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Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old school turn based fantasy strategy game. You start by choosing one of 17 different characters, e.g. Necromancer, Demonologist, Dwarf Queen, Troll King or maybe a High Priestess of Ba'al.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2012
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Conquest of Elysium 3.20

February 23rd, 2014

With this update Conquest of Elysium 3 has got more diverse societies. The number and type of independents are more bound to the type of society and there some special features have been added to the Empire and the Dawn of a New Empire. The capital of the Empire now has an emperor and spawns wandering soldiers and peddlars. The new capital in Dawn of a new Empire got a group of counsilors.

New features:

  • More differentiation for societies.
  • New capital in Dawn of a new empire.
  • Counsilors in new capital.
  • Empire got an emperor in the capital.
  • Capital emperor part produces soldiers and peddlars.
  • Apocalypse got much more deadly and apocalyptic.
  • A new small fire effect with less sound and particles.
  • Changed sound effect for summon serpent spells.
  • Text fixes.
  • Non-burners can enter burn screen (b) too.
  • Support for new screen resolutions (including 4K).

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Conquest of Elysium 3.19

November 4th, 2013

The game has been updated with the following changes:

A second demon mastery did not always result in more spells, fixed.
New graphics for some units.
Necrotod only hypnotizes every second round.
Winged Monkeys.
Improved pluralization.
Support for new screen resolutions.
Market village became sea when loaded in map editor.
The amount of Hands of Glory wasn't cleared between games, fixed.
Reduced memory usage.
Serial number shown on preferences screen.
Network bug fix.
Mac: Retina displays could get wrong fullscreen size, fixed.
Linux: ALSA playback could stop after an underrun, fixed.

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About the Game

Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old school turn based fantasy strategy game. You start by choosing one of 17 different characters, e.g. Necromancer, Demonologist, Dwarf Queen, Troll King or maybe a High Priestess of Ba'al. The different character classes vary wildly in what special abilities they have and what parts of the world they should focus on conquering. E.g. the Demonologist needs sacrifices that you gain from towns and villages, but the Druid want special herbs that are found in forests. But of course gold is always good to have, so all classes can make use of a gold or silver mine, but only the Enchanter can make a Gold Golem out of it.
The Witch can use fungus to summon a Catoblepas whose gaze can annihilate an entire row of enemies per turn. The Demonologist can summon powerful demon lords, but only if he is reckless because the likelihood of a demon lord attacking his summoner is quite high. Careful Demonologists make use of the lesser summoning that are also powerful when compared to mortal men. The Warlock can summon an immortal Phoenix. The Phoenix explodes when it dies and then swiftly reforms in the home citadel of its owner. In short the main thing about this game is the amount of features and special abilities that can be used.
Someone described the game as a strategy roguelike and I think that is a quite good description. It plays fast and you can die quickly if you are unlucky. Worlds are randomly generated, so no two games are the same. It is also an unfair game, random events can wreak havoc upon the world and game changing monsters or locations can be encountered.

Key Features:

  • Many monsters and many special abilities. Some examples right below.
  • Assassins that make an assassination attack before combat starts.
  • Catapults, Hill Giants and Rocs that can throw or drop boulders during sieges.
  • Immortal Liches and Vampires.
  • Regenerating trolls rise from the dead if they haven't been killed too badly or their side lost.
  • Large worms that can swallow smaller enemies whole. Swallowed units take a few points of damage from digestion each round until they are freed.
  • And many many more monsters....
  • New weapon system, attacks are divided into pierce, slash or blunt damage (magic attacks have other types too). Skeletons are difficult to injure with piercing weapons and you should preferably use slashing weapons against treemen, etc.
  • Hotseat and network support for multiplayer games.
  • Team play, you can be 2 players against the AI for example.
  • Random maps.
  • 17 different classes to choose from. And they are quite different from each other, both in what resources they need and what kind of rituals or special abilities they have.
  • Spell system with currently 42 magic paths.
  • Magic items.
  • Permanent battle afflictions.
  • Horrors.
  • Stealth and invisibility. Scouts needed to detect stealthy troops, something better (a star spawn or a beast bat will work) needed to detect the invisible ones.
  • Shape changers that looks like something else when seen by the enemies.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:1 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL capabable graphics card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:10.4.11 and above
    • Processor:any PowerPC or Intel cpu
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
66 products in account
1 review
461.3 hrs on record
This is one of my favourite games, I would value it at $60+ so it is an absolute bargain. All 17, yes 17, factions play in their own unque way and I have had fun playing every faction. This game is a must if your a Civilization fan or enjoy turn based strategy games in general. I found it very helpful to watch some lets plays on youtube by Das24680 I highly recomend watching these he explains all the controls and other basics very well.
I recommend the troll race for your first game as the troll king is a one man army at the beginning and is very forgiving of newbie errors.

Posted: December 29th, 2013
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
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61 reviews
16.3 hrs on record
A fantastic hybrid of roguelikes and 4X strategy games like Civilization. The great strength of this game is in the number and diversity of the factions available to play. There are seventeen factions total, allowing play as anything from a mighty Baron of men to the High Priest of an Elder God cult. All factions have unique and highly individualized play styles that will keep you going for potentially hundreds of hours. On top of the various factions the world itself is full of danger. Bandits, monsters and the ghosts that rise from the fields of battles present plenty of danger in their own right. From the makers of the Dominions series, this game offeres similar depth while being more accessible.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
51 products in account
1 review
118.7 hrs on record
This is my first steam review... yay! CoE3 is a nicely put together Turn-Based Stradegy game. It reminds me a lot of Master of Magic. There is no control in combat, and the game does not focus on research or city building, but instead, the acquisition of units and capture of cities/towns/villages/mines/outposts/towers/etc. With each capture, you increase your income, build your army, and set out to explore the map and find and conquer yoru enemies.

There are numberous races in this game, and most of them play differently. It's enough to keep me interested to keep playing and learning how they each work. There are a massive number of unique units, there are magic items you can find and equip, and random world events which can be good or bad... losing a town due to a meteor is never fun, but it sure keeps it interesting!

The game has multiplayer as well. My friend and I play all the time, and I can say after numerous games, that this is a stable, polished, and enjoyable game to play, either single-player or multiplayer. If you are into the turn-based world domination, my army is bigger than yours but not necessarily better type games, which offer randomly generated maps, exploration, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff, I'd highly recommend this one.

The learning curve for CoE3 is a bit steep, but most of the information you can find in the games manual. The graphics are not top-notch, but if you grew up on 90's gaming, the nostalgia is great!
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
297 products in account
21 reviews
22.8 hrs on record
Game is great.

Pros:
-Variety of classes
-Variety of units
-Variety of playstyles
-Extreme replayability
-Excellent multiplayer
-Feels very roguelike-ish
-Tons of spells/items
-Super random

Cons:
-Graphics
-Sound (god awful)
-UI
Posted: January 21st, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
290 products in account
24 reviews
9.2 hrs on record
Wow! An oldschool turn based fantasy strategy game!

At first the game seemed a bit simple, but as I played it more, I realized that there is quite a lot of depth to it.
You can play as one of 18 different character classes and each one plays differently.

Witches need to collect mushrooms from forests and swamps to summon creatures.
Necromancers must find places with lots of dead bodies to grow their army.
Dwarves have one female dwarf in the city that gives birth to dwarf workers...

So while it doesnt look like much, it actually is a really fun and addictive game!

Just watch out for those deer taking over your castle...
Posted: January 5th, 2014
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