developer: Triumph Studios
publisher: Triumph Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / E-mail
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Age of Wonders III: Eternal Lords for PC is the second large expansion to the fifth installment of the popular series of turn-based strategy games developed by Triumph Studio (the first expansion was Golden Realms). Once again the player will visit the fantasy realm of Evermore in which various races are fighting for domination.
During the singleplayer campaign the player assumes the role of Avik, a successor to the throne of the snowy kingdom of Frostlings. Avik released the forbidden powers of necromancy and he intends to reclaim his realm. As the story progresses, the protagonist will have to choose either the legacy of his race or unleashing the full potential of his newly acquired abilities.
Eternal Lords for PC introduces many changes to AoW III’s gameplay mechanics, including the titular Eternal Lords; necromancers that are the seventh leader specialization. The Eternal Lords can create undead units and transform captured cities into necropolis filled with living dead. In addition to that, the leaders can become one of three Champions and gain access to powers of Good, Evil or Neutrality (including angels that are units of highest level). There are two new races as well: shape-shifting Tigrans and Frostlings who specialize in offensive and sailing.
Other changes include a player’s kingdom support system from various races (which allows unlocking unique racial perks and obtaining victory by gaining maximum support from all races), as well as Cosmic Events – random events, such as an invasion of a troll army or shooting stars, which increase the luck of all units on the map. There are also new items and locations on the map and stand-alone scenarios.
The expansion also introduces a new multiplayer mode – play by e-mail. In this mode the participants are sending their save to the servers of Triumph studio and moves can be performed after unlimited amount of time.
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 60 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 12 players' votes.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6 GHz , 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT/ Radeon HD 3870 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
- Recommended: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz/AMD Phenom X4 9900 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 460/Radeon HD 6850 or better, 10 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/8.1