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The Horde

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Category: Real-Time Strategy
Year: 1994
More details: MobyGames
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Game added by: MrFlibble
Violence: !This game includes violence
DOSBox: Supported (show details)

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File File type File size
hordemo.zip
executable: HORDE.EXE
Playable demo
MS-DOS
1,304 kB
(1.27 MB)

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  • Image by MrFlibble
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  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble

Description (by MrFlibble)

The Horde is an action/strategy hybrid game in a mediaeval fantasy setting. Taking on the role of Chauncey the Brave, an unlikely hero of the realm, it is the player's task to develop his lands while defending them, mostly single-handedly, from the insatiable Hordlings.

The game time is split into seasons, with each comprising two phases. During the first phase, the player builds up the village and its defences. The second phase is the Hordlings' attack, which the player (as Chauncey) has to deal with alone using his mighty sword, but later on, other warriors can be hired to help defending the village. Safeguarding the village buildings and crops is vital to further development, as everything costs money, which is in short supply.

The game is controlled with the mouse, and in a somewhat clumsy and counterintuitive way (apparently, The Horde came out first on the 3DO console, and the controls were adapted to the limited buttons on a game pad). However, once you get a grip of the controls, it may be fun and challenging to play. The interactive demo allows to sample the campaign for a while.

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