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Check out the high-resolution trailer and see what the game is all about. Heroes of Annihilated Empires - is a fantasy-based trilogy game in the genre of RTS vs RPG for PC. A new proprietary 3D-engine is used to power the game. Episode one is set on Atlans island, the historical homeland of elves.
Release Date: Nov 22, 2006
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Heroes of Annihilated Empires - is a fantasy-based trilogy game in the genre of RTS vs RPG for PC. A new proprietary 3D-engine is used to power the game. Episode one is set on Atlans island, the historical homeland of elves. The world of the game is living and huge, full of magic, mythical creatures, heroes and powerful forces involved in a large-scale conflict dating back to the past. The gameplay enables the player, controlling one of the heroes, as to lead thousands-strong armies into battle, so as combat with the hero alone, making use of the entire arsenal of possibilities and powerful magical spells. The possibility to upgrade your hero, improve his abilities, find artifacts and get random quests serves to hugely diversify the gameplay.

  • Innovative opposing of two genres in one game - RTS vs RPG
  • New 3D engine
  • Detailed game world, including support of 5 novels from Europe-renowned writer Ilya Novak
  • Mass-scale battles of thousands-strong armies
  • Four unique races, individual skills, spells and artifacts
  • 12 heroes, 12 neutral races, 100 units and 150 various buildings
  • Excellently developed character types and impressive unit animation
  • Over 150 magic items and over 100 spells
  • Original and involving story of the campaign
  • Classic multiplayer over LAN or the Internet, up to 7 players in a game. Mix of two genres in the game: RTS vs RPG with a possibility to blend or choose in between during the play.
  • Original card system of magic spells, equally interesting to both hardcore gamers and newbies. Over 50 spell cards
  • Involving process of character level-ups throughout the entire game
  • Stunning intros and cut-scenes. Comics in-between missions to give a deeper story insight

System Requirements

    Windows 2000/XP
    Latest Video and Sound drivers are highly recommended for optimal performance. For better game performance please close all background programs (instant messaging, antivirus, system monitoring).

    Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2Ghz or AMD Athlon XP 2000+, nVidia GeForce FX5200 or ATI Radeon 9000 Video card with 128MB Memory, 512MB RAM, DirectX 8.0 compatible Sound, 2.5 Gb Free Hard drive space

    Recomended: Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+, nVidia GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X800 Video card, 1GB RAM, DirectX 8.0 compatible Sound, 2.5 Gb Free Hard drive space

    Optional: Internet Connection for multiplayer game via Internet, Minimal: 56K Dial-Up Connection

Helpful customer reviews
12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
98 products in account
2 reviews
17.3 hrs on record
Its a really great game! The problem though, is that its dead. I haven't tried the singleplayer and I heard its pretty bad, but the multiplayer is amazing. Only get it if you are thinking of throwing a LAN party and have other people to play with. Its worth it!
Posted: January 6th, 2014
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21 of 41 people (51%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
17 reviews
14.4 hrs on record
Even writing about this game has me taking deep breaths trying to keep calm and not flame. If I had to list the purchases I regret the most on Steam, this would probably be placed very high up on the list.

The developers clearly thought they couldn't mess up RPG and RTS, then learned the hard way that real-time strategy isn't an easy genre to develop for at all. The game is unfinished to a sometimes hilarious extent, and it ends in a cliffhanger that was never ever continued because losses were up the roof and the planned trilogy was dropped.

The first few chapters can fool you, but the truth is, there was never any planning done for chapters past four. Usually, you get swarmed by a horde of enemies right as the chapter starts, a battle in which you lose your pre-deployed army and have to spend the rest of the mission endlessly microing your hero back and forth trying to get somewhere. "Thousands-strong armies"? For your enemies, maybe. Not for you.

Speaking of the hero, Elhant is one of the most uncooperative, arrogant pricks I have ever seen in a protagonist role, and I spent the entire game wishing he'd die a horrible death. Not that I saw half of what you're supposed to see of him, because the movie cutscenes wouldn't load on my PC. For a while, I went into the game folder to watch them, but then I realized the loading bug was probably for the best.

And yes, to top it all off, the game is filled with bugs. It's funny when they allow you to kill a boss by shooting them from behind a wall - I did that several times while I grabbed a snack - but it's not so funny when the AI takes a ridiculous path or the game simply crashes mid-mission.

Never mind the massive feature list shown on the Steam Store Page, most of it is broken, unfinished, or simply not as good as you'd expect. Now, I've heard multiplayer used to be rather decent, but as expected from a 2006 game, it is now dead. Do yourself a favor, do not buy HoAE. There are far, far better strategy games on Steam.
Posted: January 13th, 2014
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25 of 50 people (50%) found this review helpful
77 products in account
1 review
45.5 hrs on record
great game
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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10 of 22 people (45%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
1 review
24.3 hrs on record
good game if u like cossacks
Posted: December 29th, 2013
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7 of 17 people (41%) found this review helpful
174 products in account
1 review
21.0 hrs on record
Great blend of both RTS and RPG...One of the funnest games i've played in awhile!
Posted: January 5th, 2014
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