The Fallen Enchantress seeks to destroy the civilizations that have risen from the ashes of the Cataclysm.
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Release Date: May 22, 2013

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November 13, 2015

Adventure Awaits in Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition - Available Now!

You Survived the Cataclysm - Now You Must Survive the War in
Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition Rise from the ashes and journey into a dark fantasy world.This set includes Fallen Enchantress, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, and all DLC for both games.

In these 4X fantasy strategy games, the world of Elemental is at war and it’s up to you to either conquer it or destroy it.Lead your empire as one of 21 sovereigns, such as the traitor Emperor Karavox, the huntress Lady Irane, or the pyromancer Asha Furnaceborn. Powerful design tools also allow for endless possibilities for creating custom factions, leaders, and units. Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition offers hundreds of hours of exciting game play spanning two full games and six DLC packs.

These games span an epic timeline of war, chaos, and destruction. Civilization has already fallen in the wake of the Cataclysm and it's now up to you to decide whether or not you will crush the opposition and take control or help all of humanity rise to greatness again. Manage your kingdom, lead your heroes to victory in numerous tactical battles against a plethora of monsters, and utilize a rich palette of spells to either bring your opposition to its knees or inspire them to ally with you to achieve victory.

Recruit heroes to champion your cause, expand your kingdom to gather valuable resources, and engage in tactical battles against hundreds of opponents from Ravenous Harridan and Burning Wraiths, to Ashwake Dragons and the legendary Delin, the Pyre of Man. The DLC adds additional items like the Possessed Axe and the Shadowbolt Staff, events like the spread of a new cult in your lands or the appearance of a giant skeleton, maps, and more to further enhance your experience."We wanted to provide the best version of the game for new and old players," said Derek Paxton, Vice President of entertainment at Stardock.  "To do that, we have added a new Stamina system for more tactical combat, over 20 new abilities and spells, and each of the races now has access to new racial abilities. If you already own these titles, you don’t have to purchase the Ultimate Edition to enjoy all of these new features - we have added them into the existing versions of the game."

The Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition includes: 

  • Fallen Enchantress
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Battlegrounds DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Leader Pack DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes The Dead World DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Loot Pack DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Quest Pack DLC
  • Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Map Pack DLC
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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

    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
59.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2015
There's a lot of promise here but ultimately, this is a bit of a disappointment.

The biggest flaw is perhaps the UI, which is buggy, missing really basic features and seems generally poorly thought out. Eg. trying to reorder building queues (in the cramped 5 items at a time icon list) will often select the wrong item. The mouse isn't locked to the window, so on multiple monitors, you can't hit the screen edge to scroll right. There's no way to combine or rearrange armies occupying the same tile. I frequently found some stray click when trying to cast a spell, or even in the loading screen inadvertently ordering armies in the wrong direction. And a bunch more minor, but frustrating issues. It just makes the whole thing a pain to deal with.

The game itself is decent, but it seems like it could have done with a lot more balancing and polish. So far, I've only played through 2 games, but so far it seems like certain strategies and factions are OP, while others struggle. The optimal strategy seems to be to cut taxes completely, pretty much ignoring gold altogether for the early game, since the unrest penalty isn't worth the tiny amount it gets you, meaning a third of the buildings are pretty much pointless. It seems like there's the potential for a great game here, and maybe mods could help with this, but as it stands, it doesn't quite come together as well as it could.

If it weren't for the UI issues, I'd definitely recommend giving this game a try, but as it is, I don't think it's worth the frustration.
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59 of 97 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
When I try to play the game I get the following error message:
"The product appears to be validated but the machine SID doesn't match. Try deleting the file H:\Steam games\common\FE Legendary Heroes\sig.bin and re-activating." I assume this is due to a hardware change I've performed recently. Unfortunately the file I've been linked to doesn't exist and I end up with a broken game I can not play anymore.

As a direct result of this experience I'll refrain from purchasing Stardock Entertainment products in future. I can't stand companies which prevent their customers from playing their games because of some poorly designed DRM-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. Hence I'll treat you the same way I treat Ubisoft since they've pestered me with U-play in Assassins Creed II. I will avoid your products from now on and will advice my friends to do the same.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
This is not the best game i ever played, just decent. While it offers a large amount of content, there is still something missing.
Well, what is good:

Many different nations to play, and this is not orcs, dwarves and other elves we already seen in hundreds of other games. This is unique nations, mainly based on humans, with their own history.
You can create your own nation and choose its strengths and weaknesses, i especially love this aspect of game.
There is a constructor of units, you can create your own troops - arm soldiers with different weapons and armor, give them abilites and perks, this is quite complex system which offers a lot of tactics.

Lot of different technologies to research, separated in three groups: economy, warfare and magic. You need to build cities carefully and specialise them, city focused on training troops is very different from city focused on research.
Exploring of map is good too, there is different quests you may find as well as lot of treasures and monsters roaming around. Hiring heroes and developing them are important, in fact first part of the game, where you explore the map, hire heroes, locate resources and fight wildlife is the best part of the game. It is really good.

Resource management is simple and logical. There is resource spots on map and you need to build cities or outposts to control this spots. For example, if you have an iron mine, it will provide some iron each turn and you can spend this iron on units with iron equipment. And so on.

Well, it sounds like perfect game, but there is several moments that can not let me call Fallen Enchantress "perfect".

First of all, there is very weak AI. Almost non-existent. AI nations are very passive, they can not offer a challenge. AI can not use all possibilities that game offers. And if you decide to increase difficulty level, AI will just have extra resources and bonuses. This is simply not interesting.
You ask about balance? There is some issues with balance, it will take some time to explain this problems anyway... they exist, balance is not perfect at all.

Diplomacy is plain and simple. If your nation are weak then AI will declare war on you. If your nation is strong then AI will not declare war on you. That is all. Of course, there is pacts, alliances and trade treaties, but i do not think there is much benefit from this.

As for quests. In general, they all fit in simple formula "go somewhere, find something and maybe kill someone in process". But, to be honest, it is hard for me to invent something different so, well, quests are OK.
Boss fights become disappointment for me. From very start, game told me a scary story about "big, giant, enormously huge dragon that is extremely powerful". Well, alright, i methodically gathered all my best troops and cautiously approached to boss domain, ready to retreat in any moment. There i saw a dragon and, well, my archers shot him and my pikemen poked him. Dragon died. That was all. It was not the epic battle i expected for...

Pace of game is very slow. Really slow. You can find yourself not playing but just pressing one button - "end turn", waiting for something to happen. Yes, you can regulate the pace of game, but even on fast speed it seems slow for me.
I did not finished any games i started in Fallen Enchantress. Because when you have a powerful army and strong economy, there is nothing that can stop you. It is simply not interesting. I can conquer all map and resistance is futile... preparations for war is much more interesting than war itself. And it was a huge disappointment for me because complex system of troop creation is really good and combat system are well designed.

Last drop is multiplayer. I mean there is no multiplayer. You want to proof your friend that your strategy and tactics are superior? Not in this game, unfortunately.

Well. Can i recommend this game? Yes and no. If you love to slowly and carefully build your Glorious Empire in fantastic world - this game is just about it. But if you want challenge from AI or want to play with friends - this is not good choice, try to check Dominions or Age of Wonders.

For me game is good enough, i will play it from time to time.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2015
The game seems interesting, but it's very buggy. I can't get through even a small match without it crashing.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
144.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2015
Middle market turn based 4X game meets RPG or in real world terms marriage between Civ IV and King's Bounty series. This is not pure 4X game as „everybody“ claims because there is a heavy role playing.

+ it's turn based 4X and RPG game in one package
+ 10 predetermined factions and souvereigns are pretty divers
+ but you can create your own
+ and you can design units which is my favourite part of game
+ game is pretty imbalanced so there are various ways of winning
+ like other Stardock's games, it's highly modable
+ very high quality mini and total conversion mods
+ epic music and it's available in mp3 for free
+ super fast loading
+ a lot of customization options
+ I like Battle for Anthys scenario

+- both hilarious and semi-compentent AI – they are early pioneer spammers which leads to quick expanding and stealing resources under your nose, but that makes AI settlements to have huge unrest which means totally crippled production and research; some factions are great at quick doom stack spamming (looking at you V.erga) and some are outright terrible every game (those heavy oriented on magic or economy always fail); AI factions use spells mostly ok, and if they have Tornado it's very annoying
+- victory conditions (they are standard for these type of games; unfortunately AI is incapable of winning via Dragon Lord quest)
+- Stardock account (it's one time registration, it won't pop up ever again)
+- diplomacy and trading (I really miss trading, gifting and liberating settlements; otherwise it's mostly good)

- cheating AI – neutrals almost completely ignore AI factions; above challenger difficulty, AI has economy script; frequent AI dodging your attacks is disgusting!; battle's outcomes sometimes don't have sense: I can lose several units and win then reload and use auto-solve and lose nothing.
- terrible lagging when fighting in jungle/forest map (come on, it's turn based!)
- terrain doesn't matter in tactical (standing behind rock or trees doesn't matter)
- settlements can't cross river (unless modded) - it doesn't make sense
- there are huge water surfaces but there is no way to cross them
- bugs, bugs and more bugs (always save max after 2 turns because of unexpected bugs and cheating AI)
- crossbows are completely useless
- Fallen Enchantress scenario is the huge waste of time
- DLCs are mostly worthless or/and bugged (Map and Quest Pack are only worth)

Final score: 8/10 and recommended for buying base game (no DLCs outside Quest and Map!).

Mandatory mini mods: Parrottmatth mods (Snaking Mod, River City Bridge, Swamp Tiles, Armored Militia, Armor Attributes, Summoner Unit, Female Henchman), Black Market Bazaar, Level 6 and 7 Cities, Armor Visuals, AI Plus, Name Generator, More Visible Move Radius in Tactical, Dragon Taming for LH and Beast Mode.
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