Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!
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Release Date: Mar 31, 2014

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March 7

Sales Milestone, New Game, Patch & GDC

500k sales of the main game.
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If you have any issues please post and let us know. We've been making fixes and will put a patch public when there a nice bunch of them.

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Reviews

“This is a deep experience backed by intricate mechanics and a concerted polish that makes gameplay immediately intuitive and rewarding. Age of Wonders 3 will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning, constantly muttering that you'll crawl into bed after just one more turn.”
9/10 – Joystiq

“A war worth sinking your teeth into”
83/100 – PC Gamer

Digital Deluxe Edition

Get the game and also the Dragon’s Throne Stand-Alone Scenario and the two hour Official Soundtrack.

Dragon’s Throne Scenario
An extra large Stand-Alone Scenario. Legend tells of dragons who ruled the fabled Sea of Flames at the dawn of time. However nobody has seen a True Dragon in living memory. The isles are still loaded with treasure and have become popular with adventures, merchants, scoundrels and sightseers. Now eight rival lords have found a mysterious dragon’s egg, and each sees it as proof of their claim to the Dragon’s Throne. The sages warn they risk unleashing the wrath of the Dragons, but the Lords pay no heed as they prepare for war. You can play the Dragon’s Throne versus AI opponents or in multiplayer with up to 8 players.

Age of Wonders III: Original Soundtrack
The two hour Age of Wonders III Original Soundtrack is composed by maestro Michiel van den Bos, of Unreal, Deux Ex, Overlord and Age of Wonders 1 fame. The OST features thirty one crisp, high quality 320kbs MP3 & FLAC tracks from Age of Wonders III and five exclusive bonus tracks. To top it off the OST includes liner notes by the composer - english only - and jewel case CD inlay jpg files. Be enchanted!

Songs and OST materials will be placed in your AoW3 folder in the Steam Directory: "...Steam\steamapps\common\AoW3\OST"

You can get there using your favorite file manager or by following these step:
1) Right click 'Age of Wonders III' in your Steam Library.
2) Select 'Properties'.
3) In the 'Age of Wonders III - Properties' tab, go to the 'Local Files' tab.
4) Select 'Browse Local Files...' to open the folder that contains the game.
5) Here you can find the 'OST' folder that contains your music.

About This Game

Age of Wonders III is the long anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy series. Delivering a unique mix of Empire Building, Role Playing and Warfare, Age of Wonders III offers the ultimate in turn-based fantasy strategy for veterans of the series and new players alike!

Create an Empire in your own Image
  • Rule as one of 6 RPG style leader classes: Sorcerer, Theocrat, Rogue, Warlord, Archdruid, or the tech-focused Dreadnought.
  • Research powerful skills unique to your class to develop your empire and arsenal.
  • Choose your allies from among the six main races - Humans, High Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins and Draconians - and fantastical monster dwellings.

Explore and Exploit a Living Fantasy World
  • Explore a rich fantasy world that is more detailed and alive than ever with over 50 location types to raid for treasure.
  • Expand your domain by building new settlements, forge pacts with monstrous allies and capture valuable resources.
  • Wield earth shattering magic and terra-form the lands for your needs.

Fight In-depth Tactical Battles
  • Recruit legendary heroes, equip them with magical weapons, and let them lead your armies into battle.
  • Crush your enemies using the detailed 3D turn-based Tactical Combat System.
  • Become a master tactician. Crush city defenses. Learn to use flanking and master your army’s hundreds of abilities.

Master Age of Wonders III’s many Modes!
  • Immerse yourself in a rich single player story campaign, playable from two sides of an epic conflict.
  • Create endless scenarios using the random map generator.
  • Compete in multiplayer wars with up to 8 players online.

Please note that:
  • Level Editing Tools are provided as a courtesy to fans. They might have different system specifications from the Age of Wonders III game, are not tech supported and have an English only interface.
  • Coop: Random maps and stand-alone scenarios can be played using player alliances versus computer opponents.
  • Local Coop: Random maps and stand-alone scenarios can be played using “Hot Seat” mode on the same computer using player alliances versus computer opponents.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ @2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 8800 / ATi Radeon HD 3870 with 512MB or Laptop integrated Intel HD 3000 with 3GB system ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Additional Notes:
      • Requires a 1024x768 screen resolution.
      • Requires an open IPv4 connection for online multiplayer.
      • A Triumph Account is required to use the game's online services. The game's single player and Hot Seat modes are fully playable using the guest account.
      • Please note that the Editor is Windows only.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Phenom X4 9900 @ 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: A 1920x1080 screen resolution.
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9.3 (Mavericks)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ @2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce GTX 250 / ATi Radeon HD 4870 with 512MB or integrated Intel HD 4000 with 3GB system ram.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • Requires a 1024x768 screen resolution.
      • Requires an open IPv4 connection for online multiplayer.
      • A Triumph Account is required to use the game's online services. The game's single player and Hot Seat modes are fully playable using the guest account.
      • Please note that the Editor is Windows only.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Phenom X4 9900 @ 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
    • Additional Notes: A 1920x1080 screen resolution.
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS, Ubuntu 14.10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ @2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce GTX 250 / ATi Radeon HD 4870 with 512MB or integrated Intel HD 4000 with 3GB system ram.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
      • Requires a 1024x768 screen resolution.
      • Requires an open IPv4 connection for online multiplayer.
      • A Triumph Account is required to use the game's online services. The game's single player and Hot Seat modes are fully playable using the guest account.
      • Please note that the Editor is Windows only.
      • Not running SteamOS or Ubuntu 14.10? That doesn't mean your machine won't run the game, it just means we haven't seen it run on those distributions in the office. Visit the various AoW3 forums to learn more and share your experiences. Please post feedback on how the game runs on your system to help your fellow gamer and to help us improve our Linux build.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4 Ghz or AMD Phenom X4 9900 @ 2.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB
    • Additional Notes: A 1920x1080 screen resolution.
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Test Bear
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
This game is exactly what I\'ve been looking for: a decent fantasy strategy game.

I do have some slight issues:
1. Needs more Navy. I love naval combat. It\'s adds a different layer into the strategy game and makes it more interesting and challenging. Unfortunately there are only two fleet options in AoW: the frigate and the galleon.
2. I\'ve found the Tigrans to be slightly OP. I started a game with Cerren and have tier I & II units just walking effortlessly over tier IV and higher units. Are they OP or an I just better with the Tigrans than I am with other races?
3. Sorcerers feel slightly OP. Sorcerers. Holy ♥♥♥♥! ♥♥♥♥ing sorcerers! They start of weak then suddenly BAM! Unstoppable. But I can\'t judge AoW for that. They\'ve always been like that.
3. Why don\'t assassins have throwing knives? Assassins without throwing knives or shuriken is like waffles without maple syrup.

What I love:
1. The tactics. Having to take into consideration race, class, morale, climate, terrain, and all these factors makes this game pretty damn sweet. I know it\'s not really a new concept, but it\'s a good one.
2. The world is beautiful.
3. The characters are beautiful.
4. I can customise my own heroes.
5. It saves after every turn, which is great if something goes wrong, like a blackout or a crash.

All in all I like this game a lot.
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BritishRail60062
( 47.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I recommend this game but only just and here is why. First of all, let's start off with the positives about this game. The graphics are excellent and there is a lot of replay value in this game. The storyline is very interesting if these type of RPG games interest you as this is one of those turn-based games with a somewhat unpredictable outcome. So carefull planning is advisable. I like the scenario mode the best as the Draconians is my preferred clan that I like to use that is leaded by Rish Kyan. While I am not going to spoil anything. You will have to play the game yourself to fully experience it. The game also has multiplayer mode when you can play matches against your friends. So that is some of the good parts that this game has but the major downside is with the AI as in my experiences and with two days of not much progress. From what I have learned is that if you upgrade and max out your units. The AI will be much stronger and tougher to beat and in some cases. The AI is not that well balanced from my experiences of playing this game as it is just too aggressive in easy mode for a casual gamer which can be frustrating. All in all. that is the only one major downside to an otherwise a very enjoyable game :).

Overall Rating: 7/10.
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bryan.kroger
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Pretty aweful. Right click won't work on a macbook, so it's basically unplayable and their forums are a joke. Yet another rip off from steam.
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tanstaafl2011
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I'll finish the review when I can actually play the game. Someday, game developers will recall the original point of steam was to provide copy protection to developers and a convenient store front for gamers, and *stop mucking with it* by adding in an extra layer of copy protection, invariably on games nobody wants to copy because it's already niche anyway.

Devs, you are better off letting people steal your game than creating ill will in the people who actually buy your stuff.

Ok, so what it does is require an account separate from the steam account to get created, then it kind of fakes you out by indicating that you have to register product keys, when you don't. There is lag in the process, so you will think you are being blocked by not having registered those keys, when really it's just server lag.

I've played a few hours on the game so far, and it reminds me a lot like the original AoW, plus a little Heroes of Might & Magic thrown in, which is a good thing. The game has been quite fun so far.
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Fetish Ahmad
( 44.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Such an enjoyable product, awesome mixture of strategy-rpg elements. I have been playing it for 30 hours now and only played skirmish maps. Planning to start campaign soon but these custom maps are so enjoyable that I dont know when I can start playing campaign. When you have DLC's it's great to see the corruption that your necromancer lord remains whenever he moves around.
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m.kernahan.mk
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I got sick of this game so fast... I never developed a connection to it and seriously found it boring.
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j-rocky
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The gameplay is awesome, the world system is quite simple but still entertaining. the battle not really that realistic, but it's felt like playing chess or trading card game which is force your brain to think like a strategist.
The AI is also challenging, so it's really hard to get bored with this kind game.
At least you can play it more than 10 hours.
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Night_Weaver
( 55.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Halfling that tosses chickens. All you need to know.
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NighthawkBNE
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
If you're patient, i can see you might end up liking this. For me, it's overly complicated, not really intuitive at all. Perhaps I didn't give it enough time, but honestly if I'm clicking on help menu's trying to figure out how to do something and what I'm supposed to do. It's just not fun.

Interface design has come a long way and gamers just don't have to be this patient anymore.
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IAMHEREFTW
( 48.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I don't always write reviews, But when I do. It's with a lenny face

Now like this review because of my cat photo ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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LET'S MAKE FACE-GRAVY
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game sucks ♥♥♥.
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Ser Thomas of the Beard
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Age of Wonders, a classic, something I played devoutly when I was a kid. The third installation in the series however, as expected, is far more difficult. Ramped up to be challenging and to compel thought, to really take the turn based 'strategy' to its word. This is a game where you don't really have your hand held, and you've got to consider what units may be your best option during certain parts of the campaigns. The story's also tasty enough to eat with a dash of olive oil and pepper.
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Sojex
( 30.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
A little less than 3 hours into and It's failr captivating. I like it. Strong combat, and really fun co-op! like Civ just better.
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Vaps-X-Shot(ProNub)
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game is flat out amazing. Played it with a couple friend and i would have to say multiplayer is completely flawless from what i saw whilst playing the game. The same can be said about solo player. 8/10. I bought it on sale but if I would've known how great this game was i would have bought it full price no problem.

I recommend this game to anyone who likes playing turn based strategy games or just any form of strategy game.

This game had me constantly asking myself for one for turn then I will close the game but I just couldn't. It is addictive to a scale in which I would play this for a couple hours nonstop and not notice how much time had even gone past.

I also have to say I love the local clock situated in the bottom left.
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Magaman 7
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Friend recommended me this game, absolute scam hack.
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Shimoje
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
nice game
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towerwizard
( 230.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Great game, huge replayability and variability.

It takes a lot of time to get the hang of, though, and some strange design decisions have been made. Overall, though, the game is very entertaining!
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Dadgum
( 779.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
One of the best TBS games of all time. Pays homage to MoM, but is better for all around addiction and playability. My favorite features of this game is the team combat option and the map view at full zoom. Everyone should have this game in your library.
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Paladin of Chaos
( 100.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Would like for more construction options for cities, more character customize options as well as skills/masteries. Besides that, I love every bit of this game and cant find anything alike thats better.
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Cthulhu Awakens
( 386.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
GREAT game. Definitely worth the price.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
If there was ever a competition between Heroes of Might & Magic and Age of Wonders, you can sleep easily knowing that it is over.

Age of Wonders wins.

And with the third instalment of the series, the game is giving Civilization a run for it's money as well. Indeed, conquering a fantasy world has never been more fun, and AoW creates beautiful situations and, thanks to the hero/civilization customizer, unique factions. Like technologically advanced elves, or druidic dwarfs. But the battles? The battles are really damn memorable, and can pin up 6 armies against each other (3vs3, or 18vs18 units). You will doing everything possible to not loose your most well trained units.

Another small, but very nice feature is that the custom heroes/civilizations you create can be used by the AI when playing a skirmish. Meaning you can meet Sauron, Tyrion or any other characters you created. (the heroes have some appearance customization options as well, though not too many)

The game will create memorable moments. Like the time when, while busy with my northern expansion, my kingdom of religious orcs was sheepishly invaded from the east by a distant (and so far peaceful) neighbour. After loosing a city, i mustered my entire armada and, like Russia on 90% Georgian sale day, invaded and conquered their entire kingdom in a matter of a few turns.

But this is were some might see a problem, and there are a few with this game:
- AI is really not that good, not even on harder difficulties. it can stand it's own in battles, you might even loose a few if you're not careful, but the strategy map AI seems rather dumb;
- "Classes" (aka civilizations) with a level-1 scout spell will have a massive advantage over other civs, since they will get a good scouting unit early and cheap;
- Multiplayer does not have "Simultaneous Turns" options, which in PvP makes sense, since the battles need to take place, but it also makes Coop (players vs AI) almost impossible, unless you like waiting 6-7 minutes in the end-game for your buddy to take his turn;
- zooming out to maximum displays a beautifully crafted map... that displays no borders unless the area is in your line of sigh (minor, personal, grudge). you'd think that, if X kingdom conquered Y city, word would reach my court, eventually.
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
149.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Imagine Civ 5, but with combat that actually felt fun to do, choices that were actually meaningful and the ability to create and flesh out your own leader of one of numerous races. The gameplay is less than stagnant, it has mob support and it's campaign is awesome.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
579.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
To say I like this game would be an understatement. With over five hundred hours on record, and a healthy amount of those hours spent playing multiplayer with members of the Something Awful community, and most if not all the hidden things explored, I still find joy in loading this game up and taking a necromancer out for a spin as I turn the entire world into an open grave. I still find myself impressed by the swathe of modding content, adding more hours to the lifespan of this game.

On that note, it is worth emphasising, Please get the collection and not just the base game. Eternal Lords is worth the difference alone, while golden realms is also a really strong expansion. The Delux DLC is a nice bonus but the real prize is Eternal Lords. Necromancers are a very fun class but Tigrans and Frostlings are also great races to play as well.

Now, lets discuss comparisons. This is not Civ, nor is it Endless Legend. In both of those games, you have a few other ways to win, you can play as an economic powerhouse who wins by driving everyone into a happy friendship circle. This is not how Age of Wonders 3 plays. War is here. War is how you win.

* Drive your enemies leaders to their knees and take their thrones.
* Find the seals of power, drive away the guardians and stand upon them, facing rival kingdoms and angry elementals until you master control of the place of power and turn it upon your foes in victory.
* Unite races together and ignite beacons of unity, driving your enemies mad with envy as you prove your mastery of diplomacy by the sword as well as the tongue.

You do not win Age of Wonders by becoming king of treasure hill or cutting into other cultures like a knife, You win age of wonders by the sword and the spell. You will lead mighty armies of golems, backed by the might of goblin riflemen. Armies of high elf berserkers, howling furious challenge. Armies of frostling spellcasters, standing alongside summoned beasts. Armies of undead humans, still wielding spiritual fire even while bound to your dreadful will.

Heroes will be at your command to be equipped by the prizes you rip from ancient tomb and bandit-infested farmstead. From swords to rings to mounts, all waiting to be claimed and lost when your rivals finally kill your promising champion and scatter their prizes to the wind.

You win in Age of Wonders in battle, and battle is what this game does very well. On this note I advise checking youtube for a few videos of the combat. Words don’t really capture it, nor do comparisons. Best to see for yourself.

I think by this point I’ve said enough. There are other reviews that go into more technical details then I have, I am simply writing from a very bias place of love.

There are battles to be won, cities to be courted, inn’s to be explored, caves to be feared, lairs to be cleared, heroes to be leveled, heroes to regret losing, items to be won, armies to be lost, beacons to be lit, seals to be defended and grand spells to be cast. Get to it.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
79.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I love how I just bought this game at full price then steam puts it on sale. Remember my story and never forget ALWAYS wait until its on sale.

Buts its still a freaking great game.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I'm really enjoying this so far. It reminds me of a mix of the total war games and civilization and a touch of dungeons and dragons. It's a role playing game as well as a strategy game and those are my top 2 favorite genres so this is really awesome in my opinion.

It has a slight learning curve but it's fairly easy to pick up and play. The tutorial isn't really necessary if you've played games similar to this one in the past but it still is worth it to check it out. Even if you're only interested in the story aspect of the tutorial.

The graphics are good, the combat is absolutely awesome, and the amount of things you can do in the game is amazing.

This is easily one of my new favorites.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
143.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Great 4X / Turn-based strategy game with lots of replay value, strong campaign lines and great coöp mode. If you like games like the Civilization series, or the Heroes of Might & Magic series this game is one you're definitely going to like.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Age of Wonders 3 is definitely the best turn based fantasy Civilization rip-off around.

I have a number of competitors and none of them come close to AoW3 in terms of polish, depth, strategy nor fun-level.

The learning curve is steep - but you will never feel like your wasting your time.

There are a good number of units and races, and then on top of each race is the class, so with race and class you end up with like 6² characters, then there is the choice of male or female which doubles that again - this game is huge. Add to that 3 expansions and you're looking at a true Civilization comparable time-waster.

Recommended - especially at 20USD / 8.99NZD!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
38.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
If you enjoy games like Civ or Heroes of Might & Magic but have a penchant for the more battle-oriented aspects of these games then look no further. Excellent DLC, active Steam Workshop, and oodles of replayability. This game is well worth the investment even if you're only starting to dip your toes into the myre of 4X.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
A little less than 3 hours into and It's failr captivating. I like it. Strong combat, and really fun co-op! like Civ just better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
185.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Fantastic game. The levels are huge so each one takes a long time which is fantastic my only complaint is that there are too few levels for the campaigns.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
This game is awesome. The turn-based combat is amazing, and you can have big battles. I love how the map can have surface and underground. Many different victory conditions. You can create your own hero.I highly recommend getting the DLC's also.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
290.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
a good 4X game with extra fantasy, nothing special but worth playing if you enjoy laid back 4X games.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
I just found this game, 2 years after release. How did I miss it? If you are looking for a turn-based tactics game this is it. Combat is 10,000% better than Civ/Endless Legend/Warlock/HoMM/etc. and its a solid 4x to boot. Wow. I just wanted to play Final Fantasy Tactics on my PC with good graphics and finding this was such a nice surprise.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This review is going to be really short. Age of Wonders III is the best fantasy 4X game I've played. It is worth buying and the DLC is worth the extra cash.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I have only started playing but this was the kind of game that I was wanting when I bought Civ 5 and Endless Legend. Dont get me wrong I love those games but I wanted to win by fighting not diplomacy and it seems this is what kind of game this is. I wish I had bought the complete version now and theres no way to upgrade during a sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I must say that my first impression when playing this game was not very positive. It seemed to me that the focus was too heavily on battles, and that the game was forcing every turn the player to do some actions dictated by the progress of the cities, rise of new heroes, etc. I felt a general lack of freedom. But playing again after some time (and a couple of expansions) I have changed my mind. This is a very well done game, and I tend to agree with someone saying that this is one of the best modern successors of the venerable Master of Magic. Extremely good game for those who love fantasy turn-based strategy, with a large variety of troops and spells, and challenging AI players.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Love 4X? Love Fantasy? Then you'll love this game! With the DLC you'll have a lot of 4X fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
141.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Notes: not a 4x grognard, haven't played on highest settings.
This is a great turn based 4x strategy game. It has a good tippiness toward the end, minimizing the endgame grind. Good variation among the factions especially with the expansions. The luck factor is annoying, but the rest of the modifiers are fine to good. Really one of the best 4xes I've played.
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Recommended
103.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I have been playing alot of RTS and 4X games lately. This one is actually my favorite. The campaign is rather challenging, but the random scenarios are great for having a more relaxed game. I especially love the unit diversity among the races, as well as the various special units you get access to for building capture, as well as summoned units based on class. The hero units are also well done with great variety. Not only would i recommend this game on sale as well as full price, but i would have been willing to pay $60 for it if i knew how good it was. Fortunately no one will have to.

I have never played the earlier games in the series, but i will defintly throw money at a 4th Age of Wonders if it is anywhere near this good.
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Recommended
440.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Age of Wonders III is in many ways the true successor to Master of Magic. The overworld and spell research sections are very good, with plenty of options for replayability and difficult choices. But where the game really shines is in the tactical battles. The wide variety of units and abilities ensures that there is always a new factor to force you to change your pattern.

The is also a multiplayer scene, if after you've finished the (extensive!) single-player campaigns and want to face some real challenges!

Last, the sound design and art are top-notch. Those sorts of things are easy to overlook, but they can really make a difference!
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