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At the Gates

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Available on:PCJan 23, 2019

Developer: Conifer Games

Genre: Strategy

At the Gates is a 4X grand strategy game from Jon Shafer, designer of Civilization 5.

You are a Dark Age lord. Your destiny is to build a kingdom in the shadow of the crumbling Roman Empire. Explore the dangerous landscape around you, harvest its resources, and build a mighty economic and military machine. Your clans have their own personalities and desires, so carefully consider how you use them.

It won't be easy. Your path is unsure. Overcome your immensely strong neighbors. Outlast the frigid winters of the far north to discover a source of gold and vast riches.

Are you the leader who will usher in a new era of European history? Or will you be forgotten?

Seasons and weather dramatically transform the landscape around you. The river that once served as a barrier in the summer might become a highway in the winter - for both you and your enemies!

Each of your clans has unique traits and desires, so choose carefully how you use them.

Keep your clans fed through the harsh winter. Resources run out so always be hunting for more. Your neighbors can be immensely strong. Every game poses new challenges and opportunities.

A beautiful watercolor landscape serves as the canvas for your clever economic and military strategies.

AtG features a revolutionary user interface which utilizes "tooltips-in-tooltips" for the very first time, making it far easier to learn without sacrificing any gameplay depth.

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4.8 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

At the Gates tries some ambitious new ideas that, in time, may leave a mark on the 4X genre. But today, it's far too broken to recommend.

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No Recommendation / Blank

The former Civ 5 director's long-running passion project is filled with nice ideas, but they never threaten to pull together.

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PC Gamer

57 / 100
PC Gamer

Passive AI and a flawed economy ruin what could have been a refreshing 4X experiment.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

At The Gates' opening hours are vicious, but those who stick with it are rewarded with a satisfying blend of strategy and rogue-like gameplay

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