It has been anticipated for a while now but Gameloft has finally release Age of Sparta for Windows Phone and Windows. The new game puts you in charge of the Greek army as you wage war against Xerxes and the Persians. Using the powers at your disposal and with the help of the Greek Gods, you rebuild your city to get resources and an army to mount your campaign. You can of course also align yourself with other players to form a bigger army and battle rivals.
While the game concept is not unique, Age of Sparta does have some outstanding characters and graphics as you play. As most readers will know, I’m a big fan of Age of Empires Castle Siege and I like these top down, world building type of games. This one fits the bill and brings a unique, historical twist to what could be a tired format for some. Given that Age of Sparta is free, it is worth a try.
Here are the release notes for the game that has now hit the Windows Phone Store:
Unite the powers of men and gods to protect Ancient Greece from Xerxes’ invasion!
Join a compelling strategy game with a unique and intense combat system and thousands of players for you to ally with… or conquer. This isn’t just a war, THIS… IS… AGE OF SPARTA!
WAR FOR SPARTA
– Xerxes thinks Greece will surrender? HA! Fight back in strategic battles.
– Call upon Zeus’s thunderous might and Hades’ dark wrath to purge foes from the battlefield.
– Unleash legions of unique units, including mythical monsters & beasts.
– Get pulled into the action with amazingly animated combat scenes.
A CITY TO RIVAL OLYMPUS
– Design a glorious city that you can customize with mighty barracks, majestic monuments and more.
– Honor the gods with Temples and Shrines so they can fuel your assault.
UNITE & CONQUER
– Ally with players to form an unstoppable force and declare war on rivals.
– Socialize with friends and allies via the in-game chat.
The game itself is 91MB in size so you will need to be connected to WiFi before you can download it from the store. The game will run on 512MB devices as well so everyone can enjoy it.