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Ancestors Legacy is a historically accurate real-time strategy game influenced by historical events in the Middle Ages. The game combines resource management and base building with large-scale, squad-based battles across vast battlefields, all rendered in great detail thanks to the Unreal Engine 4 tech. Experience medieval bloodshed like never before, thanks to the cinematic action camera that puts you right in the middle of the battle at the press of a button.Features
4 playable nations in an extensive single player campaign inspired by historical events
Advanced tactical options combining the use of terrain, experience and morale
Cinematic battle camera view puts you right in the center of the action
Outstanding visual fidelity powered by Unreal Engine 4
Intense multiplayer battles
Streamlined resource management and village construction
Precise controls with native gamepad support

Release date
Destructive Creations
1C Company
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1) , Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 - (64-bit only).
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-750 or 3.2 GHz AMD Phenom™ II X4 955
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD5850 (1 GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 compatible soundcard
  • OS: Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1) / Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 / (64-bit only)
  • Processor: AMD Octa-Core / Intel Quad-Core processor running at 3.4 GHz (AMD FX X8 8350 or Intel Core i5 3570 or newer architectures are recommended)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD/NVIDIA dedicated with at least 2048MB of dedicated VRAM and with at least DirectX 11 and Shader Model 5.0 support. AMD Radeon R9 285 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 and above are recommended graphic cards.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 11 compatible soundcard
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Ancestors reviews and comments

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Ok Ancestors Legacy is one of 3 RTS Pearls of recent Years that had not enjoyed Any Hype, but from me an Absolute Recommendation. And you miss real Gems in The genre Strategy if you don't even keep an Eye on it. Let me mention the Names: Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun, Frostpunk, and Ancestors Legacy. These 3 Games have really been with the best I've bought since 2015. Smaller supplement, who says A must also tell B. So here are my Reviews of the other two Candidates. 1. Frostpunk: https://steamcommunity.com/id/asbestbrezel/recommended/323190 2nd Shadow Tactics: https://steamcommunity.com/id/asbestbrezel/recommended/418240 Straight Ancestors Legacy stands out with its Story based on true conditions And that makes it special for me, because I am such a little Hobby historian, who soaks up something like that. Also, after zocking wonderfully, you can spend your Time researching the Internet. So no matter how you want to see it, it's an Area for me all time. The Gameplay is very neat, and you have to be really careful in places and use the Skills of the Troops correctly and optimally. Because you only have a Maximum Unit strength of 10, 6 Men each. So you don't necessarily have a Lot of options, but you have to make the best of it and even endure until Reinforcements come from Allies. So far I have made smooth progress with the Vikings on a slight degree of Difficulty, but I am already sure that it is difficult, because you are given absolutely nothing here like, for example, at Forstpunk. In addition to sending offensive Struggles and Historical Accuracy, you can also build your own Base, and defend them and secure your Raw Materials. Also I find the set Building Sites quite relaxing, because again you have to resort to the trap skills of the Unit before you leave the Building, the rest do the gun towers. You also have to decide between taking outposts quickly, or waiting and deisting And advancing slowly. The second Is rather counterproductive in my Experience. Because the AI plays quite aggredly and doesn't be long in coming. I also like that the newly recruited Units do not appear in Outposts, but always have to run from the Main Base to the rest of the Force. It is simply very varied, and exceedingly, if you do not recruit everything right under your Nose from the Opponent And have direct Mission Ready, but the Opponent also has a Chance to push you back before the Reinforcement arrives. Graphically, the Game can really be seen, and if that's not enough, you can take part in the Fights directly with the Camera, and watch everything from the vicinity. The Soundcullise and Soundtracks are simply an Ear Candy and are very coherent and create a medieval Atmosphere. So the Soundtrack DLC is directly with have been purchased. But! What I'm doing here big around and giving Some tips. It's a great Game to recommend. So if You like Strategy and have some Interest in a little History, you can easily invest in Playful education here. :D
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