developer: Grimlore Games
publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-24
game language: English
game release date for PC:
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest is an expansion to the third installment of the SpellForce series, combining real-time strategy with RPG. Grimlore Games is responsible for its creation and the expansion was published by THQ Nordic. This is a standalone add-on and as such does not require a base version of SpellForce 3.
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest takes place three years after the events shown in SpellForce 3. Although the inhabitants of Eo managed to cope with the devastating plague, the dreams of peace turned out to be illusory. The kingdom of dwarves is on the verge of civil war, and a mysterious sect of dark elves began to harvest human souls for unknown purposes. In these turbulent times, players take on the role of the disgraced general of Nortander, who is sent by the queen to fight on many fronts.
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest introduces a handful of changes to the base game. Two new races, dwarves and dark elves, were added and the earlier three factions were significantly diversified. Each of them has three unique heroes with different specializations, and the list of their abilities has been extended by new options. What's more, all races offer different units and unique gameplay mechanics, so you can play them differently. In addition, they received support from flying troops, which enables them to use new tactics.
Important changes have taken place in the resource system. In Soul Harvest, a sector system of resources was added, based on the global distribution of goods and the aforementioned unique mechanics of individual factions.
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest offers a new story campaign and additional multiplayer options as well as the ability to create our own maps.
Soul Harvest's audiovisual setting is not very different from the base version of the game. However, the creators were tempted to refresh the interface to make it much more transparent.
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 83 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti / Radeon 7850 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit