Warlock 2: The Exiled
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The worlds have been shattered, and you have been exiled to one of these shards. The time has come to return to Ardania and seek vengeance on those who cast you out. Battle through the fractured realms inhabited by other exiles, hostile Mages and terrifying creatures. Once back in Ardania you will face your greatest threat: The United One and his four Vicars. Conquer all who oppose you, reclaim your home and take your revenge.
Warlock 2 is a turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare. Rival against Great Mages, lead mighty armies into fierce battles, wield ancient magic and faith as your weapons.
Experience the challenge in single or multiplayer. Play the new "The Exiled" mode or enjoy the game in the Sandbox mode.
A fantasy wargame like no other:
A diplomatic victory is not an option, you cannot relax until your enemies lie crushed under the might of your strategic brilliance! The turn-based hex maps gives you time to ponder your next move and your weapons are the vast armies that relentlessly march to conquer all that oppose you.
You are the Great mage:
Select who you are from a roster of over a dozen Great Mages, all with different abilities and spells, and choose which people you command on your path to victory. If no Great Mage suits your taste you can even custom build your own from scratch.
Proudly wield your magical power:
Not only a superb battlefield commander, your immense magical powers will also aid you in your conquest. Carefully research over 170 spells and choose what to specialize in, from direct attack spells to terraforming, or maybe align yourself to one of the Gods to harness their powerful blessings. With time, you are even capable of customizing each spell using powerful glyphs.
Diverse worlds requires different approaches:
The several different and randomly generated maps all have their unique challenges and opposition to defeat. Use the terrain to your advantage!
Choose from either engaging your foes on a grand map in the sandbox game mode or the path of the Exiled, a revenge tale full of twists and turns, where you strike back at those who banished you from the world of Ardania.
The people you lead and conquer all bring their unique units to your command. Choose if you want to field a stalwart Human army, command the Undead hordes, use the mysterious Planestriders, or mix and match them all plus others to your delight. There are a total of six different races to pick from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
When your reputation grows, random heroes will be attracted to your cause, bringing with them their own special flavor to add to battles. Equip them with legendary artifacts, found or crafted, and make them your battlefield commanders.
Almost the same as Civilization, but in a fantasy worldCsapoati | July 16, 2014 | See all Csapoati's reviews »
While at first it looks like a Civilization-clone, it's much more than that. The setting is a fantasy world, which is refreshing after five real-world Civ games. There is almost zero diplomacy, but the combat is detailed and fun. I really liked the graphics, while not the sharpest, they are quite good for a fantasy-themed game like this. It's not perfect of course, it feels a bit shallow compared to Civ, but it's still fun nonetheless.
Somehwat of a worthy Warlock gamedrakso | May 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »
For those who don't know Warlock is a hex based strategy game in a fantasy setting. The game looks very much like civilization and it plays in some ways similarly too. The first game was an awesome hex based strategy and I really liked it. This one is really more like a DLC to the first game as oppose to a full 30$ release. It has some optimization issues and to this date, and the graphics is barely improved. The limited towns option and the weird city building progression doesn't make things any better. needless to say the limited city option can be turned off but it is not recommended by the developers apparently. The most annoying thing for me is the new and "improved" UI, witch trying to be more complicated and sophisticated turned out to be more hard for players to differentiate what building does what and what it actually is. Overall if you really like the Warlock experience I recommend the first game Warlock : Master Of The Arcane.
Awesome gamerjb789 | April 14, 2014 | See all rjb789's reviews »
This game is absolutely awesome! Every mechanic in the game and every concept in the game play is expertly executed to create an amazingly satisfying experience. The graphics in the game are also top notch and they are accompanied by very good sound effects and voice acting which all come together to make the game world feel realistic and involving for the player. The control system is intuitive and each mission that you embark on feels like a necessary task instead of monotonous fetch missions in order to improve your rank. This is a very good game!