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0 A.D. is a historically-based real time strategy (RTS) game where you can build your own military and conquer the ancient world.


 

    0 A.D. Review

    Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be part of an ancient civilization? How about leading your own army and dominating your enemies? With 0 A.D., you can do both. 0 A.D. is a real time strategy (RTS) game set between the years 500 BC and 500 AD. It was an exciting time period when the ancient Romans set out to conquer the world with their massive military. 0 A.D. puts you in charge of an ancient civilization from which you must build your own military to defend your people and conquer new lands. Travel back in time to a world of gladiators, kings, and philosophers. Build your army and fight for your honor and freedom.

    Favorite Features

    0 A.D. is designed to be as historically accurate as possible. The game’s team of dedicated historians have been overseeing its development, ensuring it’s true to its time period. “Citizen Soldiers” are created with varying abilities, and are automatically upgraded in rank, strength, and appearance. Soldiers can be stationed on battlements, buildings, or decks of ships, for a wider range of fire. Ships are designed to be large in scale and realistic, with room for catapults to be fired from the decks. Varying terrains make for realistic battlefields. The game’s environment changes with the seasons, from falling snow in winter to blooming flowers in spring. Play as one of six ancient civilizations, like the Romans, Hellenes, or Celts. Each civilization has its own unique units and buildings. Best of all, the game can be modded with independent mod packs, so you can easily customize it.

    Tips for New Users

    0 A.D.’s web site has a wealth of information about all of the variables in the game, instructions for installation, FAQ, and even articles about the game’s historical background. Its wiki also provides detailed instructions for everything from installing the game to customizing it with mod packs. Be sure to review this information before stating your civilization’s conquest. For even more tips and advice, visit the 0 A.D. forums.

    Areas of Improvement

    0 A.D.’s web site clearly states that the game is currently under development. The version of the game available for download is an “alpha test.” So it’s to be expected that you will experience some issues and bugs while playing the game. 0 A.D. has been in development since 2001, and the developers aren’t sure when the final version will be released.

    Summary

    With 0 A.D. you can travel back to the time of the ancient Romans, build your own military and lead them to victory in battle. Its historical accuracy, varying terrains, changing seasons, and support for buildings and ships make the world of 0 A.D. as close to realistic as a real time strategy game can get. While still in development, 0 A.D. proves to be a fun way to practice military strategy and learn about history from 500 BC to 500 AD. So download the 0 A.D. alpha test and start building your army today.

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