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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Includes 9 items: Fallen Enchantress - Map Pack DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Battlegrounds DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Leader Pack DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Loot Pack DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Map Pack DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - Quest Pack DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - The Dead World DLC, Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition

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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.
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51 of 57 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
DRM Warning! You cannot use this game without creating a Stardock account.

That means that to install the game 10 years from now on a new PC, you have to trust that Steam and the Stardock validation servers will both be functional. Given that Impulse which was once Stardock's baby is now slowly agonizing in the hands of a third-party, I'm not sure I would put my money on the latter.

Personally Steam is enough DRM for me, thanks. I bought this in a bundle and wasn't exactly pleased to find out about the account requirement after the fact.

Note that you can get a truly DRM-free copy of the ultimate edition on Personally I don't like the game enough to re-purchase it (still trying to figure out if it gets better in the long run), but I thought I'd let you know.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
111.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
When it comes to turn-based strategy and empire-building, Fallen Enchantress really is a dream come true in some respects. It's a welcome change of pace from traditional worlds and strategy games that we've become all too familiar with. Sure, it's cool playing as Nobunaga in the next "Conquer Japan" strategy game... and it's fun playing around in the Civilization series. But what I love about Fallen Enchantress is that it's a fresh world with unique characters that we don't know anything about right off the bat. The game has it's own unique flavor and the ability to customize many aspects of the game to your liking. All of these are fantastic aspects to this game. However, it is not without some understandable criticism.

While it appears simple, it is a game you can easily get frustrated with. Sometimes straight up bad luck can screw players from the get-go. This can even begin with just where you start on a map in a new scenario game. You can be blessed with starting in a very sound strategic location... or you can start in an area where expansion can be a total nightmare (for example, between an ocean, 20 tiles of barren wasteland and no resources and a bunch of monster bases that can easily crush starting players). This is a common criticism I have with other strategy games due to this common pitfall (from a design standpoint) is when too many things are influenced by luck (or sheer randomness, to be precise).

Strategy games should be about tactics, placement and preparation. And Fallen Enchantress rewards it and punishes those that just blunder about randomly. Which is great. In that way, it's a strategy game. However, it can also feel like you are rewarded (or punished, more likely) on the roll of the dice. In *that* way, it's an unpredictable strategy game -- which can sometimes be fun and sometimes just be annoying.

In the end, though... would I recommend Fallen Enchantress? Yes. It's a gem in its own right. I'd also recommend getting it on a deal, as I did.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
957.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
This game does have its flaws, especially regarding AI, but it is still one of my favorite 4x games and I keep coming back to it. I love leveling up heroes and taking on some of the Lengendary Monsters that haunt various locations on the map. Some people also dont like the graphic style they chose for the game, but I dont mind it at all. Basically if turn based 4x games sounds good to you, you should try this.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
What a great game!
It's like a mix of RPG, turnbased strategy and medieval fantasy.
It is a civ5 look a like, but I think this one is better because of the RPG element in it.
The variety makes it more fun for me.
Also, you can create your own character and faction.

This game has something not many games have.. It makes you forget the time completely.

"Are you sure you want to exit? A few more turns couldn't hurt..."
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