Age of Fear: The Undead King
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Age of Fear: The Undead King is a fantasy turn-based strategy. The game features a novel battle system, two campaigns with solid fantasy stories and very flexible multi-player and skirmish modes.
The story takes place in an untamed fantasy land, where three forces: the Human Kingdom, the Greenskins' Horde and the Undead Legion - are fighting for domination and survival.
You will encounter quick skirmishes, where wise unit's cooperation is essential. You will visit distant lands either as a honorable knight or an evil necromancer. You will conquer cities and destroy ancient evil!
Multiplayer and skirmish modes! (HotSeat vs. AI vs. Networked Players)
Two full campaigns: Rise of The Necromancer and The Tale of Sir Edward!
Novel battle system within free geometry!
Very strong AI (non-cheating)!
38 characters with distinctive skills and spells!
30 unique battles and bonus content!
Good gameStormSonic | March 26, 2015 | See all StormSonic's reviews »
Don't be fooled by lack of 3D and fancy cutscenes - this game is sound and well-polished strategy, which requires deep thinking and tactical planning. You start small with just a couple of units (necromancer, zombie, skeletons in Krill's campaign or few soldiers and a knight in Edward's campaign), but it quickly grows to 12-15 men (or monsters) team. Every unit has it's own special skills and battles are generally played in HOMM style (but you really have to protect your archers and mages) AI is also worth mentioning - as far as I know there is no scripting in game and during campaign I felt like I was fighting human. I like this game and I encourage anyone to try demo at least.
Pretty goodDemilisz | May 28, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
This game may look quiet ugly, but under this rags hides pretty nice body. Especially somone who plays or played tabletop skirmish games like Confrontation or Hordes should take a look - Age of Fear's mechanic is close to this one. And there is a neat and simple unit level up system. For 2$ shame not to buy.
Good gameLekes | Jan. 23, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »
Turn-based strategies are quite rare nowadays. Recently we have HOMM6 and King's Bounty series - those are good games, but they do not offer anything new. After few sessions of play - there is nothing that will surprise you and the rest of game becomes tiresome grinding. Age of Fear is an indie title, so do not expect fireworks. Game is kinda short - it takes like a 20 hours to finish plus skirmish, however I found each mission to be interesting and they require some thinking and planning. Devs are also introducing new features in each level (exploding goblins!), The Undead King does not get boring until the end.
FantasticMizzouRah | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all MizzouRah's reviews »
Found this game on the net and purchased for $1.40. Wow, quite a fantastic indie game, AI, even on novice is quite challenging. Will definitely purchase the sequel once I complete this one. Highly recommended, unless you're into top notch graphics. If you pursue a turn based game with great AI, give this one a try.
Interesting strategy but poor presentationManiacal | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all Maniacal's reviews »
Age of Fear is an interesting indie strategy game that proved to be a refreshing challenge. Unfortunately, while this challenge was great gameplay wise with a decent AI, it was challenging to deal with the poor graphical presentation of the game and immersion suffered greatly. It was enjoyable but hard to get into and after a while it became very repetitive. Not a bad game for the price, but not an amazing one either.
I did not try the multiplayer.