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Ikariam, brought to you by the German company GameForge, is a real-time strategy-based colonization game where building one's empire is done through a combination of skillful resource harvesting and management as well as a healthy emphasis on pillaging goods from other players. The game is interesting in that it exists in it's own world, part ancient and part modern. Upsides to the game are that it is free to play, with an average learning curve and player oriented elements such as alliances.

Total Rating: 5.13
Reviews: 8

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Post Date: 07:33 16-10-2014
Rating: 5
Author: arZ
Comment: Ikariam is a multiplayer browser strategy online game developed from the company named Gamegorge. Its a free to play browser game. The game was released in year 2008 This is a historical game and its is set somewhere in a classical Greece or Rome. We can say its something like a turn based game. You are an owner of an island and you need to build your town, get different resources and battle the other enemy players. The game is set in real time.

You are starting with a small island with a small town hall. On every small island you got 2 resources. The basic one is wood and then you got a luxury
resources. They are 4 kinds of luxury resources: like wine, marble, crystal and Sulphur. All these resources you need to progress in the game. When you miss some of the resources, you can trade with other players. Every time you build or better to say upgrade one of your building you need much more resources to build it and much more time. Sometimes to build one building you need hours, or days for it. And you can build just one building on one island. Citizen from the town can be trained in to soldiers. You need to keep citizen happy, when they are happy they pay enough gold, to you and you can spend your gold for building different troops or ships, or to buy different resources that you need. You keep citizen happy in tavern, but you need enough vine for it. The best way to improve is to have all
the four different islands with the different recourse, but I would say that vine is the most important recourse in the game. Alone in the big Ikariam world to survive is really hard, so you need fast as possible
to enter one of the many guilds that exist in this game. With other players you can be much stronger, and you can easy trade resource with teammates then in trading mark. And you can attack other players together with your guild members and you get much more protection from you team players then when you play alone. Ikariam is free to play game but you can buy a premium for real money. This give you the six resource the ambrosia. Thats help you a lot to build faster and to earn faster the different resource. Ikariam is really interesting game, but after a few week it gets boring. When you need to wait 3-4 day for building one structure its really annoying. You need to trade you resource from island to island and that takes time too. I played it maybe one month, I had two accounts. This game is similar to travian, but i would say that you got more options in travian then on ikariam. When you are really searching for a browser game give this game a chance. But I am 100% sure that you will not play this game for a long period. I rate this game with 5/10, because of that boring building time, and not
so many solutions in game. You can, build, trade, attack ... thats it. Hope you like my ikariam review.

Post Date: 15:20 07-05-2014
Rating: 6
Author: ivekvv256
Comment: Played it for a really short time (1-2 weeks) but it was a pretty neat game. Not better then some games such as Stronghold kingdoms but it's a solid one. :) You must develop yourself and be better then other players. 6/10

Post Date: 04:39 01-02-2011
Rating: 7
Author: Adrian
Comment: I've been playing this game for a little over 2 years now. And its a pretty fun game to play on a rainy day when you have nothing else to do. The downside is the amount of time you have to wait for stuff to build.

Post Date: 23:03 21-07-2010
Rating: 8
Author: kevow
Comment: if you like strategy games and building an empire (like halo wars) than this game is for you, not a fast paced game, but it is fun to create and research new tech so you can rule an isle fun game good graohics no downloads

this is a perfect take you time game

Post Date: 18:48 04-06-2010
Rating: 8
Author: DoctuhD
Comment: A very good casual game, despite a somewhat harsh learning curve. The use of specialized islands for building cooperation, teamwork, and trading between neighbors makes it much more enjoyable, coupled with the fact that other players cannot take over your colonies. It has a nice battle system, but battles in themselves seem to accomplish very little. Constant updates make Ikariam worth trying out. Overall, Ikariam has a lot of potential, but it's friendlyness and low-stress environment make it a great, rewarding casual browser game.

Post Date: 17:40 23-11-2009
Rating: 3
Author: Astruil
Comment: i used to play it but its kinda hard , u have to send workers to get resources and well i didnt like it , its much better travian :D

Post Date: 04:22 20-11-2009
Rating: 1
Author: ice grim reaper
Comment: This game is weird.Steampunk machines at the period of the Greek-roman wars.You are stuck on a island and it a game with no end game.And when you start,you got only wood to build a building,but the building needs clay,so were's the clay?Dumb game isn't it?

Post Date: 20:17 30-05-2009
Rating: 3
Author: Izzy Stradlin.
Comment: The game is great in theory, but not in practice. It has great ideas, but the game play isn't that fun, nor are the features good enough to compete with other games in the category.

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