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GF Rating
4.3

1081 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

A very good strategy game!

posted by JonDavid1210 (PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL) Jan 14, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is great for strategy fans. It's similar to games like Rome: Total Conquest, but it has a more campaign oriented gameplay mode. I originally rented it for me, but later had my little sister play it. It is not only entertaining, but educational. The cut scenes between each campaign cover the basics of The Hundred Years War. The downside is you can only play as the British or French. I'd like to see a follow up that covers the the Norman Conquest & the Crusades. To be able to play as William the Conquor or Richard I or The Templars/Hospitalars or Saladin would be very cool. All in all a very entertaining game. Also by chapter 6 of t he campaign (as either side) you can basically unlock 300-450 achievement points.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

I really enjoyed this game

posted by sfcook (KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC) Apr 24, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I don't know why this game has such low reviews. As a person who enjoys strategy games, I really enjoyed this game. You get to train and equip armor and weapons to your different squads and then deploy them in realistic formation type battles. It definitely takes a good bit of strategy to be successful at each level, especially early on when your troops are minimally equipped. If you enjoy knights and armor type games, with strategy, this is a must rent.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Great Battles Medieval

posted by Elusive (DELAVAN, WI) Jun 2, 2011

Member since Apr 2010

60 out of 69 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

For people who like real time strategy games this is very fun. The gameplay is pretty good overall. I did not expect much out of this game when I first got it, I thought I was going to play for a day and ship it back, but it was way better than I expected.
The controls take a little while to get used to, but after playing for awhile they are easy. The graphics are good enough, the game is challenging, but the reason this game does not get higher than a 7 is because of technical glitches. The game plays like an unfinished product at times. Over a half dozen times while I was playing the game it froze. The game would be worth a purchase, but after winning a battle, and then objective complete popping up on the screen, then all of sudden the game freezes. This stopped me from playing on several occasions.
Overall the game is worth a rent for people who enjoy strategy games, it would be worth a purchase if it did not freeze all the time.

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