Siege Survival: Gloria Victis
|a game by||Black Eye Games|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||RPGs, Survival Games, Medieval Games, Games Like Frostpunk, Games Like Oxygen not Included|
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is a strategy/management/survival/strategy game that ticked a lot of the boxes for what I wanted in a game. However, it was the premise that you were not in control of this all-powerful force, but the idea you had your back to the wall and had to fight and scrap to protect what is yours that really clicked with me.
Putting The Evil In Medieval
The plot of the game is that you live in a fantasy/medieval world called Gloria Victis and things are pretty normal. Until one day you are invaded and this force is much more powerful than anything you could imagine. Rather than just laying down and dying. You need to rally the few troops that are left, keep the people safe, and defend the last stronghold before it is too late. From what I can tell, Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is not hugely story-driven, but I do feel that the premise alone is enough to get people invested.
You Need So Much, But Have So Little!
While you need arrows and other types of weapons to fight off the invading forces. Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is actually a very deep management game in that you need stuff like food, medical supplies, and so on. Add to this that you also need to take care of the civilians as well as the soldiers and it is a very delicate balancing act that you have to do. Trying to figure out the best and most efficient ways to get the most out of your supplies is a skill you will have to learn as early on in the game as possible.
Hitting The Town
When night falls you may think that will earn your men a much-deserved rest. That is not the case at all, while this stronghold may be the last refuge in the city. The city itself is still there, all be it not much of it is left standing. However, you need to head out, scavenge for supplies and then craft those supplies into things that you can use to help your war effort and also take care of your civilians. You have to sneak around as there are troops who will kill you on sight. I love how they have this in the game as not many other games of this style offer gameplay like this.
Bring Me My Spectacles!
Visually I have to say that things in Siege Survival: Gloria Victis do look clean and detailed enough, it is just everything is so tiny. Like most other games of this style, you view most of the game from a zoomed-out perspective and the little people you are in control of are tiny and it can be hard to see finer details when things are this small. It is not a bad-looking game by any means, I just wished things were not as zoomed-out.
If you are someone who enjoys strategy and management games then Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is the game for you. I think this is really cool and I love the idea that you are literally the last stand before your whole city falls. It puts a lot of pressure on you and makes each decision that you make feel like it really does matter.
- I loved the idea of having your back against the wall
- Scavenging for various supplies is a lot of fun and very tense!
- It is very cool the way the game keeps you on your toes
- Having to look after civilians as well as warriors adds to the depth
- The characters are very small
- It can be hard to know what you did wrong sometimes
Download Siege Survival: Gloria Victis
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP