Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic ist der dritte Teil der preisgekrönten Fantasy Strategie Reihe. Dieser unter Fans favorisierte Teil, erweitert die in der Serie viel gepriesene Verschmelzung aus Aufbaustrategie, Rollenspiel und taktischen Gefechten, um die unheimliche Shadow World und Schlachten mit nie zuvor gesehenen Völkern in neuen und...
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Sehr positiv (159 Reviews) - 87 % der 159 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: Okt. 2010

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Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic ist der dritte Teil der preisgekrönten Fantasy Strategie Reihe. Dieser unter Fans favorisierte Teil, erweitert die in der Serie viel gepriesene Verschmelzung aus Aufbaustrategie, Rollenspiel und taktischen Gefechten, um die unheimliche Shadow World und Schlachten mit nie zuvor gesehenen Völkern in neuen und facettenreichen Landschaften.
Zusammen mit der Möglichkeit des Kartengenerators eine völlig einzigartige Umgebung zu erschaffen und mit dem verbesserten Kampagnen Editor die Geschichte dieser Welt neu zu schreiben, wird Ihnen ein beständiger Strom an völlig neuen Spielerfahrungen gewährleistet.
Haupteigenschaften:
  • Eine vollkommen neue Kampagne mit 5 Episoden und 16 Szenarios, neuen Charakteren und einer sich neu entwickelnden Story. 19 eigenständige Szenarios sind enthalten.
  • Änderungen bei den ursprünglichen 12 Age of Wonders Völkern. Jedes Volk hat ein neues Upgrade für die Stadt, welches mit einer neuen Einheit aufwartet. Beispielsweise können die Elfen einen geheimen Wald bauen, welcher die Stadt verhüllt und Waldwesen produziert.
  • Drei völlig neue Völker: die durch die Steppe wandernden Nomaden, die unheimlichen Schattendämonen und die aus dem Jenseits kommenden Syron.
  • Führen Sie bei Bedarf diplomatische Verhandlungen mit ihren Rivalen. Belagern Sie feindliche Städte mit einer sorgfältigen Abwägung zwischen taktischer List und magischen Verbesserungen. Es könnte Ihre Bestimmung sein der größte Zauber-König aller Zeiten zu werden.
  • Treten Sie ihren Rivalen im Mehrspielermodus für bis zu 8 Spieler über LAN oder Internet gegenüber - dies umfasst das Spielen über E-Mail, einen Hot Seat Modus und das spannende Simultaneous-Turn-System, welches allen Spielern erlaubt ihren Zug gleichzeitig zu machen.
  • Entwerfen Sie ihre eigenen Szenarios, Helden, Gegenstände und sogar neue Zauberer mit dem erweiterten Szenario Editor und fordern Sie andere Spieler heraus Ihre Kreationen zu besiegen.
  • Verwenden Sie den Zufallskartengenerator um Szenarios oder Mehrspieler Herausforderungen mit nur einem Klick zu erstellen.

Systemanforderungen

    • Betriebssystem: Windows 95 oder besser
    • Prozessor: Intel Pentium 300+ CPU
    • Speicher: 64 MB RAM
    • Grafik: DirectX kompatible Grafikkarte
    • Festplatte: 500 MB frei
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Sarkoth
( 9.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 3. Juni
This standalone remedies the errors made in AoW 2 and plays a lot more fluently. Some might even say it's better than the first one.
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eestygtmr
( 157.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Mai
Hi Steam. My computer won't let me play this game any more and I'm devestated. It says I'm logged in on another computer (which I'm not) and refuses to open. Please can you help me with this issue? It's one of my favourite games in the whole world.
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Brother Alpha
( 0.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 5. Mai
Ignore the lack of playing time with this review. I bought this game when it first came out and got this copy for free when I pre-ordered Age of Wonders III. Frankly, Age of Wonders is the best fantasy 4X series I've played. Shadow Magic was the best in the franchise, until Age of Wonders three came out. This is one of the best, "One more turn." games. The developers even put in a clock in the UI, because so many fans requested after playing for many hours longer than they intended.

If you like the genre, then this game is worth the $10. However, I would recommend spending $30 on the latest game.
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edyman
( 66.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. April
If you like Strategy games, than this is the ONE!
It is like Heroes of Might & Magic and Disciples 2 combined!
Those who played 80-90's games may know Master of Magic and I can say Age of Wonders is reincarnation
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kalem333
( 59.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. April
Do you like Strategy games? then buy this. Simple as that, this is one of the best strategy games of all time.
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FlorisVI
( 171.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 18. April
Good gameplay, keeps you busy for enough hours, but lacks diversity in the end game, you always win if you play a certain tactic, however, one of the better tactic games out there
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De Vulus
( 100.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. April
Great game.

9/10
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Kaptain_Kaboom!
( 819.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. April
Used to love it, now that I have Win 10 it will not run at all. Tried all the recommended fixes in the forums, still having problems.

Too bad, it was a good game, played it a lot when I had Win 7.
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Igel
( 12.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. März
Nice oldschool RPG :)
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Mr Bones
( 6.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. Februar
As someone who's put in literally ~1000 hours on the CD version which I lost, I'm really sad that I cant play this anymore. I cant get my steam version to work after I tried throwing some of my old favorite mods on it. No matter how many times I reinstall / verify files and try to mend the files myself. I broke it. And now my heart is broken :^(

Dont mod the game. But play this game, as it is one of the best strategy games ever. Favorite soundtrack ever as well.
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5.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Juli 2014
Relativ altes, doch immer noch sehr geiles Spiel.
Werde ein Zauberer, behersche dein Element und dein Volk und überrenne deine Feinde.
Für jeden der rundenbasierte Fantasystrategiespiele mag ein absolutes muss ;)
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20.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Juli 2014
Gutes Spiel!
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74.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Oktober 2013
One of the best strategy games of all times if not the best. A turn based game that is nearly perfect at all levels. The game conquered my heart with its great ambiances and environments, magical songs, beautifully animated 2D units, great scenario, original playable races, badass characters, well-made dialogs and difficulty level. I consider this as the hardest strategy game that I have played. Custom scenarios were amazing and the editor tool was so easy to use. I ended up crating new maps although there were no one to play with. Imagine Warcraft III and Civilization IV combined.. No you don't need to imagine, because this game exists!

Cat humanoids called Tigrans, out of this world creatures Syrons, Dragonians, Arabian and Turkish inspired people Nomads, arctic hobbits, evil bug like creations Shadow Demons... Even goblins had their own race... All these original races are so remarkable and unforgottable and playing with them is still fun and intense even after a total of ten years.

Be whoever you want to be, add a character bio, put your photoshopped picture on it, create new heroes and lead them to fight... Fight aganst good or evil, it does not matter, because you don't always get to play with good leaders. Be an evil Elven wizard or be a heavenly good Orcish shaman. Summon beholders, elementals, dragons and crack the earth under their feet while you separate their army with your tornados.

Go deep in the woods, find camps and ask them if they want to join you. If they answer "No" then kill all of them and take their money. Get ready for more adventure, visit old ruins that are full of zombies and skeletons, steal baby dragons from their mothers, hire a drunk Dwarven engineer from tavern to protect you and improve their fighting skills in arena. Explore sunken shipwrecks and kill pirates, or just simply be a pirate!

Visit beautifully made underworld to catch some outlaws and find new allies, like Goblins, Tigrans and Dwarves. Trade spells with their leaders and expand your empire. Banish terrestrial beings from their homes and get extra money from it. Be a bad person for once in your life! They'll hate you, they'll talk about you and they'll fear you and your undead champions! Raze cities and loot them! Destroy empires and rise yours!

Open the doors of engineering schools and buy some flame throwers and baloons to fly over the mountain. Order them to build up a tank for you! Move your army into the tank and raze enemy's wall and ruin their buildings over their head, because you know that they deserve it!

Teleport to the Shadow world, exterminate all evil and good spirits! Stamp big insects, larvas and feel the beauty of this place. Help Syron giants and occupy demonic cities with their power. Enjoy the game, enjoy the gameplay, enoy the song, enjoy every step you make, every unit you kill and every hero you hire, every city you conquer, every mountain you climb, every cave you explore, every turn you make... Enjoy it!
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63.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Dezember 2013
Insane fantasy 4x game with great multiplayer options!!! Random scenario generation and MODs make for tons of fun but beware, it's is quite difficult. Scales well to 1080p despite being ~12 years old.
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18.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. April 2014
I have to say, this game is the end all, be all for turn based strategy games for me. As a long time fan of Heroes of Might and Magic 3, as well as other less well received TBS games, this one continues to shine and take up space on my hard drive. This purchase marks the 3rd time that I've bought the game. One hard copy, once on GOG, and now the steam version, almost soley so that I can review this bad boy. First of all, forget the campaigns. Games like these were MADE for the random maps. The campaigns, while entertaining, are really just long tutorials to ready you for the random map generator, which is where this game shines. 12 races, multiple combinations of magi, and a multitude of play styles lay before you. That enemy city before you just a little too tough to take? Scorch their lands and transform them to deserts and watch their populace riot from their discontent at their new, inhospitable world. A mountainrange in your way? Level the terrain and march your troops across it, backdooring your opponent into new depths of discontent. That being said, play it with your friends to elevate this game to the height that it deserves. This is the ultimate multiplayer strategy game. Get your friends together and LAN this game. You won't regret it.
After purchasing AOW III, I have to admit, while that game IS awesome, I still make time in my day to go back to Shadow Magic. It's well worth the time. Every ♥♥♥♥ing time. Stop reading this now and go buy this game. If you're a turn based strategy person, or just a strategy gamer at all, you owe it to yourself to play this game. Good luck, and may your wizard towers provide you all the spell range you require!

Disclaimer: I have literally played hundreds (and I don't mean one or two) of hours of this game and expect to play hundreds more. Buy it. you won't regret it.
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41 von 45 Personen (91 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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40.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Januar 2014
I would recommend anyone who enjoys turn based games to give Shadow Magic a shot. It is a of game that superficially seems rather simplistic with its movements and hex board, but upon closer inspection a plethora of various elements are revealed. This game can give several tactics, such as creating an amphibious army of dwarves, a flying army of leprechauns, and explosive goblins. The balance between unit production and economic policy focus is just right. The only downside that I could say about this game is the possibility that, due to how attacks and damage rolls are done, luck can ruin your day. That and heroes are arrow and bullet magnets because of how powerful they can be if they aren't restrained. Needless to say, these do not detract from the possibility of fielding an army of flying hobbits that can rain havoc and drop flaming meteors on fiendish skeletons. If that has any sort of appeal to you, pick this game up. And do note that there is a sequel, Age of Wonders 3, in the works.
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61.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
This game is as fun as the old Heroes of Might & Magic series or Disciples. I think it's very underrated. Deserves much more popularity...
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35 von 42 Personen (83 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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27.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Oktober 2014
In this game, I spent my childhood and I really happy that this legendary turn-based strategy is in Steam.
All lovers of old-school strategies, join it.
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34 von 44 Personen (77 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Juni 2015
I have nearly 500 games in my Steam account, and the vast majority of them are still unplayed. So now I'm dedicating an hour to each of these games and writing a series of One Hour Reviews.

One Hour Reviews - Game 4
Age of Wonders - Shadow Magic
Purchase Date: 5/22/2014

I got this game, along with the original Age of Wonders in a Humble Bundle. I didn't warm up very well to the original, so my hopes were not very high for this one. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that none of the things that annoyed me about the original game are present here.

I jumped right into the tutorial. Compared to the original, the tutorial in this game is vastly improved. The tutorial, like the original, starts by covering the basics of movement around the map and claiming resources, but then proceeds into a lot more detail. I felt like I had a much better sense of what my options were and what I needed to be doing.

When I played the first Age of Wonders, I actually had to restart the tutorial because I died. What I appreciated about Shadow Magic is, it gave me a good sense of the difficulty right off the bat, but I didn't have to start the entire tutorial over. The very first fight I got in, a giant beetle ended up stomping my entire party. But the tutorial was written to expect this, so rather than having to start over, the tutorial used this experience as a teaching lesson on what to expect. I really appreicated that.

The graphics in Shadow Magic are better, but that is to be expected given the length of time between the games. I didn't care for the animations in the original, but here the units move more naturally. Also the game provided all the resolution choices I'd expect to see. I played at 1920x1080, and didn't have any problems with menus or reading text.

The actual gameplay itself seemed much like the same turn-based strategy from the original Age of Wonders, which itself brought back memories from the old Heroes of Might and Magic games. I have a feeling that I'd probably enjoy the original more now that I've played this tutorial and have a better grasp of the game.

The only thing that really annoyed me about Shadow Magic happend when I was trying to back out of a command that I was issuing to my party by hitting the escape key. This brought me out to the main menu. I then hit the Continue button, except this command will actually load your last saved game. I didn't have any save games yet so it ended up not doing anything. I wanted to resume my game, so I hit escape again thinking it would close the menu and take me back into the game, but instead it dumped me out to the desktop. And thus, my review ended about 8 minutes early.

I really didn't expect to like this game given my impression with the original. So in this case I am glad to be wrong. I'm looking forward to coming back and spending more time in the campaign.

Overall Recommendation: Keep
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216.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. August 2013
A Civilization type game with Tolkeinesque races, such as Elves, Dwarves, Undead etc. Despite being ten years old, I still find it to be the best of its type.

Very similar to most other turn based strategy games, although the difficulty can be a barrier for new players. You control a race, build\control cities, produce armies and buildings and spend time either allying or destroying other races.

You control a Wizard on the map who acts as the races leader. Should the Wizard die without any means to revive, your race is defeated.

You can take over mines, mills, farms etc on the world map to give you gold per turn. You can use that gold to build and train units, however you have to be aware of how much your spending. Once you've trained units, you also need to pay them a wage per turn. If you don't have enough gold, they may get disgruntled and leave you - possible joining up with your foes! I like this because, rather than just duking it out on a battlefield, you can work on removing your enemies resources and forcing his army to dwindle without ever facing open war.

Bad points: the AI often makes nonsense moves, and the diplomacy towards AI is irrational - often they will offer an alliance, before instantly breaking it and declaring war against you. The Steam edition doesn't come with the MASSIVE manual that came with the CD version, so it's worth flicking through an online wiki to get to grips with the game. A tutorial is there, but it's pretty brief.

Best played against humans. There's online options, as well as a play by email function which I prefer and tend to be quite active on. The community is still going strong after so long, and maps can still be downloaded. Age of Wonders III is due in 2014, so if this looks too dated for you, might be worth holding out for that.
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