Zeus: Master of Olympus

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseOct 17, 2000
PublisherSierra Studios
DeveloperImpressions Games
Platform(s)Windows
ModeSingle-player
GenreStrategy game; city-builder; empire-building
SettingAncient Greece, 3000-500 BCE
Notable charactersBZeus, Europa, Perseus, Medusa, Jason, Hercules, Hydra
DLCPoseidon: Master of Atlantis (2001)

On Dec 15, 2016, remastered versions of Zeus: Master of Olympus and Poseidon: Master of Atlantis were released together in Zeus + Poseidon (also called Zeus + Poseidon (Acropolis)) for Windows.

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Additional keywords

history, myth, gods, monsters

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