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  • Summary: Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, a fantasy RTS where the boundaries of the battlefield are broken and war is waged both above and below the ground. This game takes strategy to new depths as elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness are locked in an epic battle for survival. In the world of Exigo, where peace and prosperity have reigned for years, the empires of man and beast faces their greatest threat yet. A sinister force known as The Fallen has awaken to strike where the inhabitants of this world least expect - from underground. Users will take control of massive armies, wage wars in the forests and river valleys of the surface, then descend into the caverns and catacombs of the underworld to face off against the dark evil. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. It is simply one of the best handling RTS games that I’ve ever played, and I played just about all of them.
  2. With great looks, a clever multi-layer mechanic, and well devised sides, one wonders why Electronic Arts would release a game this good at a time this bad.
  3. The super-group function and solo campaign level designs are particularly awesome. [Dec 2004, p.188]
  4. With so much effort put into Being Whatevercraft, it's a real shame that a bit more time wasn't spent on really trying to surpass it, rather than just being a solid game that's as ultimately memorable as a disembowel movement. [Dec 2004, p.89]
  5. 70
    This is definitely a game aimed at the hardcore, old school crowd. Newcomers to the real-time strategy genre will find that the campaign is difficult to the point of near total aggravation.
  6. The gameplay is a castrated version of "Warcraft III" - you can see the hallmarks of a fine specimen, but the testosterone is all long gone - while the script is cringeworthy in places, reminiscent of the very worst desperate "Lord of the Rings" wannabes in fantasy fiction writing.
  7. A playable RTS and even marginally entertaining, but that’s only because its developers blatantly adopted every single hackneyed RTS convention they could get their hands on. Even the fall guy has enough self-respect to avoid doing that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. NodD.
    Feb 4, 2005
    Marvellous RTS.
  2. Abu
    Jan 16, 2005
    This game rocks!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2005
    StarCraft 2005!!!!
  4. Mzzx
    Jan 16, 2005
    Really strong competitor of today's big titles. Definitely worths price.
  5. Jul 28, 2012
    Game play is good, graphics are good, the story is good, the units are all good..what more does a game need? Apparently something new? Tho i fail to see what new every one is talking about. You mean like flying ships and units that can make mineshaft to quickly transport units from one location to the other?

    This is a game people clearly have miss judged solely on the fact that it got aliens and a familiar conflict in it. People see the beast men and they all yell the Hord! Riiiiiip offff!!!! aghhh!!!! then they spams and falls over. Then they notice a third faction called the fallen and notice that they got bug units and guess what....they all yell Zerglings! Riiiiiip offff!!!! aghhh!!!! then they spams and falls over.

    And that seals the fate of Armies of Exigo cause after all that falling over all people see is a clone of a clone of clones?

    Then comes all the complains, wahhh i can only control 16 units wahhhhh. Answer: Then make a super group with the F1 - F12 key dumbass.
    Wahhhhh heroes don't lvl up and you can't out fit them with items :( sniff , can't see how that's such a surprise as its Called Armies of Exigo and not Heroes and Armies of Exigo. In fact that comes to show that its not a copy of Warcraft 3 at least as their you can make all the love you want with your hero witch is everything in that game.

    Personally i find Armies of Exigo to be a great game, units gain experience for their kills, you got flying units that not only can transport your units but your archers can attack from within them. A good variety of units in all the factions, and once again a good story. Honestly there really should not be any need for any more to be said to convince you that Armies of Exigo is a great game. Its not a copy of Warcraft and Starcraft its not, its not a lie that its similar but calling it a rip off and a copy is going to far. In the end one more thing to add, Armies of Exigo is hard and gives a challenge and deserves my personal rating of 9/10.
  6. MX
    Dec 18, 2004
    Amazing oldschool-MP. if you like starcraft, you will like this one as well.
  7. NahT.
    Jun 24, 2006
    It looks like "RPG elements" in any game released nowadays have to be predictable and racist. The concept of beautiful therefore "good" races fighting against ugly therefore "evil" things is fascist at best. This isn't this specific game's fault however; we must "thank" Tolkien for all this crap. Expand

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