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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Дата виходу: жов 2010

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"A strategy gem with just enough role-playing elements to enter our list - for turn based strategy fans!"

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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.

Вимоги до системи

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 166+ CPU
    • Memory: 32MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card
    • Hard Drive: 350MB hard disk
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3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
75.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 серпня
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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39 з 41 людей (95%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
118.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 грудня 2014 р.
tl;dr Yes, but with a warning below.

Age of Wonders, despite the age, is still a worthwhile game. It can appear deceptively simple at first, but as you begin to chip away at the abilities and magic system, you realise just how important deeper knowledge of the game mechanics can be.

A lot of the game has been covered by other reviewers. Essentially: turn based fantasy strategy game with empire management. Unlike the sequels - and many other games of its type - in Age of Wonders if your leader dies, you lose the game. This adds an extra layer of risk - your leader is powerful and can take down many basic units, but one wrong move and the game's over. It can sound cheap, but it really puts the stress on in major battles, something other strategy games miss out on. There is an option to remove this for the skirmishes, if you're not keen on it.

THE WARNING: this game, as it sits on Steam, is faulty. It crashes a lot - A LOT. Some people are fine, but looking at the reviews and the forums, it's wide spread enough for it to be an issue. You can fix this with a Hex editor. Now, I know some basic fixes are acceptable, but having to use a hex editor to fix the game is not. I imagine a lot of people out there don't know what a hex editor is, or how to even use one. Furthermore, I don't see any reason why this can't be done on the developers end - it took me two minutes, and would save everyone else a lot of headache.

Anyway, if you know what you're doing, this thread has the instructions: http://steamcommunity.com/app/61500/discussions/0/864973123853580717/

I very nearly put this as a thumbs down, but the cheap price, brilliant gameplay, and the fact that a fix is available - courtesy of the fan base (which, by the way, provide more maps and content than you'll ever manage to get through), I really can't bring myself to do it.

Thumbs up, only just, though.
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22 з 25 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
25.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 26 листопада 2013 р.
Age of Wonders and its sequels remains the best of the Master of Magic heirs. The game has a number of races to play, two campaigns with branching points, tactical combat, magic systems and customizable characters. Its citybuilding is simplified, however. I'd recommend it and the rest of its family to people looking for a fantasy 4X style game though at this point they are all a bit dated and are not without frustrating gameplay aspects. But they are inexpensive and still enjoyable. I'd recommend this until something newer comes along to topple it, and so far nothing that I've played has.
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17 з 18 людей (94%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
14.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 травня
I bought this game mainly due to nostalgia, having played it shortly after it came out in 1999. I knew beforehand there would be some frustration thanks to lacking quality of life improvements we are now accustomed to in modern games.

I gave it a shot nevertheless and I'm happy I did it. Sure, it can at times be cumbersome and tiring, especially when the enemy AI sends a lone dwarf across the otherwise impassable mountains to conquer the gold mines in your backyard. *shakes fist*
But the gameplay overall was fun. Leveling up your heroes, selecting their new skills and equipping them with loot from the dungeons and haunted ruins you occasionally encounter is what made me love this game all those years ago. And it's still great.

This game is not for everyone, I know, and it might be an acquired taste. But I immensely enjoyed playing through it once more.
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19 з 23 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
79.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 грудня 2013 р.
This is one of the best games from old era gaming. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants old strategy nostalgia.
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