Heroes of Annihilated Empires PC

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  • Summary: Creating the Heroes of Annihilated Empires, far from making a game, we build a bridge to the world of imagination living deep inside in each of us. A world that has become an arena for six great races that are ready to engage in the conflict, never seen by these lands before. While leadingCreating the Heroes of Annihilated Empires, far from making a game, we build a bridge to the world of imagination living deep inside in each of us. A world that has become an arena for six great races that are ready to engage in the conflict, never seen by these lands before. While leading heroes and mighty armies to victory, bringing your people to peace and prosperity you will encounter hundreds of obstacles on your way. Mixing role-playing game with real-time strategy, we deliver you a new experience and unique gameplay, where you can feel yourself the Hero of a legendary epic tale. This time it's not about units, it's about armies with thousands of soldiers that entrust their fate in your hands. It's about responsibility taken by great leaders and future of entire races. Survival or extinction? It's all up to you to decide. [GSC Game World] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. AceGamez
    90
    A fine hybrid title that tells a captivating tale, complemented by a stellar cinematic presentation and gameplay that is challenging and rewarding, not to mention compulsively addictive in an old school dungeon-crawler kind of way.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    80
    A strangely captivating mix of real time strategy and light roleplaying. [Feb 2009]
  3. A decent gmae that gives strategy gamers a nice twist and smoething new. Not knowing how long until the other games arrive to finish the story kind of sucks.
  4. But with its clumsy combat, dim AI and generic plot, HoAE fails to add anything new to the already crowded fantasy based RTS genre.
  5. 60
    A forgettable experience all the way through. While we really like Elhant's attitude, it's the only thing that stands out as unique in this game.
  6. The colorful presentational coating is tasty, but unfinished features and rotten artificial intelligence keep Heroes of Annihilated Empires from reaching its potential.
  7. 40
    Almost engaging. Despite dripping with cliché, the world is a fun one to visit. It would be much easier to stomach the numerous design flaws had they delivered on their promise in the storyline.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. DustinW.
    May 28, 2007
    10
    This is the best RPG/RTS I have ever played. It has a combination of Dungeon Siege II and Age of Empires. Very well laid out, and my favorite This is the best RPG/RTS I have ever played. It has a combination of Dungeon Siege II and Age of Empires. Very well laid out, and my favorite story line. Expand
  2. JamesH.
    Jul 21, 2007
    9
    A new type of RPG/FPS. i never though that there could be so much content in this game.
  3. Dec 7, 2011
    9
    I have really been enjoying this game so far and feel that it deserves a much better score than what has been given. I have had no issuesI have really been enjoying this game so far and feel that it deserves a much better score than what has been given. I have had no issues playing the game and it has a nice atmosphere that it's hard to get tired of. The singleplayer works well and focuses on the quest of an elven ranger to save his people from the undead. The story is advanced through in-game dialogue as well as comic cut scenes and tell a good story. The gameplay is very centered around the hero who can cast some very powerful spells and can dish out insane damage, probably a bit to the detriment of the game as there is not much strategy involved when the hero outranges towers and does more dps than the rest of the army together, but there is something about the game that makes it hard to stop playing, and it is a joy to advance through the campaign. Warmly recommended. Expand
  4. JonathanS.
    Apr 15, 2007
    7
    A nice strategy game, nothing new though. Didn't really like the graphics (since they are 3.D with 2.D figures) and it really needs a A nice strategy game, nothing new though. Didn't really like the graphics (since they are 3.D with 2.D figures) and it really needs a tutorial, like the way that you can choose if you wanna be a mighty hero or build a city with huge armies. This could have been a really awesome game. Expand
  5. Jun 5, 2014
    6
    This game had the ingredients to be a great blend of RTS and RPG. It get's some parts right, mainly the RTS. However the slow pace of much ofThis game had the ingredients to be a great blend of RTS and RPG. It get's some parts right, mainly the RTS. However the slow pace of much of the single player campaign and a few quirks stop it from quite being a great game. Expand
  6. RoryM.
    Dec 25, 2006
    5
    Graphics are good. Detail is very good. Game play needs work. Slow recovery from battle. Manual control of camera/view is annoying. No notice Graphics are good. Detail is very good. Game play needs work. Slow recovery from battle. Manual control of camera/view is annoying. No notice of leveling up. Needs a small tutorial in menu. This could become a great game. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2017
    2
    Ants simulator, mess edition.

    The fact that, for the campaign, I had to play an elf, the unwanted plague of fantasy cliché races, is far
    Ants simulator, mess edition.

    The fact that, for the campaign, I had to play an elf, the unwanted plague of fantasy cliché races, is far from being the worst aspect of HoAE. Even with his ridiculous voice acting and dialogues.

    What is really, really bad is that everything is so tiny that I have no clue what any unit looks like, what it's doing, which side it's on, etc. I'm basically watching swarms of colored pixels clashing under the constant swirling sound of a toilet flush (the horrible music being turned off as usual.) I get that games think they are cool because they don't offer a pause (they do it so that we don't see the flaws while pretending it's for the challenge,) but what this one truly needs is a bloody zoom key, since we don't have 40 inches magnifying glasses to mount in front of our monitors.

    Do I even need to mention the terrible micro-unit micro-management ? I Guess when a creature is only 4 pixels high, there's no room for putting a brain inside it.
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