PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers, for the first time ever, classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good vs. evil. Challenge your match 3 skills as you battle against computer opponents to save the Kingdom of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2007

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"The original also happens to be the best, match-3 gameplay combined with an RPG. A perfect gateway game for casual players but also content rich"

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PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords delivers, for the first time ever, classic puzzle-game action backed with an epic story of good vs. evil. Challenge your match 3 skills as you battle against computer opponents to save the Kingdom of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. Make matches of different crystal types which build your inventory of spells. Outscore your oponents and unleash your spells to disrupt their matching chances and lower their totals. Build your heroic character by winning head to head battles. Or play classic match 3 in quick play mode. Explore the expansive kingdom as you experience a puzzle game like nothing you have played before.
  • Embark on an epic single-player campaign comprising more than 150 challenging quests.
  • Jump into this exciting puzzle game and outmatch your opponent in Quick-play mode.
  • Build your empire as you capture cities, build castles and gain a party of companions that will aid you in battle.
  • Earn money with each gold title to buy helms, weapons, armor and more!
  • Experience tiles grant you additional experience instantly.
  • Match skull tiles to inflict damage on other players.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® III 1.0 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB video card (ATI 7000, Geforce 2 or Intel GMA 900 series)
    • Hard Drive: 105 MB hard drive space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9c compatible sound card
    • Input: Keyboard and mouse
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Once you start playing you are sucked in. One of the best matching games ever made. A unique and fun game that crosses RPG and matching elements very well. The story is also interesting. 9.5/10
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
fun but the computer cheats like hell
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Kicks me out and forced my computer to restart.
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9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
An interesting match-3 type game where you actually level up your character like an RPG. Lots of fun and it is easy to get in a quick session here and there without wasting too much time.
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9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
The match 3 elements are not bad, but aren't great either. The rest of the game is boring though, and it all gets rather repetitive. As far as match 3 games go, I've played better ones that are free flash games online.
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56.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
One of the best games ever made. I probably have hundreds of hours logged on it before I re-purchased it for my steam library.
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30.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
You like bejeweled? That's it, with a story, and a grinding approach. But MAN is it long! Never reached the end so far, after tens of hours! I wonder when I will start the second one... It is a nice little game, nothing more. Smartphone game like. Do recommend.
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59 of 62 people (95%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords is an addicting puzzle game with an added roleplaying element. The title was developed by Infinite Interactive and published by Namco Networks America. Anyone who has played Tetris, Bejewelled or any similiar game will be quite familiar with the puzzle portion of this fantastic title but for me, as a heavy R.P.G. fan, it was this part of the game that really makes it stand apart from the others in the genre. As in the start of a typical roleplaying game you select your character and class before the terrific story sends you traveling across a vast fantasy world in search of quests, battles and loot. I found the story to be extremely compelling and at times humorous. It definitely keeps your attention and makes you want to wander about and converse with any person or beast that would cross your path. The combat, of course, takes place in puzzle format and tasks you with matching pairs of colored gems, skulls and other items while casting spells as well as a variety of other attacks and moves against your opponent. As you battle you earn experience points which you can spend upgrading your skills as well as accquiring gold and loot with which you can better outfit your character. You also have the option to capture opponents and hold them in your dungeon. You can then learn new spells and combat tactics from your prisoners as well as use the captured beasts as mounts as you traverse the world. The game is presented very well with a combination of fantastic hand drawn manga-like art for the cut scenes as well as an old school top down "Legend Of Zelda" like world map. Shockingly one of the best parts of the game in my opinion is the music. I can't stress how great the soundtrack is in this title as it expertly captures the fantasy theme of the game. I fell in love with it after just a few days of playing the title. The sound effects during the puzzle battles are terrific as well. You never get tired of hearing the explosions, coin drops and other tell-tale effects when you successfully connect a line of gems and cause a cascade that devastates your opponent bringing them to their knees in defeat...absolutely priceless. I never thought I would be a fan of puzzle games but the Puzzle Quest series has, no pun intended, cast a spell on me. Highly Recommended!!! I think I like this one better than Puzzle Quest 2 which I adore.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
76.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Puzzle game that has more well-developed characters than your average Final Fantasy game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
69.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
bejeweled battles w. rpg elements. and so many quests
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
They made bejeweled more addicting. It has a story mode with rpg elements and you play aggainst opponents. If you like puzzle games or bejeweled this is a must buy. 9/10 fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
If you like bejeweled you'll love this. It's basically that with some great rpg elements.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
love it a good game just feels like game is cheating sometimes :P
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Puzzle Quest takes tetris into a whole of new level of gem, and combat like enviroment. Basically you choose between a few classes. Then you are introduce into the game, and just follow the storyline. You can also capture enemy towers for extra income. Movement is linear, but nonetheless is 100% better than Puzzle Quest 2.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This will ruin Bejeweled for you forever.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
65.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
As a game PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords falls into the category of 'fun enough' gameplay. There's enough pleasant reward based feedback loops to keep a dude interested. But the story, the dialogue and the art direction are all so bland, so generic, so throw away that I can't /look/ or /read/ anything without wanting to smash my head into the wall. There is not /one/ thing here that hasn't been stolen, cribbed, cannibalized and copy/pasted with no real original input from the developers. I felt like I was playing a simulation of like... a world created by taking ever description of a fantasy realm by Salvatore, Brooks, and Anthony and blended together into the most homogenized word soup before being doled out to the artists and writers with a stern 'Do this' issued with each spoonful. Puzzle games are ubiquitous enough that you can find one just as fun as this deal without having to read the worst that nerds have to offer.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
im an expert
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Very grindy puzzle game with aggrevating RNG...
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
A very good time waster... it's basically your typical rpg set up coupled with puzzles that you do in place of the tradtional rpg battle.

the story is okay... not that bad, but not great nethier. it's kind of medicore. basically, only get this if you like playing puzzle games and use it to pass the time.
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25.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This is a great game! The sort of game I like playing apart from MMO's. You just keep wanting to play once you start!
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