You are the Dragon Commander. Your mission it is to reunite a broken empire and become the new emperor. Success depends entirely on your ability to efficiently rule your empire, build invincible armies and lead them to victory.
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Mostly Positive (1,176 reviews) - 77% of the 1,176 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2013

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Reviews

"Colourful, fun and memorable, its elements mesh surprisingly well." - 85% - PC Gamer

"Delightful merger of role-playing, strategy, and action...Dragon Commander is a gem." - 8/10 - Gamespot

"Divinity: Dragon Commander came out of nowhere to become one of my favorite games of the year. Swift, brutal dragon combat paired with large RTS battles works way better than I ever expected it to." - 8/10 - Venturebeat

"Proper strategy, like mama used to make... its loveable nature and repertoire of charming tricks absolutely wins the day." - Rock Paper Shotgun

"Dragon Commander manages to combine all of its different gameplay elements and delivers one cohesive experience that's highly worth playing" - 4/5 - Gamesradar

"Larian has created a unique, engrossing combination of strategy, political choice and rapid battlefield command." - 8/10 - Incgamers

About This Game

You are the Dragon Commander. Your mission it is to reunite a broken empire and become the new emperor. Success depends entirely on your ability to efficiently rule your empire, build invincible armies and lead them to victory. Your secret weapons: your tactical insights, your leadership skills and your ability to turn yourself into a dragon.
Dragon Commander is not just any strategy game - it seamlessly blends real-time strategy gameplay with turn-based campaigning, role-playing an ascending emperor and controlling a formidable dragon.

Key Features

  • Real time strategy: Command your sea, land and air forces in real-time. Combined operations and knowing where and when to hit are crucial elements of any victory.
  • Dragon Combat: During real time strategy mode, you can turn into a dragon to support your troops in combat and obliterate the enemy using your formidable dragon powers.
  • Turn based campaign: Direct your conquest on the turn-based world map; plan several moves ahead, build formidable armies and invest in the right technology or magic upgrades.
  • Rule your empire: You are the emperor and you make the decisions! But beware, political balance is easily upset. Each game is different and you'll find that a Dragon Commander needs to make really tough decisions. Feel the effects of your decisions on the battlefield as the war progresses.
  • Single-player, multiplayer and co-op modes: Play the single player story-driven campaign or test your mettle against other Dragon Knights, online or local via LAN. Start your own multiplayer campaign with or against a friend. Or duke it out on a skirmish map.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX9c compliant
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor:Intel i5 2400
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 ti 1GB ram or or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 6XXX
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:30 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX9c compliant, 5.1 surround sound
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
183.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Divinity: Dragon Commander is partly an opportunity wasted. On one side is a rich strategic elements to consider, in an interesting setting, and chock full of original ideas. On the other hand though his simplistic gameplay during battles, poor game balancing in the individual, and the inability of developers to deepen certain inspired as the mechanical use of the cards or the Dragon in battle, lower the overall quality of the game to "just as good". Although a bit disappointed, we cannot not make compliments to Larian for originality, and hope they can exploit their talents equally distinctive projects in the future. The basics are there, and they look very solid.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Waited ages for the price of this game to come down, been keeping my eye on it for months because it looked like a really great game. It's basically 3 mini games in one, you have the risk style battle map, the animated and voiced interactions with your retinue onboard your flagship, which is meant to serve as the political/diplomacy portion. And then ofcourse the actual meat and potatoes of the game, the RTS style gameplay.

1)Strategy map.
Way too simplistic, felt very empty and lacked purpose. AI moves were predictable. I don't like the card system either, for example there is a card to commit genocide in a region of your choice. It just feels all too easy, would of been better to have raider units, which you must create and then transport to the region. But no, you just plonk down a card and suddenly the job is done.

2)Ship interactions (household and military retinue)
Fully voiced and looks ok. But feels more like a slide show presentation sometimes, for example, you could be talking to one of your aids, then pick one of the limited dialog options and your aid will suddenly change stance or move location slighty instead of it being a seamless animation, it feels each bit was stiched together haphazardly.

3)RTS battle game
Probably the bit I was looking forward to the most, and the bit that disapointed me the most. The UI is clunky and way too large, it obstructs a large part of the screen. The actual fights are super easy, once you get to grips with buildings and managing your recruits, it very quickly becomes a snore fest. And the novelty of being a dragon in battle wears off after the first 5 minutes when you come to realise that being a dragon just made the game even easier.

It might be worth playing for the story, if you like that sort of thing. But if you're looking for a totalwar style game with dragons, then this is probably going to leave you with buyer's remorse.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
It's essentially single player only, as Multiplayer's completely dead, and there's no modding/custom maps or anything. Single player's pretty entertaining though. It's essentially a politics simulator that makes you choose between every single controversial issue you can think of, sprinkled with some drama (a waifu simulator). Oh and there's this part where you conquer the world. I guess there's also the RTS part, but you can pretty much skip it if you want (even though I guess it's meant to be half of the game).
This is a beautiful game, decent sound track and entertaining story dragged down by what appears to be budget issues (a lot of the stuff that was meant to be in the game was cut). I recommend it for a playthrough or two, but that's about it. Shame, because this game had a lot of potential. Get it on sale if you want to get it, as €40 for 10 hours of campaign at most (I stalled to see more political choices basically) without multiplayer is even worse pricing than CoD at this point.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Great voice acting, interesting story and unlike a few others I really enjoy the combat system.
It requires tactics and yes, you can use transportation units to win most battles quickly, but in the end it is you to choose whether you use these or no. If you think those units ruin the game for you, don't use them.
I really enjoy the game and I certainly recommend it!
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
I don't like this game at all, the story is boring and there is not much RPG, mostly just lacklustre RTS and some cards as well.
The game tries to be too many different things and doesn't succeed at being good at any of them.

I know I did not play this game very long, but the amount of time I did play I did not like it at all. I don't waste my time playing games I don't like.
4/10 bad.
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