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.
User reviews: Very Positive (403 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I've bought and started playing this game like 3-4 years ago and then abandoned it until recently. It was something new and fresh in the field of "match 3 gems" games. It had story, fantasy background, skills, spells. And then it got even overwhelming. Too many stuff to know, handle. Too many side quests, too many spells, skills, items, town management, mounts, followers, etc. Yeah, you didn't have to do all, but if you wanted to be good and fight even more powerful foes, you had to improve on all fields. So i've got tired and didn't want to launch it again. Even more annoying thing was, that while traveling through a huge map of a world you didn't only had to confront creatures tied to the quests, but on those paths between towns and towers there were same creatures and they were constantly randomly respawning. So if you wanted to go across the map to solve some quest, you had to fight them over and over again and then on your way back.. It became boring and frustrating very fast.

But after completing Gyromancer and not liking it much i've decided to give this another try and finish a story. So i did. Though the last boss was haaaard. And i had to go to the map and grind for more experience, doing every side quest i could and improving skills, getting better items, etc. And finally i've beat him!

The story was fine. Mechanics are interesting. So i give it a Yes, but i won't be getting back to it, and i hear that sequel is even more boredom and grinding without a decent story, so i'll probably pass.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Absolutely god damn amazing , played tons and tons of hours on many other consoles! Cant wait to play through this again!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Why do i have to build a Babylon tower to kill a rat?

I never could understand why people praise this game so much - it's just match 3 with some "spells" what changing color/ trigger some elements. Yes it have some basic RPG story behind it, but it don't make it a good game it's only make it bad rpg.
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83 of 89 people (93%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
If you like Bejeweled this game is a must have for you.
The difference to a normal Bejeweled game:

- Cast spells
- Level system and choose where to put your skillpoints
- Get companions
- Earn money to get new gear or upgrade your citadel to get benefits in and out of combat
- Fight against monsters and tame/collect mounts
- 2 Player VS mode

So yeah its pretty fun and worth the price.
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70 of 75 people (93%) found this review helpful
51.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
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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