American Conquest: Divided Nation

American Conquest: Divided Nation

American Conquest: Divided Nation

Remember the Alamo. Forget this.

When was the last time you bought an isometric RTS and what was the game?

Hard to remember, isn't it? Me, I think my last pre-polygonal RTS must have been purchased around three years ago. The game was either Nival's Blitzkrieg or this game's grandpa, American Conquest. AC wasn't a bad way to spend a wet winter weekend (basically it was Age of Empires II with wigwams, colonists and loads of military detail) but I skipped the Fight Back add-on that came six months later, and would, to be honest, have skipped this standalone expansion too, had a complimentary copy not been delivered to my door by one of Eurogamer's winged monkeys.

The reason I wasn't going to buy Divided Nation was that I suspected it was going to be nothing more than an unimaginative dollop of new scenarios and units for a game that probably should have been euthanized a couple of years ago. Now I've actually played the thing, I can see that my judgement is failing me in old age. Divided Nation is in fact an unimaginative dollop of new scenarios and units for a game that definitely should have been euthanized a couple of years ago.

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