Sorcerer King is a new fantasy strategy game from the makers of Galactic Civilizations. RPG meets 4X strategy as you build your empire and take on the malevolent Sorcerer King.
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Mixed (31 reviews) - 54% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (438 reviews) - 69% of the 438 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 16, 2015

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June 21

Sorcerer King v1.5 with New Features and Updates Now Available



v1.5 Brings Improvement Razing, Scouting Report Feature, AI and Balance Updates, and More

In addition to adjusting the AI of the Minor Races so that they no longer block your roads, v1.5 adds a couple of new features to enhance and improve gameplay.

The new scouting report feature will allow you to get a head start on your adventures by scoping out places on the map that are harder to get a scout unit to quickly at the beginning of the game. The fog of war will be absent from some points of interest, allowing you to gain some information on the surrounding region.

Until now, there were no "take-backsies" in war - now, with the new improvement razing feature, you can choose to destroy an improvement you've built in order to make room for something else. With this feature, you are no longer locked into your early game decisions and can instead adjust in order to be more prepared to face the endgame.

v1.5 also brings updates to the game's overall balance and AI. For more details, check out the full change log here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/241990/discussions/0/351659808480640650/

Sorcerer King is available through Stardock or on Steam. For more information, please visit www.sorcererking.com

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Reviews

“This is a serious TBS with good depth. It is both fun to play and challenging...”
9.5 – Gaming Nexus

“Stardock has managed to corner the market when it comes to turn-based strategy, delivering a solid mix of both classic and innovative mechanics.”
8.5 – Softpedia

“This is my personal game of the year so far and I don’t see that changing.”
Recommended – eXplorminate

About This Game


In Stardock’s newest fantasy strategy game, your existence is threatened by the evil Sorcerer King who is hell-bent on ascending to Godhood. The problem is, Godhood comes with the price of your entire world’s destruction, which is a bit of a bummer. The clock is ticking down to Doomsday and you must raise your army as you explore the land and take on hundreds of quests in your efforts to stop the Sorcerer King before it’s too late. Expand your kingdom, learn powerful new spells, and choose your allies and enemies carefully. You will need every bit of help you can get when you finally bring the fight to the Sorcerer King’s doorstep. After all...how do you kill a God?

Key Features:

  • The Sorcerer King - This is not a fair fight. Your opponent is more powerful and his onslaught against the Shards you must protect is unending. Maintain diplomatic relations with your enemy and then strike when the time is right.

  • Doomsday Counter - This unique mechanic serves as a reminder that your time to put down the Sorcerer King is limited. If he fills the counter and completes his spell, your world is doomed.

  • Crafting - Through battles and quests, players must discover recipes and gather components in order to craft powerful items.

  • Enchanting - Imbue equipment with magical properties that customize your forces’ capabilities far beyond anything you’ve seen in a fantasy strategy game to date.

  • Unique Skills - 6 different playable Sovereigns, each with their own unique set of skills and abilities, will allow the player to experiment with different styles of gameplay.

  • Adventure - Hundreds of unique, individually written questlines bring a touch of humor to the impending doom of the apocalypse.

  • Rivals - The remains of once-powerful factions cling to life in the Sorcerer King’s world, but they cannot hope to defy him alone. Ally with them and they will grant you their Champion...or, wipe them out to claim their land and treasures all for yourself.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c Compliant Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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Momonga
( 87.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
this is the first 4x game that I enjoy. may be 4x isn't for me as I tried a few before and I din't understand its charm. It might be 'apple or orange' for some people.

also, love the developer after selling this and they still give patches and balance for the game! this is a reason enough for me to give this game a possitive review.
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The Original Gorde
( 140.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
This 4x strategy game has a winning formula: good graphics, great exploration mechanics (many dark corners to explore), wide variety of units and heroes, nice tactical combat, exciting underdog-type story with multiple paths to victory, both campaign and random maps, unbalanced but promising crafting, and noteworthy quest writing (sarcastic/geek humor at its finest).

On the flip side, bugs still haunt the game, though none of them break it. The AI, which Stardock is famous for (GalCiv2 was a shining example), is still lacking, which makes the mid-to-end game not nearly as exciting as it could be. This also hurts replayability, but you can enjoy a solid 30-or-more-hour experience in the first play-through.

Still, Sorcerer King is a great bargain compared to most forms of entertainment, even if you don't go back to try out other variations on the theme.
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Azihar
( 48.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
This is a fun 4x game. People compare this to fallen enchantress, but that game is 3 years old and much more polish with patches. So of course it's a better game. However, this game offers an interesting take of save the world against a sorcerer king. You need to hold back early on or face retribution for stepping out of line. But once you complete your preparations for war, build 2 outpost to weaking enemies near your capital, having a built decent army stack and 5 or more cities ready to built in a single round. The game takes off you are fighting against time, saving shards, and defending your capital from increasing powerful armies. The game has a lot going for it, but it is still rough here and there. Looking forward seeing future updates for this game.
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[[Citation Needed]]
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
This feels like a streamlined Fallen Enchantress. It's much more limited, there's much less variety, and frankly I just don't find it to be particularly fun.

If you have Fallen Enchantress, stick with that. If you want a beer and pretzels computer game, and this one's on sale, go ahead and pick it up I guess.

Its depths are deceptive. It's shallower than it looks.
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Arkein
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Great game, can't wait for new patches and addons with cool new gameplay staff.
I'd like to see a coop added some day with new challenges for a team of players.
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Zorp
( 27.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
master of magic with plot timer

early game (8/10)

mid game (7/10)

late game (6/10) / tedious micro management
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Zac Starfire
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Okay deal when on sale, it is a Stardock game, so not too bad.
Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes, the previous version, is actually much better, I thought.
I found the RPG a bit restrictive. The crafting system is good addition, though.
I think this game would have been better as a DLC to Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes.
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lafeel
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Avoid, Stardock's idea of customer support makes EA look like saints.
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killmegently
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
A great deal like Fallen Enchantress though a bit limited or just incomplete. The game really needs more variety in leaders, abilities, etc and more playable races than just human 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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Reap
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I really wanted to like this game and gave the opening mission a good shout. Its a good looking game and ticks a lot of the right boxes, but thats all it does. I dont know about much further down the line but a couple hours in I felt like I was playing the same grind I've been playing my whole life and it made me feel a little empty. Honestly, Age of WOnders does a lot of the same mechanics to this but better, as does Warlock. It was intuitive which was a good thing but the lack of anything new beyond the crafting system left it a little dry
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
81 of 86 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
First, about the game.

It's fun, mechanics like the Sorcerer King, the doomsday Counter, the Shards, the crafting system... Are interesting. The combat is an improved HOMM grid battle, fun too.

Then, why the negative review? Very simple, game is buggy as hell. Some units will dissappear from your garrisons, spells won't work sometimes, if you hit autobattle a 1 rat army with your mega fashion all magic legendary items 1000000 power army of destroyers warg riders heroes and ogre wizards, the rats will destroy you sometimes.

Sometimes buildings will stop going on production and you won't be able to stop/dismiss so a lost resource. Sometimes their effects won't apply... Battles will freeze, and you can try autobattle or autoresolve, but nothing will solve it. Bugged units, bugged world map, bugged item descriptions...

Game is a mess, unplayable and it's a shame because it gives a cool feel playing it, with comic language and silly quests.

Avoid this until they fix the bugs.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This game is very similar to Fallen Enchantress but has a few tweaks to it. It seemed like they just copied a lot of the same things from that game and moved it to this one with a few new things. Maybe i'm being a little to harsh on it but i didn't find this one as fun as that one. it was way more polished then this one. Maybe one day i might give this more of a chance but i wished steam had a neutral response to give games. So mine is in the middle.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
TLDR: Get Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes over this. It has great mods and a lot more replayability.

This game is in the middle ground for me. It feels like a great mod or expansion to FE:LH, but not a game in itself. You play as the same one race in all games and your heroes are identical. You can choose a different starter hero, but thats not a big game changer. Your soverign choices are OK, but there isn't a lot of customization. This really feels like it wasn't meant to be a whole game, but a large expanison. I wouldn't buy it for more than $10. If I could give it a maybe recommend instead of a yes, I would.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's a good enough 4x game but suffers from various game breaking bugs like disappearing cursors, map repositions but game requires placement at previous spot which you cannot do, client crashes, etc. You must save often...

I won't give the spoiler but the method you whittle down the sub bosses and roaming armies is pretty cheesy. The SK is a pretty easy fight once you build up your army.

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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This a great game! The differences between each hero and sovereign make different playthroughs intriguing. However, there are downfalls to the game. Rings granting experience boost become essential for characters gained both early and late game. Also, there are a few skills that do not work well. For instance, Quickdraw is an ability that Archer heroes learn that makes archers attack first and automatically. Once I had three archers on my team, only two were firing automatically and this actually cost them their next turn somehow. The final skill to watch out for is the sovereign skill belonging to the general sovereign. It says that it will allow all of your troops to attack first, but what it doesn;t say is that the leader of the army (the army receives its name from the leader) uses this sovereign skill costing your leader their turn. Along with that issue, is that moves like Rush and Scurry do not work during this first attack phase. Don't get me wrong, I am probably going to get all of the achievements and am enjoying what I experience, I just feel the need to warn future players. I also believe I could refind this game months or years from now and still enjoy playing it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Okay deal when on sale, it is a Stardock game, so not too bad.
Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes, the previous version, is actually much better, I thought.
I found the RPG a bit restrictive. The crafting system is good addition, though.
I think this game would have been better as a DLC to Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Haven't had a game crash this often for at least ten years. There might be a good game hiding somewhere in there, but I'll never know for sure...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
87.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
this is the first 4x game that I enjoy. may be 4x isn't for me as I tried a few before and I din't understand its charm. It might be 'apple or orange' for some people.

also, love the developer after selling this and they still give patches and balance for the game! this is a reason enough for me to give this game a possitive review.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
It's generally a fun game. It would be nice if there were more heroes and a greater choice of sovereign abilities. Also it's really easy to fill out the sovereign and champion skill trees - more options would be great.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
A good game though lacking in content that its predecessors had. Gets boring fast. Battles can mostly be auto calculated over and over. Exploration isnt real interesting. the entire map is pretty much the same enemies over and over.
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