Age of Wonders II is the wildly anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy phenomenon. Delivering an invigorating mix of Empire Building, Role-playing, and Warfare, Age of Wonders II brings s turn-based strategy to new heights.
User reviews: Mixed (35 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2010
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Includes 3 items: Age of Wonders, Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne, Age of Wonders Shadow Magic

 

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Age of Wonders II is the wildly anticipated sequel to the award-winning strategy phenomenon. Delivering an invigorating mix of Empire Building, Role-playing, and Warfare, Age of Wonders II brings s turn-based strategy to new heights.
Awakened to join an immortal group of Wizards in the Circle of Evermore, you must restore balance to a world on the brink of collapse.
Key features:
  • Explore a world full of mythical creatures and mysterious lands. Build an impressive force as an all-powerful Wizard through dangerous perils and exhilarating challenges.
  • Dictate the fate of the world from within your Wizard's Tower, a transmitter of power used to channel your ground-shaking spells.
  • Immerse yourself in a legendary story during a single-player campaign with 20 scenarios full of intrigue, action, and suspense.
  • Reign supreme over one of 12 distinct and races such as Elves, Frostlings, Draconians, Dwarves, Halflings, Humans, and even the Undead.
  • Conquer your enemies with over 130 unique units such as steam cannons, airships and mammoth riders.
  • Specialize in 7 spheres of magic including Air, Fire, Life and Death.
  • Enlist the aid of more than 30 loyal champion heroes who possess the unique ability to wield over 100 mighty artifacts.
  • Research and cast powerful enchantments, fierce combat magic, and world altering spells.
  • Confront rivals in Multiplayer via a LAN or over the Internet for up to 8 players - options include Play by Email, Hot Seat, and the exciting Simultaneous-Turn System allowing all players to move at the same time!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 95 or later
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 300+ CPU
    • Memory: 64MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card
    • Hard Drive: 500MB hard disk
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Excellent game, simple to play and difficult to let go. One more turn... ok this one is really my last one... this one will be my last one... no this one is... And next thing you know, the sun is beginning to rise.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
wonderful game for fans of turn based strategy games! i did enjoy "age of wonders: shadow magic" more but it's still great. great example of how much fun a rather simple game can be and also how much it can challenge you!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Played this game early in my gaming years, countless hours progressing through content. A real gem in the gaming industry. and its recent sequel Age of Wonders 3 is even better than the this one. I highly recommend both.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
It's a great game, but unfortunatelly this version has a lot ot compatibility issues and crashes too often. For example, I can't even zoom out the map, because when I try to do it - the game crashes. Plus, lots of over isses. If not for that, the game is a must have.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
If you want to learn about this game this video is only gameplay footage and will tell/show you everything you need to know about it. It's basically a look at what you'll be playing and takes out all the reviewer fluff that they like to throw in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giyrfZarjWc&index=12&list=PLbmOuMgQ8Co6Zf-nLedxXUL8f6Myxs7MY
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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
If you don't mind outdated games definitely play this and Shadow Magic, the Age of Wonders games are the best of this type of strategy game, much better than any heroes of might and magic game or even Civ despite the fact that they've been continuing to release content while Age of Wonders hasn't for over 10 years (Age of Wonders 3 is now in developement though). It has a hex tile map with turn based movement and a battle mode that takes you into a seperate map like in heroes of might and magic but much MUCH better, it even takes into account unit fatigue, morale, experience and the angle and distance at which they attack (obstacles like walls and rocks you have to shoot over reduce chances of projectiles hitting).

Sidenote: For anyone having crash issues, this is an old game, disable direct 3d and directsound to eliminate crashing, run on compatibility mode if it makes you feel any better. You can set resolution all the way up, the main menu and the intro video will still be tiny for some reason but once you're actually in game everything will be the right size.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
This game is one of the best of it's genre I have played. You should definatley buy it if your into turn based strategy games. It has a good storyline to it that will keep you into the game for long sessions. And if you get bored with that then there's skirmish mode to indulge in.
The actual gameplay, though quite challenging, is really good. You can choose a start race from a wide range of fantasy races, and you don't even have to stick with them! You can change to some other race, or even be both, or all three, or all of them if you have enough diplomatic might to prevent them from squabbling.
All in all, this is a really great game.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
If like me you enjoy a classic turn based rpg strategy, this may be the game for you.. upon playing this against the NPC you'll soon discover even on the easiest difficulty the bots will give you a hard time, this has a slight learning curve but once you get to grips with the game and can survive 100 turns, you'll be engrossed in the game and with each turn! How you play is entirely up to you, use diplomacy to your advantage..how about tradeing? maybe bribe? Or just annihalate anyone with a army of your choice. Good game overall, and fun to play i rate 7.5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2011
Excellent turn-based strategy game. Very remniscient of the Heroes of Might and Magic series, although with more possibilitis of controling the individual troops. Timeless graphics and soundtrack that will envelop you.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2013
Probably the best turn based strategy game out there.

10/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Old School but a Nice play if you like turn base.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Problems running on 2012 hardware...
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Won't start on Win 8
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5 of 27 people (19%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
skip this one as shadow magic is the same game but better. (shadow warriors and the shadow dimension) awesome game though. shame the next standalone eliminates the need for it.
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2 of 22 people (9%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This game is unplayable. It has taken over 15 minutes to load and the mouse was frozen.
I purchased this game today in a bundle. If I can't get it working, it was a waste of money like most of the other games I have purchased from steam...
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8 of 37 people (22%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is a classic turn-based strategy, and I was excited to try it out. Unfortunately there are some compatiblity issues that made the game difficult to play, and sadly it hasn't aged well. I enjoyed trying the game out, but some issues - like the text on info windows displaying gibberish - made it very difficult. Also, during combat sequences there are scaling and panning issues that make it impossible to properly view the battlefield.
It's a shame, because in this game's day I'm sure it was a top tier turn based game! A lot of newer games have come out since then that look, sound and play better.
I didn't get to experience a lot of this game because the compatibility issues prevented me from getting very far. I may give it another shot at another time, but I think it is probably better to just wait for AoW 3.
For the time being, I would not recommend it simply because it will not run properly on modern pcs. However, if you have an older or weaker pc and want to play an RTS that can run on your machine this one might be a good choice. I think that for now I would prefer Elven Legacy if I want to play this sort of game.
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2 of 27 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Doesn't work for me, won't boot.
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0 of 23 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
this game sucks......I love strategy games and fantasy games but this sucks. Nothing to do with the graphics or anything, it just sucks
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4 of 33 people (12%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
NO LIZARDMEN, I loved the lizardmen. When you make a sequal you are suppose to make new races, not remove the ones that stand out the most. I love the game play, and like the feel of the Age of wonder Series, but I hate not being able to play all of the races from the previous game.

6/10

Not Recommened, play the first game, you get more races and in my opinion they tried harder.
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10 of 55 people (18%) found this review helpful
100.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Didn't like it as much as the first one. The whole Merlin theme is shallow. Extremely annoying not being able to keep your character stats as you progress. I guess Merlin isn't as smart as they say he is if he couldn't even keep the easiest skills and had to relearn everything 6 times and still forget on the last level. Pretty interesting ending though. Combat similar to the first age of wonders, turn base strategy with elements of luck.
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