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The Horde


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Toys for Bob, Silicon Knights, Crystal Dynamics, Vise, U.S. Gold, BMG Interactive

April 1, 1994, July 23, 1994, December 31, 1994, December 31, 1995, March 8, 1996, June 1, 1997

DOS, Sega Saturn, 3DO Interactive Multiplayer



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High Difficulty: The steep difficulty curve in The Horde can be daunting for new players.

Content Gaps: Some areas of The Horde feel underdeveloped or lacking in content.

Requires Patience: The game’s pacing might be slow for those who prefer fast-paced Strategy games.

Why To Avoid

Community Driven: The game has a strong community, which enhances the multiplayer experience.

Innovative Mechanics: The Horde introduces new and innovative mechanics in the Strategy genre.

Beautiful World: Explore the stunning world of The Horde, a visual treat for fans of Strategy.

Why To Play

You are Chauncey, a serving lad who saves his monarch from choking on his meal. The King rewards you with his magical sword, Grimthwacker, and a village, and the mission to go forth and prosper by felling waves of Hordlings, who are bent on eating everything in the province. The better you get at defending villagers, crops, and cows from Hordlings, the better equipped you become. Success wins you further favor from the King, along with bigger challenges and more enmity from the evil High Chancellor. There are several types of Hordlings, each with their peculiar style of picking through the edibles under your care. Success is measured by how many villagers and crops survive each season's gluttonous attacks.



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