Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat

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Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat is a real-time strategy game released in November 1995 for Windows and the PlayStation. This game is essentially an RTS set in the Warhammer universe in which the player controls a mercenary force.

If you are familiar with Warhammer and RTS games then you probably have a pretty good idea what this game is all about. The plot is a rather complicated affair but doesn't really make a huge amount of difference as to whether you enjoy the game or not. Game play is pretty typical of RTS games and I think it works better with a mouse on a PC than with a controller on the PlayStation.

Reviews at the time were mixed. While the PlayStation version wasn't much better or worse than the Windows version, it tended to get worse reviews. The most common complaints were relatively poor graphics, long load times, and confusing controls. Having said that, if you are a fan of Warhammer and RTS games then I'm pretty sure you would like this game. Despite its imperfections, it isn't a bad game and a lot of people thought quite highly of it.

If you do want to give this a try then you actually have a modern option. It is available on gog.com for about $6. Otherwise, you can track down an original copy for the PlayStation or give it a try via emulation. The $6 GoG option is going to probably be the easiest and most enjoyable. If you really enjoy this game then there is a sequel called Warhammer: Dark Omen that was released in 1998, also for Windows and the PlayStation.

The screen shots above are from the Windows version of the game.

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