developer: Destructive Creations
publisher: 1C / Cenega
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-6
Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE is a complex real-time strategy game developed by an independent Polish studio, Destructive Creations. Developers who work there have a reputation of being scandalous due to their controversial shoot’em up game Hatred and rail shooter IS Defense where the players repel an invasion of the Daesh. Despite that, Destructive Creations managed to establish cooperation with 1C, a company that published the game in topic. Initially, Ancestors was released on PCs and Xbox One and on a later date on PlayStation 4.
The game takes place in medieval times (10th - 12th century, to be exact). Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE focuses on the single player campaign that is based on the actual historical events. Developers went the extra mile to not only make sure that the game has the characteristic atmosphere of that period, but also capture the essence of the four playable factions: Slavs, Germanic peoples, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons.
Like many other RTS games, Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE focuses on large-scale battles. Figuring out appropriate tactics that consider the lay of the land and skillfully flanking the enemy are the key elements that will lead to victory. Our soldiers’ morale and experience influence their combat effectiveness. Cutting off our enemies’ supply lines is also an important aspect of gameplay because along with the open-field battles, we will be able to besiege enemy towns and villages. We will also have to pay some attention to the economic side of our conquest (i.e. gathering materials and resources, upgrading and improving our headquarters).
What makes Ancestors stand out among the similar games is the low entry threshold – both newcomers and experienced players will feel at home when playing it. What makes the game even more interesting is the possibility of observing the battle from the first-person perspective of one of our soldiers.
Along with the single player campaign, Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE offers a competitive online multiplayer.
Ancestors for PC, PS4 and XONE features high quality 3D visuals and uses Unreal Engine 4. The game’s environment is full of detail, just like the military units we will lead and fight against. Advanced particle effects (like realistic fire and smoke) only complement the already visually pleasing game.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon R9 285 or better, 24 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-750 2.6 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 5850 or better, 24 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit