Play as either Nairi, an imprisoned Dryad fighting for her freedom, or Gilrock, a drunken Dwarven Lord on a quest to restore his family's honour (or just to kick some arse!). The Age of Fear series is a deep and complex turn-based strategy (full of humour!) that fuses a tabletop wargame with RPG elements.
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Very Positive (111) - 95% of the 111 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 1, 2017

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June 21


Hi everyone! After the release of Age of Fear: The Undead King Gold, we were finally able to sit down and finally bring the last remaining Forest faction to Age of Fear: The Free World.

To better balance the Forest Folk faction (and fill the gaps in their strategy), we added two additional units - War Unicorn and Fairy:

The War Unicorn is the upgrade of the well-known Unicorn and adds the Charge ability that makes it similar to a Knight - we have balanced this unit to be the best cavalry unit for the Forest Folk. The second addition to the Forest Folk arsenal is the Fairy, who is an early support unit, able to raise other magic points of spelcasters (later also using Aura Magic Regeneration!).

That's why the Forst Folk faction has an interesting dynamic - you have to decide which path to follow: will you depend on Evil Driders or Holy Unicorns and Fairy tandem? There are significant differences between the two and I'm really interested in how this will pan out ^^

I would also to take this opportunity and point you towards ongoing the Modder Challenge:

Take care,
Les & AOF Team



Thanks to everyone who supported us with constructive feedback and ideas!
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June 20


It's time for a new challenge !! Recently, we see a lot of modders activity, so the challenge is focused on this area.

Let's see who can create the best unit design ^^

  • The challenge is open to everyone! You can use any of the games in this series (also free Age of Fear: The Free World).

  • the challenge lasts until July 7. Submit your works before this date! From July 7 to July 21, voting for the Community will take place.

  • There are two winners: the first chosen by the Community (I will make the position to vote) and the second chosen by the AOF team.

  • Rewards are the keys to all existing Age of Fear games and a $20 Steam gift card for each winner.

  • Only one unit per person! Choose the best one.

  • You can use any resources from all AOF games or other resources (but make sure you have the permission of the authors!). You can mix existing assets.

  • Your creation should be the theme of the fantasy RPG game! The overall result matters: how it looks, what skills it has, how useful it is, etc. It should also be balanced in relation to existing armies, e.g. 99 HP Space Marine does not count.

  • Only full creations are accepted: the sprite, portrait and specification file must be present. The created unit should work (use the Workshop Manager to test it!)

  • To upload your creation, zip all files (at least: spec xml, sprite png and portrait png), upload them somewhere we can download from and post a link here:

For people who have not previously modified Age of Fear, there is a practical guide in Workshop Manager (click the white Guide button to open the pdf file). Please also unpack the file (from the game folder) and check the existing units as samples.

To create a new unit, you need several files:
  • sprite png image in com/aof/resource/image/gameobject/sprite folder

  • portrait png image in com/aof/resource/image/gameobject/icon folder

  • spec xml file in com/aof/resource/gameobject folder

  • (optional) voice wav files in com/aof/resource/sound/gameobject/voice folder

  • (optional) background png image file in com/aof/resource/image/gameobject/background folder

Voices and background files are optional and you can use existing ones (see, for example, the xml specification).

I hope we have not forgotten anything. There are some questions, please ask below.

Take care,
Les & AOF Team


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“The gameplay of Age of Fear 3 is really solid. [...] The campaigns are fun, and it’s great to have freedom of choice to influence the storylines.”
3rd Strike

“A pretty good trip down the road of nostalgia for those who miss the turn-based era and are looking for a new trip down memory lane.”
Dpad Joy

“The AI is strong, able to cope with the multitude of unit abilities and provide a competent opponent. [...] The long campaigns and huge variety of units and abilities do provide value in this new edition.”
Out of Eight


Now includes Steam Workshop integration! Download mods made by the Age of Fear community or create your own and tweak the game to your liking. You have access to new units and items, scenarios and even full campaigns, and more in the Workshop!


Thank you all for your support!
We promise Age of Fear series will improve over time. There is our roadmap (CLICK TO OPEN).

About This Game

Play as either Nairi, an imprisoned Dryad fighting for her freedom, or Gilrock, a drunken Dwarven Lord on a quest to restore his family's honour (or just to kick some arse!). Teaming up with a bloodthirsty Drider warrior on one hand or a whip-smart spellcaster on the other, these heroes are prepared for the worst.

AGE OF FEAR is a long-running series of fantasy turn-based strategy games loved by fans for its tabletop wargame battle system and in-depth RPG customization. Age of Fear 3: The Legend is our third addition to the series which offers enhancements like World Map, Relics, Global Events and procedurally generated battles! (scroll down for a list of features)


  • HEX-FREE BATTLES - test your tactics with a novel movement system where size matters and units aren't constrained by artificial grids!
  • OPEN WORLD - are you bored with the main storyline? No worries, you can always take a side-quest or play procedurally-generated battles. Play this game as you want!
  • FREQUENTLY UPDATED - we take our work seriously and patch our games often with new features and content. Also, whenever possible, those updates are back-ported to all our previous games!
  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN - we listen to our players and continuously improve! Go and check our forums, everyone has their say and we implement those suggestions.
  • FULL OF JOKES - who said strategy games have to be serious? All the best fantasy jokes have a home here!
  • PARTY CUSTOMIZATION - build and upgrade a custom army from more than two hundred unique units, skills and spells (but be aware of racial animosities!).
  • DEEP BATTLE MECHANICS - learn the basics in a hurry, then develop new strategies around a huge variety skills, spells and battle hazards like neutral factions and environmental effects (yes, you can anger bystanders!).
  • EASY TO MOD - create your own missions, or even full-fledged campaigns, to be shared with the Steam community!
  • FANTASY STORYTELLING - get wrapped up in two separate storylines featuring a motley crew of characters, globetrotting adventures and fantasy shenanigans galore. All hand-illustrated!
  • PERMANENT DEATH - accept the grim realities of death where all units that fall in battle stay dead... unless an evil Necromancer raises them as Zombies.
  • ARTEFACTS AND RELICS - discover numerous unique weapons, armours, potions and treasures, with the rarest granting powerful OP skills and stat bonuses.
  • ADVANCED AI - our AI is built upon a self-organizing network of agents and meta-heuristics algorithms (yes, we are PhD-smart!). Discover one of the most sophisticated AI systems you've ever played against!
  • LOW HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS - run the game even on that old potato laptop of yours. Your stone-age computer is good enough!
  • ...everything else we come up with! Get only if you want access to the latest features in the Age of Fear series, and please keep in mind that this is an evolving product.

If you're hungry for a no-nonsense, old school turn-based strategy game, you've met your match in the Age of Fear series. Enter the fantasy world of Age of Fear today!



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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: 10.7 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • OS: All distributions
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL capable
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM

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