Alexander (video game)

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Alexander
Alexander (video game).jpg
Developer(s) GSC Game World
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA November 23, 2004
  • EU November 26, 2004
Genre(s) Real-time strategy, History
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution 2 CD

Alexander is a real-time strategy game created by GSC Game World (creators of Cossacks: European Wars and Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars) and published by Ubisoft, based on the 2004 film of the same name. Its gameplay is akin to that of Cossacks, with elements of the Age of Empires series and Age of Mythology visible.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 55.82%[1]
Metacritic 56/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 4/10[3]
GameSpot 5.2/10[4]
GameSpy 1.5/5 stars[5]
IGN 7/10[6]
PC Format 70%[7]
PC Gamer UK 61%[8]
PC Gamer US 77%[9]
PC Zone 41%[10]
X-Play 2/5 stars[11]

When the game was released, it was praised for features such as "large battles give you a realistic feel of warfare". However, it was also criticized for poor pathfinding, weak AI and poor voice acting. All this seems to indicate that the game was rushed to meet a deadline that would coincide with the movie's release.[citation needed]

The game currently has a score of 55.82% from GameRankings[1] and 56 out of 100 from Metacritic.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexander for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Alexander for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gillen, Kieron (January 5, 2005). "Alexander". Eurogamer. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Beers, Craig (December 6, 2004). "Alexander Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Peckham, Matt (February 10, 2005). "GameSpy: Alexander". GameSpy. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ Butts, Steve (December 2, 2004). "Alexander (PC)". IGN. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rossignol, Jim (January 2005). "Alexander". PC Format (170): 92. Archived from the original on August 2, 2007. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Alexander". PC Gamer UK. January 2005. 
  9. ^ "Alexander". PC Gamer: 62. February 2005. 
  10. ^ PC Zone staff (April 2005). "Alexander review". PC Zone. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bemis, Greg (January 26, 2005). "Alexander Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on February 4, 2005. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 

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