The award-winning series Disciples introduced a milestone in the game's very successful history; the introduction of a new race: The Elves. The Elven Race added a new dimension to the game and added countless hours of gameplay. Now that series has expanded further with Disciples II: Rise Of The Elves.
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Very Positive (294 reviews) - 80% of the 294 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 6, 2006

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The award-winning series Disciples introduced a milestone in the game's very successful history; the introduction of a new race: The Elves. The Elven Race added a new dimension to the game and added countless hours of gameplay.

Now that series has expanded further with Disciples II: Rise Of The Elves. This version features all of the campaigns found in the original and a brand new campaign that continues the storyline of the Elven Race. It also includes 14 new skirmish maps to test hone your skills.

Key features

  • New campaign that continues the Elven Storyline
  • 14 new skirmish maps to test gamer's skills
  • 5 playable races to choose from; the Empire; the Undead Hordes, the Mountain Clans, the Legions of the Damned, and the Elven Alliance
  • The Elven tech tree allows players to choose between Noble or Wild Elves increasing replayability
  • Over 200 individually animated unit types and over 100 different spells
  • Scenario editor to create your own adventures
  • Battle friends and enemies in multiplayer over LAN, Internet or Hot-Seat play

System Requirements

    Minimum Configuration: Windows XP, Pentium II 233 Mhz, 32 Mb RAM, 1200 MB hard disk space, DirectX 7.1, 16-bit sound card, Video Card with 8 MB RAM

    Recommended Configuration: Windows XP, Pentium II 300 Mhz, 64 MB RAM, 1400 MB hard disk space, DirectX 7.1, 16-bit sound card, Video Card with 16 MB RAM

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Very Positive (294 reviews)
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JJsmall
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
Does not run on WIN7!!!
"steamapi_init_internal failed"
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Friendly Homeless Man
82.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
I love dis game! I used to play it on an old laptop, and see how high of a level I could get my guies agains the very silly easy AI. Now that I am older though I'm starting to wonder if the empire isn't a little broken. They're the only race that has healers, and they can save you the hassle of haveing to have your guies duck into a city every tough engagment. They also don't need to get the temple right at the beging because of that to, so thats 100 or 150 gold saved and a turn you can use to build something else!
All in all still a great game, and ya I know so long as the opponet has ONE ranged guy they're not that bad, it's just sometihng to think about!





10/10 , 100/1000. Best game! Best Game!





G8 b8 m8 I r8 8 out of 8! 8-)
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Villainz
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 21
ok i bought this game and just installed it, but i have to uninstall it due to some sort of incompability issues (game keep stuttering etc.) and i sort of just gave up lol. but i played it when i was a kid and it was really addicting. the game art is so mesmerizing and the characters are very lovable. give it a go guys
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ValHellen
12.2 hrs
Posted: July 8
10+ years into the future since I first played this game, I still get triggered over that one miss.

Yeah, that one. You know the one.

18/7 will miss twice in a row again.
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Candynuts
27.0 hrs
Posted: June 11
Quintessential oldie but goodie. Have to play around to get it to work but once you do.. its a turn based strategy combat game. Very fun, playable, and gameplay still holds to today. Fun fun!
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duratta_ss
6.5 hrs
Posted: May 25
Great story, art, and music. Not enough bugs to be memorable or affect gameplay. I think I've played through three times since it's initial release.
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St0rmFury
133.6 hrs
Posted: May 23
Oh the nostalgia! I remember sinking many hours into this game and looks like it's happening again lol.
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halloman;wf
50.4 hrs
Posted: May 21
Dope!
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Nazarij
2.4 hrs
Posted: May 21
Does not work on modern computers. AI turns take forever (it took 2 hours to make around 30 turns), the game is unplayable. Win 8.1, laptop from late 2013.
Otherwise Disciples II was a great game. I wish somebody ports it correctly.
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johnsoncm
2.0 hrs
Posted: May 20
i used to love this game but now its running super slow and wont even allow me to select anything on the home screen. please help if you know how to fix?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Does not run on WIN7!!!
"steamapi_init_internal failed"
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I love dis game! I used to play it on an old laptop, and see how high of a level I could get my guies agains the very silly easy AI. Now that I am older though I'm starting to wonder if the empire isn't a little broken. They're the only race that has healers, and they can save you the hassle of haveing to have your guies duck into a city every tough engagment. They also don't need to get the temple right at the beging because of that to, so thats 100 or 150 gold saved and a turn you can use to build something else!
All in all still a great game, and ya I know so long as the opponet has ONE ranged guy they're not that bad, it's just sometihng to think about!





10/10 , 100/1000. Best game! Best Game!





G8 b8 m8 I r8 8 out of 8! 8-)
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53 of 60 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
Got this game just to see if I could run it after reading the reviews. Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, find the .exe, right click it->Properties->Compatibility enable compatibility mode, I used Windows 7 and all the XPs, the only thing that matters is check "Disable desktop composition" and I had Run as admin dont even know if I have to. But yeah it runs fine.

*** Note, you cannot exit the fullscreen and tab back to Windows or it black screens the game this setting ^^^
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
-One of the better games of this genre, even better than Heroes in my opinion.

-the rest of the game is as beastly as its art. I've lost weeks back in 2006 because of it

-I have to mention the visuals again. 10/10 in that department, the soundtrack fits it and the atmosphere in general is great

-slow paced to ensure that you have a taste of each unit and game phase.

-the epitome of "Just 1 more turn and I'm taking a break"
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46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 17, 2014
HAIL BETHREZEN!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
WARNING: You'll always want to do 1 more turn.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
I think this actually was the first PC game that I have ever played (well apart from those pre-installed games on Windows XP like Solitaire). I enjoyed it back in the days. I still do.

Disciples II is a turn-based strategy game with beautiful graphics (even for today) and rich storyline. Unlike other turn-based strategy titles like Heroes, the battle system offers a control over individual units instead of stacked units, which I find very convenient. Also the different strategies you can use to complete a map and the rich storyline guarantees that the gameplay does not get repetitive as it is with Heroes of Might and Magic.

In Disciples II, you get to choose from five different races (Elves, Humans, Dwarfes, Demons and Undeads) with their own unique agendas and characteristics. Also you can choose one of three classes for yourself as a strategist: Mage (cast spells twice a day), Warlord (restore Health more quickly) or Guildmaster (more resources and actions for the Thief). So when you've completed game with one race/leader class you can try another.

This game offers three elements of gaming experience that I value the most: great style, rich storyline and character development/customization. Also, this game rewards exploring and there are plenty of quest maps to try after the campaign mode is complete.

What I didn't like about this game however was that you can export only one leader and only five items to the next campaign, so lot of valuable equipment is lost in the process. Also I didn't like that only a particular development branch could be chosen for a unit class instead of them all. Also, the Multiplayer via Directplay does not work anymore. I guess, you need to try external services like GameRanger for that.

Nevertheless, Disciples II is a great classic turn-based strategy game. My overall rating is 10/10.

p.s. Don't believe other reviews. This game works on Windows 8.1 like a charm. I had some issues with fullscreen on my laptop (I had to choose a lower resolution, otherwise the game won't fit the screen), but with external monitor there are no problems at all.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 25, 2013
If you are a fan of Hard... REALLY HARD games, that are a turned based-strat games. Along the lines of Lords of Magic... Give this a shot... I Iove it, but I am a gluten for punishment. Also its a not bad.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
Hi! I am Muzday!
Listen: if you haven't played this game so far, you had lost a lot of fun! Okay, not fun but a lot of gothic. It impregnates every part of this game: from the design of cities till the soundtrack. I can say with certainty that this game has a strange magical atmosphere, it absorbs all your attention and makes you spend several hours in front of your screen per day, ending turns, fighting the battles with their unique style and develop your squads as you want. After you begin playing, you will notice that you are ready to stroke your soldiers like favourite pets if it will make them to beat enemies more precisely!
In general, the only thing I can tell about this game is:
If you are looking for a classic and unusual strategy game with a wonderful design, gloomy soundtrack, unrepeatable gothic atmosphere and five different playable races, this game is for you and it is worth your attention!
P.S.
My first review =)
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2015
This game as well as the game previous it are both very good. It is a turn based strategy that has many fun features. The story and lore is actually really good and makes logical sense, so that is also nice. I don't have to much to say about this game, so lets go ahead with the pros and cons list.

Pros-

Good Story/Lore, I enjoyed playing the campaigns through, and they are all very nice.

Difficulty, it isn't to hard playing it on normal, but playing it on hard can be a bit rough.

Combat, much like Disciples 1, this game has a unique combat style, somewhat like a turn based. The combat is fun and I don't get the repetative boredom effect after playing this game a lot.

Music/Audio, the music is very good, very rememberable.

Tutorial, the tutorial is actually pretty good, unlike other games like these. The tutorial doesn't feel intrusive but also provides you the information you need to properly play the game, which is nice.

Cons-

Graphics, although the game itself is dated, which I understand, some of the graphics themselves don't look very good. I can't say to many bad things about them, they have really good points as well.

Repetativeness, the game can be seen as repetative after a while, especially if you are having a hard time getting past a certain stage.

Time, the stages actually take quite a bit of time, but I guess that is why they have the save function. One problem I have is I would prefer to start and finish something in one sitting, so this may or may not be a problem for you.

Conclusion-
Overall, I really enjoy this game. It is similar to the Might&Magic series, but personally I think that Disciples has a much better story. I believe that the lore in video games is almost as important as the game itself, I guess that is the Game Master in me. Anyway, Disciples II: Rise of the Elves is definitely a fun game that I highly recommend.

May your adventures be many and always end in reward!
-Donoknight, Founder of Tabletop RPG Gamers League
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