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!
Deluxe Edition - Dragon’s Throne Scenario
An extra large standalone scenario. Legends tell of dragons who ruled the fabled Sea of Flames at the dawn of time. However, no one has seen a True Dragon in living memory. The Isles are still loaded with treasure and have become popular with adventures, merchants, scoundrels and sightseers. Now eight rival lords have found a mysterious dragon’s egg, and each sees it as proof of their claim to the Dragon’s Throne. The sages warn they risk unleashing the wrath of the Dragons, but the Lords pay no heed as they prepare for war. You can play the Dragon’s Throne versus AI opponents or in multiplayer with up to 8 players.
Deluxe Edition - Age of Wonders III: Original Soundtrack
The two hour Age of Wonders III Original Soundtrack is composed by maestro Michiel van den Bos, of Unreal, Deus Ex, Overlord, and Age of Wonders 1 fame. The OST features thirty one crisp, high quality FLAC and 320kbs MP3 tracks from Age of Wonders III and five exclusive bonus tracks. To top it all off, the OST includes liner notes by the composer (English only) and jewel case CD inlay jpg files. Be enchanted!
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, multiplayer 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 2014-04-07 17:08:13 byMillian:
I think the game is stellar and I am looking forward to additional content and patches. I don't get the whining about an online key though. Gating official servers helps keep operating costs manageable and the community limited to paying customers. I see no problem with that. The game has zero copy protection, so it's hardly a big deal. Online access, rather, is an added bonus. The game works just fine in offline mode.
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Posted on 2014-04-07 11:32:38 byDice5:
A Key for online access? No. This must be stopped right here and not allowed to manifest itself into more sophisticated and threatening forms of DRM. GOG is our go-to for DRM-FREE gaming and we would like it to remain so. As much as it is understandable for the good people at GOG wanting to expand their business and increase profits, this goes against the very nature of this service.read more I don't want to bash the game, for it is an excellent work of the industry, however, I think you should not purchase it on this platform.
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Posted on 2014-04-13 11:17:00 byTorsional:
The game is one of the better turn-based strategy games out there. Fans have been waiting a long time for this game and it does not disappoint.
I'm sorry to see GoG members give the game 1 star reviews, just because its online function requires a key. You can just use Hamachi or another service to avoid the key. This way they can offer the game on GoG while still making sure thatread more some people actually pay for it. Otherwise it could possibly only end up as a top torrent somewhere.
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