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.
Thank for the support people!

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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lionelricky
( 330.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Awesome game. Loved it.
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mikescorpian
( 302.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is the best hex-style turn based strategy game I have played. The game offers very distinct empire classes to play, each with a very unique playstyle and unit set. You can also select a race which augments your class by giving your base units special traits and skills. Every class is surprisingly balanced with the exception of Dreadnought, which is significanty overpowered.

What I love most about this game is its combat system which is very deep but at the same time completely transparent. All units possess unique traits and interactions which if leveraged perfectly, can turn a likely defeat into a flawless victory. Units can level up and earn promotions that give them not just plain stats, but additional skills and traits making them more suited to their combat role. The addition of a wide array of global combat spells also adds depth to the game.

This game is a must buy if you enjoy games like Civ, or if you want a game similar to the HoMM series but with balanced gameplay and game depth.
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trent
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Good game, takes a bit too get the hang of things.
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ARX
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great game, nice music, nice graphics not that in depth though. Quite shallow compared to some other titles with not that great visuals! But it's good game.
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dynastycorey
( 23.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
i would be completely thrilled if u could have an option to change the in game music to the gameplay music of age of wonders 2 i loved it and miss it, please consider adding this
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Turncoat
( 125.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
4x game in a fantasy setting. Very important to research the right things for your hero/empire to prosper, and unit comp/counters can change a battle but not as much as unit ranks (tier 1/2/3/4). Overall, very fun, lots of combos of race/class and the classes change about 1/4 to 1/3 of the units possible to use.
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spammeplz
( 141.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
TL;DR
Awesome turn based strategy game. Main campaign is frustrating in spots, but very doable on normal difficulty. I've put in over 100 hours already and still love the game.

I have been on the look out for a modern replacement of Master of Magic. I can honestly say that this game may be the game that takes Master of Magic's place for me. Only time will tell, but the initial testing seems to point to a yes. The Heroes and items in Master of Magic are still possibly better. The main thing is that there are multiple ways of making a hero in Master of Magic that is for all practical purposes invincible. Some may say that's a bad thing, but I always liked it. Also, the spells in Master of Magic are truly awesome and there are a ton of spells. There are very few bad / useless spells in Master of Magic. And, so long as your heros have mana, they can each cast a spell every turn. The main disappointment for me in Age of Wonders 3 is that you can only cast one spell per turn in combat. The upside, is there are some cool abilities that are essentially spells, but don't count as a spell. Call Lightning, Thunder Storm, Guardian Flames are a few good examples. All in all, I am seriously enjoying the treasure hunting, city smashing, and magic. I may still go back to Master of Magic from time to time, but Age of Wonders 3 is a true contender in the niche that Master of Magic has been the Master of for so long. (The Age of Wonders games before this never captured my attention as much as Age of Wonders 3 and while good, weren't as good as Master of Magic.)
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greeneggsnham
( 158.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great game. Good empire/city development and absolutely amazing tactical combat. A must have, IMO.
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=[RoS]=Justinpcgamer
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game has all of the charm of the first Age of Wonders as well as Shadow Magic. Moving armies around the map can be a bit tedious but overall it is very fun if you have a few friends.

Pros:
+ Fun to play with friends
+ Alot of races + customizable heroes
+ Independants and AI are actually tough
+ Fun scenarios
+ Easy to connect Multiplayer

Cons:
- Game length is very long
- Auto combat is still a bit off
- Wish there was a faster way to move troops around / help your allies
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Yamifira
( 75.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
goblin seducers orc crusaders and elven necromancers
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
155.2 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I was a big fan of Age of Wonders II and Age of Wonders II: Shadow Magic so it is natural like I would like AoW III. This turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme is sort of a mix between Heroes of Might & Magic and Civilization. At least for me, I like AoW best of all. I love the hero units in this game and the way they level, have items/mounts, and can use spells. I love that there is incentive to level and grow even the normal units as their stats get better and they may get additional abilities at higher levels. I love being able to choose what each city is producing whether it be units or some building that will give that city an ability or boost. AoW III does not have the race and unit variety that AoW II: Shadows Magic had but they keep adding races and whatnot via expansions so maybe it will get there eventually.

I like the single-player campaigns thus far but there are some things that bother me. First, sometimes the missions force you to be very aggressive in order to win. If you are too slow then the AI can wipe you out or at least make the mission drag out way longer than it should take. Second, I love to focus on leveling my heroes and the campaign missions usually have a hero level cap that gets higher as you get deeper into a campaign. I understand the reasoning for that but my interest drops when I can't grow my heroes anymore. The best part about the campaigns is that you get to keep your heroes mission to mission. All their XP and items and skill points remain. There is a caveat though but I'm not sure how much I should say about it since it could be a story spoiler.

I have about 80 hours played thus far and I haven't even finished the first out of four single-player campaigns (I think the base game comes with 2 campaigns and the expansions add more). I am definitely getting my money's worth. Even if/when I finish all the campaigns I can easily create scenarios against AIs or players where I control the map size and whatnot (a la Civilization). That is what I often did on AoW II.

This is not a game I will play all the time but I will always come back to it periodically where I get all excited about it once again and sink a lot of time into it for at least a couple weeks.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is an absolute gem. Replay is so good thanks to all of the races and classes. If you like playing random maps that can be customized to your choosing this is certainly the game for you.

You can be a hobbit priest that fights off hordes of undead cat people. I don't know how else to sell this game other than saying that.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
155.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game has the best combat system out of all the 4x games I have played. Rather than watching your army play an attacking animation against the enemy on the map like in most 4x games, you are transported to a seperate battle map. In this battle are the units of the attacking army, the defending army, and any adjacent armies, for a total of up to 42 units. There are lots of unique units with unique spells and abilities. The combat is very strategic, you have to think about how you position your units to flank your enemy and not leave them vulnerable to be flanked by the enemy.

The empire building isn't as in-depth as other 4x games though. This game is focused more on your hero, whom you can level up and acquire new armor, weapons, spells and abilities for. You can also recruit other heros to join you. This is one of my favourite 4x games and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for one with a more engaging combat system than most other 4x games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.9 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
93.6 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Good time killer.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
285.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Undeniably one of the best Turn Based Strategy games and a true sequel to its estabilished franchise while at the same displaying a lot of maturity with its newly introduced mechanics.

Age of Wonders 3 takes the best of all its predecessors and builds upon them instead of shoving new gimmicks in hopes of keeping things interesting. Its' reverence towards estabilished concepts is notable, instantly bringing out front what best characterizes the series: Epic battles between powerful personas in a high fantasy world. Those familiar with the series will delight in seeing the familiar towers in elvish cities and the armies of halfling pony riders charging across the fields.

Its combat phase is greatly improved by increasing the units' presence in the battlefield with the added Guard stance and flanking abilities, giving the player much control on how his units will play their part on the battles. Even with the humongous number of abilities that each unit has all of them are finely interwoven with the estabilished systems of attack, defense and morale. The reduction of uncertainess that previous games had also opened venues to dozens of other tactics and created a wonderful balance between all units. No one strategy is unbeatable.

What shortcomings this game had after launch have been fixed with balance updates and the expansions, all due to carefully listening and considering the feedback given by the community. Triumph Studios sets the example by truly creating and caring for its masterpiece in the fashion all other studios can only hope to be inspired by. They deserve all the recognition they can get.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
great game. especially if you like complex & deep combat and different units and tactics.

strong theme as well.

devs are engaged alive as well...
last year's expansion has 104 reviews and 98% approval.

that should say a lot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I played this game myself and find it very enjoyable. Age of wonders 3 has a great combination of civilization, fantasy,questing and a little of what felt like total war do to the fact you can controle your troops on the ground. you can even costimize your own leader aand class they will be! i would highly recomend playing it. give it a shot ^u^
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