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...
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Release Date: Aug 6, 2010

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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

    • 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 )
    • 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 )
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
69.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2015
7.5/10 Surprisingly solid.
It's a Russian TBS in a fantasy setting. the 3 different campaigns have enough variety of units to keep you thinking, while the hex-based missions are refreshingly difficult. Story is, let's be generous and say "Familiar" to most fantasy fans and the voice acting doesn't really shine. The graphics are a little dated, but still do a good job of conveying atmosphere.
All in all, think HOMM in russian, and at quite a good price. worth it at full price, must-have in a sale.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
OK... even though it's one of the more difficult war-strategy games i've played, i'm still going to recommend it because it really does do everything right, it's just frustrating sometimes when a group of orc riders come out of the fog-of-war, pinpoint your captain and end the game in one turn...... *sigh*.....

-Dialog boxes have (cool role-played) speech.
-Tutorial doesn't just tell you to do a bunch of stuff while you fumble with the controls, it shows you how to do it, explains it, then lets you have a turn doing it yourself.
-lots of cutscenes.
-control and watch from far way with one-man icons or zoom in to see the whole troop and detailed (but simple) fight scenes with each battle.
-Magic is powerful but limited.
-Gives an "estimated outcome" of each battle before you commit to them so you know what to expect. Similar to Advance Wars in this and many other respects.

-It's difficult, even on easy mode expect to die and restart at least once per level either from a surprise attack or from being outnumbered and/or unlucky.
-The healing system is frustrating, yet still tactical. Heal your wounded for free but it takes a full turn, and if you're close to any enemy units you won't heal as much. Units dont heal when in a friendly town.
-Friendly cities do not generate gold. In fact, i have yet to find a way to continuously generate gold except "find it" in newly taken towns. This often mean that the units you start a level with are all you get, though you can build up and buy new units with the limited "found" money. This makes the game very offensive-based by nature as there is no point to waiting around to build-up resources that don't exist. This isn't really a bad thing, but i personally am not used to it. Experementing with a powerful unit basically ends with "Ok, now i know not to do THAT.... restart...." because you cant rebuild resource and get another one.
-AND A BIG ONE- When your captain dies, level's over, regardless of how powerful/large your army is. You're done. Restart. This wouldn't be that big of a problem normally, but 90% of the time your captain is your most powerful unit and if you leave him back to protect him there's a good chance you'll lose from lack of power. But if you bring him the AI makes him the #1 target. Frustrating.

All in all:
A REALLY good fantasy, turn-based strategy game. Frustrating, but rewarding and still good.
8/10 stars Worth buying, worth wasting 30+ hours on.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2014
Fantasy Wars is a game with very good tactical turn-based battles. Nothing more nothing less.

The basic idea is this. You command a few heroes and other military units. You fight a lot of enemies and achieve some goal such as conquering a city. Then you move on to a new mission and do the same kind of thing. This is a lot of fun. Why? Because the tactical battles themselves are really good. For example thee are terrain bonuses that differ between military units and make perfect sense, e.g. elven archers may gain defence if hiding in the forest while knights will have a reduced charge attack score. Add to this a large number of different kinds of units to command, many of which are upgradable, several different heroes with unique skills and different skills to choose from for each type of unit when it levels up. Together it adds up to a challenging and fun to play turn based strategy game.

The story is the weakest element of the game. I cannot even remember what it was about and i just finished the game. But it doesn't really matter. This is not a game you play for the story anyway.

The interface is well designed and easy to understand and to use. There are three different campaigns, one of which is unlocked after you have beaten the other two (in either order). You can choose one of three difficulty level separately for each mission and there are also three different victory types depending on how quickly you finish the mission. This adds some replay value to what is already a long game.

Graphics are fairly good but nothing exceptional. Voice acting is okay, not bad but could have been better, although as with the story it doesn't make a big difference.

All in all I would highly recommend this to fans of turn-based strategy, but not really to anyone else. It offers great tactial turn-based battles if you like that. If you don't there is probably not really anything in it for you.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
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.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
One of the many things which are awful about getting old is that most old people are expected to and do play mind♥♥♥♥ingly dreary, boring, games. Lament about the passing of dos,wonder why Sid's Alpha Centuri wont run on their computers and fiddle about tryng to get Age of Rifles and Steel Panthers up and running..... But its really neat when something like Fantasy Wars turns up. It's cheap, its certainly hard,lots of pretty serious wargames don't have half this much detail,it seems to have no bugs,looks good, music is fine but best is that its great fun to play.Yep good old fashioned fun...Ok I managed to last only 2 hours before I got wiped out. The AI wasn't cheating I just wasn't playing smart enough, this is a tough clever wargame.I will do better next time. This is a very good game its certainly fun and a bit of a toughie even on the easiest setting,Thats good as someone said the harder the struggle the greater the victory- 10 out 10 for Fantasy Wars a hard struggle.....
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
Nice old strategy game, better than most games of this type nowadays.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
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.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
With three different campaigns and tonnes of tactical depth Fantasy Wars is an excellent old-school turn-based strategy game with hours of playtime.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
Lovely isometric turn-based fantasy strategy game in which every unit counts.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
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.
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William Mizkowicz
8.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
For its current price of 4,99e a must buy for anyone wanting to play a tactical TBS in a fantasy setting. The story isn't much to go by and voice acting is, well.. Doesn't earn an Oscar. But the gameplay is solid. It very likely took inspiration from Fantasy General, which is a TBS classic from 1990's. Challenging scenarios, lots of different units and different classes of units with differing strenghts which gain in strength as they gain xp levels.

The graphics are somewhat dated but I wouldn't say they hurt the experience. They're still nice to look at. Slightly cartoonish whereas I would prefer a more darker approach, but they do their job.

The TBS genre is pretty small these days, so if you're looking for a TBS fix, I can recommend this.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
I am sure that its a fun game but I cant seem to get it to TURN ON.
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Obey the Fist!
0.1 hrs
Posted: April 27
Regretfully this one misses the mark. The English translation is poor. The developers didn't even bother checking the dialogs - you get buttons without proper labels like "UIOpt_Antialiasing". They didn't even populate some of the warning dialogs.

It's a simple TBS, graphics are a bit dated but work well enough in 4K. Alt+Tab causes an error, so their window management code is bad. Runglish translation sadly murders the storyline.

You'll be doing yourself a favour just picking up any of the Total War games during a sale. There's not enough motivation to spend $5 on this.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: April 4
This game has a timer that takes all the fun out of the game . It takes away any chance of using your own strategys just charge at your goal and hope the timer doesn't run out. For that reason i can't recommend this game it should be about strategy not timers.
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15.2 hrs
Posted: February 17
I LOVE this game!

Based off Fantasy General it does so much right. Nearly everything... nearly.

I wish that it left in the research part though. Fantasy Wars expansions do not disapoint either. Its not an overly hard game but you'll want to keep your units alive so they can fight again in the next map.

Top marks from me. If you like your turn based fantasy strategy, this is for you
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78.4 hrs
Posted: February 13
I have really been enjoying the fact that it is turn based and not a Real Time click fest. for the price it is a pretty good game I think. AI isnt bad either.
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62.4 hrs
Posted: November 24, 2015
Fantasy wars is an underrated gem for those who like the genre.

This is pure turn based, strategic combat. This game is difficult, and especially in the later scenarios there is no shame in turning the difficulty down if it's too much (it can get brutal).

Good tactics are rewarded and the turn timer puts pressure on you and forces you to take chances. The progression system is actually surprisingly deep and if you try to play this iron man style - you'll find some of the less appealing abilities suddenly become far more useful (especially vision range).

Protecting your high level units while still making a gold level victory can be really intense, and if you pull it off, very satisfying.

My suggestion is - don't save scum. Play it straight up and give your brain a little exercise.
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25.8 hrs
Posted: October 29, 2015
good game for strategy lovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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7.7 hrs
Posted: October 28, 2015
It is so much better (and harder) than I expect. It reminds me a mixture of heroes 3 and age of wonders except their city building parts. I am still getting used to play, but I like it really.
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