The Fallen Enchantress seeks to destroy the civilizations that have risen from the ashes of the Cataclysm.
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Very Positive (13 reviews) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (1,419 reviews) - 73% of the 1,419 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 22, 2013

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“This standalone expansion is a wonderful fantasy strategy game in its own right...”
4 out of 5 – The Escapist

“Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a terrific 4X strategy game that builds upon the good work done in its immediate predecessor last year.”
8.0 – GameSpot

“You don't have to be any kind of strategy savant to appreciate what this exceptional release has to offer.”
8.5 – Game Informer

About This Game

The Fallen Enchantress seeks to destroy the civilizations that have risen from the ashes of the Cataclysm. Fortunately, your fame has spread and great heroes have been drawn to your banner. With your new champions, you will confront new horrors like liches, brood hunters, banshees, and the dreaded hergon.

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is the new standalone expansion to Stardock’s turn-based, fantasy strategy game. Players will forge a new empire in a world sundered by powerful magic, fight against terrible creatures, complete quests and rediscover lost secrets in their bid to rule the world of Elemental.

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a standalone expansion. No prior games are required to play.

Key Features


  • Gain Champions Through Fame: Champions are no longer simply found, instead, they seek you out based on the amount of Fame your kingdom has generated. And not all of these legendary heroes were Men or Fallen…
  • New Leveling System: Your sovereign and champions now evolve through a skill tree that visually allows you to plan what kind of hero you want him or her to be. Make your mage into a powerful Necromancer, or train your Assassin in special attacks that bleed the life from your enemies.
  • Updated Tactical Battles: Battles are now more intense with additional special skills, combat mechanics, spells and new maps.
  • New Monsters: The legendary heroes didn’t reach our lands alone. The events of the Fallen Enchantress have raised the dead and caused forgotten creatures to return to the surface of the world.
  • More Magic: New spells like ‘Lightning Form’ and ‘Raise Skeletal Horde’ add new options and dangers to battle.
  • Larger Maps: A new gigantic sized map delivers truly epic games.
  • Updated Graphics Engine: An improved graphics engine delivers stunning new visuals while improving performance on older machines.
  • And much, much more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c Compliant Video Card w/Pixel Shader 2.0 (Radeon x1600 / GeForce 6800)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional: To activate this game you must create a Stardock account while launching the game on Steam.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
The game brings back memories of Master of Magic; the feeling of being a powerful wizard in a magical world. The ability to affect creatures, countryside and cities through magic. Ruling an empire where magic and mundane meet.

The AI does not seem great (nor was it with Master of Magic) and some parts of the game seem unbalanced (e.g. a dragon does feel a bit like an 'I win' button) but the game is just an enjoyable escape to a magical land.

Even for a single play through as I have done so far the game has been worth its money; In my case money I spent on the original Elemental which got upgraded to this game.

Perhaps not the best 4x game out there but I certainly got several entertaining hours out of it and I'm just getting started.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
92.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
TL/DR: Avoid the game, there are better ones of the same genre.

I am a sucker for 4x fantasy games, and I really want to like the Fallen Enchantress. It mixes strategy and RPG elements. But the bugs and deal breakers really make this game not a good one. A real shame.


  • Border of influence will not show, need to restart game.
  • Memory leaks, after loading games multiple times, it will lag then stops working. Need to restart game after loading saves 2-3 times.
  • Forces the camera to focus on a certain city, so if there is a message of some outpost is destroyed, then click show me, it wont, because it will focus on the city at the start of your turn.
  • AI casted grip of winter to one of my city, it disables the build button on ALL of my cities. I tried to restart the game, still the same. I checked their in-game encyclopedia, the tooltip says, "stops production to the target players cities", so I think it is a global spell. Because it affected all of my cities. Waited many turns, thinking it is not permanent, found out on my own it is a bug, that I need to remove the spell from my cities.
  • Bad designs of buttons, click build here, click build here again. Click somewhere else mistakenly, build screen will disappear.
  • Mechanics are interesting, but in-game help is no help at all. Horrible implementation.
  • You wont know what spells are casted againts you, unless the AI says so, the notification is sometimes hidden or not prevalent.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
civ meets conquest of the new world
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
90.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
A bit clunky, has some weird bugs (need to restart the game when you reload a save if you want to see any map borders), but a charming game nonetheless.

Takes awhile to get used to if you come from Civ games ( city stats depend only on the square you place the city on, if the first square wasn't next to river then you can't build a harbor even after expanding the city to a river... )

After getting access to right spells you can redesign the landscape which is awesome.

Army and hero management is alright.

Battles against an enemy that spams fear suck but oh well.

Definitely worth picking up during a sale if you like turn-based 4X + fantasy setting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
422.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
As a big fan of 4X games, Fallen Enchantress is in my top 5 along with Civilization, Endless Legend and Master of Magic. The great thing is that alongside great empire building and warmongering, you have armies and heroes that you can send forth on epic quests - even to conquer a series of fabled lands with monsters that can rock the very foundation of the land.

More often than not the other players in the game become mere footnotes in the stories that your heroes bring back; no more than annoyances when they fight for dominion while you are called to much more important quests.

All in all a tremendously fun, highly replayable quest-enhanced fantasy empire building RPG.

Highly recommended indeed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
7 out of 10

A decent turn based empire building strategy game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
109.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
I thought this game was cool before it won an award. Well, at least I thought it had potential. At release it was pretty awful, but Stardock went to great lengths to fix it. The game is now a fun 4x with an injection of RPG goodness. The tactical part of combat can get slow while you watch you little guys lurch or waddle through their turns, but it's otherwise a sweet escape. If it goes on sale, buy it and all the DLC, and then set aside a few days of your life so that you may work through your addiction. I felt done with the game after about 100 hours, though there was plenty of content I didn't get to yet.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
122.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
One of the few empire-builder's that held my attention and has decent replay value. There are enough different aspects to it that it keeps it interesting and the odd crashes and bugs are not detrimental enough to change my opinion of it.

If it's on sale, go for it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Classic! When I get bored and don't have much to do I'll rip this sucker out. Fun and imersive.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I had the best time playing this game and I think it was done really well buy it on sale.
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Atlas Phoenix
33.9 hrs
Posted: December 4
The game is enjoyable, but I can't in good conscience give a positive review to a game that crashes so much. It's been out for over 3 years, how is this not a polished product by now? Unforgiveable in my books.
The game play is decent, the story is good (script is not, but that's ok), artwork is a bit rough but animations are ok - even if they are too zoomed out to enjoy fully.
The game is fun enough, good mechanics, UI, etc, but this game freezes on me at least once every 2-3 days. If it was a new game I could let it slide a bit, but this is a old game. Get your sh!t together, Stardock.
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The Jaguar
0.5 hrs
Posted: November 27
It seems like it would be a cool game, but unfortunately it's so glitchy I'm having trouble even making it through the tutorial! :(
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