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 (398 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 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
116.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Pretty neat Bejeweled ripoff with RPG elements. The story is irrelevant, the drawings are okay, the music is turned off, the sound effects are standard; and the AI is cheating like crazy (it can easily compute all possible moves and make the best ones, and it can spawn the ideal gems for itself). Don't be surprised to see a battle you almost won with an incredible advantage (let's say that the opponents have a few HPs left while you have more than 90% of yours) turn sour after an unexpected (and unexpectable) unending cascade of epic wins on the AI side.

I still recommend the game if you're okay with cheating-12-years-old simulator AI's.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Ultimately this game was just too repetitive. At a certain point you just want to avoid all the random encounters because they take forever. It isn't the worst puzzle RPG out there but I much prefer Might and Magic's puzzle rpg over this.

That said, I played through to the end and I don't feel too bad for trying it. I'd give it a 6/10.
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81 of 86 people (94%) 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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