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Age of Wonders Shadow Magic

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Discover why the fan-favorite third entry in the fantasy strategy series is celebrated for its fusion of empire building, role-playing and tactical combat.
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About Age of Wonders Shadow Magic

About this game

Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is the third entry in the award winning fantasy strategy series. This fan-favorite enhances the series' praised fusion of empire building, role-playing and tactical combat with the eerie Shadow World and battle with races never before seen, across new and diverse landscapes.
Combined with the option of creating a totally unique environment with the map generator and rewriting the history of this world through the enhanced campaign editor, you are ensured a constant stream of completely new game experiences.

Key Features:

  • Features a full new Campaign with 5 episodes and 16 scenarios, with new characters and a new unfolding story. 19 stand-alone scenarios are included.
  • Revisions to the original 12 Age of Wonders races. Each race has a new city upgrade, which comes with a new unit. For example, the Elves can build a Secret Forest, which cloaks the town and produces Treemen.
  • Three entirely new races: The steppe roaming Nomads, the sinister Shadow Demons and the otherworldly Syrons.
  • Use diplomacy with your rivals as you see fit. Lay siege to enemy cities with a careful balance of tactical guile and magical augmentations. You might just be destined to become the greatest Wizard-King of all time.
  • Confront rivals in Multiplayer via a LAN or over the Internet for up to 8 players - options include Play by Email, Hot Seat, and the exciting Simultaneous-Turn System allowing all players to move at the same time!
  • Design your very own scenarios, heroes, items, and even new Wizards with the enhanced scenario editor, challenging others to triumph over your creation.
  • Use the random map generator to create new scenarios or multiplayer challenges at the click of one button!

Game Details

Release Date:
August 28, 2003
Developer:
Triumph Studios
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive
Rating:
ESRB rating of 6
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Franchise:
Age of Wonders

Product Requirements

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM SPECS:
OS: Windows 95 or later
Processor: Intel Pentium 300+ CPU
Memory: 64MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card
Hard Drive: 500MB hard disk

Critic Reviews

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Yahoo!

90 / 100
"A perfect place to jump into the Age of Wonders series. It's "Age of Wonders II," only sporting a few refinements and a lot of extra content."

Computer Gaming World

90 / 100
"The largest maps, which have three different levels of land, can provide dozens of hours of gameplay. [Nov 2003, p.128]"

IGN

85 / 100
"There's lots of new stuff to play with, many new units, many new spells, plenty of campaign scenarios, single scenarios, and a random map generator that actually works like...
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Relax & enjoy! 65.22%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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old but good, clunky but absorbing

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This may be an old game and the interface is a little clunky compared to more recent games but it's very attractive to play. I As a Total War fan, I much prefer turn based strategy and Age of Wonders is well-suited to the format. Once you've got started (and starting help is hard to come by!) the game is easy enough to play and interesting to explore. I also like the range of difficulty levels - even the casual gamer like myself can play and enjoy without getting pasted too quickly! Looking forward to their follow up games.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 65% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 33% of GameFAQs users said Age of Wonders Shadow Magic is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to PEGI, Age of Wonders Shadow Magic is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
No, Age of Wonders Shadow Magic is not currently playable on Steam Deck.

Steam account required for game activation and installation

PC System Requirements
MINIMUM SPECS:
OS: Windows 95 or later
Processor: Intel Pentium 300+ CPU
Memory: 64MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX compatible graphic card
Hard Drive: 500MB hard disk

The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 63 hours. 79% of users played Age of Wonders Shadow Magic for over 40 hours.
Yes, Age of Wonders Shadow Magic has broad critical consensus. 86% of critics on Metacritic recommend Age of Wonders Shadow Magic. The Metascore is 82 out of 100.
Age of Wonders Shadow Magic was released on August 28, 2003
Age of Wonders Shadow Magic is published by Paradox Interactive
Age of Wonders Shadow Magic was developed by Triumph Studios
Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as Strategy, RPG, Turn-Based Strategy, and 4X
Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as Fantasy, Classic, Magic, and Great Soundtrack
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as having Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Age of Wonders Shadow Magic as Turn-Based Strategy

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