A selection of computer games about Ancient Russia
For those who would like to learn more about the life and culture of our ancestors, the developers create incredible single or online games about Ancient Russia. Often, they add elements of ancient myths or legends to such games, while creating a colorful Slavic fantasy. Although this is not the most popular setting, I still picked up a selection of several games about the Slavs.
Ancestors Legacy is a historical real-time strategy game for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, which was released on May 22, 2018. The game takes place in the bloody era of the Middle Ages. The game has various European nations, including the Slavs. Players in Ancestors Legacy will be able to: enjoy the brutal medieval atmosphere, thanks to realistic battles and combat tactics, which are accurately copied from real ones, control squads of soldiers, build settlements and capture the desired territories.
Medieval II: Total War
Medieval II: Total War is a global real-time strategy game from Creative Assembly, released on November 10, 2006. The game takes place from 1080 to 1530, when the plague spread at the speed of light, and the Mongol invasion took over all of Europe. In the army of Russia there are: Cossacks, vigilantes, well-aimed horse arrows, etc. Those who play Medieval II: Total War will be able to: take part in large-scale battles, fight in multiplayer mode (up to 8 players), build the necessary buildings, lead an army of Christians during the Crusades and subjugate all territories of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and even the land on the shores of the New World.
Real Warfare 1242
Real Warfare 1242 is a realistic real-time strategy game that was released on June 11, 2010. The game takes place in the XIII century, when Russia expanded its possessions and became the largest state in Europe. Because of this, Russia was attacked by the Mongols, sorted out relations with hostile neighbors and suffered from conflicts within the state. Those playing Real Warfare 1242 will have to: move across vast territories and rule Prince Alexander Nevsky in order to take part in the historical battles that took place in 1242.
Reign: Conflict of Nations
Reign: Conflict of Nations is a historical strategy game from Lesta Studio, which was released on June 30, 2010. The game takes place in 1350, when the lands of Russia and Poland are fighting against other states in order not to lose their freedom and independence. Therefore, the player will have to: choose one of twenty-six opposing factions, level up his character, take part in a deadly battle for dominance over territories, manage combat troops and expand the lands of a small principality in order to create a huge and strong empire.
Thea: The Awakening
Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy survival game based on Slavic mythology, which was released on November 20, 2015. The events of the game take place after a global catastrophe, when the Darkness engulfed all living beings. The player will control the new ruler of the world of Thea and help his people survive in this situation. In addition, those who play Thea: The Awakening will be able to: explore a large world, build defenses, manage an entire village, exterminate more than a hundred types of various monsters from Slavic mythology and fairy tales, build and improve the necessary buildings and choose a suitable ending to the game.