Ascension to the Throne is a turn-based strategy game with RPG elements. In a world of fantasy the hero will have to pass many tests on his way to victory. Enemies seek to stop players from regaining power and taking revenge. Gain new friends to aid you in reclaiming the throne.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (40 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 26, 2007
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"Strategy fantasy game - for everyone who likes Fantasy General and Elven Legacy!"

About This Game

Ascension to the Throne is a turn-based strategy game with RPG elements. In a world of fantasy the hero will have to pass many tests on his way to victory. Enemies seek to stop players from regaining power and taking revenge. Gain new friends to aid you in reclaiming the throne. Become the King you were born to be - wise, brave and courageous.

Players will act as the last offspring of the ancient family Illiar, which has ruled Eden for ages. But times have changed and traitorous enemies attacked the castle. They slaughtered the prince's family and destroyed the settlement, but they didn't crush his will. A very powerful spell cast by a magician threw the hero far beyond the borders of the country. He was on his own - without relatives, friends, army and without money. He lost everything he was proud of but still he was alive and chose the path of vengeance.

Players will explore a new fascinating world, full of foes and friends. They will have to crush hordes of enemies and find new followers to regain the title and ascend to the throne.

Key features:

  • Open ended non-linear gameplay
  • Combination of real-time movement around the game world and turn-based battles
  • Large-scale tactical battles. Up to 22 squads (up to 16 units in each)
  • Players are not bounded by separate missions. They can go to any part of the game world and explore it. The game world is integral and players are free to choose any direction
  • Original concept. The Hero is the player, and instead of giving orders and watching the battles from a safe place, he participates in them by himself. But remember, that you can easily loose your Hero in the heat of a battle

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6600 or higher graphic card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6600 or higher graphic card with 128 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Fantastic Game. A real steam budget jem. Think i spent like 4 bucks on it but got a good 25 hours play. Its like a hybrid of heroes of might and magic and an rpg. well worth a play
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
i saw thru the game in a matter of days, been a while since I played something so captivating, definitely a good buy. Its a Shame could not level certain lower level unique characters with scale.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Fun Game, fun battles, wonderfuly women (nearly naked ones lol), good quests...and best of all its a bargin :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Nice mixture of 3rd person RPG and tactical round based battles. Sometimes a little bit too linear storyline, but a nice one.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
I have few hours of play, but that's enough. Normally i love turn based game, but this game is really bad for some reasons:

1- Zero personalizzation. No leveling of the troups and you can only chose if being a warrior or a mage. 4 equipment slots (2 rings, an amulet and equipment). In a game like this it is the basic.

2- It starts with a great idea (a king teleported to another region, quite naked), but the subquests are pointless. You are in a long straight way and you have to kill everyone and everything. That's all. If you took the quest you can have some gold bonus but nothing more.

3- the control system is terrible. The camera is really too slow, and your control in the battle is quite none (if you have a strongest army you win, if equal is a matter of luck or bad AI, if lower you have no chance at all). Over that, the autosave system is terrible ... sometimes it saves after the beginning of a battle and if you can't win that battle is better that you have a close savegame ... this mean that you have to save by yourself, it's far better. (but i've discovered it after the first time ...)

In the end, never buy this game even for few moneys ... a coffee at the bar is a better choise.
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82 of 91 people (90%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This used to be my favourite game when i was a child. I bought it after beatin Warcraft 3, and loved it a lot. I also replayed it a few times and enjoyed it every time. About a year ago i tried to play Kings bounty, but enjoyed it a lot less than this game. Maybe it's nostalgia, but i really love that in this game every unit is separate, when in KB it's just one unit with the number. It makes it a lot more fun for me.
This game may have bad graphics, but does this even matter? It's best part is the fighting system. It's not too long, so i didn't get bored with figths, which are, by the way, pretty different each time. If you played KB, you should know what i'm talking about. In Ascension it also matters how many units you put into one cell. It may be 1 weak soldier, which can be a bait, or a group of them. In the second scenario the group is more likely the distract the enemy, they can even protect more important units with their own bodies, which you couldn't do in KB, but the also can be destroyed by one hit of the wizard, while putting them into separate groups makes it longer to take them all down.
The rpg part is not very developed, this is true. There is no skill tree or anything like that. But if you choose to be a wizrd, which is a wise choise, you definatly will enjoy finding new spells, like triple fireballs or distraction. Most of them can be bought learned from wizards in towns, but some, like fast travel spell, are hidden on the map. However, if you want the game to be more challanging, make your hero a warrior and don't learn spells.
The world is divided into three continents. The land of humans, the land of orcs and barbariabs and the land of demons. Each of them is full of characters, secrets and side quests. It's really interesting to explore in ths game. If you do, you may find a worthy treasure.
Side quests in this game are rather small, but more interesting, than just "kill-bring" ones. There are such quests as drinking competiton, detective quest. In most of those you can express your will. For example, in the detective quest you can either punish the criminal you find, or take his money + keep him available as a merchant.
There are also several items in this game, which cost a lot, A LOT of money. You'll have to complete some side quests in order to buy them. Those are armour, rings etc. Funny thing: you won't be able to buy some items. Merchants will tell you that they are no use for you. They are actually useful for a main caracter of the sequel, which is sadly not on steam. Those items are easter eggs of some sort.
I found the plot interesting. The final battle is pretty epic. Plus there are some interestings parts of the main quests, in which you, for example, will have to get rid of all your weapons and armour, your whole army too, and dress as a monk in order to enter a city, taken over by a demon. Hten you'll have to fight him without all things you left behind. If you're a wizard - it's difficult. If you're a warrior - good luck.
The in-game journal is done decently. It doesn't say "kill 10 rats, dragonborn". The notes in it always fit the atmosphere, and, if you read them, may contain useful hints.
I definatly recommend this game.
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23 of 37 people (62%) found this review helpful
122.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Hello everyone my husband just finished playing this game and he enjoyed it very much and is a very addictive and challenging game with many battles and a good storyline the graphics is good baring in mind this game was made a while back and works ok on windows 7 the game did crash a couple of times with the runtime error but hay nothing is perfect this game is good value for £3.99 which is about $6.00 dollars and will give you hours of enjoyment and if you love playing chess then you will love this as you have to plan out your attack and position your armies according to your enemy.

One last playing tip for this game try to hold out as long as you can opening the chests as the higher level your player is the more the reward you will recieve from the chests that you open also never accept gold for yourself from the chests distrabute the gold to your troops as this will increase your authority which will help you get more and better troops for battle which you will depend on at the end battle, the best troops to buy is furies which you can buy in the amazon city as they have a long and very fast shooting range just like archers and for you men out there you will love them as they are amazon woman wearing almost nothing hahaha :))) as for myself i like the game as being a woman i love games with woman carectors in the games so hope you enjoy this game if you decide to buy it.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
First time played it when it came out on torrent's got a pirated version. Finished it like 4x, when I saw this I was really happy and wanted to buy it. The game is fun, it's very playable even with old graphics, engine, bugs etc. They don't matter, it's fun and can be playind over and over with different combat style. If you like games like Heroes of Might and Magic then you need to try this game out. Love the game, still rocks, would suggest anyone to get it for only 3,99€
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is pretty good and definitely worth the price. If you are concerned with graphics then look at the pictures before you buy(I think the graphics are decent but not up to date). If you are having trouble in the beginning read some guide or walkthrough before you decide the game is bad or to hard. Exploring and finding the shrine looking things and enemies to fight makes the game easier. You generally want bonuses to authority if you have a choice between bonuses unless you want the game to be pretty hard. Making your character a mage or using good ranged troops probably makes the game easier.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game truly could have been fantastic. It is a tad difficult at the beginning when your hero is too weak but then becomes quite enjoyable as things balance out a bit. By about 1/3 of the way through you are becoming so powerful that the battles are pretty much a joke. A few minor tweaks and the story, battles, and overall gameplay would shine. It is pretty much set up so that whoever acts first in the battle comes out on top.
All the same, it was 15-20 hours of decent fun.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Ok, once you get past the awkward part of the beginning, the game gets steadly better. Only thing I can really say is try to do the quest with the orge and Huntress. It'll make a word of difference. The game is going pretty smooth, some fights being alot of the same bs the beginning offers, but it's relatively fun.
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
The one thing that you will repeat to yourself while playing this game.... "Respect my Authoritah!!!"
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3 of 12 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
On my Windows 8 Laptop this crashes every time I attempt to open it - Can't even get to a title screen
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6 of 21 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Pretty old game. Also I know games from the time that had much better graphics, sound and overall polish. The basic concept appeals to me. But besides lack of polish and bugs, it has some serious problems. First real combat I did (there was one before against some villager bullies but that doesn't count) the NPC I am fighting for says: Okay, i know a shortcut, we will surprise them. The battle loads, the enemies go first and lots of wolves or dogs or something just surround my main character and eat him. Game over. I couldn't even click once in that battle. I guess maybe you can load and juggle around which units go in which army slots and maybe not get killed instantly, but my patience ran out after that. Consider carefully how much you spend on this outdated budget title. Also: the game lacks a proper tutorial.
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3 of 16 people (19%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Jean Kirstein approves of this game.
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2 of 15 people (13%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
The Game may start off slow as hell.. moving almost 1 frame everyother second.. I have no Idea how to fix this yet, but I'm wishing I didn't spend the money for it.. I don't want to fix a game.. i just want to play the ♥♥♥♥.. *Blah*
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2 of 21 people (10%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This is one of the dumbest game I have ever played.
1st. I start the game and the intro lags... I mean cmon, how can this ♥♥♥♥ty excuse for a game lags on my rig ?!?
2nd. 1080p isnt supported... That sux but ok, I decided to try it out anyway and played witht he setitngs a bit to make the best out of it.
3rd. Cant start the game after changing the settings, like wtf ?!?
4th. After the "verify game cash" is done, I manage to start a game and they hang me (game over) right off the bat after 3 lines of text, seriously ?!?
5th. I decide to start the game yet once more... 2nd battle I get killed before I even get to move a single unit like cmon...

Uninstalled this piece of crap and I strongly suggest everyone stay away from this crap.
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0 of 22 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
this is bad dont waist money on this
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6 of 43 people (14%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Waaaaaaaaaaay too sexist.
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4 of 47 people (9%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
uses the tactis style combat to cover up lack of animatition and graphics.
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