Four races of wizards, adepts of four magical schools, collide in a brutal fight for world domination. Etherlords, an iconic strategy created by Nival, became a bestseller in the world and earned highest grades from critics. Etherlords is an exciting mix of turn-based strategy and fantasy trading card game.
User reviews: Mixed (56 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 12, 2001

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Includes 2 items: Etherlords, Etherlords II

 

Reviews

“This is the best game ever released in the turn-based fantasy genre.”
87/100 – GameSpy

“Having missions that take hours upon hours to finish is a difficult feature to sell to gamers that may have limited time to spare.”
81/100 – IGN

“Although the grand strategy is a bit misguided, the tactical combat is a splendid twist on the concept of collectible card games.”
81/100 – GameSpot

About This Game

Four races of wizards, adepts of four magical schools, collide in a brutal fight for world domination. Etherlords, an iconic strategy created by Nival, became a bestseller in the world and earned highest grades from critics.

Etherlords is an exciting mix of turn-based strategy and fantasy trading card game. Innovative game mechanics that first appeared in this game formed the basics of most modern games of this genre.

Key Features

  • 4 races of magical creatures, each with their own unique lands, architecture, spells and strategy;
  • 2 battle campaigns for each two allied races;
  • More than 300 spells, including sorcery, battle magic, summoning and rituals;
  • More than 10 game levels, all connected by one storyline;
  • 64 heroes of all races; their parameters, special abilities and selected skills progress with each level gained.
  • Individual battle style for each hero with the help of their unique sets of spells;
  • A combination of magical battle system based on table games and strategic use of resources;
  • Full 3D turn-based battles with unlimited variety of tactical decisions;

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pentium II 266 MHz
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pentium II 450 MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
doesnt work at all
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
THIS GAME WILL CRUSH which is common for old pc titles . You simply have to follow few steps to fix it though . http://steamcommunity.com/app/270770/discussions/1/540733523709079989/

Old fix worked for me . Try that one first so you can play with sound .

Etherlords 1 is similar to Heroes of Might and Magic but battles play like a 3D card game .

I played Etherlords2 first and I got to admit that this one is superior to the suqeal . Second game is basicly same thing only without the hole Town vs Town concept .

Some will say that this game tried too hard to be heroes of might and magic but I still think its very uniqe and deserves your attention .

Etherlords1 is amazing card game and for few $ its absolutely worth it .
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Couldnt run it, crashes on battles. tryed on two systems with the same crash. Windows 7 and 8. I like this game thats why i bought it. But i did assume it would run on computers not from 2005 when i paid for it.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
In it's current state the game constantly crashes. Many users complain about this issue in the forums. It's plain and simpy not playable.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
UNPLAYABLE
I love this game, it's in my top-20. But before steam and now it is BUGGED to the unplayable level.
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