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Champions of Anteria PC

The eight major installment in one of the most popular economic strategy series that launched in 1993. This game was created by Blue Byte Software for the Ubisoft company.

Strategy | fantasy | tactical | RPG elements | humorous | elements of strategy | multiplayer

PC / Windows
Champions of Anteria cover

developer: Blue Byte GmbH

publisher : Ubisoft

Official website

Game mode: single player

game language: English

game release date for PC:

30August2016

Champions of Anteria for PC is an another production from Ubisoft, created on the basis of The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria. The title was announced in the middle of 2014, but it hasn’t answered to the gamers’ tastes, therefore it was withdrawn in order to be thoroughly remade, which eventually resulted in the described project. The same developer is responsible for the game – German studio Blue Byte, known for The Settlers series and Battle Isle.

Mechanics

Champions of Anteria is a strategic RPG game, in which we fight for the dominion of Anteria, clashing with the Dune Tribe, Greybeards, and Broken Crown. The title allows to control a team made up from three heroes. Each of them represents one of the five warring elements, and has his own range of skills, which we choose before a mission (from a pool of twelve abilities, during the proper game we use only four). The mechanics of fighting are similar to the hack-and-slash Torchlight, combined with World of Warcraft and Divinity: Original Sin. So we are looking at a colorful and fast slasher with multistage boss skirmishes and a system of active pause, which allows us to rethink our next moves.

Aside from fighting, Champions of Anteria for PC offers the ability to manage a small kingdom, in which we build new structures, create weapons, items and potions. All of this is very simplified, and in contrast to the clashes - happens in a turn-based system.

Tasks are divided into two categories. The first category is a preparatory stage, during which we conquer succeeding areas, escort wagons, and defend the towers – in order to gain raw materials, which we can use to further develop our kingdom, forge better equipment for heroes etc. Afterwards, when we are ready, we attack the capital of the enemy faction, which is an expanded mission ending with a clash with a powerful boss.

Technical aspects

The graphical layer of Champions of Anteria largely resembles the cancelled The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria. Game is marked by a colorful, overdrawn and comic style. The whole game is complemented by hand drawn cut scenes.


Game score 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 50 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.2 / 10 calculated out of 223 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel i5-2400 3.1 GHz/AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 8 GB, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670/ Radeon HD7870 or better, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel i3-2120 3.3 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 4 GB, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450/Radeon HD 5770 or better, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10 64-bit

Champions of Anteria Game Guide

game guide 20 July 2016

The Champions of Anteria guide describes all the key elements and helps in starting out in the game. It also tells how to develop the village, which heroes to choose and how to complete all of the available scenarios.

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria is now Champions of Anteria, but Settlers franchise isn't done yet

News 21 April 2016 18:00

The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria is not coming out. However, the game is not dead – it just transformed into Champions of Anteria instead. Along with the new title comes a gameplay shift towards tactical RPG.

Champions of Anteria Hands-on – The Settlers-like RPG

Preview 13 July 2016 18:00

Champions of Anteria offers a mix of RPG and strategy; something very different from the parent game is was born from. Quality aside, the question is whether that’s necessarily a bad thing.