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

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500k sales of the main game.
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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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Brother Alpha
( 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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Zulnam
( 59.2 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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Jepardy
( 31.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Defintely the most unbalanced combat system possible. THe game goes out of its way to make everything based on luck and not strategy . Your massive tier 4 army will be rated very likely to loose aginst most enemys tier 1 armys makeing it pointless to play. I love Turn based strategy games, i was really excited to the huge role combat played in this one and the intresting units. However the game makes everyting you do meaningless and so the game becomes meaningless.
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wngman4hire
( 51.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Good game, but does not work with modern graphics drivers. Because I play more than this game, it's not worth the effort to correct this error.
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Greuceanu
( 60.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Heroes evolved. Tone of stuff. Extremly detiled game. Well done!
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Lortar Ogar
( 80.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Awesome Awesome game. More 4x elements can be added to the game but they already done a great job well worth the price.
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Madix
( 181.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This game is similar to 4x games like Civilization or Endless Legend except that there's more emphasis on combat and less emphasis on other aspects like commerce, city building, or diplomacy. *Those other aspects still exist in this game but their purpose is mostly to facilitate battles.

The combat is turn based and highly rewards you for good strategic play. Most fights come down to simply having stronger units but even if you have low tier units you can still sometimes win nearly impossible fights with a good mix of strategy and spells.

Individual battles can range from one unit vs one unit to massive wars that can take nearly an hour to complete. If you're impatient (and are sure of victory or defeat) you can also select the auto option which will measure your strength against your opponents and the computer will instantly dictate the winner of the fight.

Each class rewards you with unique units and spells and each race also has specific units as well as its own strengths and weaknesses. Some classes focus on mobility and ranged units, one focuses on spells and summoning, one focuses on resurrecting hoards of undead, one focuses on spying and debuffing, one focuses on healing and buffing, and the other simply conquers as much territory as they can to produce as many units as possible. On top of all that, when you make your hero you're also given a choice of specializations that even further customizes your spell choices and strengths/weaknesses. As you can see, this allows for nearly endless combinations of ways to play the game. They aren't just superficial differences either, each class/race/specialization you play will have dramatic impacts on how you play the game.
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Raith
( 311.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This is the one strategy game I keep going back to over and over. It's good.

Also words and stuff, you don't care what I write here.
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Mavthepure
( 371.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This game is truly a gem amongst the 4x genre. It does a great job of blending familiar combat mechanics of games like heroes of might and magic with the turn based empire building of more well known games like the civilization series. While not as complicated on the empire management side of things compared to games like civ, The very fact that you are constantly having to weigh your ofensive and defensive capabilities from the very beginning of every game prevents the pace from ever getting boring. Being able to combine races with empire classes provide a lot of diversity in unit bonuses and combinations which, between that and the game rule controls makes every new game unique.

Overall: 9/10
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Vic
( 127.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
If you like the Civilzation games, you will like this game. Especially if you also enjoy fantasy and adventure.
It is kind of like a mix between Civ, Black and White and WoW (love it!!!); as you have to choose a race and class and you pick up pieces of magical equipment on the way that improves your skills in war scenarios.
Also you can choose to be either neutral, evil or good, depending on how you play the game: do you make people like you by buying them off, win land by completing quests or greedily claim it all being a mean warlord-bully?
It is really fun to try the different classes and explore the different maps hunting for treasure and fighting monsters.
Great game. Many entertaining hours to be played. Civilization gets very boring after a while, this game will take a lot longer to get you tired with all these extra elements, so if you're looking for something like Civ, but more creative and fun, this is your game.
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Lesolan
( 173.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I am... Bitterly dissapointed in many aspects of the game, having come from a group that used to LAN this game quite often. Mostly this is because they have overhauled the wizard/player setup and the research tree into abominations (but there are other things, like how armies are 6 stack, instead of 8 from the previous). There are also a few persistant bugs that still need to be fixed (some units on huge maps sometimes don't renew their movement points after turns are set, and a few other somewhat minor things).

I've put in some 130+ hours or so on it already, and I see myself putting more into it. The campaign isn't really all that in my opinion, but I never played this series primarily for the campaign. If you can get 3 or more friends (and half a day) to play with you on a small-medium map, this game is great. If you can get them to play multiple sessions, going on a larger map is better.

That being said, I can't help but say that while it is only worth getting the game while it is on sale, it IS worth getting eventually. Especially if you can get friends in on it.
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Myu
( 94.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
A must have for any 4X / Turn-based strategy games fan.

On the menu : Lots of replayability, challenging AI, proceduraly generated landscapes, excellent art direction, Linux support.
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Niggarto el Negro
( 92.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Turn-based strategy, how boring.

Then this game changed my (gaming) life. (To be honest, I also love Heroes 5)

Look at the DLC tabs and you'll only see 3. Incredible, isn't it? Only 3, developers must be lazy. No, you're wrong. These DLCs, except "Deluxe Edition", are big. They're more like "Expansion Packs", if you're a good ol' RTS player you'd know what they are (Remember Warcraft 3's Frozen Throne? That is an expansion pack!"). I'm actually impressed about this, great job on it, developers!

Many other reviewers mention the "Random Map" system and how great it is. Yeah, I admit, it's not really that very customizable by itself, but it's great nonetheless. I can imagine it being overly-complex if it was a lot more customizable anyway. And if you don't like random maps, well, there's always scenarios, community maps and so on.

That's right, for a turn-based strategy, there's actually a workshop, and it's not a "CSGO-style" or "Voteshop" workshop, where, if you want an item to be in the game, it can be as long as it gets a lot of votes. Right now, the SDK offers a good enough freedom, but I heard that it will be better on the next updates.

Also, aren't you tired of stupid, useless hotfix patches and so on? Make a hotfix, break another thing, a hotfix again, blahblahblah (NOTE: I'm not talking badly about developers who do it, there is always a bug after a patch and a hotfix may be necessary, but when there's a small patch for something so simple, useless or just decorative with no necessary bugfixes, yeah, I'm sure you know what I mean) and BOOM you may just lose interest. Luckily, AoW3 goes the Good Ol' style; only make patches when fully tested and necessary.

By the way, this may not be of high interest since not everyone is an audiophile (personal note: I tend to hate music), but the Music? This is music made by Michiel van den Bos. Name might mean something, name might mean nothing. I'll just say that if you listened to Unreal music and Overlord music AND you loved it, you WILL LOVE the music in AoWIII. Do buy his soundtrack, he deserves it, the guy made this beautiful orchestral music with love for love...Or something.
Also, he's very nice, you can see it on his YouTube comments ;)

All of his songs are great, but if you want SOME recommendations, here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzhlrtzw7wY Of Past and Preset Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK7bT1aluPM Seals of Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDpEN1vP8Yw Love and Death
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Sharpnessism
( 486.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Great game with the DLC.
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Carl Winslow
( 73.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Fantastic Game. Cannot recommend enough. An awesome fantasy RPG tactical-lite turn based game. Suits every category i need to engross myself in it.
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obve
( 156.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
a great game!
a hybrid between HOMM and SIV 5 for theos who are looking a new age Master of magic this is the game you are looking for

it have several cool mods that evolve the gameplay alot i have no idea if the developer still support it (and it totally should!)
but me and my wife play alot of it together in hot seat and having a blast

i highly recccomend it!
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bobjonesdr
( 57.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
A quirky, but very large and ambitious strategy/hero game.
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STrooper
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Great game. Time taker for sure but its good.
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TobyTwoTokes
( 196.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
This is a game that makes me look up and look at the clock and realise that 7 hours of my life has just passed by and it is suddenly light outside and oh god I need to sleep before I have to go to work and oh alright then, just one more turn and then I will defintiely go to bed...

Stylistically it is a cartoony version of games such as Heroes of Might and Magic where you control a Hero and their own faction of fantasy scamps out to do valiant battle against other assorted fantasy tropes and critters. But under the cheery colourful exterior there is a very good game that, although with limitations, scratches almost all of my fantasy strategy empire building rpg itches. The RPG style Hero levelling and item system is well executed. The empire building is decent. The battles can be pretty fun and sometimes even quite challenging. The diplomacy is about as good as any other 4X game I've played and not as awful as some of them although I have yet to try to win diplomatically and so I am not sure if that is even an option. I have not played AoW 1 or 2 so I have no idea if they are better or worse than this installment but as I said, I think this one is addictive good fun.

Now I feel that there is room for improvement. The late game is a bit of a boring grind; as your cities expand they all turn out a bit samey. The AI is not terrible and I have been beaten by it a few times but I wish they would actually do a bit of empire building on its own: they never build roads or forts for example. Perhaps it is better against human players but as I have no friends I have yet to experience that aspect of the game.

All in all, if you like your 4X's but feel that CIV V doesn't feature enough ogres, imps or kobold minions then you should defintiely give this title a go. Also the two first expansions are good additions that in my opinion adds a lot of essential content to the vanilla game so maybe wait for a sale to get the bundle. Just a tip.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Turn-based strategy, how boring.

Then this game changed my (gaming) life. (To be honest, I also love Heroes 5)

Look at the DLC tabs and you'll only see 3. Incredible, isn't it? Only 3, developers must be lazy. No, you're wrong. These DLCs, except "Deluxe Edition", are big. They're more like "Expansion Packs", if you're a good ol' RTS player you'd know what they are (Remember Warcraft 3's Frozen Throne? That is an expansion pack!"). I'm actually impressed about this, great job on it, developers!

Many other reviewers mention the "Random Map" system and how great it is. Yeah, I admit, it's not really that very customizable by itself, but it's great nonetheless. I can imagine it being overly-complex if it was a lot more customizable anyway. And if you don't like random maps, well, there's always scenarios, community maps and so on.

That's right, for a turn-based strategy, there's actually a workshop, and it's not a "CSGO-style" or "Voteshop" workshop, where, if you want an item to be in the game, it can be as long as it gets a lot of votes. Right now, the SDK offers a good enough freedom, but I heard that it will be better on the next updates.

Also, aren't you tired of stupid, useless hotfix patches and so on? Make a hotfix, break another thing, a hotfix again, blahblahblah (NOTE: I'm not talking badly about developers who do it, there is always a bug after a patch and a hotfix may be necessary, but when there's a small patch for something so simple, useless or just decorative with no necessary bugfixes, yeah, I'm sure you know what I mean) and BOOM you may just lose interest. Luckily, AoW3 goes the Good Ol' style; only make patches when fully tested and necessary.

By the way, this may not be of high interest since not everyone is an audiophile (personal note: I tend to hate music), but the Music? This is music made by Michiel van den Bos. Name might mean something, name might mean nothing. I'll just say that if you listened to Unreal music and Overlord music AND you loved it, you WILL LOVE the music in AoWIII. Do buy his soundtrack, he deserves it, the guy made this beautiful orchestral music with love for love...Or something.
Also, he's very nice, you can see it on his YouTube comments ;)

All of his songs are great, but if you want SOME recommendations, here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzhlrtzw7wY Of Past and Preset Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK7bT1aluPM Seals of Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDpEN1vP8Yw Love and Death
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Much like Civ V, this game has amazing DLC and has workshop compatibility which takes the game to a whole new level
Adding in races, HD textures and even more troops or dungeons to discover!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
87.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Best Warhammer Fantasy game that's not actually Warhammer ever.

It really is a great game, and the DLC makes it so much greater with Wild (Chaos) Magic and Necromancy. The terraforming magic ability where a type of environment creeps out of your cities with each turn is one of my favorite in gaming, especially the terraforming WMD spells in the old AoW games.

Excuse me while I go create a Tigran Necromancer named Nagash and take over the world with my undead legions and immortal undead heroes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
405.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This is the first Age of Wonders game I played and I can tell you it is a fantastic game. As of now I have 368 hours in the game since I bought it back at the summer sale of 2015. After playing it for a bit I had to have the expansions because they just added so much more to the game. If you are thinking about getting this the first thing I recommend doing is always check out some game play videos on youtube of the game.

10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
156.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
a great game!
a hybrid between HOMM and SIV 5 for theos who are looking a new age Master of magic this is the game you are looking for

it have several cool mods that evolve the gameplay alot i have no idea if the developer still support it (and it totally should!)
but me and my wife play alot of it together in hot seat and having a blast

i highly recccomend it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
127.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
If you like the Civilzation games, you will like this game. Especially if you also enjoy fantasy and adventure.
It is kind of like a mix between Civ, Black and White and WoW (love it!!!); as you have to choose a race and class and you pick up pieces of magical equipment on the way that improves your skills in war scenarios.
Also you can choose to be either neutral, evil or good, depending on how you play the game: do you make people like you by buying them off, win land by completing quests or greedily claim it all being a mean warlord-bully?
It is really fun to try the different classes and explore the different maps hunting for treasure and fighting monsters.
Great game. Many entertaining hours to be played. Civilization gets very boring after a while, this game will take a lot longer to get you tired with all these extra elements, so if you're looking for something like Civ, but more creative and fun, this is your game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
371.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is truly a gem amongst the 4x genre. It does a great job of blending familiar combat mechanics of games like heroes of might and magic with the turn based empire building of more well known games like the civilization series. While not as complicated on the empire management side of things compared to games like civ, The very fact that you are constantly having to weigh your ofensive and defensive capabilities from the very beginning of every game prevents the pace from ever getting boring. Being able to combine races with empire classes provide a lot of diversity in unit bonuses and combinations which, between that and the game rule controls makes every new game unique.

Overall: 9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
311.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This is the one strategy game I keep going back to over and over. It's good.

Also words and stuff, you don't care what I write here.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
181.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This game is similar to 4x games like Civilization or Endless Legend except that there's more emphasis on combat and less emphasis on other aspects like commerce, city building, or diplomacy. *Those other aspects still exist in this game but their purpose is mostly to facilitate battles.

The combat is turn based and highly rewards you for good strategic play. Most fights come down to simply having stronger units but even if you have low tier units you can still sometimes win nearly impossible fights with a good mix of strategy and spells.

Individual battles can range from one unit vs one unit to massive wars that can take nearly an hour to complete. If you're impatient (and are sure of victory or defeat) you can also select the auto option which will measure your strength against your opponents and the computer will instantly dictate the winner of the fight.

Each class rewards you with unique units and spells and each race also has specific units as well as its own strengths and weaknesses. Some classes focus on mobility and ranged units, one focuses on spells and summoning, one focuses on resurrecting hoards of undead, one focuses on spying and debuffing, one focuses on healing and buffing, and the other simply conquers as much territory as they can to produce as many units as possible. On top of all that, when you make your hero you're also given a choice of specializations that even further customizes your spell choices and strengths/weaknesses. As you can see, this allows for nearly endless combinations of ways to play the game. They aren't just superficial differences either, each class/race/specialization you play will have dramatic impacts on how you play the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
So there I was, my draconian kingdom had 3 cities and life was good in the realm.
Met some humans, but they were pretty friendly so we got an alliance.
then out of nowhere this bone dragon comes flying in with some epic mobs and started wrecking my kingdom..

10/10 will get randomly wrecked by epic mobs!

LOVE THIS GAME!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
If you are looking for somthing like Homm3, you have come to the right place.
Also i you liked civ5, but wanted a more in depth combat-system, this is the game for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Great game. Time taker for sure but its good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Awesome Awesome game. More 4x elements can be added to the game but they already done a great job well worth the price.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
173.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
I am... Bitterly dissapointed in many aspects of the game, having come from a group that used to LAN this game quite often. Mostly this is because they have overhauled the wizard/player setup and the research tree into abominations (but there are other things, like how armies are 6 stack, instead of 8 from the previous). There are also a few persistant bugs that still need to be fixed (some units on huge maps sometimes don't renew their movement points after turns are set, and a few other somewhat minor things).

I've put in some 130+ hours or so on it already, and I see myself putting more into it. The campaign isn't really all that in my opinion, but I never played this series primarily for the campaign. If you can get 3 or more friends (and half a day) to play with you on a small-medium map, this game is great. If you can get them to play multiple sessions, going on a larger map is better.

That being said, I can't help but say that while it is only worth getting the game while it is on sale, it IS worth getting eventually. Especially if you can get friends in on it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Fantastic Game. Cannot recommend enough. An awesome fantasy RPG tactical-lite turn based game. Suits every category i need to engross myself in it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
486.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Great game with the DLC.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
196.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
I'm going to just address the top 3-4 negative reviews.

Most of those seem to come from players who are not used to the Age of Wonders franchise, people who come from other 4x games like Total War or Civ (But mostly Civ).

I understand that you find the game "lack-luster" or "lacking in depth" in comparison to Civ. Truth be told, I agree with you there. But the game makes for it in THE BEST way by being 5x more in depth than Civ in combat. Civ combat has got to be one of the most boring things that have turned me away from the game. Purely, if I were to play it for economic, diplomatic, and technological victories then Civ would be my ideal game.

However, let's be real here we want to fight. We want to see Elven Arrows blasting holy damage into undead and dealing critical damage that sends zombies flying. We want to see Frostling Mammoth charging into a line of human swordsmen and send them packing or frozen solid from wizard buffs.

Isn't that more interesting then your typical "right click this group because hey scissors beats paper."

The hero customization is pretty damn interesting, while you maybe thinking: "There are only a few options in the beginning what are you talking about?" The true customization begins when you are leveling up on the campaign map where you can allocate stats, and new skills unlock the higher level you are. These are all incredibly unique.

AND NOW THERE IS MODDING. So even if the core selling points didn't get you (Which if they didn't you've got quite a boring taste for video games, I'm sorry) The community has made re-skin mods, unleashed whole new races, created ridiculous legendary nits for your favorite races, and more.

If you're a fan of Age of Wonders, just get the game. I usually wait for it to be on sale to buy games anyway since 30$ is a little high, but it was worth it when I got it. If you're a fan of Civ games but want to take a break, THEN TAKE A BREAK. This game IS NOT CIV. It has MUCH higher emphasis on military campaigns and military strategy, and MUCH less on building/economic strategy that Civ excels at. Don't get me wrong, I understand why Civ is a success, but this game is NOT civ so stop comparing the two, lol.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
....I bought this virtually day one and still don't regret it... 15 hours in, nowhere near the end and a game that could easily consume you for months... amazing... (special mention goes to the fantastic soundtrack) - easily a modern-day PC classic... this is the kind of game the steam controller was made for... relaxing, challenging, enjoyable... this is what all strategy games should aspire to...
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
98.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Most fun I've had in a TBS, probably because of its fantasy theme but nevertheless well executed.
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