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Age of Empires 4 – everything we learned from the recent RTS fan preview
Age of Empires 4 – everything we learned from the recent RTS fan preview
Everyone’s been eagerly awaiting news on Age of Empires 4 for a while now, and we’ve finally been treated to some juicy details and extended gameplay thanks to the Age of Empires fan preview event run by World’s Edge today. The reveal broadcast covered a lot of different topics, and didn’t just focus on Age of Empires 4 itself, but there was still plenty of information to glean from it.
Age of Empires 4's First Civilizations, Campaign, and Gameplay Details Revealed
Age of Empires 4's First Civilizations, Campaign, and Gameplay Details Revealed
The godfather of historical RTSes is back with a few new tricks to show us.
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
As you may remember, during Paradox Interactive’s recent Paradox Insider event, the company announced that a brand new grand strategy game was going to be announced during the annual PDXCon event in May.
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games' 2016 stealth-focussed strategy hit, is among the best RTS games on PC by our reckoning, and it's getting even more content later this year.
Humankind is delayed, will now release in August
Humankind is delayed, will now release in August
The historical 4X has been pushed back to focus on community feedback.
THQ Nordic Establishes Ashborne Games; Developing New Historical Strategy RPG IP
THQ Nordic Establishes Ashborne Games; Developing New Historical Strategy RPG IP
The post THQ Nordic Establishes Ashborne Games; Developing New Historical Strategy RPG IP appeared first on Fextralife. THQ Nordic establishes new studio Ashborne Games who are working on a new historical strategy RPG. The post THQ Nordic Establishes Ashborne Games; Developing New Historical Strategy RPG IP appeared first on Fextralife.
The Original Animal Crossing Could Earn A Spot In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame
The Original Animal Crossing Could Earn A Spot In The World Video Game Hall Of Fame
Listed among 11 other nominees. Animal Crossing, the game that truly kickstarted Nintendo's increasingly popular life sim franchise back on GameCube in 2001, could find itself earning a place in The Strong Museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The Strong is a New York-based museum that "houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play," including a whole lot of toys and video games.
Viking RTS game Ancestors Legacy now has a free multiplayer edition
Viking RTS game Ancestors Legacy now has a free multiplayer edition
Our team of highly trained game scientists here at PCGamesN has taken notice of some recent trends: first, people seem to like RTS games again; and second, people really seem to be into Viking games all of a sudden.
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Out of all the historical Total War games, Rome II still commands a solid core of loyal fans even though the ancients-era strategy game has been around for nearly eight years now.
Review: Astrologaster - An Expert Mix Of Historical Drama And Shakespearean Comedy
Review: Astrologaster - An Expert Mix Of Historical Drama And Shakespearean Comedy
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Well, thou art running a fever of 38C. Was it not Shakespeare who said: "fie! I have the plague, and my armpits do weep with pus-filled boils like mustard from a Big Mac"? Well, if you liked that quote, you're in excellent company with Astrologaster, a bawdy comedy-musical game from Nyamyam that combines the looks of a pop-up book with the content of a rowdy romp through historical medicine. Astrologaster is not for everyone.
Anno 1800 is running another free weekend, 50% discount
Anno 1800 is running another free weekend, 50% discount
The historical strategy game Anno 1800 is currently free for the weekend, and if you play it, you can get the full version for a rather large discount. The free period began on February 25, running through to Monday, March 1, at 20:00 local time (meaning everyone has until eight in the evening to play it), during which you can play it to your heart's content.
Yakuza Producer Would Like to See Historical Spin-Offs Come West
Yakuza Producer Would Like to See Historical Spin-Offs Come West
Yakuza producer Daisuke Sato has said that he would like to see Yakuza's historical spin-offs localized for a Western audience.
Yakuza's Producer Would Like To Bring Its 17th & 19th Century Spinoffs To The West
Yakuza's Producer Would Like To Bring Its 17th & 19th Century Spinoffs To The West
While Sega has eventually managed to bring all the main Yakuza games to the West, we’ve still never gotten the series’ two historical spinoffs, Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan! and Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin!. Read more...
The best Viking games on PC
The best Viking games on PC
What are the best Viking games on PC? The Vikings weren’t the most diplomatic group of settlers in history.
Is Total War: Medieval the next historical Total War game?
Is Total War: Medieval the next historical Total War game?
Game companies must both love and hate registering trademarks.
Samurai Warriors 5 Officially Revealed, Comes To Switch This Summer
Samurai Warriors 5 Officially Revealed, Comes To Switch This Summer
Follows historical figures Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akeshi. Dynasty Warriors is no stranger to spin-offs and today's Nintendo Direct confirmed they just keep coming.
Total War: Three Kingdoms DLC guide
Total War: Three Kingdoms DLC guide
Total War: Three Kingdoms is an unusual game in terms of DLC: by choosing such a specific historical period in which to base a game, the options for expansion are immediately limited.
Retro games: the best on PC
Retro games: the best on PC
What are the best retro games on PC? The gaming industry has come a long way over the past decade, but sometimes it’s soothing to go back to the basics.
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
It's February. Romance is in the air, which means it's the perfect time for the latest Humble Choice bundle to offer up a selection of games about surviving the trenches of anime warfare, confronting Lovecraftian horror, and trying not to die while lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
Conquer the middle ages with historical war game Field of Glory 2: Medieval
Conquer the middle ages with historical war game Field of Glory 2: Medieval
Slitherine has released a new tactical war game in its Field of Glory line, covering medieval warfare during the middle ages.
The best Civ 6 mods
The best Civ 6 mods
While Civilization VI has had a rough time trying to hold on to the historical 4X crown in recent years, it’s still one of the most popular strategy games around right now.
You can watch half an hour of Imperator: Rome 2.0 in action (sort of)
You can watch half an hour of Imperator: Rome 2.0 in action (sort of)
Earlier this week, strategy game connoisseurs Paradox Interactive finally gave us a release date for the eagerly awaited 2.0 update to historical grand strategy game Imperator: Rome.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gets History Right Where It Matters
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gets History Right Where It Matters
If Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is indeed based on historical events like its intro screen says, it is based very loosely.
Elon Musk is trying to make psychic gamer monkeys
Elon Musk is trying to make psychic gamer monkeys
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur, engineer, and internet punching bag too rich to care that he's an internet punching bag, is trying to make psychic gamer monkeys.
Making it in Unreal: battling raging infernos in roguelite Firegirl
Making it in Unreal: battling raging infernos in roguelite Firegirl
Firefighting really isn't the central focus of enough games, is it? Side-scrolling roguelite Firegirl aims to right that historical wrong, and while the goal isn't to simulate the real deal, its blazing buildings filled with vulnerable civilians are as close to that experience as you'd ever want to get. Saving these trapped civilians isn't just a case of extinguishing fires as fast as possible.
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
Victoria 2 cheats – the best cheats and console commands
So, you want some Victoria 2 cheats? The cult classic grand strategy game is set during the 19th century, at a time of great change, of rising nationalism, social welfare, and a major shift towards democratic governments.
The best Men of War: Assault Squad 2 mods
The best Men of War: Assault Squad 2 mods
Men of War: Assault Squad 2 was released in 2014 but it still stands as an excellent tactical RTS game and war game, offering a layer of depth that's more granular than its common rival Company of Heroes.
Endless Space 2 and Endless Legend are free to try this weekend on Steam
Endless Space 2 and Endless Legend are free to try this weekend on Steam
Amplitude, the developer currently beavering away on wonderful-looking historical strategy game Humankind for release later this year, is currently in the throes of its tenth anniversary celebrations, and it's made its three biggest games - Dungeon of the Endless, Endless Space 2, and Endless Legend - free to try this weekend on Steam as part of the revelry. Each January, Amplitude gives itself a well-deserved birthday pat on the back under the guise of its Endless Day celebrations, but it's decided to retire that moniker for 2021, given Humankind's conspicuous lack of an 'Endless' in the title.
The best Total War: Rome 2 mods
The best Total War: Rome 2 mods
Ah, Total War: Rome 2 mods. Since launch this game has struggled to forge its own path and find a way out of the shadow of its critically acclaimed namesake.