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Spartan

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Slitherine
Release Date: May 25, 2004 (US), May 31, 2004 (EU)

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by Thomas on Sept. 7, 2003 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT

Spartan focuses on one of the most influential civilizations – the Ancient Greeks and allows players to choose from 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta, renowned for its dedication to the art of war and for producing the ultimate fighting machine – the Spartan Hoplite - most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.

Features

  • Engrossing turn based strategy that builds on the success of Legion & Chariots of War
  • New & beautifully hand-crafted 3D rendered campaign map
  • Upgraded to fully 3D battles with free zoom and rotatable camera
  • Optional 2D battles for low spec machines
  • Innovative "Always Active" 2 player multiplayer over LAN & Internet via Gamespy
  • Use ships to travel from island to island, fight naval battles & perform naval invasions.
  • Siege castles and assault them when they are weakened
  • Build city walls armed with catapults and hurl Greek fire onto your enemies, scorching the earth and killing anyone in their path
  • Huge battles allowing twice as many squads as before (up to 16 per side) on battlefields 4 times the size
  • Enhanced diplomacy options, trade agreements, tributes, spying sabotage & more
  • Over 100 different nations on a huge campaign map that spans Greece and the ancient near east
  • Loads of great new Greek & Persian units with hundreds of animations
  • New resources, technologies, nations, leaders, units, structures, events, barbarians & more

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