History: Great Battles: Medieval - Xbox 360

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Also for: PC, PS3
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Strategy: Combat
Educational: History
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Slitherine Strategies Soft. Co.: Slitherine Strategies
Publishers: Slitherine Strategies (GB)
Released: 1 Oct 2010 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+
Connectivity: Live Online Enabled


War, huh? What is it good for? Well, conquest and colonisation, for a start. And the Hundred Years' War is a great example of the kinds of conflict that took place in the history of Europe. History Great Battles: Medieval puts you right in the middle of that aged war between England and France in the 14th and 15th centuries, and arms you with authentic location and battle design to boot.

There are over 40 different units to control here, from knights on horseback to crossbowmen and standard infantry, all at your beck and call as you recreate the epic events that took place back in medieval times. You can change each unit's choice of weapons and shields, allowing for some historically correct customisation.

Although you have a historical framework to play within, the free-form quest map allows you to pick and choose your battles at leisure. Don't feel like playing that map today? Hold off for another time and build up your army's defences. There are over 70 battles to take on, after all, including the siege of Orleans or Battle of Crecy. So no rush.

With an advanced graphics engine powering the huge numbers of soldiers on the field, every customisation you make is defined on the battlefield. You can give your squad over 100 different skills to strongarm your opponent, and the skirmishes and multiplayer modes will probably keep you entertained for another hundred years.