Welcome to Age of Wonders, the authentic turn based fantasy strategy classic that started the hit series. Age of Wonders’ intimate atmosphere with painterly graphics still shines today. The game’s fully patched up, start building your fantasy empire today! The Age of Wonders, once a time of magic and peace.
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Welcome to Age of Wonders, the authentic turn based fantasy strategy classic that started the hit series. Age of Wonders’ intimate atmosphere with painterly graphics still shines today. The game’s fully patched up, start building your fantasy empire today!
The Age of Wonders, once a time of magic and peace. An age swept into the ravaging gale of chaos by the arrival of a single, uninvited race: the Humans. The fragile balance that existed between the ancient races, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and others, has changed into a struggle for power and survival in the wake of the turmoil the Humans have brought to the land. Prepare for a strategy adventure where you will uncover wondrous ancient artifacts, awesome magical power, and the secrets of a shattered empire. Ally with the forces of light or darkness to determine the fate of the world in the Age of Wonders!
Key features:
  • Age of Wonders is a turn-based game combining the best elements of strategy, adventure and role-playing.
  • 12 unique fantasy races, over 50 different heroes with upgradable abilities, dozens of spells and scores of locations to explore.
  • Employ strategic and tactical skills to command troops in capturing vital locations and defeating enemies.
  • Battle your way through vast open lands, breach the outer wall in city sieges and explore deadly dungeons.
  • Forge strategic alliances with compatible races to leverage each race's unique skills and abilities.
  • Experience captivating single player campaign playable from the light and dark side.
Play multi-player games against your friends through hotseat play, play-by-email, over LAN or the Internet. The latter two modes feature an additional game play mode of simultaneous turns for a fast game pace.

Системные требования

    • ОС: Windows
    • Процессор: Intel Pentium c тактовой частотой 166 МГц или лучше
    • Оперативная память: 32 МБ
    • Видеокарта: совместимая с DirectX
    • Жесткий диск: 350 МБ свободного места
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17 из 19 пользователей (89%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
0.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 15 августа, 2015
. Первая часть легендарной серии "Age of Wonders", не самая известная. Один факт того, что Disciples и Heroes 3 (ровесники AoW) были официально изданы во всех странах СНГ, а AoW – нет, уже что-то значит, согласитесь.

. Я давно не встречал таких пошаговых стратегий, с хорошим балансом и своей уникальность. Так что эта игра удивит и порадует своей уникальной атмосферой классических и лучших пошаговых стратегий. Серия Age of Wonders сама по себе оригинальная:
+ отличное тематическое музыкальное сопровождение
+ мир фэнтези отлично передан атмосферой игры
+ отличный игровой баланс
+ магия влияет не только на бой, но и на внешний мир (локацию)
+ возможность строить, разрушать, восстанавливать и захватывать города
+ можно изменять подземный ландшафт (прокапывать туннели)


. Рекомендую всем, моя оценка 100 баллов из 100. А для тех, кому эта игра понравилась, рекомендую оценить всю серию игр Age of Wonders.

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9 из 13 пользователей (69%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
75.9 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 14 августа, 2015
This is a good game. Do you like Turn Based Strategy games or play tabletop Warhammer back home? Well I didn't either, but suddenly -- after letting myself enough time to understand this in depth fantasy world -- I started to feel like this game was a home. And suddenly I become addicted beyond measure. No... addiction is a cruel world for this mistress... I would say that the hours that can be whisked away playing Age of Wonders is a true seduction of honor.

Expect the random map games to make you wonder where your day went. Expect grandest campaigns to last days. Fronts will be strategized, politics will be blumbered, and battles are fought to every fantasy wonder you could dream. This is an age of wonders!
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3 из 3 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
112.8 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 11 января
TLDR: Get it.

More specifically:

I'd never heard of Age of Wonders before getting this game with AoW 2 and AoW: Shadow Magic during a big sale not too long ago. For $2, I was not expecting much - and was absolutely blown away when I started it up and discovered an enormously complex and well-developed game hidden behind such a low pricetag. The dated graphics might be a turn-off to some, but unjustly so; the game itself holds up masterfully against its current-gen counterparts.

Some might be tempted to call this a 4X strategy game in the vein of Civilization, but that was not what I personally found to be the case. Yes, you're on a tiled map with cities and armies marching around, but that's about where the similarities end. Things like city management and upkeep are extremely reduced: cities provide you with money and can build units, and you can upgrade them to unlock additional tiers of units. No city upkeep, no taxes, city size doesn't change, and happiness is basically a factor of whether you're playing as a "good," "evil," or "neutral" faction (good likes good, evil likes evil, neutral's indifferent to everyone). It's simple and keeps the focus on what the game is really all about, which is capturing territory.

Here the game starts to feel like Starcraft or Warcraft, but turn-based. Each turn, you get a certain amount of gold, and you have to decide how you're going to balance spending between teching up (unlocking better late-game stuff), fortifying cities, and producing armies. Exploring the map is a necessity; that's the only way you'll find mines and farms to supplement your income and acquire more cities to boost production. Fighting happens when one player moves an army onto the same hex as an enemy army, at which point not only those two armies, but all adjacent armies as well, get ported to a small-scale tactical map. Tactical combat is fun and, at least agains the AI, smaller companies can take down big stacks if they're managed properly.

The major drawback some people might find is that certain units are absurdly strong relative to their counterparts in other factions (the Orc Red Dragon, for example). Much of this strength comes from the fact that hitting units is RNG-based. For lower-tier units, there's very little unpredictability, but when archers are shooting at a dragon, it can take a long time before one of them lands a hit - or it can happen right away. High-level hero units with high defense present a similar problem, and going up against them usually requires some contingency prep work in case RNG is unkind. It's manageable, but some might find it a turn-off.

There's much more to discover in the game than what I've laid out here, but hopefully this gives people an idea of what to expect. All in all, it's fun to play alone, the campaign is massive and satisfying, and there's hot seat and play-by-email multiplayer for those who want more. Highly recommend this game.
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2 из 2 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
9.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 24 декабря, 2015
Very nostalgic!!! couldn't think of anything better to spend 99p on!!! brings back a lot of memories!
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2 из 2 пользователей (100%) посчитали этот обзор полезным
0.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 15 января
Back in the day I somehow skipped on Heroes of MnM 3 and picked up this instead. It's a charming little turn-based strategy game where you control small squads of individual units (unlike the stacks in HoMM) and can move unit groups without a hero attached.

The game is admittedly simpler than HoMM when it comes to depth and strategy and features a couple of exploits that can turn it into easy-mode cheese but it was an entertaining and beautiful romp nonetheless.

The soundtrack by Michiel van den Bos is also quite amazing, especially considering it was Impulse Tracker orchestral tunes.
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