Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece

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Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece

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The ancient Greeks crafted for themselves a world like no other, a world where each city had its own unique – and often fantastic – culture. From the Spartans, a culture built on a foundation of slavery, a culture that – with no need to earn a living – had dedicated themselves to the ideals of physical perfection, and ironically espoused the virtues of freedom; to the Athenians, a nation of unparalleled art and architecture – the likes of which, even today, remain unmatched in originality and richness – a nation whose constitution afforded democratic power to even the lowest class of citizen; the stories of Greek civilization must have sounded like myth and legend to an outsider.

It was in this environment that the concept of hegemony was born: the idea that one city-state could assert cultural dominance over the entire Greek world.

Despite the eternal struggle for dominance between Athens and Sparta, neither of these giants would forge a lasting hegemony. It was a goal that would remain unfulfilled until Philip of Macedon, king of the relatively unknown nation of Macedonia, revolutionized Greek warfare and conquered the entire Hellenic world, permitting his heir, Alexander the Great, to take the unified army of the Greeks and build an empire so vast that even Julius Caesar was said to be visibly intimidated by the stories of this incredible achievement.

This is the world of ancient Greece. A world of feuding city-states, of heroism and deceit, and of legendary leaders. A world whose monumental legacy would leave our own world forever changed. This is the world of Hegemony.

Experience every facet of war
Campaign across a continuous satellite-accurate map of ancient Greece encountering the full range of warfare from reconnaissance to raids to field battles to mountain blockades.

Innovative supply system New!
Siege and starve the enemy by cutting their supply lines or burning their crops, all the while building and protecting your own supply network to support your growing empire. Now you can even upgrade supply lines to help you get more food where you need it.

Steeped in history New!
In-game pedia and 200+ historical objectives recreate the rise of the Macedonian empire and two new campaigns where you play as Athens and Sparta in the Peloponnesian War.

Intuitive and precise controls
Drag, rotate, resize and snap together unit formations to precisely control battlefield tactics in paused- or real-time. Preview all movement paths before you issue your orders and quickly plot waypoints for easy flanking and pincer manoeuvres.

Zoom seamlessly
Transition smoothly between the detailed 3D world and the stylized board-game map while maintaining complete control over your empire.

Subjugate your enemy
Chase down and capture routed enemy units to create slave gangs to work your mines or build your forts. But don't leave them unguarded or they could rebel and wreak havoc in your empire's heartland!

Conquer the seas
Build a fleet of triremes to protect your coastlines, raid enemy merchants, or drop an army at your enemy's backdoor.

Dynamic diplomacy system New!
Make truces and alliances between factions in the brand new diplomacy system.

Sandbox mode New!
Conquer the ancient Greek world as any of the 26 factions ranging from the island of Crete to the mighty Persian empire.

Deeper tactics New!
Expanded tactical system puts added focus on flanking, charging, and camping, taking battlefield strategy to a whole new level, and an improved population system emphasizes the significance of each battle.

Penny Arcade Expo 2010 Independent Games Showcase

System Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows XP or newer
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium or greater or AMD Athlon equivalent CPU
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 2 GB RAM (Vista)
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible hardware accelerated video card with shader version 2.0 support, 256 MB video memory
  • Display: Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Sound: Directx9.0c compatible sound card
  • Hard Drive: 1 GB free hard disk space

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