The Wargamer

23 July 2017

Stronghold 3

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 27 OCT 2011 by James Allen

James Allen from mans the walls in this strategic defense game that challenges both militaristic and economic minds. Does it stand strong or crumble?


Tropico 4

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 25 AUG 2011 by Lloyd Sabin

Lloyd Sabin travels to the island of Tropico to give the Wargamer a first look at upcoming Tropico 4.


Terra Militaris Announced

PRESS RELEASE posted on 31 AUG 2010 by Scott Parrino

A new browser-based RTS is in the works.


Dawn of Discovery

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 19 OCT 2009 by Scott Parrino

With this fourth version of the series now released, will Dawn of Discovery be one too many games or the best in city building game in years?


Tropico 3 Interview

INTERVIEW posted on 4 JUN 2009 by Scott Parrino

In an interview with its publisher, the developers of Tropico 3 share some insight into what they're working on for this remake of a classic, and some of the new features players will get to enjoy.


Tropico 3 Screenshots

SCREENSHOTS FEATURE posted on 9 MAR 2009 by Scott Parrino

Banana Republic wanna-be dictators are on notice: work on Tropico 3 is well underway and we have the screenshots to prove it.


E3 2006: Glory of the Roman Empire

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 20 JUN 2006 by Scott Parrino

While there are dozens of Roman era PC games on the market today, this is the only one which features a Latin version of the game! Jim Zabek explains what else to expect from the city-builder.


Glory of the Roman Empire Demo

FEATURED DOWNLOAD posted on 16 JUN 2006 by Scott Parrino

Build up the cities of the Empire in this new city-builder from CDV and find out what it's like to create beautiful towns and make people happy with gory gladiator fights.


E3 2006: Caesar IV

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 17 MAY 2006 by Scott Parrino

All Hail Caesar! The Wargamer's Chris Abele offers his E3 impressions on the upcoming 3D sequel to the decade-old franchise.


Civilization IV

DEVELOPER FEATURE posted on 21 OCT 2005 by Scott Parrino

Firaxis Games has filled in some of the blanks about the civilizations included in their highly anticipated strategy title, Civilization IV. Get a crash course on Incan, Arabian, Persian, and Malian history inside.


Stronghold 2

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 29 JUN 2005 by Scott Parrino

At long last, here is conclusive proof that evolution is bogus. Stronghold 2 is one of those rare examples of a sequel that manages, despite seemingly massive technical improvements, several years of development, and a large budget, to be a worse game than it's predecessor.


E3 2005: Heart of Empire: Rome

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 8 JUN 2005 by Scott Parrino

Rome wasn't built in a day, but now it can be in this new city-building and political strategy game from Deep Silver. Check out our E3 first impressions in this article.


Stronghold 2

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 3 DEC 2004 by Scott Parrino

Will Stronghold 2 keep what was great about the first installments and address the negatives, or will it just be Stronghold 2: Strongholder?


Children of the Nile Demo

FEATURED DOWNLOAD posted on 19 NOV 2004 by Scott Parrino

City-building from the creators of Pharaoh, Caesar, and Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom returns in this new 3D strategy game. Try out the single player demo with two scenarios.


Republic: The Revolution First Impression

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 26 AUG 2003 by Scott Parrino

Jim Zabek gives his first impression of the innovative game, Republic: The Revolution.


Thunder Pack Platinum

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 2 JUL 2003 by Scott Parrino

"Thunder Pack Platinum's big sell is that the CD comes with four strategy games on it. Unfortunately, that's about all there is to it. The titles included in this compilation are not deeply strategic, and while interesting at first, are probably on par with other simple games..."


Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 8 JAN 2003 by Scott Parrino

"Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 represents the inevitable sequel. The game engine and graphics remain largely unchanged, however, casting more of a 'Roller Coaster Tycoon 1.1' aura than the all-new epiphany many had anticipated."


Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom

PC GAME REVIEW posted on 8 OCT 2002 by Scott Parrino

"Impressions Games hands the reigns to BreakAway Games this time in order to fashion yet another title in their City-Building series. So is Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom just another well-trod road through a new civilization, or does it manage to be something bigger, better, and greater than its predecessors?"


Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom

PC GAME PREVIEW posted on 16 AUG 2002 by Scott Parrino

"The Emperor game stands on the shoulders of giants and is the most sophisticated and elegant of its line. The teaming of Breakaway Games (Cleopatra expansion for Pharaoh), with the Impressions Games great city building game engine seems destined to result in a 'win-win' product."



PC GAME REVIEW posted on 22 DEC 2001 by Scott Parrino

"Stronghold combines the best of the city-building and real-time strategy genres. The economic and population modules convincingly reflect the basics of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Most importantly, this game takes these important and complex details and makes them fun to handle."