Toronto (March 30): The strategy game that Game Industry News readers dubbed the best strategy game of 2011 is finally available on Steam.
Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece from Longbow Games is an historical real-time strategy game that takes you back to the days of Philip and Socrates, Pericles and Brasidas. With three different campaigns to choose from, as well as a sandbox mode, you can relive the glory days of Athens, Sparta and Macedon.
- The Archidamian War: After years of rivalry, the two great city-states of Athens and Sparta have finally come to blows, and the future of all of Greece is in the balance. One mighty alliance based on commerce and naval power, another held together by tradition and an invincible reputation on land. In this campaign, you control Athens at the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. Can you hold off the Spartan offensive long enough to bring your dispersed alliance's power to bear?
- The Ionian War: Play as Sparta in the closing year of the Peloponnesian War. A foolish Athenian gamble in Sicily has weakened her, but the war is not over yet. Sparta has to bring her rival to heel. Can the tired Spartan hoplites close the deal? And how will she get a navy of her own?
- The Rise of Philip: The campaign from the original Hegemony: Philip of Macedon, now with new mechanics and improved UI. Play out the career of Philip, the father of Alexander the Great and the architect of Macedonian might. Marry for power, humble restless border tribes and establish yourself as the master of Greece.
- Sandbox Mode: If structure isn't your thing, of course, you can play as any of the major Greek powers in an historical sandbox, with the same fidelity to the past, beautiful zooming map and constant challenges to your strategic thinking.
Hegemony Gold: Wars of Ancient Greece is available for the low price of $19.99. But, if you already own Hegemony: Philip of Macedon on Steam, then you can upgrade to Gold for only $9.99!
The best incentive to play Hegemony Gold is that it will prepare you for the wonders that await you in Longbow's upcoming sequel in the series, Hegemony Rome: Rise of Caesar. The development team turns their eyes to Rome and the great victories of Julius Caesar in Gaul. Hegemony Rome will be available later this year.
So why not get a head start on Iron Age combat by looking at one of last years most original real-time strategy games?