Historical games

What We Liked..

Great Voice Acting

Humorous Dialogue

Solid Strategy Elements

.. and what we didn't

Stiff Combat Animations

Cash Shop

Long Tutorials

Time Sink

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5


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Genre: managerial, strategy, war

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvE PvP


Nords: Heroes of the North is a browser based strategy game published by Plarium Games.
The humorous take on the now pervasive strategy genre does a lot right, leaving only a little to be desired.

Build your Keep, choose your Champion, and become a famed Lord Marshall; then set out to conquer your rivals.

Those hoping for a reprieve from the tedious nature of other well-known strategy outings will be disappointed, however those looking for a solid browser RPG will find an excellent new home in Nords.

➔ Main points:

  • Fast-paced (compared to similar games) strategy browser game with lots of things to do and daily quests.
  • Funny, humoristic atmosphere thanks to the great voice-acting and top-notch artworks.
  • 3 different races: Northmen, Orcs and Elves.
  • Equip and level-up your hero.
  • Ally with your neighbours, or attack and raid them without mercy!

What We Liked..

Detailed voice-overs

Player interactions

Comprehensive base building

.. and what we didn't

Influent cash shop

Rigid combat system

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5


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Genre: managerial, strategy, war

Setting: fantasy, historical, sea

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: PvP


Pirates – Tides of Fortune is a complex and charming browser game released by Plarium Games. In this game you are a commander of your own haven (base of operations), where your goal is to expand, conquer and form brotherhoods with other players.
Tides of Fortune allows you to take several approaches on your gameplay; economical, defensive and offensive. The game leaves you enough room to learn how to fend for yourself during the first few levels, so you don’t have to worry about getting raided and pillaged by other players right off the bat.

➔ Main points:

  • Classical strategy browser game.
  • Fetch resources (or steal them), recruit an army of pirates and build your fleet.
  • Complete daily missions to earn even more resources and units.
  • Funny, entertaining, multilanguage voice-over (in pirate tongue too!).
  • Much appreciated humoristic approach.

What We Liked..

Well defined theme

Several gameplay modes (PVP and PVE)

A friendly game to get started in MMOs

Active community

.. and what we didn't

Repetitive missions that quickly turn boring

Lack of an exciting story

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: action, mmorpg, simulation, strategy

Setting: fantasy, historical, sea

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP


Pirate Storm is an excellent excuse for getting involved in the pirate world through a fun online browser game.
It was developed by BigPoint, a company famous for being the developer of many other popular browser MMOs like Drakensang Online or Dark Orbit.

This time, BigPoint will bring on our monitors some pretty cool tropical landscapes in a world completely shaped in the pirate theme.
You'll be able to control your own ship as you level up completing missions for gold and diamonds that you'll use to improve the ship itself and hire crew members.

Pirate Storm offers diverse missions, ship improvement and guild systems, crew recruiting, and treasure hunts. It also features PVP and PVE battles, so you can loot items and gain experience through combat against sea monsters or other players' ships.

➔ Main points:

  • Sail through different maps exploring a variety of islands.
  • Engage in PVP sea battles against other players.
  • PVE missions to gain experience and rewards.
  • Join or create your own League and participate in events.
  • Side missions, bonus maps, and a mobile app that complements the game.

What We Liked..

New universe based in ancient Greece

Available directly via Facebook

.. and what we didn't

Pretty similar to games of the same genre

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5


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Genre: managerial, strategy, war

Setting: historical, city

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP


Developed by Plarium, Sparta: War of Empires offers enjoyable albeit rather typical browser game entertainment, which is a mixture of strategy and war, with a few characteristics that set it apart from its brethren.

In addition to the usual game processes and progression, Sparta: WOE gives you the added option of enlisting help from King Leonidas and his Spartan army, using a combination of strategy and diplomacy.

Graphically, the game is very well presented: the artworks are rather inspired and the environment and design of the buildings work well.
Finally, the fully voiced dialogues and immersive soundtrack add more points to the atmosphere.

Sparta: War of Empires is good title – even if ultimately it does not offer anything special, the setting in historical Greece brings a little novelty of its own, and all the traditional aspects of a browser game are implemented in a convincing manner.

➔ Main points:

  • Classical war browser game set in ancient Greece.
  • Continuous updates from the developers and special events.
  • All the traditional elements of browser-based games are implemented in a thoughtful manner: dialogues are fully voiced and artworks extremely well made.
  • Purists of the genre will love this, although it may disappoint people looking for something new.

What We Liked..

It's Star Wars

Morality and conversation system

The customizable personal history of your character

.. and what we didn't

A lot of restrictions on the free-to-play option

Another World of Warcraft clone

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: fantasy, historical, sci-fi

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Star Wars: The Old Republic is a recently released free to play MMORPG developed by Bioware and published by EA and LucasArts.

On one hand, its RPG aspects are excellent but on the other, its MMO qualities aren't so good. The game's creators definitely opted for the pay-to-win model with this one. The cash shop is graciously supplied and gives too large of an advantage compared to the in game stores.

Off the bat, the game had tons of potential for enjoyment. Its Star Wars licensed storyline and the opportunity to make your own customizable Jedi doppelganger had Star Wars fans hooked since their announcement.

Taking all that into account as well as its excellent graphical presentation this game is a worthy detour for any Star Wars fan looking to immerse themselves in an online community of Star Wars fandom.

➔ Main points:

  • Free to play MMORPG based on the universe of Star Wars.
  • Great storyline and convincing atmosphere - the fans of the saga won't be disappointed.
  • Create and customize your own lightsaber!
  • Questionable free to play model and pretty strong limitations for non-paying players.

What We Liked..

Well-written and voiced quest dialogue

Polished graphics

Play in your browser

.. and what we didn't

Full screen mode necessary

Simplistic combat

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5


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Genre: managerial, strategy

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP all vs all


Stormfall: Age of War is a browser-based MMO strategy game by developer Plarium.
In the game you must create and upgrade your castle, while also building an army to pillage the castles of other players and defend yourself from their attacks.

While the combat mechanics of Stormfall are not particularly interesting, there is enough to do in this well-crafted game to make up for it.
Between the endless buildings, units and skills to construct and upgrade within your castle, and the different kinds of conquests to plan and execute outside it, the game can almost feel too busy for a beginner.

However, this also ensures that you won’t get bored of Stormfall too quickly – there’s almost always something new to learn.

➔ Main points:

  • Classical fantasy browser game by Plarium
  • You'll have the chance to meet Oberon, the sarcastic, world-weary soldier who will guide you through the quests while poking fun at you, other non-playable characters and even the game itself
  • Lots of things to do, even for beginners: events, daily missions, pillages (both PvE and PvP)
  • Recommended for people looking for a game to play for more than a couple of minutes per day.

What We Liked..

Deep immersive gameplay

Amazing visual graphics

Cooperative gameplay through Orders

.. and what we didn't

Serious advancement costs time/money

Battery life on mobile devices

On-screen extras can get overwhelming

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5


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Genre: managerial, mmorpg, strategy, war

Setting: fantasy, historical

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions PvP


Throne: Kingdom at War is a Browser game, released by Plarium in August 2016. While it does have its little quirks that can serve to be an annoyance to some, its overall gameplay, visuals, and gaming structure make it yet another incredible addition to the avid gamer’s collection. With new players continuing to join every day, it is a game that is well worth checking out, with some heavy addiction warnings in place (coming from personal experience).

➔ Main points:

  • Free Browser Game set in a medieval fantasy realm
  • Build your own kingdom and watch it come to life
  • Assemble an unstoppable army and take other kingdoms by force
  • Building takes time (or just some money instead)
  • Join an Order and have allies watching your back

What We Liked..

Low requirements

Short battles ideal for playing a few quick games

Around 50 units to choose from for each faction

gives players lots of options

Great fun for casual players

.. and what we didn't

Recycled assets and forgettable music

Long endgame grind

Balancing and cash shop issues

Slow matchmaking

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: strategy, war, MOBA

Setting: historical

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels PvP


After being in closed alpha for several years, Total War: Arena has finally opened up to the public. A collaboration between The Creative Assembly and Wargaming, Total War: Arena is based on the famed franchise of the same name but with a twist.

Instead of focusing on a single-player campaign, the game focuses entirely on player versus player combat, with massive 10 versus 10 battles taking place with thousands of units on the field at once.

The Total War series has always had issues with PVP game modes, specifically balance, or lack thereof, and although Total War: Arena is an entirely PVP game, these issues have not been fixed. Be prepared for lengthy queue times and bad matchmaking a lot in higher tiers in particular.

The game's cash shop is relatively mild. Players can have plenty of fun in the lower and mid tiers, however, in the higher tiers, players who spend money will have a significant advantage, and players who don't will be at a significant disadvantage. Balance wise, premium units aren't a big deal compared to non-premium units, but they do offer up increased XP and silver gains. The endgame is almost completely inaccessible to non-spending players, and it is nigh-impossible to reach and stay in the highest tiers unless you spend money in this game.

Total War: Arena is a flawed game with a pretty harsh ceiling for F2P players, but offers up a lot of fun for fans of the genre.

➔ Main points:

  • Downloadable F2P MMO real-time tactics strategy game with MOBA elements inspired by the Total War series
  • 10 versus 10 PVP battles with a 15-minute time limit
  • 4 different factions each with several leaders and dozens of units
  • Unbalanced matchmaking at higher tiers
  • Very long endgame grind - hard ceiling for non-paying players

What We Liked..

Unique hero system

Large player base

Neat UI

.. and what we didn't

Steep learning curve

Graphics

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: managerial, strategy, war

Setting: historical, city

Graphics: plain text and images

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Travian is a 2D browser-based military strategy game that was released in 2004 to critical acclaim. For strategy enthusiasts, the game features resource management and empire building in the early game which supplements its mid-game combat and PVP expansion gameplay.

The hero system is a unique feature that allows players to explore an alternate RPG progression, by embarking their heroes on quests and missions to gain powerful equipment which will aid in attacking and defending villages.

While Travian isn't a perfect game it is a staple title that offers hours of addictive fun to players seeking a strategic browser-based masterpiece.

➔ Main points:

  • Large player population that makes the game competitive today
  • Fun and strategic empire building
  • Excellent user interface for a browser game
  • Unique hero system to complement kingdom management
  • Will keep you addicted daily

What We Liked..

Open world with countless locations to explore

Huge variety of character and ship upgrades

Visually pleasant with well designed characters

.. and what we didn't

Ship combat can be tricky for beginners

School quests become repetitive

Character interactions are very text-heavy

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: mmorpg

Setting: historical, sea

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions PvE PvP


Uncharted Waters Online is a captivating blend of historical fact and RPG fiction, where players attempt to make a name for themselves on the high seas. From humble beginnings as a student in the maritime academy you must learn the skills necessary to survive and thrive in a world full of danger. Take command of your very own ship as you set out to explore the world and uncover new opportunities to increase your fame and wealth. From the safe confines of your home Nation you will be taken on some epic expeditions and perilous trips into the unknown.

➔ Main points:

  • Open, free-roaming world which is yours to explore.
  • Establish trade routes to earn money in an ever changing market.
  • Huge variety of ships to build, upgrade and customise.
  • Cash rewards for finishing quests are generous and don't force you to spend real world money.
  • Lively and engaging online community.