Age of Wonders II: The Wizard's Throne Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: Delivering an invigorating mix of Empire Building, Role-playing, and Warfare, Age Of Wonders II offers the ultimate in fantasy turn-based strategy. Explore a world full of mythical creatures and mysterious lands. Build an impressive force as an all-powerful Wizard through dangerous perilsDelivering an invigorating mix of Empire Building, Role-playing, and Warfare, Age Of Wonders II offers the ultimate in fantasy turn-based strategy. Explore a world full of mythical creatures and mysterious lands. Build an impressive force as an all-powerful Wizard through dangerous perils and exhilarating challenges. Now is your time to embrace your destiny and take your rightful place at the head of the Circle, forever. [GodGames] Expand
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  1. With beautiful graphics, a smart AI, and a dragon’s hoard of replayability, Age of Wonders II is a winner.
  2. A balm for those left unchallenged and disappointed by "Heroes of Might & Magic IV" and those still thrilled by "Disciples II."
  3. 85
    A good game, and it'll be better after it gets patched -- but there simply isn't enough new stuff here to make you feel like you haven't already played this game before, and what new stuff there is (settlers, Domains), feel either tacked on or messy.
  4. There’s a big list of spells, many details to track, loads of different units to recruit, train, and summon, a good level of challenge, an interface that doesn’t get in the way of playing the game, and a very intriguing end-game sequence.
  5. It's one of those games you can start playing one evening, and then the next time you look up it's three in the morning.
  6. It's bland food that is only slightly improved by the huge portions.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 11, 2002
    10
    Truly a fantastic spiritual successor to Master of Magic!
  2. AlbertoC.
    Jul 17, 2002
    10
    I can say only a thing......fantastic.
  3. AnonymousMC
    May 18, 2009
    7
    It's a fine game. While some of the improvements made over the first game were really great in my opinion, others weren't, and theIt's a fine game. While some of the improvements made over the first game were really great in my opinion, others weren't, and the story - while still being ok for most of it - wasn't nearly as good as the first game's. What's really bad about this game is the atrociously poor AI which is WAY too easy to defeat and the clumsy interface. Expand

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