The banishment of the Wizard Kings ended the Second Age in Chaos. Now, new heroes and villains rise to claim the world’s riches. Only the most powerful leaders will prevail to reign over the Third Age of Wonders!
Explore and Exploit a Living Fantasy World
Explore a rich fantasy world that is more detailed and alive than ever with over 50 location types to raid for treasure. Expand your domain by building new settlements, forge pacts with monstrous allies and capture valuable resources. Wield earth shattering magic and terraform the lands for your needs.
Create an Empire in your own Image
Rule as one of 6 RPG style leader classes: Sorcerer, Theocrat, Rogue, Warlord, Archdruid, or the tech-focused Dreadnought. Research powerful skills unique to your class to develop your empire and arsenal. Choose your allies from among the six main races (Humans, High Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Goblins and Draconians) and fantastical monster dwellings.
Fight In-depth Tactical Battles
Recruit legendary heroes, equip them with magical weapons, and let them lead your armies into battle. Conquer your enemies using the detailed 3D turn-based Tactical Combat System and become a master tactician. Crush city defenses and learn to use flanking and master your army’s hundreds of abilities.
Master the Many Modes!
Immerse yourself in a rich single player story campaign, playable from two sides of an epic conflict. Create endless scenarios using the random map generator. Compete in multiplayer wars with up to 8 players in hot seat and online sessions.
Multiplayer notice: Currently, the multiplayer options available are: Hotseat, mutliplayer over VPN, and Online Multiplayer (requires a unique CD key, which will be located in your game shelf, and an on-line account with Triumph Studios).
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 2.6 Ghz Processor (Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4 Ghz / AMD Phenom X4 9900, 2.6 Ghz recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended), 10 GB of HD space, Graphics: nVidia 8800 / ATi Radeon HD 3870 with 512 MB or Laptop integrated Intel HD 3000 with 3 GB system RAM (nVidia Geforce 460 1 GB / AMD Radeon HD 6850 1 GB recommended), DirectX 9 compatible sound card, DirectX 9.0c, screen resolution: 1024*786 (1920*1080 recommended), open internet connection for online multiplayer. Patched to version 1.10
Posted on 2014-04-03 05:56:34 byJeckel:
First, this game is not DRM free.. They say it is, but if you want to do anything other then basics then you are going to have to log-in. So despite their clams there is really no difference between buying it here or on Steam.
There is guest (offline).. That won't let you save, change settings, or really do much of anything.
So if you don't have a good internet connection or are tired of DRM being forced on you.. Skip this game.
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Posted on 2014-04-01 18:41:49 byOedipa:
To start it demands an on line account with a verified email. It's not smart enough to know that email@example.com is a fake address and it shouldn't be sending stuff there. The online account isn't technically mandatory, you can play as "guest". There are a few catches, as "guest" you don't get the DLC you paid for and you can't save settings. If you have a reasonably largeread more monitor saving settings would be nice, playing at the default resolution leaves lots of black rectangles all over your screen.
So sadly Triumph goes on the list of people I'll never buy another game from. What's worse, GoG is no longer a place I can buy games without worrying about DRM. And yes, mandatory online accounts are a form of DRM.
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Posted on 2014-03-31 16:15:37 byJayaris:
The game looks pretty, and ran well on my computer which is medium range.
AoW3's story falls into an awkward middle between both AoW and SM. There are lead characters and protagonists, and each look different, but ultimately across the many campaigns they aren't well characterized. Your protagonists get a fair shot, with fully voice acted and quite length prologues and epiloguesread more to each campaign, and some character growth depending on the choices you make.
I found the campaign to be enjoyable, but not particularly memorable. (I've only played the Elven Court to completion once and the same with The Commonwealth so there will be endings I haven't seen, and missions I haven't played.)
It doesn't have the unit variation that Shadow Magic did, at least not in my view.The T1/T2 units all seemed quite similar. Though, the Draconians have some more outlandish units.
Your Leader, and Heroes are upgradeable and have equipment slots. Unfortunately, I felt the equipment available was quite limited, and so too were the pool of upgrades. I only felt like I could really create a specific archetype for each type of hero.
This may well be a consequence of your heroes seeming to level much faster than in earlier entries.
I would recommend to a fan of the series, and to any Turn-based Strategy fans who aren't strapped for cash. I've no doubt that with the level editing tools and continued development that this game will provide entertainment for years to come.
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