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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

RPG 05 October 2018

The new entry in the bestselling open-world action game series developed by Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes the players on a journey to ancient Greece. The players assume the role of one of the titular Assassins.

Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins

Action 27 October 2017

The seventh major installment in the Ubisoft's best-selling action game series. Plotwise, Assassin's Creed: Empire is a sort of prequel to the entire series, taking players so far back in time as none other installment did - to the ancient Egypt, long before the two opposing orders of Assassins and Templars were founded. Players play the part of a slave, a distant ancestor to Altair - the protagonist of the first Assassin's Creed. Concerning mechanics, the title does not differ significantly from previous installments of the series, still being primarily an adventure game, supplemented with action sequences and carefully planned assassinations. The game world was, of course, with reverence typical of the franchise, adapted to the new setting, bringing back things like the possibility to mount animals or use boats. On the technical side, Empire is said to avoid relying on the achievements of previous installments, while our area of activity is approximately three times larger than what was offered by Assassin's Creed IV.

Praetorians: HD Remaster
Praetorians: HD Remaster

Strategy Friday, 24 January 2020

A remastered version of the RTS from 2003, which takes us back to the Roman Empire; in order to become emperor, the player must fight wars with a limited number of different units at his disposal. Praetorians: HD Remaster stands out from the original with its improved graphics, user interface and control.

Total War: Rome II
Total War: Rome II

Strategy 03 September 2013

A grand-scale strategy game developed by British studio Creative Assembly. Total War: Rome II lets players become leaders of the nations of antiquity from the Roman Empire period and struggle for dominance over new territories. Like the past Total War games (e.g. Total War: Shogun 2 and Empire: Total War) gameplay combines turn-based and real-time activities. Your task is to manage you provinces and command armies. The game’s highlight are the spectacular battles of armies fielding thousands of units. The developers of Total War: Rome II carefully kept to historical truth when it comes to battle formations, weaponry, and tactics. High-quality graphics was achieved thanks to a modified version of the Warscape Engine.

Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: Three Kingdoms

Strategy 23 May 2019

The twelfth main entry in the Total War series of strategy games. For the first time in history, it takes the players to the ancient China, to the times when the country was split into three rival kingdoms. The title combines traits of classic RTS and turn-based strategy game.

Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven
Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven

Strategy 16 January 2020

Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven is the second big add-on to the May 2019 strategy game. Production takes us back to the times of the Yellow Turban Revolution - in 182 AD. The title was developed by the Creative Assembly studio, the authors of the original.

Total War: Attila
Total War: Attila

Strategy 17 February 2015

Another chapter in the Total War large-scale strategy game series, created and developed by the Creative Assembly studio. After a couple of sequels to the earlier installments in the series (e.g. Medieval, Shogun, and Rome), the developers took on a new great historical figure. The game is set in the late 4th and the early 5th century CE. The Roman Empire is on the brink of collapse, at war with numerous barbaric tribes of the Huns and the Visigoths. Playing as Rome, you lead an army weakened by continuous skirmishes. This makes gameplay much more demanding, challenging even for the veterans of the series. The game realistically presents various military, social, and religious tendencies of the period, e.g. you have to counteract diseases and epidemics and deal with climate changes that affect farming and economy. Additionally, both the UI and the game engine were improved, resulting in better visual quality.

Dawn of Man
Dawn of Man

Strategy 01 March 2019

Dawn of Man is a combination of survival and city builder. The player's task is to lead a settlement settled in prehistory, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Madruga Works studio is responsible for the production of the game.

Imperator: Rome
Imperator: Rome

Strategy 25 April 2019

Imperator: Rome is a large scale strategy game, in which you play as a leader of an ancient nation, starting from Athens' golden age. You have many duties, such as managing your country, developing the society, economy, and military, and maintaining relations with other nations.

Rome: Total War
Rome: Total War

Strategy 22 September 2004

The third installment in the acclaimed Total War strategy game series developed by Creative Assembly. This time, the player is taken to the period during which the Roman Empire is in its prime. The player participates in historical events, such as the Spartacus slave uprising, the Punic Wars, or Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul. The creators faithfully recreated such historical elements as different military units, machines and technologies the ancient nations depended on. As usual, the gameplay is divided into two phases. The player makes large-scope decisions in the turn-based mode featuring the world map - for example, concerning technological development, diplomacy, development of cities or army management. The battles, on the other hand, are played in real time and the player commands particular formations or individual units. Rome: Total War includes the features introduced by the previous installments, such as sieges of cities, reconnaissance or reserves. Apart from the single-player campaign, the game offers multiplayer for up to 8 competitors.

Stronghold: Warlords
Stronghold: Warlords

Strategy 2020

Another full-fledged installment of Stronghold, a popular strategy game series developed by FireFly since 2001. As always, the game takes us to medieval times, and allows us to assume the role of a lord with a small castle and a poor village at his command. Our job is to grow the area to become a powerful domain. Stronghold Next doesn’t differ much from the previous installments of the series – we are occupied with expanding the village and the titular stronghold, as well as engaging in wars with other lords. However, Stronghold Next contains a number of new elements that have enhanced the gameplay. The game mainly focuses on economic (village management) and military aspects (battles that employ various siege techniques). The players can also design and expand their fortress using a wide range of ready-made elements.

Zeus: Master of Olympus
Zeus: Master of Olympus

Strategy 17 October 2000

Another economic strategy game by Impressions Games, known from e.g. Lords of the Realm and the Caesar series. The production is set in ancient Greece, where you play as a leader of a city, which means, you have not only to develop your domain, but also to care for its citizens and appease the gods overseeing the region. You can also expand you city by founding colonies and fighting other factions — you can send ordinary troops to battle or use heroes, who can defeat mythological creatures, loot mysterious ruins, and lead armies in the most important battles. Zeus: Master of Olympus features high-quality visuals, with detailed building models and ubiquitous citizens, going on about their daily lives.

Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir

Arcade 21 November 2019

Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 is a three-dimensional platform game based on the iconic comic-book series. During the game, the players are traveling through large locations, avoiding traps and obstacles, and fighting legions of enemies and enemy legions. It is possible to switch between the two characters during the game.

Pharaoh
Pharaoh

Strategy 30 October 1999

A cult economic strategy game created by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment. Pharaoh takes place in the Nile valley, several hundred years B.C., and spans from the era of the great pyramids to the New Kingdom period. As the pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, you have to transform local villages into great cities, take care of your people's needs, and make your country the greatest of them all. A big factor in the development of your country is agriculture, which is dependent on the flooding of the Nile. You develop your cities, build famous structures (such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, or the Luxor Temple), and also oversee the trade, religion and culture. Apart from governing the cities, the game also features a tactical combat system, both on land and at sea. Pharaoh features several single-player campaigns, each consisting of several dozen of missions. The 2D visuals of the game are very detailed and utilize an isometric view.

Total War Saga: Troy
Total War Saga: Troy

Strategy 2020

The second spin-off of the Total War strategy cycle in which players can take part in a conflict known as the Trojan War. In Total War Saga: Troy we can lead the army of the title city or the Greek army attacking it. The game created by Creative Assembly studio features eight famous heroes, headed by Achilles and Ulysses.

Age of Empires
Age of Empires

Strategy 30 June 1997

A real time strategy developed by Ensemble Studios. The players take control of one of twelve ancient civilizations, including, among others, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, or Korea, with the task to lead them through four advancement stages spanning across 10 thousand years. The gameplay focuses on building our own settlement (based on four architectonic styles: Asian, Egyptian, Middle Eastern, and Greek), acquiring necessary resources (wood, food, stone, gold), researching new technologies, and recruiting military units. Aside from four story campaigns, Age of Empires includes special scenarios, a skirmish mode with AI-controlled opponents, and a multiplayer mode for up to eight players. The game is characterized by its hand-drawn, 2D graphics.

The Settlers IV
The Settlers IV

Strategy 16 February 2001

The fourth part of the saga with small settlers. This time, three races are available to choose from: Romans, Vikings, Mayas. In the game we will also meet representatives of the so-called "Dark Race".

Ryse: Son of Rome
Ryse: Son of Rome

Action 22 November 2013

A dynamic TPP action game developed by Crytek. Its story is present mainly in the form of flashbacks and takes us to ancient Rome, right before its fall. The main hero – centurion Marius Titus – wants to take revenge on barbarians who murdered his family. Ryse: Son of Rome has been developed with Kinect in mind from the very start, allowing players to perform various combinations of attacks through body movement. There is also option of giving out simple voice commands to our soldier. The game stands out with high-quality visuals powered by the fourth generation of CryEngine.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - The Fate of Atlantis
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - The Fate of Atlantis

RPG 23 April 2019

The Fate of Atlantis is a second DLC to Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The developers divided the story into several episodes. This expansion takes the players to a mythical city where they not only have to face divine beings, but also discover the secrets of the first civilization.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade

RPG 04 December 2018

The first big expansion to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, divided into three episodes. Legacy of the First Blade allows the players to stand by the side of Darius, the first hero to use the series' iconic hidden blade.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Strategy 20 February 2018

A refreshed version of Age of Empires, a real-time strategy game that debuted in 1997. Microsoft, the company responsible for the new version, focused not only on improving the graphics so that they now support 4K resolution, but on recording a new version of the symphonic soundtrack as well. The title contains the contents of the basic version of the original game and of the Rise of Rome expansion pack. The single player scenarios were expanded with new narrative features. In Age of Empires: Definitive Edition the player is leading civilizations from various regions of the world to war. The gameplay is focused on expanding the base, obtaining resources, recruiting army and participating in dynamic battles. A modernized interface makes controlling the battlefield easier. In addition to single player modes, the title offers multiplayer mode based on Xbox Live.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV

Strategy 28 February 2020

Another part of the popular series of turn-based strategy games with RPG elements, the action of which is set in China, in the Three Kingdoms period, i.e. shortly after the fall of the Han dynasty in the second century BC. The production was developed by Koei Tecmo, which has been continuously developing its series since its inception.

Praetorians
Praetorians

Strategy 28 February 2003

Praetorians is a tactical real-time strategy (RTS) prepared by the Pyro Studios development team specializing in this genre. The action of the game was set in Antiquity, and the player directs the actions of one of the three available nations - Romans, Gauls or Egyptians, trying to wisely manage military resources and use the skills of individual units and the combat equipment acquired during the game.

Caesar IV
Caesar IV

Strategy 26 September 2006

Caesar IV is the next, fourth installment of the popular cycle of economic strategies, focusing on the expansion and management of the virtual city in the ancient Roman Empire.

The Settlers III
The Settlers III

Strategy 13 October 1998

Third installment of The Settlers series produced and released by Blue Byte Software. The game, although it belongs to the real time strategy (RTS) genre, is characterized by a very complex economic aspect.

Field of Glory: Empires
Field of Glory: Empires

Strategy 11 July 2019

A strategy game that takes us to Europe from 310 BC. - 190 n.e. During the game we take control over the chosen nation and lead it to victory over the others. To succeed, we must conquer more territories and take care of the cultural, economic and political background of our empire.