Eador is a universe made of countless shards of land drifting in the Great Nothing. Each of the shards is a little world unto itself, with geography and denizens of its own. The power over the shards is bitterly contested by Masters, the immortal beings mortals believe to be gods.
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Release Date: Apr 19, 2013

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April 29

Update notes (April 29)

Hi everyone,

A little update today for our Eador players.



Update notes 1.6.4:

- Encounter invalid army fix.
- Interface stability improvements.
- Various stability fixes.

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March 10

Gremlins, Inc. & Eador



In 2009, Alexey Bokulev designed and developed a turn-based strategy Eador. Genesis. That game went on to score really well with the players. In 2013, we released a 3D remake of the game under the title of Eador: Masters of the Broken World that successfully sold over 200.000 copies worldwide.

To celebrate the release of Alexey Bokulev's latest game Gremlins, Inc. that comes out this week and the connection between the world of Eador titles and the world of Gremlins, Inc., on March 11 we issue special Steam coupons to all the owners of Eador. Genesis and Eador: Masters of the Broken World, entitling them to a one-time discount on Gremlins, Inc. in the period from March 11 – March 31 (if you own one of these games, you will see the coupon in your Steam inventory).

Dear guests from Eador: welcome to Zarr's world, the world of gremlins!

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Reviews

"Eador’s design is worth your time – a testament to its strength."
8.25 – Game Informer

"Eador is bloody enormous, packed with things to discover and hugely rewarding."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"'If you're a fantasy TBS fan, you should definitely pick this up."
88/100 – Gaming Nexus

Featured DLC



Allied Forces adds 14 brand new units to Eador. Masters of the Broken World.

Each of the seven races in Eador is now reinforced with two additional units which have their unique skills and abilities. Befriending one will now pay off much more.

Choose your allies wisely to get the most out of your combat potential!

About This Game

Eador is a universe made of countless shards of land drifting in the Great Nothing. Each of the shards is a little world unto itself, with geography and denizens of its own. The power over the shards is bitterly contested by Masters, the immortal beings mortals believe to be gods. Take the role of the mighty Master and shape the destiny of Eador! It is in your power to deliver the world from ultimate destruction – or to choke it with an iron fist of tyranny.

Eador: Masters of the Broken World is a turn-based fantasy strategy game, where the decisions you make affect the world even deeper than the battles you win.

Key Features


  • Balanced fusion of grand strategy, turn-based tactics and RPG elements;
  • Boundless roleplaying opportunities;
  • Massive selection of stratagems and ways to wage war;
  • An intriguing, non-linear story;
  • An original fantasy world, living a life of its own.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium 2,0 GHz/AMD 2000+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 7300/Radeon 9200
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Intel® Core 2 Duo 1.6/AMD 3000+
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8800/Radeon X1900
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX® compatible
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Agnos_08
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
It was a complete surprise that the game can't even launch, so that earns the game 0/10 since it does not even launch.

PS.

How is it that after 2 years it does not work?
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Denver The Last Dinosaur
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I don't know what people's problem with this game is, it's pretty sweet to be honest. I don't know why there aren't more reviews or why the ones it does have are mixed.

It plays like Civ 5, but you choose a hero (mage, ranger, warrior) and you deck him out to take out enemies. You can get more heros later if you can afford them and deck them out and send to war as well. You recruit soldiers to build armies your heros can command, and there are lots of cool fantasy units you can get. There are casters and healers and tanks and archers you can unlock. More fantastical things are in too, like faries and ogres for example, if you conquer neighboring settlements, which you can do through bribes, diplomacy, quests or violence.

Technology is a little weird. You unlock new solder types not through a tech tree so much but by building things in your towns. Building upgrades and types offer higher tier soldiers and different soldier types as well as spells your dudes can use in combat. Army composition is important, you will take morale hits if you put in a bunch of paladins with zombies for example, so you want to watch that and recruit accordingly.

I got this game on sale but this title is worth the $20; as far as the dlc I bought it with the game so I can't really tell what all that added or not as I haven't looked at it seperately. It's only a few bucks though so may as well pick it up as well imo. I bought this as a cheaper alternative to Age of Wonders and Heros of Might and Magic, so I can't really compare it to them, but judging this game by itself I would say it is a fantastic game by its own merits.
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denz.debale
( 113.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Eador Cons
1: You have to restart from scratch every level.
2: Instead of having more intelligent IA they just throw more resources and units at them really early on.
3: Game has a auto resolve button, but it's broken at best. Ex archer heroe with peasant army v dragons=win archer heroe with peasant army v wolf pack= lose.
4: recent update introduced invalid pointer error which causes the game to quit working when certain game events happen it can be worked around, but it's annoying.
5: The game overall is really slow to get going.
Pros
1: Every level you can pick a different route to go (different heroes, units, buildings, spells, good or evil, etc.)
2: You have to plan ahead when choosing buildings to create a good army.
3: Random events that can be good or bad, and you get to decide how to respond to them instead of just watching them happen.
4: Unit trees (good, neutral, evil) are balanced out.
5: You can have guards to defend your lands so you don't always have to make your heroes backtrack to deal with random events. (Which is really helpful during war times.) Guards also have effects on the lands they are stationed in.

All in all it's a good game if you can stand restarting every level, but I wouldn't recommend it till they fix the (invalid pointer error) problem.
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rob_crystal_cox
( 100.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game could have been the best game ever... no, really it could have been. But as it is I can NOT reccomened it. This game is Broken & Buggy. Grind, grind, grind and oh more grind why not. It has some neat aspects but they lose their shine quickly when you spend hours upon hours winning just to have to do it all again and again. In the games defense I think they updated it and that helped a little. Still do yourself a favor and grab something else to play that wont just eat your life away with little to no rewards.
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badnesso
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
My wife slapped me. I made her play Eador for 2 hours. I get breakfast in bed every morning now. That was over a year ago.
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Garesh
( 127.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Ok I've played quite a few turn based games and I have to say this one is good however it can be a tad long. You ahve to really want to role play as a god to enjoy this game. It has a great sory and damn the amount of options is fun but trying to conqueor all the shards can be very very tiring after obtaining the 4th tier. Even when you kill the other masters only a few will actually give you any benefits. Overall i think it's worth 75/100
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corppor.mack
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
I wanted to like this game, but it was just so tedious .... unfun .... and boring.
AI is awful, early game is just ... unbearable ... maybe the late game picks up but i will never know it has no draw for me.
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Kasa
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
simply put, the AI is a cheating ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, far more then what is acceptable from an AI.
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Barrage
( 2,730.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great Turn based game really tough on hardest settings and great story only con is a wish they had done voice acting instead of making you read every interaction. I would also give props to DEV's oh kept patching and adding content well after release!
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FyreMerc
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Wanted to like this game BUT... it sucks!
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truetrueevil
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
So much potential but it just somehow dosen't feel like it works. A few tweaks to make the user interface make more sense or the shards (mission worlds) less imposible if you don't min max or follow guides and it would be glorious. Far to many actually imposible encounters which you have no idea of the difficulty of unless you look at a manual. Also currently economy is a nightmare unless you find instructions which really takes away from what you want to do, go around looting pilaging and building a glorious army to own the world. It's got loads of character but sadly feels like an uphil strugle to play all the way.

I look forward to another iteration very much where things get ironed out.
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Faceless
( 332.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Great game. Not that many bugs now.
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Hekkel
( 274.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
After all this time there's still the problem with the resolution setting. For me it's stuck at 24hz.
Doesn't matter if i choose 1920/1080 or 3840/2160 at 60 or 59 hz, it's resets to 24hz.

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pvinnitsky
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
It has a few good ideas, and a bunch of bad ones. Feels very repetitive, same events keep happening. The exploration of provinces is idiotic and takes too long. Interface is terrible.
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Nolnag
( 80.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Bought this game ages ago (I believe the price tag was a bit higher). It probably wasn't worth it then, but it is now for sure. They've really worked the kinks out and added a couple things that were desperately needed. Hopefully they'll take what they've learned from their past two games and create a third game that really knocks it out of the park.

Say what you will, but at least there's an assload of content. You can play for a hundred hours and not finish the main campaign. The story is good, your choices matter, all in all I think it's a good game.

8/10
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Edstroyer
( 467.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
I have played this game for so long that it became my nightly ritual.
This game is relaxing yet mind-engaging (perfect combo). It's a perfect game to play after a long day at work. I typically mute the game sound/music, and play my own relaxing music in the background.

This game is a MUST for people that Enjoy:
1) Turn-based strategy games. Some battles are straight forward easy, others you will really need to plan/think.
2) Playing King Bounty (KB ) Games. It is very similar to KB, except soldier units can also level up and perma die.
3) Playing Fire Emblem.
4) Character building by leveling up and choosing new skills (RPG-like)
5) Progressive difficulty that can only be overcome with proper tactics. Example: magic beats physical armor, etc.
6) Many ways of playing a game (4 heros, and tons of soldiers to choose, they all have different skills and builds)
7) Taking your time to thoroughly complete a level rather than rush through it. No need to rush, enjoy the battles.
8) Loot, Loot, Loot. Decent number of items to find and collect with various tiers.

I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys turn based battle tactics.

Ed





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SkeletonHarvester
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
The game is slow and has so much micromanagement but not in a good way. It's just boring to me. The story is also atrocious. The game itself is pretty solid if you have enough patience.
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Draufen
( 1,980.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
A great game, but full of bugs, at least if running on Wins XP. As I count Heroes of M and M III for the best turn based strategy game, I dare say Eador can compete with this title. Fans of strategy games should really at least try it.
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Press [F] to Disappoint
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
It's a good game, when I played there wasn't a whole TON of sotry or progression but if games like CIV are too slow paced for you than give this game a shot for sure.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,730.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Great Turn based game really tough on hardest settings and great story only con is a wish they had done voice acting instead of making you read every interaction. I would also give props to DEV's oh kept patching and adding content well after release!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
So much potential but it just somehow dosen't feel like it works. A few tweaks to make the user interface make more sense or the shards (mission worlds) less imposible if you don't min max or follow guides and it would be glorious. Far to many actually imposible encounters which you have no idea of the difficulty of unless you look at a manual. Also currently economy is a nightmare unless you find instructions which really takes away from what you want to do, go around looting pilaging and building a glorious army to own the world. It's got loads of character but sadly feels like an uphil strugle to play all the way.

I look forward to another iteration very much where things get ironed out.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,980.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
A great game, but full of bugs, at least if running on Wins XP. As I count Heroes of M and M III for the best turn based strategy game, I dare say Eador can compete with this title. Fans of strategy games should really at least try it.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
467.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
I have played this game for so long that it became my nightly ritual.
This game is relaxing yet mind-engaging (perfect combo). It's a perfect game to play after a long day at work. I typically mute the game sound/music, and play my own relaxing music in the background.

This game is a MUST for people that Enjoy:
1) Turn-based strategy games. Some battles are straight forward easy, others you will really need to plan/think.
2) Playing King Bounty (KB ) Games. It is very similar to KB, except soldier units can also level up and perma die.
3) Playing Fire Emblem.
4) Character building by leveling up and choosing new skills (RPG-like)
5) Progressive difficulty that can only be overcome with proper tactics. Example: magic beats physical armor, etc.
6) Many ways of playing a game (4 heros, and tons of soldiers to choose, they all have different skills and builds)
7) Taking your time to thoroughly complete a level rather than rush through it. No need to rush, enjoy the battles.
8) Loot, Loot, Loot. Decent number of items to find and collect with various tiers.

I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys turn based battle tactics.

Ed





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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Bought this game ages ago (I believe the price tag was a bit higher). It probably wasn't worth it then, but it is now for sure. They've really worked the kinks out and added a couple things that were desperately needed. Hopefully they'll take what they've learned from their past two games and create a third game that really knocks it out of the park.

Say what you will, but at least there's an assload of content. You can play for a hundred hours and not finish the main campaign. The story is good, your choices matter, all in all I think it's a good game.

8/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
A brutaly difficult strategy game with 3 levels of play
It's a rewarding experience when you win because of the difficulty. Don't expect to approach this game for self-expression or roleplay despite the Fantasy tag and story arch. It's a pure strategy and every move counts. Reading the guides can help a lot.

Not for players with limited playtime.
  • Play session can take over an hour
  • Hard to get back into after not playing for a week
  • Poorly conveyed mechanics

It's Risk, Ogre Battle, and Might & Magic in one.
On the highest level it plays like Risk where you choose which "Shard" to take over for resources. Then you go into the Shard and it plays more like Civ V where you move through an overworld discovering resource tiles and enemies. When you land on an enemy you control the details of the battle like an older Might & Magic where you move individual units on the battleground and have to take out all enemies.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
This is a very good strategy game although i do admit that it was a disaster when it realeased. After many patches and smart DLCs the game is now very playable although there are a few points that irk me a little that would make the game perfect if the developers release a patch to fix them. I wish i was able to choose all my heroes skills from a skill tree like in Fallen Enchantress, instead of relying on luck whenever there is a level up and i think the level capacity would be much better and well balanced if it was at 40 instead of 30. finally i really need a dificulty customizor. Meaning i wish i have the ability to decide how powerful the monster will be at the start of the game, how fast your heroes can level up and the chances of finding good loot...etc instead of it all being fixedf on deficulty levels
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
343.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Is the game worth it? Simply put yes - in a pure cost per hour it represents great value. But if you're looking for a flawless gem then this is not the game you're looking for, its greatest strengths are also its greatest weaknesses.

By all means buy the game, enjoy it for what it is and appreciate the depth of control you have and perfecting your chosen methods/tactics. However this is rather like a marathon - you do it once, maybe you talk about doing it again but when you get back in training you realise the memory is better than the actual experience and there are better things to do with your time.

When this game was first released the bugs made it torturous to play, despite its underlying appeal. The bug fixes and subsequent DLC addressed the vast majority of these and added some additional diversity into the game and the alliances you could build.

The unit progression is superb, allowing you to tailor to your playstyle while still retaining a small element of randomness. It's gratifying to see your minions grow and develop, reaching landmark skills/abilities and being able to deploy them accordingly. It's less gratifying to see them die on turn one of a battle before you can act. The realism of this is appreciated however anything resembling an offensive spellcaster is going to spend its life cowering at the back being chain healed awaiting the arrow that will finally kill it. After carefully nurturing them to a level where they get decent spells this is not entertaining. To avoid this you are left with only a small selection of units to use (or you go with a hero that does all the work while the creatures in the army are more like cheerleaders). The other failing is the high level units you can build are ultimately not needed meaning every level is the same army; the game fails to challenge you to change your playstyle, the 'differences' between the worlds are not level defining and every shard is the same. While I don't always like the myriad of missions that are often forced on players in games such as these the totally directionless play isn't rewarding. And just when you think it is you win the level and start from scratch.

My first playthrough was long, I inadvertently picked the longest win condition and proceeded to conquer every shard in turn. It was clear from the achievements there were a number of ways to win but none presented themselves. For me the replay value of a game is key, I love to go back and play games again in a different way, or using different tactics and this one is no different. Once I finished it I wanted to go back and play again; different heroes, different endings, different bonuses. The problem is after a shard or two I realised that I was going to be doing this for another 200 hours (and that there was no joy in trying to do it differently). While the longer I spend away from the game the more fondly I think of it a few hours playing it again drives me away.

I don't regret buying it, or the time spent. Perfecting the tactics, overcoming the AI's tendency to cheat spectacularly, finally closing down a shard and managing the grumpy inhabitants of the cities was something I enjoyed at the time. But not something I want to do again and it's something many people won't want to do at once.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
It's a good game, when I played there wasn't a whole TON of sotry or progression but if games like CIV are too slow paced for you than give this game a shot for sure.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
438.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
6/10

I recommend it.

Great game, but quickly becomes very tedious, each shard (map) takes a long time to complete, and win or lose you'll have to start from scratch on every new shard.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
214.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Here's the pros
-engaging story
-numerous events
-different playstyles
-strong emphasis on your choices
-sometimes there's just a moral grey area
-Lots of different units

Here's the cons
-The AI cheats like crazy, they have no need for money and no restrictions on unut tiers. Their heroes level stupidly fast at the start of each shard and they conquer a quarter of the shard in the time it takes you to set up an economy to support your army. Usually you can support 2 heroes with strong armies, the AI will always go for all four heroes and as many units as possible.
-some Masters just don't line up with their supposed goals. One will claim the hate necromancy yet use the walking dead as guards.
-Some Masters just hate you for no reason.
-You restart constantly on each shard, unless you spend a lot of "god points" to bring stuff in.

All in all it stupidly challenging at the start but gets easier as you gain more units and upgrades
7/10
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
I purchased this game because it is advertised as supporting Linux. After installing in several machines and configurations, I always get the error "missing executable". Then I installed it via WINE / PlayOnLinux, tried different video settings, but the video is always broken. I have not tried it on Windows, but my vote is negative because developers should not advertise supporting a platform when clearly they don't . You can check in the forums, all Linux users are getting the error "missing executable", and it has not been fixed for several months now.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
125.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
I keep going back to this game hoping to get into it more, but it's just so slow. By the time I can finally build tier 3 buildings that I won from previous shards, I've done it so much that it's like pulling teeth (each stage resets your heroes and buildings unless you pay energy to keep them, which is slow gathering).

The gameplay and concept and everything is good, it's just that each stage is enough of a hassle to win (more and more so) that I don't want to do it 100 more times.

And I really hate it when the AI invades my world! No rewards. I usually kill them for doing so, but one of the enemies that attacks has some force field that prevents you from killing him. I'm sure there is a way to remove it, but I hate being attacked - it adds to my 100s of shard battle grinds.

If you want to go grind, I'd recommend a F2P MMO or such.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
320.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This game was a lot of fun. It's not much different than genesis though, which i loved. turn up the combat speed to almost the highest speed and it will be as fast pace as you are without instant(confusing) changes. I only wish it had cloud saves because the campaign is the longest I've ever tackled in a game before in my life and about 80% through I formatted my hard drive and forgot to back this up. The DLC I would recommend if you play this a lot and want a few new events and units. I keep looking back to this for my grid turn-based strategy favorite.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
At the time I bought this, it claimed to run natively on linux. It just contained an extra script to call wine. Now the store page has changed to say windows only. As far as I am concerned, this is extremely dodgy behaviour, and no longer trust this publisher.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
145.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Awesome game!
As mentioned (by downvoters mostly) the maps start the same way all the time, you only unlock more stuff through each map completion (which you can see when selecting a specific shard).
But I still love the game, though it's not an AAA game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Nice little turn-based strategie game. this won't be the title you have waited for... thats for sure due some game mechanics and the "story" are unnecessary and mainly boring. but overall the gameplay is a nicely balanced and joyfull. if you like this kind of genre and you get i cheap it's worth a try
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Very intelligent and extremely deep game. It is very well designed, all strategic choices are of relevance. The game looks a lot like Heroes of Might and Magic, but has also many elements of Civilization.

Eador is great for anyone looking for a very deep game that remains challanging. Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
898.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
This title had a rough launch, so i can understand there being a number of negative reviews, but i love the heck out of this thing, and am really surprised that reviews are "Mixed." So I will do my brief part to pull that towards positive.

I enjoyed the King's Bounty Games. I enjoy this game much more.
I played HOMM3, but have avoided recent HOMM releases because - Ubi. I am not worried because i have Eador.

On the macro level it is randomization on top of randomization, but the battles are choreography, and everybody knows that the pegasus has the best dance moves for tier 2 slots.

Thank You, Snowbird!
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