There are 5 shops proposing this game for download at an average price of $ 9.99.
No classic box available at the moment.
I say, old chap!
This is actually a remake of a little-known strategy game from the eighties, also named Colonial Conquest, but while it offers some decent tactical gaming, it's not exactly a must play by any stretch of the imagination. It should appeal to people who like the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series and other similar titles but unless you're a really big fan, you can easily skip this. The game is set in the 19th century and plays out in fairly typical style for such a game. You choose a nation and then seek to expand your empire by invading other smaller nations, trading with them dabbling in politics, gathering resources and so on. The whole thing is split into three phases, giving it a distinctly board game feel, where you build, move, and then attack. You've got three scenarios to choose from which affect which nations are at play and which change some of the rules while there are lots of special events, achievements, and other bits and bobs to unlock. Colonial Conquest certainly isn't a bad game but it just lacks that certain something which would make it a must have. It will appeal to people who enjoy a good board game and while it isn't difficult to pick up, it does offer a decent amount of strategic options thanks to the range of options that are on offer. There are some clever and fairly elegant mechanics here which help the game go smoothly while the visuals are straightforward and effective. However, at the end of the day, this is just a little too dry and by-the-numbers for its own good.