Heroes of Annihilated Empires, a fantasy RTS with RPG elements from the makers of Cossacks and American Conquest, is available now on GOG.com for $9.99.
Heroes of Annihilated Empires is a magic-themed strategy game with four playable races: the Elves (Sylvan Folk), the Mechanicians (technologically advanced dwarves), the Cryo Race (barbarians with a specialty in cold magic), and the Undead (Zombies, Skeletons, Werewolves, and other cuddly creatures). Story centers around Elhant, an Elven Ranger, and his attempts to save his world from destruction by the undead Legions of Ashes. The game’s dark fantasy storyline, created by Ukrainian novelist Ilya Novak and told with graphic novel-inspired cutscenes and voiceovers, is one of the strongest points of the game.
Those familiar with previous strategie games by GSC already know how players can collect insanely huge numbers of units, and how great the battles of thousands look. In the RTS part of Heroes of Annihilated Empires, you build, gather, train, and finally defeat your opponents. In RPG ‘mode’, the player’s hero (Warrior, Ranger, or a Mage) is the leader of an army, and charges into battle to fight evil one on one, wearing loot collected from past battles, casting spells, gaining experience, and becoming more powerful in your quest to win.
Whether you’re into action RPGs or massive RTS battles, Heroes of Annihilated Empires is an original and interesting take on fantasy strategy, available now on GOG.com for $9.99.