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  • Summary: Fantasy Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before. Taking place in a fantasy world of Human kingdoms, Orc clans, Dwarfs' citadels and Elven forests the player is thrust into a world of war and legend. Play the role of an Orc or Goblin boss, a captain of the Human army or lead the elite forces of the Elven army. Participate in castle sieges and village defense, assault and reconnaissance operations and swift raids. To be victorious remember that the amount and experience of troops is not always the key factor, organize cooperation between different types of units and use the landscape to achieve strategic superiority. The game consists out of three story-connected campaigns. In each of them players will have to gather an army, upgrade units, find magic artifacts and study magic spells. An epic story has been crafted to draw players in. The great Orc chieftain and conqueror Ugraum, incited by the cruel shamans, gathers a huge horde to invade the land of Humans. Only a small, but experienced army of general Pfeil is able to fight against the powerful enemy. However the sides in this confrontation don't know that this is all just a part of evil plot of the dark powers. [1C Company] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. A true blast from the past, turn based fantasy strategy in the spirit of old classics from 90s. A bold move that succeeds. Commanding your own orc horde or mercenary army to victory through the linear campaign is simply fun, especially when the game mechanics have nothing to be ashamed of, and there’s plenty of complexity to keep you thinking. We need more of unhurried, turn based goodness like this in the future. [Nov 2007]
  2. The sounds in the game, or lack thereof, irritate me to a point, and the acting is rather subpar too, but I could hardly walk away from the game to eat.
  3. 78
    The turn countdown is a decent idea as well and forces players out into the field a little quicker, but can tend to cut off the chance to fully explore a map in some cases. Either way, the challenge for those that choose to try and grab the gold medal in each level is going to be pretty extreme.
  4. A stout strategy yeoman. [Apr 2008, p.78]
  5. An addicting strategy game that I enjoyed playing once I found the cheat codes.
  6. Fantasy Wars is as cliche as the title suggests. It does nothing new, but it also does nothing wrong. It's a good, solid game for newcomers to the genre, but it won't please too many hardcore gamers.
  7. The turn-based action is a mixture of crippling boredom, mild frustration and a mild sensation of imminent doom - based on a huge, hexagonal board-game style map with gigantic pawns that you control scattered across it. [Apr 2008, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. ErichS.
    Oct 9, 2007
    What an awesome game. If you love turn-based strategy in a fantasy setting, this is the best ever. Reminds me a little of "Sword of Aragon" (yeah, ancient I know). Graphics not that great, but best gameplay in a long time. Expand
  2. PertsaJ.
    Oct 31, 2007
    A great game for fans of good old turn-based strategies. If you liked games like Fantasy General, Battle Isle and Spellcross, you'll love this!
  3. JamieS.
    Nov 1, 2007
    Fantastic game! Better than RTW OR civ. More fun to play. A turn based deep strategy game with some unique elements. I feel like this is the game I've been waiting years for. It's perfect. Expand
  4. KalleHahl
    Mar 10, 2008
    I'd give 9.5. There are only some minor stuff that patches might even fix/add.

    It's ridiculous to see some of the game reviewers
    giving 35% scores to Fantasy Wars.

    This is as good as Ufo: Enemy Unknown is, combied with Heroes of the Might and Magic AND Total War -series.

    It's pure gold. Get it!
  5. Feb 25, 2014
    one of the best turn based combat games I have enjoyed playing. Its difficulty is just right and provides a very good challenge. It doesnt have any flashy graphics but it sticks to basics and delivers a great overall experience.
    It isnt a game for everyone but if you are looking for a tactics only no nonsense game its brilliant.
    There is a sequel Elven Legacy
  6. GlennO.
    Jan 18, 2008
    The AI is quite good (without "cheating") which makes this one of the most challenging turn-based games I have played in a long while. The perk-tree is intriguing, albeit lacking in adequate documentation. This game will stretch your strategy muscles in good ways. Expand
  7. GoenzV.
    Nov 13, 2007
    No good. Boring. Stupid graphics.

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