Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:SpellForce: The Order of DawnIn a world beyond imagination...In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair.
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2009

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“There haven't been a lot of games that manage to combine large scale strategy and role-playing together and be successful. Phenomic has made a damn good stab at it with this one though.”
8.2/10 – IGN

About This Game

Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:

SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

In a world beyond imagination...


In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed - Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals.

Now, only a few years after the end of the Convocation, evil is back - stronger and more powerful than ever before - to finish what was started. Yet there is still hope. The prophecies tell of a human. A human damned to immortality, bound forever by the power of the blood runes…

Soon, the time will come when the power of one may change the destiny of many. For better or for worse...

SpellForce: Shadow of the Phoenix

By means of an enslaved god's life essence a dark necromancer is trying to reanimate the powerful circle mages and make them his unholy servants. Only the power of the Phoenix Stone will be able to prevent the returning of the Circle.


Thus the rune is summoned again to finally put an end to his former slave-masters.

But to free the special power of the Phoenix Stone, the blade of the Shadow Sword is required which is held by the rune warrior of Urgath. The two avatars need to combine their powers and work together to overcome this final enemy.

SpellForce: Breath of Winter

A Prince of Darkness, a Fial Darg, was set free through the Convocation and took over the reign over the Fire Empire. His whish is to bring the Renegades, the Gods of darkness, back to Eo.


For the Ritual, to make that happen, he needs the blood of a first-born Elve. But there is only one more left, Cenwen, the Elve Queen, who lives under the ice where she sings for the mighty dragon Aryn…

  • Innovative game design: The unique mixture of RTS and RPG elements offers a brand new game experience.
  • High degree of identification with the hero-avatar, whose skills and strengths can be improved by the player.
  • Click'n'Fight: This revolutionary control system guarantees instant action, the best possible overview and completely new tactical possibilities in battle.
  • 6 races - Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Dark Elves, Orcs and Trolls - that can be used simultaneously (!) to build settlements and fight battles and more than 30 different enemy races, from cowardly goblins to powerful demons, Fire Angels, Werewolfs and giant Ice Dragons.
  • A multitude of spells, divided into different categories of magic (white, black, elemental, etc.) and enchanted items
  • Awe-inspiring 3D-graphics with zoom levels from isometric to 1st-Person-views
  • Free game in SpellForce – The Breath of Winter: The Avatar can develop and upgrade his skills with every map he plays. This mode enables the player to try out other Avatars abilities without playing the main campaign again.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/2000/Vista 32 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB Ram or higher (1024 recommended)
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB Ram (GeForce 4Ti or higher) (256 MB Recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
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nikisss69
( 180.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I really like these adventures, especially if they are not all in caves. Spend all you upgrades in 1 school + healing and off you go
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Darth Rand
( 97.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
RPGS and RTS games are two of my favorite game genres, and combining the two was like a dream come true when i first played this game as a kid, and after all these years this game still stands as one of my Top 10 Games of all time.


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Class Customization:
This is the reason why this game skyrockets up my favorite games list, theres so many ways you can build your character in this game its insane.
And with the ammount of weapons and spells there is in Spellforce no matter how many times you play this game every playthrough feels diffrent.

Gameplay:
While it's RTS elements isn't the best i'v seen its still very unique, all the races feel diffrent
and have diffrent strengths and weaknesses.
The in the beginning of the game where the RTS element comes it might seem very simple but halfway through the game some maps get really complicated and you have to use your resources well and really have a plan.

Story:
The Story while it's not really one of the games best traits its still fairly good and keeps you fairly intrested in
whats going on(for the most part) and there's definently some suprises here and there.

Soundtrack:
While its not the best iv heard this game has a great soundtrack and fits very well with the situation
from a peaceful walk on Icy Mountains to a large and epic battle.

Lengthy:
Like i mentioned before there is so many ways you can build your character and that alone gives lots of replay value.
But the game itself is also long, 3 campaigns(Of which the Original Order of Dawn Campaign alone takes a while to complete), loads of sidequests to keep you busy and like i mentioned before some of the later maps get complicated and
can take you a really long time to finish.

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The Voice acting in this game is hit or miss...ish, most of it is okay but some of the voice actors
just sound bored or not intrested in general.

This game can get really repedetive at times, it takes a while to set up your base and sometimes
just trying to walk from A to B feels like it takes all day.
And while i enjoy the most quests in this game some of them will have you wander around multiple maps for hours.

(Warning: Kinda Long Angry Rant Ahead)
While i love the Character Customization in this game and i especally love playing a mage in this game because of all the things you can do with your mage and how many spells there are.
What i DON'T like is the fact that you have to find about 90% of the spells yourself.
The fact that you have to find them isn't what bothers me( i like it when a game makes you work for your stuff rather than "Spoonfeeding" it to you), what bothers is that most of the spells are dropped randomly from monsters or found in chests.
It also doesn't help that sooner or later a spell will become useless and you will have to find a higher
level of the spell and sometimes the game might decide to ♥♥♥♥ with you and never give you the spell.
(Long Story short playing a Mage in this game is really fun ONCE you find the spells you want)

Final Verdict:

10/10

This is one of those games i can play dozens of times and never get tried of, iv never seen a game which
combines and RTS and an RPG so well and at the same time have some of the best character customization
iv ever seen.
This game very well worth the money.
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Rocket Man
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Superb Tower defense game .
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KuraiSuzaku
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
My favorite game, the best in its kind (if is there any other game like this) and the RPG is just the best for me.

Fully recommended.
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Joaozinh
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6
Like the second: I do not hate or like this game
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DePa
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
Unique gameplay, deep story, original mix between RTS and RPG, and all this in a huge fantasy world.

The most underrated game I've ever played.
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pandorra
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
I am really enjoying this one, a bit more basic then the SF 2 games but still a lot of fun and worth the summer sale price.


2 things. Insert code - and repeat every time you play and the option button in game crashes your game.

Fixes:

When you go to play Spellforce Platinum go to your steam library/spellforce platinum/launch options and type in -window then go to your c:/program files/steam/steamapps/common/spellforce platinum/spellforce.exe and right click for properties and set it to run as admin. then play the game through steam ..open options in the windowed screen, set your prefered options then close the game and go back to the steam/SFP/properties/launch options and take out the -window. You can now play the game without having to worry about putting in the code every time and on the settings you want. DO NOT use the option button unless your in -window mode or it will just crash your game as soon as you touch it.
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Kamu
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Time-eater. You can't tell by how much time I played on Steam, but I've wasted so many hours with this game when I had it on CD.
Graphics aren't 3D 4K with 1080p70 and characters never change their mimics, they don't even open their mouth when they speak, but it's not the graphic we are here for.
It's the game itself. The gameplay.
It's up to you if you want to waste your time in one of the time-consuming stories or making your 'level 1' character and exploring each map from lvl 1 to 50. And the progress isn't the fastest. It's pleasantly average and slower with each level up.
When it comes to storyline it's hours and hours of making main and side quests. Going from one location to another. Killing, slashing, exploring, talking, expanding, looting...
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Sarryn
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
good game,very good,rather excellent
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lordkjellboy
( 368.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What a game. Base game plus expansions. This was truly a unique experience, but not without its own issues.

Graphics: For it's time it was probably great, and does kind of look good even today by some minor twaking and an unofficial patche which enables widescreen and HD resolution. The animation does look stiff and when interacting with characters there's nothing but body language to be seen.

Sound: Also for it's time it was probably great. Now not so much. VA was horrible to listen to. At times I just wanted to mute the sound and hide behind a pillow to avoid the VA. The music however was great, filled with atmosphere, and background sounds really added to the atmosphere as well. Making each map feeling alive, or haunted.
When fighting against enemy forces there was a clear sound of blades hitting other blades but that was about it. No unique sound for other weapon types except bows and crossbows.

UI: A little rough. Slightly confusing in the beginning, but easy to understand. Inventory management lacks features we are used to knowadays with tabs and sort functions. Each tab has its own function: Gear, Magic, Runestones/Herostones, Plans(units and buildings) and Quest items. The map shows precise locations of units and buildings. Selecting a unit to choose what to build can be a mess, but with proper management of plans this will be a breeze. The same for unit plans.

Gameplay: This is the games strongest point. Awesome combination of RTS and RPG.
* RPG: This is controlled through 3rd person view. You use the WASD keys for movement, and select spells using your mouse. Maybe even using the numbers above WASD. From this perspective you can control your summoned units and titans, open chests, complete quests etc. There are however no option for jump, but seeing as this is a RTS title it is understandable. As you level your hero you can allocate skillpoints to a skilltree, either for melee or magic.
* RTS: The easy part of the game. Select a worker, then a building and let the worker along with 4 other buddies build it. Then you can upgrade certain units with new spells or powerful gear. Each monument which has one unique for each "faction" acts as a barracks from which you can summon new units. Like most RTS games before it it too has base defense buildings. Weak on their own, but combined with certain units can be a lethal combination that can tear enemy troops apart. Eventually you can summon titans, achieve greater power for other units and with one faction even upgrade the stats of the buildings. What annoyed me is that ranged units had to move right next to enemy buildings to destroy it. Made it feel weird, especially among the magic only units.
* Maps: The maps are huge. At times it feels too huge as it takes awhile to reach the enemy camps or objective on the other side of the map. Most of the time it works fine, but other time it simply makes the game feel slow. The maps are both the games weakness and strength because of it. I found many maps often boring as most areas didn't really feel unique. Resources on some maps are scarce as it should be. Maps provides strategic places for defense as well as offense with varied terrain.

Story: I loved it at first. A lone Runewarrior tasked to prevent destruction upon the world as we know it. Help prevent the darkness to win and avoid mass exctinction. Or something along these lines. Not unique, but I liked it. It's not exactly Hollywood quality, and because of horrible VA not exactly engaging either. Cinematics looked and felt great, cutscenes was so so.

Summary

While the game has alot of content to offer, decent graphics, ok sound, almost-awesome gameplay and an OK-ish story it isn't that great in story. The gameplay felt slow many times and boring. However, I still want to recommend this game. It's unique blend of RPG and RTS is great. Giving me an unforgetable game. While it feels rough around the edges, and even feels like it lack the little extra it is well worth an investetment. If you love RTS and RPG, give it a go. It is a good game, at times even awesome, but as mentioned do have its own issues.

Rating: 6 out of 10

The negatives pulls the score down, but it still have alot of positives too, some which is hard to explain through words alone and needs to be experienced. So don't let the score scare ya. I still loved the game despite its flaws. In fact, I consider myself a fan. :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
RPGS and RTS games are two of my favorite game genres, and combining the two was like a dream come true when i first played this game as a kid, and after all these years this game still stands as one of my Top 10 Games of all time.


+

Class Customization:
This is the reason why this game skyrockets up my favorite games list, theres so many ways you can build your character in this game its insane.
And with the ammount of weapons and spells there is in Spellforce no matter how many times you play this game every playthrough feels diffrent.

Gameplay:
While it's RTS elements isn't the best i'v seen its still very unique, all the races feel diffrent
and have diffrent strengths and weaknesses.
The in the beginning of the game where the RTS element comes it might seem very simple but halfway through the game some maps get really complicated and you have to use your resources well and really have a plan.

Story:
The Story while it's not really one of the games best traits its still fairly good and keeps you fairly intrested in
whats going on(for the most part) and there's definently some suprises here and there.

Soundtrack:
While its not the best iv heard this game has a great soundtrack and fits very well with the situation
from a peaceful walk on Icy Mountains to a large and epic battle.

Lengthy:
Like i mentioned before there is so many ways you can build your character and that alone gives lots of replay value.
But the game itself is also long, 3 campaigns(Of which the Original Order of Dawn Campaign alone takes a while to complete), loads of sidequests to keep you busy and like i mentioned before some of the later maps get complicated and
can take you a really long time to finish.

-

The Voice acting in this game is hit or miss...ish, most of it is okay but some of the voice actors
just sound bored or not intrested in general.

This game can get really repedetive at times, it takes a while to set up your base and sometimes
just trying to walk from A to B feels like it takes all day.
And while i enjoy the most quests in this game some of them will have you wander around multiple maps for hours.

(Warning: Kinda Long Angry Rant Ahead)
While i love the Character Customization in this game and i especally love playing a mage in this game because of all the things you can do with your mage and how many spells there are.
What i DON'T like is the fact that you have to find about 90% of the spells yourself.
The fact that you have to find them isn't what bothers me( i like it when a game makes you work for your stuff rather than "Spoonfeeding" it to you), what bothers is that most of the spells are dropped randomly from monsters or found in chests.
It also doesn't help that sooner or later a spell will become useless and you will have to find a higher
level of the spell and sometimes the game might decide to ♥♥♥♥ with you and never give you the spell.
(Long Story short playing a Mage in this game is really fun ONCE you find the spells you want)

Final Verdict:

10/10

This is one of those games i can play dozens of times and never get tried of, iv never seen a game which
combines and RTS and an RPG so well and at the same time have some of the best character customization
iv ever seen.
This game very well worth the money.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Superb Tower defense game .
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
63 of 65 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
The best strategy game I've ever played. A must have for all strategy games lovers.
This game is quite old so don't expect any high-end graphics or controls.
If you have trouble with playing this game on Windows 7 or Vista you can find an .exe on the official forums. This game has a very long campaign and is very fun in the Coop mode with 2 other players. The content of this game is enormous reaching from 6 races with their own buildings, units and technologies to more than 100 different spells for your avatar.
With over 3 campaigns which tell an epic story and a coop mode with over 40 maps which each take approximately about an hour dependig on how you play this game can be fun for a long time.
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56 of 58 people (97%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Guys, honestly:

This game is GREAT! It's not much of a true RTS, it's more like a little bit of an economical base building, in which you will build buildings that are huge and you can walk in third person through your base, which is great!

The races feel extremly different and are all fun to play.

The maps are all well thought out and have you take a different approach to them.

The graphics of course are incredibly dated, but hey, it runs on every potatoe now!

The RPG elements are not that huge, but you can definetly customize your character to your liking. The spells are really creative, especially the mental magic ones. Just try them out in free play!

You can sink hours upon hours into this game. You will remember each and every single track of the music, as it's so greatly done.

Just buy it :) It's worth every buck you pay for it!
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
SpellForce.. this game, almost perfection
>Game Description
To start, SpellForce is a rather well done hybrid of an RPG and an RTS, with both aspects of the game being rather good. Most of the game revolves around your hero, who is a ''Rune Warrior'', and has the ability to activate different types of monuments and such, which are able to summon Avatars, who are weaker heroes, but a force to be reckoned, especially in RPG maps. You're also able to activate monuments of different races, which are able to summon a specific race's workers or warriors(presuming you meet the requirements). Summoning workers or Avatars also consumes
your rune power, which determines the rate at which the workers or Avatars are summoned, and recovers slowly. Now, for the RTS part, it is combined with the RPG part, as you need to find blueprints to be able to build more advanced buildings or units, and you must also find worker runes to increase the power of your units. The game has 3 lenghty campaigns, and a free play mode. As for me, I'm playing the free play mode currently, where you have free choice of what map you play, or what race you play.
Pros : +Lenghty campaign
+Well-done hybrid of RTS and RPG
+Half-naked women in loading screens
+Plenty of hero customization
Cons : -Somewhat bad translation
-Spells require you to find a higher level scroll to level up
-Walking from one part of the map to another can get tiring at times
[8.5/10]
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43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
Pros:

The plot is suprisingly good for a game like this, but it can get a little cheesy at times.

The game dosen't look to bad for it's time.

You get many classes to choose from.

You can infuse other classes together (like for instance, you can have a warrior healer class).

The game is long.

The online mode is pretty decent, both pvp and co-op (I didn't spend to long on it so don't take my word for it).

You get two dlc's (which I haven't played yet).

All charcters are voice acted.

You control large epic battles that'll make you hungry for more.

Cons:

You can't use your singleplayer charcter online, you need to make seperate charcters, which isn't to bad, but I thought it should be mentioned

Even though you have a wide choice of player classes, you'll feel as if they are kinda usless during big battles.

The units can be a pain in the a** to control sometimes.

The heros don't level up so they constantly need to be replaced.

There isn't to much help as to where to go, sure if you keep going without backtracking you'll be fine, but if you go back for sidequests or whatever you'll most likely get lost for a good hour.

You are slow as f***, and that dosen't help since 50% of the game consists of running around from place to place.

The game can get real repetitive sometimes, and you will most likely quit becuase of it.


Despite the cons, this is a great game, and I highly recomend it, even at full price.
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37 of 37 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
203.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
This game is a huge Nostalgia burst for me, I bought it cheap in 2006 and just played the crap out of it. If you're into RPG games and like RTS games, this is one of the most underrated games ever. However nothing is perfect. Other than a few translation errors and the most bored sounding voice actors since Resident Evil. Other than this, I love this game.

For Aonir's Honour!
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
I've simply spent to much time playing this game (non-steam version) to give it something else than positive recommendation. Yes, it has some flaws. But as soon as you get used to saving game very often and occasionaly waiting for your avatar to reach the other edge of the map, Spellforce can offer you a perfect RPG-strategy combinated gameplay, with lots of sidequests and variety of items and spells.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
If you enjoy third person action titles or RTS games, and enjoy some really good battles in between building and resource gathering all wrapped around a good vs. evil story which is interesting and contains some decent plot twists, you will definitely want to check out Spellforce.Its success at blending all of its parts together into a smoothly flowing, finely-crafted whole are more than just the final word in the development of the game; it’s a testament to the thought that went into blending the best features of two of the most complex genres in gaming, and creating an interface that’s easily accessible and suitably detailed.The music and visuals are excellent. And you know what? So is the core play of the game. There's a lot of innovation here in SpellForce. Although parts of it are rough around the edges, there's too much good gameplay here to pass up.It is neither the best RTS nor the best RPG out there. However, SpellForce offers enough of a quality experience in both genres, packaged in a pretty environment that you could spend dozens of hours exploring as a Warrior of the Rune.There haven't been a lot of games that manage to combine large scale strategy and role-playing together and be successful. Phenomic has made a damn good stab at it with this one though.
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
269.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
One of the first strategy games I started playing as a kid and loved.

The Spellforce universe holds a lot of potential and the Platinum Edition adds two expansions, the Breath of Winter and Shadow of the Phoenix.

The story is good for a real time strategy game, it follows the path of a rune warrior and his struggles to free the shattered lands of Eo and free himself from his bond with the Circle.

The gameplay is unique, I love it so much that I have played the Order of Dawn for years and seeing this edition on Steam was another reason to replay it. The base building was so refreshing in this game, using Rune monuments as the center for recruitment of armies and workers. Aside from the monuments dedicated to the humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, trolls and dark elves, there are also monuments for heroes that you can customize.

The way the six nations play out is simply amazing, each nations gathers resources in its own way and have different uses, for example, the humans and dwarves can double their iron income but the elves don’t even have a building for it, they counter this disadvantage with having the ability to build foresters that can rebuild forests and maintain a almost infinite supply of wood. These base building and army recruitment details really enhance the experience for RTS fans.

The customization of your characters and heroes’ weapons and skills also add to this, there are also a huge variety of weapons, armor and spells to choose from as you go through the game. The way you play the game really rewards you with different situations, I prefer the warrior gameplay but after playing as a mage I did find it more of a challenge to get through the game. To add to this, there’s also a fantastic soundtrack included and beautiful graphics for its age.

As for downsides, I didn’t find many aside from a few bugs but nothing game breaking.

I really hope that this mix of RTS/RPG returns in the future, anyone who likes fantasy real time strategy games will definitely enjoy this game, I personally count it as one of my favorite strategy games. It’s well worth its price even if you're not that into the RTS genre.
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