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In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power.
Release Date: May 8, 2012
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Includes 6 items: Warlock - Master of the Arcane, Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Powerful Lords, Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Power of the Serpent, Warlock - Master of the Arcane: Master of Artifacts, Warlock - Master of the Arcane: Return of the Elves, Warlock - Master of the Arcane: Armageddon

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Includes 11 items: Majesty 2, Majesty Gold HD, Majesty 2: Kingmaker, Majesty 2: Monster Kingdom, Majesty 2: Battles of Ardania, Defenders of Ardania: Battlemagic, Warlock - Master of the Arcane, Defenders of Ardania, Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Powerful Lords, Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Power of the Serpent, Defenders of Ardania: The Conjurer's Tricks

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Warlock 2: The Exiled Now Available on Every Shard of Earth

April 10th, 2014

Paradox Interactive today announced that wrongly exiled magicians and sorcerers everywhere can begin their quests to retake Ardania in Warlock 2: The Exiled, the turn-based strategy-fantasy wargame from Ino-Co Plus. Available today via digital retailers worldwide, Warlock 2: The Exiled challenges players to conduct wizardly warfare with a selection of magical creatures, devastating spells, and cunning strategy as they face off against their fellow Great Mages.

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Warlock 2: the Exiled Releasing on April 10th Pre-order available with instant access!

March 27th, 2014

Journey back to the realm of Ardania, the land that cannot go an entire week without being conquered, and conquer it once again! Warlock 2 will challenge strategic sorcerers and megalomaniacal mages to conquer Ardania in an all-out war of cunning, combat, diplomacy, and excessively enormous fireballs. Single-player and multi-player gameplay will each challenge would-be warlocks to manage an entire realm full of deadly beasts, promising to make Warlock 2: The Exiled an exercise in constant war mongering and turn-based tragedy.

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About the Game

The latest game in the popular Majesty series, Warlock: Master of the Arcane introduces turned-based strategy and global conquest to the fantastic world of Ardania. In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power. Your mission is to build an empire, expand your borders, research new spells and conquer your enemies. Become the ultimate Warlock and rule over all of Ardania!

Key Features:

  • Feel the magic: Research and master dozens of spells, conjure powerful enchantments and discover awesome spell combinations.
  • Ready an army: Command a expansive range of units, all with unique abilities. Mobilize the forces of three races, along with special summoned troops and wild creatures.
  • Choose your strategy: There are various ways to achieve victory: by military, diplomatic or even magical means.
  • Fight your enemies: Engage in epic battles with large armies marching across the landscape. Players may develop their own tactics and learn to use a large number of units’ special abilities. Add some magic to this, and you will experience a true symphony of war.
  • Command the game: Enjoy an innovative city management system, where there are no routine actions, and every decision counts!
  • Have faith: Fight on the side of one of the eight gods. Complete their quests and spread their temples across the lands. -- Or throw all gods aside and become one yourself!
  • Follow the traditions: Warlock – Master of the Arcane inherits all the best elements of the famous turn based strategies of old. It has modern feel and look, but deep down it is a classic game where each player may master his or her own kingdom through magical and military skill.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual Core CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GT240 512Mb or comparable
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Quad Core CPU
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX460 1Gb or compartible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
1,281 products in account
51 reviews
24.2 hrs on record
Warlock is a turn-based strategy game similar to Civilization series with a fantastic world view, full of sorcerers, elves, orcs and legendary creatures. In a nutshell, it is the fantasy version of Civilization but a bit simpler and easier. The player plays the role of a mighty mage, ordering your people to build cities, construct facilities and recruit army to expand your territory. Just like Civilization series, there are many different routes to achieve victory. The player can occupy a specified portion of the world, cast an ultimate unity spell, or conquer all of the other mages to win this game.
But There still are some fine features makes it pretty different from Civilization. Firstly, the player study powerful spells in this game instead of technology in Civilization. And differing from other magical games, the player can not only cast combat and healing spells, but also many powerful auxiliary spells to raise the land up beyond the sea level or fertilize the land. Besides, the combat unit the player can recruit needs a upkeep expense, thus limiting the number of army to smaller scale. This mechanism save me much time in mid to latter stage of gameplay. Also from time to time some legendary heroes with special ability might come to seek the opportunity of servicing you, though the expense of hire and upkeep is amazingly huge. They might also turn to service other mages and become your nightmare if you decide not to hire them. And don't forget that you are a mighty mage. You can cast powerful spells to interfere the war when your troop are engaging your rivals on the frontline.
Anyhow, if you don't have much time to play a whole campaign in other grand strategy games like Civilization and don't want the gameplay to be as complicated as Civilization series, Warlock might be a good choice then.
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
171 products in account
16 reviews
44.4 hrs on record
I installed this game and lost 4 days of my life.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
646 products in account
6 reviews
44.9 hrs on record
Essentially the fantasy version of Civilizations, Warlock is a game that is easy - and criminal - to overlook. Possessed by a surprising levity to match itself with the common run of modern fantasy parodies, but not nearly as overbearing about it as most, Warlock is a game of many subtle pleasures and joys. The interface is more accessible than Civ, there is virtually no micromanagement, and there are very few turns of empty waiting for researches to complete or diplomatic tensions to crumble: the world is always larger than it seems and there are always scarier monsters lurking in the wings, protecting prime real estate for colonization. I have no qualms about calling it the most exciting, entertaining, and most streamlined turn-based strategy game I have ever played. It lacks some of the sophistication and depth of Civ or the Total War franchise, but it makes up for it in sheer playability.
Posted: February 19th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
232 products in account
15 reviews
37.2 hrs on record
Civilizations 5 meets Heroes of Might and Magic in this great little game that is essentially a light-hearted fantasy take on Civ. Combine this with the fact that it is part of the iconic Majeshty! series and it's trademark Sean Connery-esque narrator in the world of Ardania and you have a charming, addictive little Civ-scape that is easy enouh for your kids to learn but challenging enough to frustrate you.

As a confessed Civ junkie, this game is a candy-cane version of an old classic and a very well-executed one at that. A steal for $10 or less, especially if you can rake in the DLCs. All in at $7 and I feel like a thief because I robbed the Devs on this little gem.

Enjoy, Majeshty! Your Shteed Awaitsh you Shire!

Who'sh Shean Connery Majeshty? (Really, the accent never gets old,)
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
12.8 hrs on record
This is a pretty decent turn-based stategy, quite similar to Civ 5 in style, but in a fantasy setting. It does have a few downsides- the UI is a little bit clunky with you using left click to do everything which is quite unwieldy. It would be better if you used the strategy convention of left click to select and right click to give commands. You can only cast one spell per turn, which means that I don't bother casting most of the available spells, because healing and damage spells are the most useful. It's still worth getting.
Posted: March 24th, 2014
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