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  • Summary: Eternal Lords is the major, second expansion for the acclaimed strategy game Age of Wonders III. With the introduction of the Tigran and Frostling races and the new Necromancer class, players must adapt to a world on the brink of cataclysmic change. New features such as the Race GovernanceEternal Lords is the major, second expansion for the acclaimed strategy game Age of Wonders III. With the introduction of the Tigran and Frostling races and the new Necromancer class, players must adapt to a world on the brink of cataclysmic change. New features such as the Race Governance system, which allows players to tailor features of each race in their empire to meet their strategic needs, add new layers of depth to empire development and diplomacy. Expand

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  1. Apr 27, 2015
    90
    The big draw here is the inventive Necromancer class, which is just heaps of fun, but both the two new races and the range of smaller changes, like the new options for a peaceful victory, are smart additions that will make Age of Wonders 3 feel fresh again to even the most jaded player. Take note, developers; this is how you do a good expansion pack.
  2. May 15, 2015
    82
    If you've been putting off getting to know Age of Wonders 3, now's the time to do it.
  3. May 1, 2015
    80
    A deep and rewarding time sink but a difficult one to initially get into.
  4. Apr 22, 2015
    80
    This expansion's only real weaknesses are those endemic to the structure of the base game, but Eternal Lords is a worthy follow-up and fresh take on the classic turn-based strategy game formula.
  5. May 4, 2015
    80
    Eternal Lords game brings an inexhaustible quantity of new choices between good and evil; war and peace; between life and ... "afterlife". New content with a necromancy touch makes the third AOW installment one of the most attractive strategies on the market.
  6. Jun 29, 2015
    80
    Despite a slightly shallow and at times boring campaign, Eternal Lords expansion hits the spot in skirmish mode, where it matters the most. With more playable races, and more strategic options to choose from, this makes for a good expansion for an already great main game.
  7. Apr 15, 2015
    70
    Eternal Lords is a canonical expansion with one new class, two new races, and the usual handful of added features. If you loved the main title you may want to check this out, otherwise there’s probably nothing here that will change your mind.

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  1. Apr 17, 2015
    10
    best AoW3 DLC ever with tons of new content.

    just finished playing as Frostling Undead for campaign 1. Very new type of playstyle and
    best AoW3 DLC ever with tons of new content.

    just finished playing as Frostling Undead for campaign 1. Very new type of playstyle and mechanics that adds so much more flavour to the game. Units such as beloved Frost Queens, Yetis, Ice Scalpers.. and new ones such as Banshees! (omg I so so love this new unit).. New spells and empire upgrades too! Such as corrupting mana nodes to become Undead nodes.. changing entire city to an Undead city.. trying out mission 2 of the DLC now.. playing as a Tigran Druid class. Gonna be epic with all those new tigran units capable of leaping and even transforming!

    There's also new artifacts.. damn many of them.. just got a mythical jewel that made me 40% physical immune for my main undead hero.. add that with lifesteal is damn OP!! yes artifacts farming is important in this game.. the higher the rarity the better.. remember that when you're playing campaign as artifacts can be brought over to the next mission.. other artifacts are a "seduce veil" - legendary artifact that can convert enemies.. an ice glove - capable of throwing ice balls! awesome isn't it?

    ... and cosmic happenings! just got one where it says "Blood Moon - +3 melee attack for all units for 4 turns" (with the entire landscape sort of drenched in red aura here and there.. just epic!

    performance wise the game has improved much more as well.. prev i couldn't play on "high" settings without some sort of lagginess (blame the SSAO). This time even on that my desktop is able to support nicely.

    gonna update this post more as I meet with more new content whilst playing. You won't be dissapointed buying this DLC that's for sure!
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  2. Apr 21, 2015
    10
    Expands very nicely on the base game, which was already very fun and innovative. The new class and races are very fun to play, and it adds aExpands very nicely on the base game, which was already very fun and innovative. The new class and races are very fun to play, and it adds a staggering amount of new content (units, map locations, spells, a dwelling, and a new victory condition). I very highly recommend this expansion pack to anyone who enjoyed Age of Wonders 3, or to anyone who likes 4X or TBS games. This one is too good to pass up. Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2015
    10
    The new Eternal lords expansion takes the game to be the best strategy game experience I ever have had. The expansion brings 2 new interestingThe new Eternal lords expansion takes the game to be the best strategy game experience I ever have had. The expansion brings 2 new interesting races, 3 new specializations, the dark necromancer class, random events and lots of new places and other stuff. But for me is the new race relation system with the new race governance system (talent bonuses) and politics improvements the most important improvements. This expansion brings so much more content that it is well worth the price. Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2015
    10
    The base game received a lot of acclaim for being the best battle simulator of all fantasy 4x games, perhaps all 4x games full stop!

    But it
    The base game received a lot of acclaim for being the best battle simulator of all fantasy 4x games, perhaps all 4x games full stop!

    But it also received a lot of criticism, primarily about the lack of gameplay depth on the world map (and diplomacy). This expansion fixes 90% of those issues and adds a lot of other things nobody was expecting!

    An all round impressive and reinvigorating expansion!
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  5. Apr 16, 2015
    10
    Eternal Lords is an expansion in a vein not seen for far too long - one that is priced criminally low for the amount of content that it adds.Eternal Lords is an expansion in a vein not seen for far too long - one that is priced criminally low for the amount of content that it adds.

    Throwing in one new class, the Necromancer, which plays vastly different to any of the 6 original new classes, two new races (Tigrans, fiery sun-worshipping cat people, and Frostlings, Icy Goblinoids who have interbred with a race of frost fey), several new mechanics (many of which build on some other new mechanics that were added in a FREE patch - such as the race relations feature) like Racial Governance, a new victory condition and lots of new content that plugs straight into the game's random map generator for a seamlessly expanded experience.

    I think the highest praise I can offer is that as I've been playing this expansion, it feels like it was always there, fitting in seamlessly to the game experience.
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  6. Apr 16, 2015
    10
    The only game I have ever sunk as much time into as AoW3 was AoW and that was over 10 years ago :P
    I already loved the core game and the
    The only game I have ever sunk as much time into as AoW3 was AoW and that was over 10 years ago :P
    I already loved the core game and the first expansion, but this one beats all of that.
    There are so many new features, so many changes (for balance and flavor) for all the existing content that it almost feels like an entirely new game!
    Race Relations, Race Governance, new dwelling, 2 new races, one new class, cosmic events, pbem, much much much better tooltips and overall better information and communication on everything, 3 new specializations, major balance changes for all existing classes and races and specializations including new abilities, new sites, new abilities, new items, new cosmetics for leaders, improved diplomacy, improved RMG, new scenarios, one new game mode and one new campaign.

    This expansion is loaded with awesome new stuff and it definitely is worth every freaking cent you could spend on it! (I got the game for my gf, her best friend, my best friend and my American friends and we are all playing pbem together and loving it!)

    I can't say when a game or expension has last fulfilled and actually surpassed my expectations as much as this one...
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  7. Apr 23, 2015
    9
    This is one of the best Expansions ever made. Great price for Huge content. If you liked Age of Wonders 3, this Exp will make you love it.This is one of the best Expansions ever made. Great price for Huge content. If you liked Age of Wonders 3, this Exp will make you love it. Necromancer class is the most fun class from the bunch and new campaign is pretty good too. Expand

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