In a time of chaotic upheaval, the player takes the role of a great mage, a warlord vying for ultimate power.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,434 reviews)
Release Date: May 8, 2012

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About This Game

The Warlock: Master of the Arcane Complete Collection brings together the complete trials and tribulations of mage and magic which includes:

Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Armageddon
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Return of the Elves
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Master of Artifacts
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Power of the Serpent
Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Powerful Lords

Warlock - Master of the Arcane
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!

Main Features:
  • Feel the magic: Research and master dozens of spells, conjure powerful enchantments and discover awesome spell combinations.
  • Ready an army: Command an expansive range of units, all with unique abilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 become one yourself!
  • Follow the traditions: Warlock – Master of the Arcane inherits all the best elements of the famous turn based strategies of old.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane - Armageddon

About This Content:
The ancient prophecy has come true. The End Times are near. The boundaries between worlds have fallen, and the Dremer have entered Ardania. The Great Mages are the only ones who can possibly defend the land, and now more than ever, they need a leader who can gather a force large enough to defeat the Dremer once and for all. Will it be you?

Key Features:
  • New Armageddon Game Mode: Fight against the powerful Dremer while terrible cataclysms tear Ardania apart
  • Two new Great Mages: The Dragon Queen & Krel the Kingpin
  • New Perks For Great Mages
  • Favor of Krolm – Adds 30 points of relationship with Krolm · Clean the Land – Adds the spell “Clean the Land” to the spellbook ·
  • Elven Followers – Provides a unit of Elven Archers · Elven Relatives – Ensures the appearance of an Elven village near a Great Mage’s capitol

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane: Return of the Elves

About This Content:
The elves from the knightly order of Arethi return to Ardania. They come not to serve as they did in the past but to conquer. They bring along the True Knowledge, and intend to share its’ light with everyone who will accept it, willingly or otherwise.

Key Features:
  • New race of the Arethi Elves with all its might and glory:
  • 18 new units
  • 20 brand new city buildings
  • Additional new perks and abilities
  • New Great Mage – Grand Master Amberon the Dark
  • New perks for Great mages:
  • Glorious Tactician - Increases the attack power of all units of a Great mage

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Master of Artifacts

About This Content:
The ancient and almost forgotten art of making artifacts returns to Ardania. Now every Great Mage can create powerful artifacts imbued with spells, abilities, or even strength of the gods!

Key Features:
  • Using special spells artifacts can be created
  • Special units of lords can be given artifacts (which will be available via free patch)
  • Artifacts can be found in monster dens, received as quests rewards, gained and lost during battles, bought from Trader of Artifacts or smelted to mana.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Power of the Serpent

About This Content:
Play as the all new Great Mage, Malixalxochi, Wizard Queen of a powerful race of reptilian warriors known as the Koatl. Renowned for her cruelty and ferocity, she is a formidable foe to anyone in Ardania who dares oppose her.

The new Mage brings two new perks to the battlefield: Lord of Koatls and Koatl Training. As Lord of her race she can hire fierce reptile Spears, Hunters, Warlocks and of course the powerful Giant Turtle. Then instruct any of your units with Koatl training for increased protection from ranged an Melee attacks. Crush your enemies with the Power of the Serpent!

Key Features:
  • The Great Mage Malinalxochi, the Queen of Serpents.
  • New perks for Great Mages:
  • Koatl Training – Increased protection from melee and ranged attacks for all of your Great Mage's units.
  • Lord of Koatls – Ensures the appearance of a Koatl village near the capitol of a Great Mage.
  • The Koatl village is a local resource that allows for the construction of buildings that enable the player to hire Koatl Hunters, Koatl Spears, Koatl Warlocks, and a powerful Giant Turtle.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane: Powerful Lords

About This Content:
You are introduced to two powerful lords: the High Blademaster and the Imp Adviser. The two lords will appear near the capitol of the Great Mage who selects the “Master of Blades” and “Demonic Adviser” faction perks at the start of the game.

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
24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Just like Civilization but with a fantasy theme ie: Rulers/Players are Wizards, Monsters, Undead, with a focus on casting spells.

More stream-lined in the micro-management than the others, & it's easier to keep tabs on all your units etc.
If you like Civ or Anno style of play you'll be right at home here.
There's nothing particularly not to like, it just lacks a bit of the depth of the others.

Click, click, click, just one more turn...
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Personal Rating: Great Game, balanced, addictive and features rich.
Classic Rating: ★★★★☆

I loved it from the first match - which i lost :)
As you know this is a fantasy turn-based strategy game: what i liked most is the great variety of mages (lords), troops (from humans to goblins to undead), monsters (snakes, bats, wolves, bears) and spells (elemental, arcane, attack/defense, healing/blessing), at your disposal.
You are never bored, even when you have to wait some turns in order to gather your resources.. moreover, the game HUD offers a truly good aid telling you which actions can be taken at your turn (build, research, attack, trade or diplomatic affairs).

The game automatically saves your match (you can save by yourself anytime, though); gameplay is basically one single battle against one or more enemy mages, over one or more worlds, till you achieve the victory or die trying. Multiplayer is supported too but i haven't tried it yet.
IMHO, one thing could have been done better: tutorial and general guidance through the game when you play it for the very first time: it's not that easy to be ready to go but the learning curve is not that high either.. once you start exploring menu and icons you get the feeling on what is what and how things work.

Strongly recommended, you can't miss Warlock: Master of the Arcane.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Very similar to Age of Wonders, those familiar with the franchise will find old concepts like leveling heros, unit enchantments, and summoning packaged in a new engine. The best way to describe it is like if someone combine Civ V and Age of Wonders, very fun game, though rough around the edges.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Really disappointed with how big a mess attempting to player multiplayer in this is. I was looking forwards to very jolly 4X gaming, and then we have buggy help texts covering quest messages, requiring you to press Esc to close the help text that otherwise doesn't close, which also rejects the quest, as well as some bonus network desyncs. After a few hours of frustration from that and other bugs we ended up giving up. IIRC you can't even tab out of the game without issues.

Also, letting people take turns at the same time or at least do *something* while the other players are doing theirs would go a long way.


If you don't mind the game balance being so-so overall, it's a servicable SP game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
A good TBS game. It's somewhat simple compared to, say, Civ, and it lacks Age of Wonders' tactical battles, but I still find it find to unite Ardania under my rule. I Love that each faction feels different from the others, but so far I've found that doesn't matter by mid game since you'll end up with cities from every faction anyways.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Just...one...more...turn...

Look up.

Four hours have passed.

This is a wonderous game, just be sure you have a clock nearby so you aren't late to anything.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Warlock is entertaining hex based turn based strategy game. One Scenario took me over 10 hours to win
Positive
+Well generated worlds, gives you a planetary feel, with climate zones and you can actually make a trip around world.
+Terrain usage, in defense and on attacks
+Loads of spells
Neutral-arguable things
/No Campaign mode, it tries a diffrent aproach. Rule the world with some side quests
/Little hard to start playing this, because it wont raise your awerness to all gameplay elements, you will be just thrown into the game. This is my first game of this type.
Negative
-Annoying monster spawning
-olny 3 types of quests
I will reccomend this game because i had fun, and had some really intense warfare with weaker enemy, after i allready had conquered everything else, but he was well defended on his island kingdom, with superior navy.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
It is like civ5 with magic. And not in a way that would ruin fantasy and strategy by cobbling to ideas together. This seems to be a very well made game that I have enjoyed spending time playing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
It is a pretty fun game. It is definately similar to Civ 5 but it has a different focus. Not every game is gonna be exactly like civ 5 and thats a good thing. This game has quests and has a really good narrator. I highly recommend this game to anyone who enjoys 4x games.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
If you like Civ V, this game will please you a lot.

It's no harder to play, slightly different play process but graphically pleasing and over all a good game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Bored of Civilization Beyond Earth ? Buy this.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Warlock - Master of the Arcane is a game that I recommend because:
- have an acceptable price
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a strategy game
- have trading cards

Enjoy!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Give me back my life.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This is a real eye-opener game. Unique design concept deep heart and it made ​​a very good detail. Plot is entirely inferior to Hollywood blockbusters. Role model is very fine, making good interface. So what? You worth trying to play!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
No other game has done a better job at paying homage to Master of Magic than Warlock - Master of the Arcane. This is once heck of a "just one more turn" game. Fantastic graphics, deep strategy and so many ways to play. Great fun and a grand game. Honestly, maybe a bit better than Warlock 2, as that game suffers from a much narrower campaign. Warlock is a must have for fans of MoM and MoO style games - and the great humor of the Majesty universe shines throughout. 5 outta 5 wands up!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
This game is awesome, it is alot easier to learn then Civ.

Its fun to sit down and play with a friend when you have time, either teaming up against AI or Playing against each other.

Would Reccomend to anyone who enjoys 4X games with a fantasy theme.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Simple 4x game, nice introduction to the genre or a nice casual experience for the pro.

It's not got the complexity of other 4x games, instead Warlock goes down the route of funziez. It's a very casual experience that after a while can lose it's charm and turn into mediocrirt but for the first 10-20 hours will hold your attention competently.

Don't bother putting it on the highest difficulty, the ai spams an ocean of units and it's just ridiculous. There are many types of units with various abilites but nothing really new.

I like how your spells can interact with the landscape to create mountains and oceans. Levelling up was fun but a clear rip off of civ 5.

eventually the game feels stale, lifeless and mundane. It's probably you won''t finish a campaign before your too bored to go on.

not a very good 4x but fun for a good while. Worth it for £5 even if you've played all the other 4x games or are not up for learning anythign complex.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Please purchase this game whilst it is on sale. They now include all the DLC in a single package, and it's really fun. It's in the vein of civilisation, but with a magical theme, which in my opinion makes it more enjoyable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
I love this game. It's soooooooooooo good. I play with my boyfriend often, and am currently in a 3-way game, waiting to stomp their heads to the curb. >.>

Anyway, does anyone know if the complete edition allows you to play with the base game? I bought the complete edition for my friend last night, and I'm curious. :3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
A good effort of updating the old great game Master of Magic, it could be improved, but not bad
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