In Dominions 5 you take control of a powerful being that rules a nation and aspires to godhood. The type of Pretender Gods can vary from magically powerful arch mages to huge titans or large monuments. Dominions is a deep 4x turn based strategy game with a very large variety of spells and units.
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Release Date:
Nov 27, 2017

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March 6

Dominions 5.17

There was a bug in the scheduling that made the arena death match much too common. This update also brings new independents with bronze armaments to the early ages and Twiceborn now has more suitable chassis for some non-humans. Also a bunch of new mod commands and minor fixes.

  • New independents with bronze armament for the early ages
  • More type of chassis for the Twiceborn ritual
  • Setting to disable click sound
  • Arena too common fix
  • Fix for purgatory message
  • Castles without any units must still be conquered in a battle
  • Battle performance improvement

  • Globals can occur in indep provinces by default
  • Event with no effect can occur too
  • New weapon commands: #dt_realstun, #dt_interrupt, #dt_bouncekill
  • Fix for #bird and #djinn bodytypes
  • New monster commands: #minsizeleader,
  • Item type 9 = crown
  • New site commands: #recallgod, #domwar
  • New nation commands: ...labcost, ...templecost
  • New event commands: #req_notanycode, #req_mnr, #req_deadmnr

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March 4

Dominions 5.16

Phaeacia's expeditions to the blessed gardens will now occur yearly if the guardian is no longer there. But most importantly this update fixes a few problems with underwater province defence that appeared in the previous update.

  • Death Curse didn't work vs immortals
  • Golden Apple expeditions happen once per year
  • Arena deathmatch more common
  • Better checking for illegal moves
  • Light effects for fire elementals and similar units
  • Invisibility didn't work fully on scout reports
  • PD didn't get commander under water
  • Better messages from Purgatory
  • Vengeance of the Dead can target sneaking commanders
  • Print info on rituals that can target sneaking units
  • Forts do not get extra integrity if upgraded same round as sieged
  • Some auto found site locations on maps didn't come with an auto found site
  • 2 new magic sites
  • Damage info for poison spells
  • Stability improvement
  • New look for Master Enslave

  • PD works with montags again
  • New monster mod commands to set bodytype
  • New monster/item commands: #insanify, #nomovepen
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About This Game

You are a God! You are master and ruler of a loyal nation. You have unimaginable powers at your disposal. You have claimed this world as yours. But there are others who stand in your way. You must defeat and destroy these pretenders. Only then can you ascend to godhood and become the new Pantokrator.

In Dominions you take control of a powerful being that rules a nation and aspires to godhood. The type of Pretender Gods can vary from magically powerful arch mages to huge titans or large monuments. The pretender gods have different strengths dependent on what kind of god you choose and what nation you play.

When you start the game you decide what kind of god you are and how your Dominion affects your lands, followers and sacred soldiers. It is an expression of your divine might and the faith of your followers. If your dominion dies, so do you. Your dominion also inspires your sacred warriors and gives them powers derived from your dominion.

In order to win and become the one true god you have to defeat your enemies one of three different ways: conquer their lands, extinguish their dominion or claim the Thrones of Ascension.

New for Dominions 5 is that a God's bless effects can be customized in detail giving a new set of choices for the aspiring Gods. Battles have also received a major change and now feature simultaneous movement for all participating units. Fireballs and arrows will now fly at the same time as everyone is moving and watching large battles will be quicker than before.

Dominions is set in a fantasy world that draws inspiration from historical nations, cultures and myths. You will not encounter the elves of conventional fantasy in this game. Instead you might lead a nation of vanir from old norse myth. Aztecs, romans, israelites, greeks, kievian rus and lovecraftian horrors are just a few of the inspirational sources of the game.

The first Dominions game was released in 2002 and was well received by strategy gamers. Since then Dominions has been much refined and Dominions series is still actively played making it one of the longest running 4x turn based strategy games.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • OS: 10.12 or later
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • OS: any 32 or 64-bit distro
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4+
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
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