Fantasy Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before. Taking place in a fantasy world of Human kingdoms, Orc clans, Dwarfs' citadels and Elven forests the player is thrust into a world of war and...
User reviews: Mostly Positive (46 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2010
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"Strategic CRPG in the tradition of Fantasy General - challenging turn based combat! Successor: Elven Legacy"

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Fantasy Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before. Taking place in a fantasy world of Human kingdoms, Orc clans, Dwarfs' citadels and Elven forests the player is thrust into a world of war and legend. Play the role of an Orc or Goblin boss, a captain of the Human army or lead the elite forces of the Elven army. Participate in castle sieges and village defense, assault and reconnaissance operations and swift raids. To be victorious remember that the amount and experience of troops is not always the key factor, organize cooperation between different types of units and use the landscape to achieve strategic superiority. The game consists of three story-connected campaigns. In each of them players will have to gather an army, upgrade units, find magic artifacts and study magic spells. An epic story has been crafted to draw gamers in. The great Orc chieftain and conqueror Ugraum, incited by the cruel shamans, gathers a huge horde to invade the land of Humans. Only a small, but experienced army of general Pfeil is able to fight against the powerful enemy. However the sides in this confrontation don't know that this is all just a part of evil plot of the dark powers.

Key features:

  • Battlefields and surroundings in full 3D
  • Various tactical opportunities
  • Vivid characters which develop during the game
  • More than 70 units and 9 types of armies
  • Advanced army upgrade system
  • Original storyline
  • Multiplayer mode (LAN, Internet, Hotseat)

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7, DirectX 9.0c
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better
    • Memory: 1GB XP, 2GB Vista / Windows 7
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA (GeForce 8800/GeForce GT220) 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better ( must support pixel shader 3 )

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7, DirectX 9.0c
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB XP, 3GB Vista / Windows 7
    • Hard Disk Space: 12GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA (GeForce GTS 240) 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD3870 256MB graphics card or better ( must support pixel shader 3 )
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Has a remarkable story for a turn-based stretegy game. With 3 different campaigns you will be playing for many hours. It's not the best turn-based strategy game, but it's still really good. Very much worth the buy.
Posted: May 13
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
40.8 hrs on record
This is a good game and in its own right is a complete experience.

Story is good.

Feels balanced.

That said, I think this game could have been a great game with more work. Ultimately the units are expendable with only limited rewards for keeping them alive. I spent the whole first campaign painstakingly choosing my units lives over timed quest rewards, which the rewards are valuable later while once the units maxed out, swap leveling up other units from the researve. Ultimately saving your units to me feels to no gain. The units max out very quickly at level 5. The heros contenue to grow and level, which makes it more appealing to use them for the slaughters. By the time you really finish the campaign, which seems to come after 10 missions or so you lose all of them to start a new campaign. In the end, you will have access to them in the alliance campaign again where all your surviving units and heroes will be of service again with all the artifacts you discovered.

Hoping they make a second game with more missions, more story, and more custom units with higher level caps.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
Nice old strategy game, better than most games of this type nowadays.
Posted: August 17
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
I rebought that game, because i loved it in my childhood and it is still awesome. If you like Fantasy-strategiegames you won't get dissapointed but be warned, it is not that easy even on normal you have to restart the mission because of the good reaction from the KI, then it won`'t forgive you when you make a mistake.
Posted: July 18
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
39.2 hrs on record
I bought this out of nostlgic memories of Fantasy General as it is a very similar game (if not a direct fan-made remake). Much nicer game graphics but lacking the beautiful artwork and musical score that made Fantasy General stand out for me.
In terms of the gameplay I would say this game is one of the most frustrating strategy games I have ever played. The (unecessary) time contraints mean that I had to be constantly overextending which got me punished by the AI 9 times out of 10. I probably spent more time reloading/restarting more than playing - I think the last mission of the Human campaign (I haven't bothered with the others) took me about 12 hours and 4 restarts. I felt quite traumatized by the end.
The twists to the quests that occur at the end meant that thought I had finished the mission only to find I then had to unexpectedly get a particular hero to a specific location to win - this guy might be on the other side of the map depending on how I split my troops up at the start; so time to restart again... Similarly if I place all my units down at the start I might suddenly find that I need to defend somewhere on the other side of the map and realize that I should have reserved some units for this and needed to restart.
Posted: September 29
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
78.6 hrs on record
This game is great if you like turn/hex movement based strategy games. I picked this up for a couple of $$ on sale and it was a great buy as I just finished the game with over 80 hours of time in it. The game can be shorter or longer, just depends on your play style. Also, the game looks awesome on a triple monitor setup. I played this through on my rig with 3 24" Samsung monitors @ 4080x760 (5760x1080 made the font too small to read). So if you run mutiple monitors, this game works great on that playing setup.

I liked this so much I purchased Elven Legacy (the folllow up game from the same company) and have started on that now. If you see this game on sale like I did, pick it up and battle away. Totally recommended if this is your genre of gaming.
Posted: December 3, 2013
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