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Gates of Troy

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Matrix Games
Developer: Slitherine Software
Release Date: Dec. 8, 2004

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'Gates Of Troy' Announced

by Rainier on May 26, 2004 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT

Gates Of Troy is a Trojan-themed expansion pack for Slitherine Software's Spartan. Take command of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans against the mighty Persian horde.

It includes 17 new heroes ranging from Achilles and Hektor in the Trojan Wars to Leonidas & Demophilus in the pass of Thermopylae. Play as Achilles with his Myrmidon warriors, or maybe you prefer Odysseus or Hektor? Control vast armies of Trojans and Greeks and lay siege to the most powerful city of its time – Troy!

Take command of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans against the mighty Persian horde. The pass of Thermopylae has been re-created on a one for one scale with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespian allies under Demophilus & 400 unreliable Thebans who really didn’t want to be there – and can you blame them! This small force stands against the might of the Persian army with wave upon wave of increasingly powerful troops hitting your lines until the mighty Immortals arrive. Xerxes launches attack after attack from his inexhaustible horde and your objective is just to hold the pass long enough for Greece to muster her forces.

The expansion pack includes 6 new historically accurate campaigns :

  • The Trojan Wars
  • The pass of Thermopylae
  • Greek Colonization
  • Pre-Historic Greece
  • The Ionian Revolt
  • Grand Campaign with Rome & Persia


  • Zoomable campaign map
  • Vassalization of foreign nations through diplomacy
  • New UI design & improved UI functionality
  • Build the Trojan Horse
  • Numerous diplomacy improvements
  • AI improvements
  • Improved auto resolution of battles
  • Extra mod features

GATES OF TROY also includes 12 new units ranging from Achilles Myrmidons to Thespian & Theban Hoplites. It also includes a number of new features such as a zoomable campaign map, enhanced diplomatic options such as the vassalization of smaller nations, the chance to build the Trojan horse and many more smaller upgrades.

GATES OF TROY takes the award winning Spartan to a completely new level and fans of the genre will be thrilled by what it has to offer.

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