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Lost Admiral Returns

By Fogstone Games Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Anchors aweigh! In this revamped edition of 1991 s turn-based strategy game Lost Admiral, players command a mighty fleet duking it out on the high seas against a computer opponent. The object is to destroy opposing ships, capture unfriendly ports, and climb the ranks. To do it, you ll need to carefully manage resources and assemble the right mix of attack and support craft. The game ought to be more involving than it is. Part of the problem is the dated graphics. Even more distracting is the clumsy interface, which makes controlling your fleet a real chore. Despite extensive context-based help, it s often hard to figure out what your options are. These major drawbacks spoil an otherwise well-developed game, which offers a variety of missions, an impressive campaign mode, and superb AI. Fans of the original may enjoy this update, but others will wish Lost Admiral Returns had spent more time in dry-dock.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.19

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added May 2, 2005
Version 1.19

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, DirectX 7.0 drivers

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Total Downloads 23,785
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Developer's Description

Lost Admiral Returns is a quick-playing strategy naval game enriched with multiobjective special missions using a chess-like mix of battleships, destroyers, submarines, and carriers in turn-based action. Use classic naval maneuvers such as the destroyer against the submarine to defeat the enemy. Conquer innumerable randomly generated maps, building your own warships, and then face surprises as the enemy fleet disposition gradually reveals itself. Tease the enemy's artificial intelligence with feints, blockades, pinch points, and sacrifice maneuvers. Build customized flagships to give you an edge in crucial battles. Battles initially focus on capturing vital cities and defeating the enemy ships. Undertake missions such as ""Trouble Next Door,"" ""Rescue,"" ""Recon,"" ""Fishing Rights,"" ""Death by Duel,"" ""Secrets,"" or ""Bismarck Hunts"" to add more strategic challenges. Progress through ranks, and compare scores online.

Version 1.19 adds new Instant Battles for instant-fighting action: Jutland and Wolfpack.