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.
User reviews: Mixed (683 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 19, 2013

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"Fascinating combination of strategy, roleplaying and 4X elements, reminiscent of Heroes of Might and Magic."

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July 24

Update notes (July 24)

Hi everyone,

New update 1.4.5 is now available for Eador.



Update notes:

Changed:

- Improved tooltip’s information display about dealt spell damage during a fight.

Fixed:

- All game freezes upon turn change on the tactical map should be fixed now.
- Movement for flying units.
- ‘Dragon form’ spell bug.
- Game freeze caused by attacking some sites.
- Items that weren’t put in the inventory but reemerged after an event caused the game to freeze.
- Bug in the ‘Drainage of swamp’ event.
- ‘No magic can be used’ setting bug in auto-combat.
- ‘Magic weapon’ spell restoring more ammunition than needed.
- ‘Blizzard’ spell not blocking enemy heroes.
- ‘Taint’ skill affecting golems, demons and undead.

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June 19

Update notes (June 19)

Hi everyone,

New update 1.4.4 is coming later today.



Update notes:

Changes:

- Added and improved sounds for a number of units.
- Changed balance (characteristics, skills, upgrades etc.) for a number of units.
- Improved tooltip display during tactical battles.
- Income tooltip is now shown at the bottom of the screen after finishing a turn on the strategic map.

Fixed:

- Foreign quarter's buildings not increasing gold income.
- Incorrect health display for province guards under player’s control after their bribery.
- Units hatched from the eggs of ‘Black Widow’ shown on the victory screen.
- Units immobilized by ‘Slyboots’ ability being able to retreat in close combat.
- Income calculation for the Hippodrome building.
- ‘Roots’ spell bug.
- Catapult and Ballista units can no longer attack other units at close range.

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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
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.2 hrs on record
This stupid indie tier sheat game can ruin your life if you are old school Disciples 2 , Age of Wonders 2 and Heroes of Might And Magic 3 fan.

Just dont start. You won't believe that a RPG game like this can exist.

10/10 would shard the world again.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
I enjoyed this game for around a week or two before I just didn't have time for it. I think, if I played Eador when I was younger, I would have had 100s of hours spent playing it. It seems like the kind of single-player game that manages to reward you for putting a lot of time into it, which is rare.
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
343.0 hrs on record
-Bought this when feeling nostalgic about Master of Magic / HoMM. I also like CiV and slower, turn-based games sometimes.
-More complex building options than HoMM and in some aspects MoM.. More specifically the City Build menu can be overwhelming to look at for the first time. I particularly enjoyed this aspect of the game - its complexity left me wanting more and more so I would restart a game after losing to tweak the build and see what works best.
-The heroes can be viewed as simple/straightforward - 4 classes. Each time you level you put one point into one skill (out of three offerred).
-Spells are just similar to Heroes of Might & Magic. Build the 4th tower to get the best spells.. except there is a different building for each magic type - there are 6 magic types (I think?) at least as far as buildings / main spells go.
-More complex gameplay & darker theme than Heroes of Might & Magic
-Can't wait to play multiplayer!
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
142.0 hrs on record
Even though the "battle for a shard" is a lot of fun, it gets boring and repetitive after a while. The campaign is a sequence of maps (or shards) you have to win in order to meet all other masters. But the game is fun as long as the player wants to play it and can be recommended to anybody who likes games similar to HoM&M.
Posted: October 19
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
159.6 hrs on record
You love it or you hate it. I love it, but it takes f***ing ages to complete the campaign
Posted: September 27
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Yet another Heroes Of Might And Magic clone. It has its highlights, though. Worth a try.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
112.5 hrs on record
Great tbs game, Its pretty slow going though. too many impossibly difficult fights
Posted: September 28
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
FIne TBS
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
I wanted to love Eador, but after a couple of painful hours that felt like a total slog, I just had to give up trying. There are a lot of complex systems that the developers have obiovusly spent a lot of time thinking about, and I commend them for that... I can see what their vision was. Unfortunately the core of the gameplay - the battle system - is pedestrain to the point of being drab and boring, and that drags everything else down. If a patch came out to make combat more dynamic and strategic then I'd be all in for re-trying Eador, but until that happens I can't give the game a thumbs up.
Posted: October 12
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
34.6 hrs on record
Are you looking for a reason to complain? Want a game that will treat you like garbage? Then this is the game for you! If you buy it now, you too can be an insignificant gnat in a horribly unbalanced game! And that's just beginner mode!

Do you feel like real life is just too easy? Are you upset because you have nothing to complain about? This is the game for you! Instead of playing something fun, would you rather pour hours into a game that will turn out to be a fruitless chore? This is the game for you!

Buy now! Ragequits GUARANTEED!
Posted: September 30
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
The idea is interesting but the implementation is lacking. Highly random starting positions can vary the difficulty from "cakewalk" to "impossible," and strategy games should be decided more by your decisions than by randomness. Hero units drive the game, so if your starting area is good, you steamroll the map; if not, you may be able to grind through, provided the enemy hero did not get a steamroll start that lets it one-shot your troops and two-shot your hero. "First OP hero wins" is not an interesting strategy dynamic.

Before each fight, the game evaluates your forces versus your enemies and gives you a difficulty estimate from "no casualties" to "no chance." Whatever math is being done does not compare the units' strengths and weaknesses. You will regularly find impossible "easy" fights and "run away!" fights you can win without taking damage. Between this and the highly random elements, you can see why so many places on the forums advocate save scumming.

I encountered fewer crash bugs than other reviewers did.
Posted: October 19
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Epic fail
client Relaunch simulator
devs laugh when mailed about this problem.
Posted: September 25
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7.3 hrs on record
Great game. Had an issue with the game, actually an issue with the DLC, e-mailed support..... ONE WEEK later, no reply.

So now I have this game I paid for that doesn't work.

Won't buy anything from these people again.
Posted: October 16
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0.6 hrs on record
I would love to review this game and enjoy what looks to be very attractive and fun game play, However the game crashs every 5-15 mins. Its not my PC since i run way above the recomended specs. Its not just me since i have seen posts of other players have the same issue. Oh well 15 bucks down the drain.
Posted: October 11
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90 of 137 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Linux logo is just for show. All they did is ship Wine with this, apparently without bothering to test it. The wrapper does allow the launching of the game but the graphics are garbled and the game is unplayable. This problem seems to appear mostly on nVidia binary drivers. There are a number of discussion threads about the problem here on Steam and on their own forums but as of yet the developers haven't issued any statements about this. Apparently they suck.

Wine wrapper IS NOT a Linux port. There should be a warning about this on the store page.

As for the game itself. I don't have a clue. I can't play it. If a miracle happens and it becomes playable at some point I might have to review the game again.
Posted: June 21
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78 of 126 people (62%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Broken to all hell on Linux. Doesn't launch on most platforms, huge graphical problems with nvidia drivers, and when it does start by navigating to and directly launching the game, it's so hard to see anything that it is unplayable.

Needs to be fixed.
Posted: June 25
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51 of 80 people (64%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Eador: Masters of the Broken World combines features from several fantasy games into one very nice package. A true follower of the classic Heroes of Might & Magic recipe: heroes, turn-based battles, XP and RPG-style leveling up, fantasy settlements and their management, parties and armies of strange creatures and all that you would expect from a decent fantasy story. Eador: Masters of the Broken World manages to venture into grand strategy, tactical battles and role-playing and come out on the other side as a deep and satisfying experience. After most initial bugs have been corrected, the game stands as an impressive addition to the turn-based strategy genre. An engaging and addictive game that presents you with lots of challenging dilemmas and strategic choices. The presentation might not be spectacular, but you’ll get loads of upgradable units, buildings and an extensive dynamic campaign. Eador might not be as intuitive as Might & Magic Heroes, but it is just as difficult to get away from it. Eador: Masters of the Broken World is a must for anyone who likes fantasy turn-based strategy games.
Posted: May 4
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50 of 79 people (63%) found this review helpful
70.7 hrs on record
***** EDIT *****

Someone pointed out that the "pointer error" bug was fixed w/ the last patch. The announcement for the patch claimed it was. However...the bug STILL exists and it is in fact, an actual GAME BREAKING bug.

See this report from another player: http://steamcommunity.com/app/232050/discussions/0/540740500665480910/

In addition, the patch introduced yet another game breaking bug (the "0 hp bug"). See this thread:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/232050/discussions/0/540740500975024315/

So my review stands. The game is NOT in a playable state for a great number of players...so new buyers will be taking a risk that the game will not work for them. The game hasn't worked for me in over a year due to that one error (described in the original review below).

/end edit


===== BUYER BEWARE =====


The game's premise is cool. The graphics are fine. The play mechanics are interesting and fun. The problem? The dev simply REFUSES to fix year old bugs that prevent a signifiant portion of players from playing the game.

For a large percentage of players...this game is simply unplayable. There numerous threads about this bug (the "pointer error") and many more posts about it.

Either the devs are inexperienced at debugging and proper coding or they simply do not care that many players cannot play the game they paid for. Either way, it is highly problematic for the customer as the result is a non-functioning game.

BUYER BEWARE. Spending money on this game runs the risk of resulting in the game becoming a virtual coaster, nothing more.


Here's a link to the reported error: http://steamcommunity.com/app/232050/discussions/1/810923021679670190/

There are several other threads doing the same, and even more posts (in different threads) reporting the same error (which has existed for over a year now). Simply search for "pointer" and you'll find numerous players who simply cannot play the game as a result of it.
Posted: April 28
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43 of 68 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Rumors of a linux version is vastly over rated. It launches in a wine wrapper with graphical bugs that makes the game unplayable.
Posted: June 21
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.8 hrs on record
A very clever 4X that follows in the footsteps of King's Quest and Heroes of Might and Magic, but adds plenty of its own to the genre. The scale of the game is horrifying, it's taken me several days to beat my first randomly generated scenario out of what promises to be a 50-100 scenario long campaign.

There's a huge amount of content and plenty to do every turn, but it's presented in an efficient way and turns go quickly.

The game isn't exactly unpolished, but it has some splinters that could be sanded down. Expect a harmless crash every 24 hours or so. There's one bug that can hit fairly often and prevents kills from registering, especially on retaliatory hits and especially on slower combat speeds. It can be resolved without incident by autoresolving at the end of combat and almost always works in the player's favour, blocking its AI reenforcements and almost never occurs on the highest combat speed, which I would recommend using either way, because the second slowest is much too slow. There are other cases in the game where the settings are not as delicate as they perhaps aught to be.

The game seems to be a direct remake of Eador: Genesis. I prefer this version, but there's not a lot between them.
Posted: May 17
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