Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Development of the game Shards of War for PC have been suspended and will not be continued.
Shards of Wars for PC is an online action game set in a science-fiction world and belonging to MOBA genre (Multiplayer Online Battle Idea), which combines features of RPG, arcade, and strategy games. It has been developed by experienced team of German Bigpoint studio, known from such productions as Drakensang Online or Battlestar Galactica Online.
Game takes us to a grim, dystopian vision of a future, in which borderlines between realities have blurred away, and parallel worlds fight for hegemony and survival. In a fictional Empire City warriors from different worlds called Guardians fight between each other under two different factions. One of them wants to bring back peace and close time-space portals, while members of the other only desire to finish the act of destruction and safely return to their home world.
Gameplay focuses on rivalry of two teams consisting of five members, with rules being extremely simplified. Both groups have to deal with opposing Guardians, drones and turrets, and then raid on and destroy enemy’s headquarter. There are 10 different Guardians to choose from, each specializing in a different fields and able to fulfill role of attacker, tank or support. We are also given a vast arsenal of futuristic guns, though unlike most MOBA games, we won’t find melee or magical weapons in Shards of War.
We observe the world from above, and players control their characters like in classic shooters through W-A-S-D keys. As a typical MOBA, Shards of War for PC bare both strategy and RPG features. A proper tactic and proper teamwork are crucial for achieving victory. Guardians will collect experience points during a game, which can be used to develop statistics and unlocking precious gadgets. Additionally, after every skirmish, a winning team will be awarded with chests filled with randomly selected items, that can be used to create or modify parts of equipment, via the in-game crafting system.
Shards of War for PC has been created so that every match would take no longer than 20 minutes, which favors dynamic gameplay and prevents boredom.
Game’s visuals – especially characters’ models and their animations – is rather mediocre, but thanks to this Shards of War runs smoothly even on average PCs and notebooks.
Expectations: 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 70 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 2 GB HDD, graphic card 256 MB (Intel HD 4000 or better), Windows 7