Cossacks: European Wars

Cossacks: European Wars 1.02

Gallop across Europe's battlefields in Cossacks: European Wars

Cossacks: European Wars is a historical strategy game set in the 17th and 18th centuries. The game allows you to take command of European nations in conflicts from the Thirty Years' War to the siege of Vienna and the War of the Austrian Succession. The historical campaigns are highly accurate -- which can result in impossible odds if you play the historical loser -- but there are also randomly-generated maps to test your strategic skill with. View full description

PROS

  • Detailed historical simulation
  • Pre-generated or random maps
  • Included historical encyclopaedia

CONS

  • Dated graphics

Is it addictive?

Very good
8

Cossacks: European Wars is a historical strategy game set in the 17th and 18th centuries. The game allows you to take command of European nations in conflicts from the Thirty Years' War to the siege of Vienna and the War of the Austrian Succession. The historical campaigns are highly accurate -- which can result in impossible odds if you play the historical loser -- but there are also randomly-generated maps to test your strategic skill with.

The age of pike and shot

Like most real-time strategy games Cossacks: European Wars lets you choose a faction. Each of these historical nations has its own advantages in the forms of special units many of which are slight tweaks to the standard unit types. To win the game you'll need to acquire resources use them to produce units group them together into armies and deploy them on the battlefield to defeat your enemies. Troop options include not just infantry and cavalry but also artillery and naval units. Different paths of social and technological research can also give your armies upgrades and access to new unit types.

A challenge for historical wargamers

If you're a fan of historical wargames Cossacks: European Wars is a welcome challenge one that devotes a lot of detail to an interesting period. Doing well requires patience and attention but winning is very satisfying.

Cossacks: European Wars

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— User reviews — about Cossacks: European Wars

  • masterkingmapoimandres

    by masterkingmapoimandres

    "B-E-S-T G-A-M-E E-V-E-R!!!!!"

    B-E-S-T G-A-M-E E-V-E-R! I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SO GOOD! WHO MADE THIS?. More.

    reviewed on June 15, 2016

  • joshkanmiabioyeoyebisi

    by joshkanmiabioyeoyebisi

    "wonderful strategy game requiring you to have your wits about you to play"

    Wonderful, wonderful strategy game. You really need to have your wits about you to play this successfully. Well done GSC... More.

    reviewed on April 17, 2015

  • "The game i played over and over again without being bored "

    It's one of the most featured and exiting games i had played i is excellent went it comes to variation of unites , build... More.

    reviewed on April 5, 2014

  • jay.steeny

    by jay.steeny

    "I played this as a kid, and to this day I still love it."

    Throughout childhood, I didn't experience what could be called a high level of exposure to gaming. Wolfenstein 3d was on... More.

    reviewed on March 30, 2014

  • sandymusco

    by sandymusco

    "Great game"

    it is great game i also like but cannot find is the oringal cossacks game.hours of fun.you would not not to leave ur com... More.

    reviewed on July 1, 2012