Ashes of Empire

Available Platform: Amiga - Alias: Fallen Empire

Ashes of Empire (also known as Fallen Empire) is an action-adventure published by Mirage originally for the Amiga in 1992.

Year1992
GenreAction
Rating4

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PublisherMirage
DeveloperMidnight
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated4 September 2021

Game Review

Ashes of Empire (also known as Fallen Empire) is an action-adventure published by Mirage originally for the Amiga in 1992.

The game was designed by Mike Singleton, the author of Midwinter and Midwinter II: Flames Of Freedom. Despite not being an official sequel, Ashes of Empire is often considered the third chapter.

There are many elements in common with the series: you can move freely in a world entirely in 3D, exploring places, visiting cities, meeting people, solving puzzles, and occasionally engaging in combat, always in real-time. But in this case, the game has much bigger ambitions. So big that it was defined as a "political simulation." In fact, the game gives the player a very ambitious task: to pacify five countries, whose names are clearly similar to post-Soviet states: Ossia, Ruzakhstan, Belokraine, Moldenia, and Servonia. To do that, you will have to visit the countries, get enough resources, talk to people and convert them to your cause. To really pacify a state, you have to meet 4 requirements: assure that each state has enough peace-supporting buildings, demolish all the buildings that menace peace, eliminate the enemy forces, and get the support of all the ethnic groups. Depending on the allies you have found during the game, you might need different strategies; for example, if your friends love gold, you will have to gather enough of the precious metal. Other allies will need different tactics.

Ashes of Empire, regardless of the political message that Mike Singleton wanted to communicate, it's an interesting mix of strategy, action, and adventure. The strategic part is clearly the most interesting, and sometimes you wonder if all this exploration in 3D is really adding something to the game. Compared to Midwinter, the world is richer and interesting to visit, there are many vehicles you can pilot, and sometimes the game looks like a flight simulator. But 3D technology hasn't aged well compared to 2D, so if you play this game now, you sometimes feel the need for a remake.

All considered, Ashes of Empire is a fascinating and original title, considered by many a real masterpiece. If you love free exploration games mixed with strategy, you cannot miss it.

Review by: Manu
Published: 10 September 2021 7:40 am


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Amiga version 1.0 - Language: English - Size: 8.04 Mb

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