The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to.
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Utgivningsdatum: 10 sep, 2013
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“Insane amount of depth that allows for a cornucopia of different strategies, random maps, multiplayer for 21 nations, hefty reference manual, playable on multiple operating systems, easily modified, there's always something to do, tons of nations, spells, units, and magic items.”
8/8 – Out of Eight

“If you're the kind of gamer who does a happy dance when you see a thick, well-written manual chock-full of useful information and tips, you're going to love Dominions 3.”
8.2 – Gamespot

“OK, let’s get one thing clear. A lot of people will not appreciate Dominions 3”
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The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to.

Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game taking place in a fantasy world with world altering magic rituals and horrors capable of destroying nations.

A large variety of spells, monsters and special abilities is something this game definitely has. There are more than 60 different nations, 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

Features include:
  • Many monsters (1500+) and many many special abilities.
  • Over 60 different nations to choose from, varying from Marignon with paladins, witch hunters and inquisitors to under water nations like the Lovecraft inspired R'lyeh.
  • Three Eras to play in, Early era is most magic and the late era is more technologically advanced with good steel weapons and armors.
  • Design your pretender god and how his dominion influences provinces and his sacred units.
  • Multiplayer with simultaneous turns (up to 23 players).
  • Network or Play by E-Mail for multiplayer.
  • AI opponents for single- or multiplayer game.
  • Random maps.
  • An extensive magic system with over 600 spells.
  • Blood magic, power your rituals with human sacrifices.
  • Global ritual that affect the entire world.
  • More than 300 magic items.
  • Unique magic artifacts that all players compete for, once forged no one else can make it.
  • Mercenaries are bought on a global market.
  • Scouts, Assassins, Spies, Seducers, Corruptors, Werewolves, Illusionists and more can be sneaking in your provinces.
  • Build Castles, Temples and Labs.
  • Permanent battle afflictions.
  • A 300 page pdf manual including a tutorial and a spell and magic item reference.
  • Easy to Mod (2d graphics)
  • Playable on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.3 or later
    • Processor: Any PowerPC or Intel cpu
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any GNU/Linux distribution
    • Processor: x86, 32 or 64 bit, 1 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 350 MB available space
Hjälpsamma kundrecensioner
7 av 7 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
65.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 november
I have purchased this game a while ago but only recently I had a chance to play it.
While HoMM, AoW, and Disciples series may have their own merits, this is the game that I was looking for. Namely, a Fantasy strategic WAR game.

In this game, logistics and grand planning matter.
This is a very rare game that handles grand warfare in a fantasy world very well.

* Learning the game might take some time. But tutorial is good. And play a small game with only one AI. Then move to medium map with 3 AI. After several games, you know what to do.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
72.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 23 juni
A rather interesting game where you attempt to rule over the land with your new diety and wipe out all opposing gods. Simplistic in its design, it still has some veriety with loads of magical items, lots of magic spells, and insane amounts of troop types.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
3 av 5 personer (60%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 augusti
Dominions III > Civ V.
Brilliant. If "Fall From Heaven" (Civ IV mod) met grand strategy simulation.
Glorious & wicked: if the graphics were realistic the game would be illegal.
Imaginationless megalomaniacs need not apply.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
1 av 1 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
157.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 mars
Great fantasy strategy definitely .
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
54 av 58 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Upplagd: 10 september, 2013
Don't let the graphics fool you, beneath its dull exterior lies a creamy center full of Strategic goodness.

Strategies center around the nation you choose and how you design your Pretender God. Battles are decided by how you form up your troops and the orders you issue to them before each fight.

If you like strategy games and a fantasy setting, you really should not pass this one up.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
39 av 42 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
59.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 november, 2013
Dominions 3 stands as one of my favorite strategy games of all time. It's not really that similar to anything else; the combat is all automatic, and your main job (as a god) is to manage your empire, build armies, build forts, research and cast spells, and plan out where your armies will go.

The graphics are sufficient for the job they do, and there's a plethora of addtional mods and maps and what not available for it.

All told, i quite recommend it to any fans of strategy who are looking for something a little different.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
32 av 35 personer (91%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
91.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 december, 2013
I highly recommend this game to any strategy enthusiasts or fans of mythology out there. I'll go ahead and get the (tiny) amount of bad out of the way - the game has an unusual user interface, and selection of units can be especially tedious sometimes. With that detail out of the way, I only have good to say about Dominions 3. The writing in the game is top-notch, and very detailed. You often have to play multiple races to get a fuller picture of the history, but it's rich and satisfying once you put it together. The Tuatha and the Fomorian Giants are a good example. The game plays in a standard fashion with territories and movement, much like other turn-based games. However, to locate the useful goodies in a territory, you'll have to cultivate a few powerful mages, to find hidden sites that can provide mana gems, unique units for recruitment, or unique effects once unearthed. You'll need them (and magi once again) for the forging of magical items to equip your agents, priests, mages, generals, and your Pretender God. But the true meat of the game is in spreading your dominion (aka faith) across the map. It is the source of your power, and since it can flow into enemy territoy, it can also hamper their efforts to withstand your (inevitable) attack. Be sure to build lots of temples in your own honor! Put those puny mortal mages to work researching powerful magic that can affect the whole world. Turn day to perpetual night, bring on and endless winter, kill someone anywhere in the world, dispach the flying monkeys! Last Pretender God standing wins the prize - true Godhood. Sounds simple, right? Think again. It's a deep and complex game, and can be quite the challenge at times. So join in the fun, weave your own epic tale! Smash vampires with giants, ♥♥♥♥♥ queens (yes, its a real pretender) with a midget masher, run from Cthulu! It's all in there, and waiting for you!
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
30 av 32 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
12.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 november, 2013
If you can get past the learning curve, slightly awkward controls and the graphics then you are in for a real treat, this game has so much depth and variety, literally every game you play is different because of the sheer amount of units, unique events and spells available. Very fun and reminds me of Civlization as this game will also give you 'one more turn syndrome'.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
19 av 20 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
Upplagd: 11 september, 2013
This game may look outdated, but in fact it is one of the best multiplayer games I've played. The incredible diversity and depth of this game made me sink quite a few hours into it and playing this in multiplayer is amazing. If you like playing complex turn-based diplomatic multplayer strategy games this one is definetly worth buying.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
19 av 21 personer (90%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
155.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 februari
Games do not get better than this. There's a 300 page manual, so be prepared to learn the game for the first 120 hours of play.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
13 av 14 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
37.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 januari
Dominions 3 is a really deep strategic game that will challenge you to create a pretender God, lead a nation, expand, and avoid being destroyed by the other pretender Gods. There are many stats on units you create and many game concepts to learn if you have never played a Dominions game before. The graphics are lacking when compared to newer games but graphics mean little when this game has the best strategy mechanics I have seen in a while. Overall if you are willing to excuse the graphics and learn the mechanics, you will be in for an amazing strategy gem.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
10 av 12 personer (83%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 februari
In my humble opinion, this is one of the best games ever made in this genra and one of my all time favorite games.

I urge all of you who enjoy games of this style to look beyond the modest graphics and give this game a good look. One of the first things you'll notice about Dominions and one of the things that really makes it shine is how rich the game world is. It really gives you the feeling that a prehistoric world filled with magic, beasts and warriors has its future decided on the battlefield by the individual warring nations (60 of them!) each with their own very vibrant back-story that gives them a very unique feel.

Each race is decidedly entirely different - A nation of frost giants, empowered by the coldest environments, a nation of demons who rise from the dead after being slain in combat etc etc.. Choose one and expand your armies AND ALSO your influence (dominion) across the land to bend the lands and their people in it to your nation's style.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
7 av 7 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
20.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 mars
If you aren't sure - find the demo, which blocks technology progress at something like level 5. This game has a very long (but not too steep) learning curve. I'm just now beginning to read the manual that goes along with it.

So what do you want from a game?

If you want a way to spend your time which is compelling: maybe sitting in front of the computer looking at the game itself and going through some grand strategy plan, or it might be reading the book that will gently unfold "every byte in the game" for you. If this sounds like fun (and it is!) then trust me, you won't regret buying this game.

Every "square" on the board begins at the start of the game as neutral (except for starting cities). As armies conquer squares, they contribute to your economy, but they are also then easily conquered unless you station vast defending armies (which you're rather use for conquering new squares). So it eventually becomes a land-grab game that I still haven't quite gotten my head around. It's quite difficult.

The depth in the game is an insane amount of content. Every time I play I'll discover some new item I didn't know could be forged. I'm sure there are people who know all this stuff, but it's quite something discovering new items or spells and the possibility of new strategies as a result.

There are also placement and timing strategies to look at.

And afflictions. I LOVE that heroes in the game can have afflictions!

Religion plays a big role adding flavor to the game and I still haven't quite grasped the historical references other than resemblences to myth. It's almost alien almost familiar - I like how they did it.

Dominions 3 also seems to be designed to play multiplayer by e-mail, so all moves by all players are concurrent (rather than taking turns) - this is one of the few turn-based games I'm aware of which uses concurrent moves - which is why battles are auto-resolved (they have to be). Even though battles are auto-resolved, as already mentioned, there are troop placement and timing strategies which will make a huge difference in battle outcomes (guaranteeing that troops arive at the front line all at the same time becomes a consideration).

[EDIT]
Cons:
The game does have a downside, which is the lack of automating some very repetitive tasks, such as what actions you always want a specific unit to use. My impression is that the game designers are really good at designing gameplay and background, but horrible at designing "workflow", which are repetitive tasks that eventually wear down the player. In it's defense, the game seems to be designed for multiplayer via e-mail - where you might make a few moves a day and games could go on for a very long time - rather than single player versus AI where you're making several moves every few minutes.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
11 av 15 personer (73%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
59.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 mars
OH. MY. GOD.

just a few hours into the game (maybe 2?), and... I'm totally hooked. And, that's a lot knowing I'm not the greatest fan of strategic games....

sure, graphics are... oudtated to say the least. but, who cares? this is not about nice graphics, but about thinking. a lot.

(EDITED)
ok. more than a few hours later, and even more on dom4, I can only say a few things:

- this is one of the largest games in terms of quality content I have seen in my whole life.
- it is also one of my favorite games. EVER.
- dom4 is even better. get it instead or you'll want it as soon as it's on sale.
- be warned: the learning curve is not actually steep but VERY long. about 150 hr. later (between this and dom4), and I still have sooo much to learn.
- the AI may not be a challenge for pros, but I still have to think a lot to win even on normal. Haven't tried yet on hard (and won't try in a loong time... I'm not yet ready)
- the manual should be your bedside book from now on (note: and dom4's manual is even better. and longer. yay for EVERY unit stats on it. my life is so much happier now. ) You should consider printing it. or buying it printed. but keep in mind: you have no search function on a printed book.
- tell everyone you love that you'll disappear for a long while before purchasing this. seriously, it's THAT good.
- years will come, and you will keep playing this every now and then. It's not a campaign that you go through once or twice and that's all. I totally see myself playing this for years. (especially dom4. since... oh, well, the few changes are for the better. )
- why on earth are you still reading this instead of already playing it???

PS: seriously. buy dom4 as soon as it's on sale. and on the meantime, buy dom3 now that it's on sale. You won't regret it.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
26 av 45 personer (58%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
20.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 mars
Note: This review only reflects single player. Some of the concerns should be equally valid in multiplayer tho.

Pro:
- lots of nations and spells to play with

Contra:
- no upgrade path except for magic, you start and end the game with the exact same troops
- larger empires are micromanagement nightmares (commander limits, picking up scattered units, managing troop supplies for fronline armies etc on a 45 province map is already horrible)
- tedious mopping up of beaten opponents (hopefully you didnt pick low dominion while trying to assault a water fortress with Shamblers ...)
- hands off battles
- almost non existent province development

And just as a side note there isnt really a steep learning curve, its just that you have to memorize spells and units or you will be looking up those all the time. Games like Chess and Go can offer a deep strategic experience without overboarding rule complexity. Dominions while initially fun becomes tedious and boring very quickly.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
22.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 mars
I enjoy this game but for once I would like a diplomatic system added to future dominions and maybe a kingdom based on vampires and undead since you won't base on race but this game to me gets an 8 out of 10 mainly thanks to the gameplay and the fun you can have.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
8 av 11 personer (73%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
35.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 13 september, 2013
Great strategy game with lots of details. The amount of options for creating the Pretender God is just awesome, and the amount of possible combinations is very nice.

Highly recommended!
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
14.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 maj
Dominions 3: The Awakening is a simple-looking strategy game with poor graphics. It does certainly have poor graphics, however it is not simple, as you get intot he game things cam become very complex (especially on larger maps), but the game is straightfoward. Sometimes confusing, but that is because there are a wide range of spells and abilities that can do very complex and damaging things. All in all I heartily reccomend this game; 9/10 (as there are some annoying problems in the game, and very rarely is a gmae perfect, i\I cannot give it a 10/10).
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
7 av 10 personer (70%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
15.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 mars
Dwarf Fortress in global strategies genre. Thousands (literary) of units, hundreds of spells, tens of nations, infinite number of [winning] strategies. Really, the scope of what you can do in this game is astonishing.
The only real problem with this game is getting through a steep learning curve - manual for this game is 300 pages, it's highly recommended to read it (and you'd certainly refer to it time to time) and even manual doesn't cover all the things there are in the game.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
4 av 5 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 mars
Superb in depth TBS game with a lot of lore and content. Don't let yourself fooled by the graphics, the gameplay of this game is actually amazing.

Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej