games are formulaic; in most of these games, you gather resources, build up a base, create an army of military units as quickly as possible, and pummel your opponents before they can do the same to you. Over the years, developers have taken steps to simplify base building and resource gathering so you can spend more time fighting exciting battles.