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The world exists apart from Chaos through the use of a Magical Crystal. This crystal gives life to the world. Outside the realm of the crystal's power, there is Chaos -- no sunlight and no magic.

The world is made up of Elves, Humans, and Dwarves, though the dwarves have moved underground. Through trickery by a wizard who wanted to destroy the crystal, the elves waged war against the humans in an effort to destroy the crystal. However, the humans were able to defeat the elves. The wizard did not like losing and has brought the undead and other monsters into the world to destroy it. It is up to you to search for and find this crystal in order to prevent the chaos that is threatening your world.

Battle Mages is a real-time strategy game (RTS) with role-playing elements. Characters in the game will respond to your actions as well as live their lives without your intervention. This allows the game to become more realistic as you take your character through quests in an effort to locate the crystal.

You may choose from four characters for your own character (three types of mages as well as a mage that specialized in tactics). Then choose upgrades for your character and find various armors, weapons, and artifacts to help you on your journey. You may recruit units to help you in your quests as your travel throughout the lands.

You can view the entire map by scrolling around, but if you move too far from your units, you will start losing mana.


Battle Mages Windows Level introduction... A meeting of mages
Battle Mages Windows Level introduction... The Magical Crystal you must find
Battle Mages Windows Artifacts that improve your troops can be obtained and added to each troop
Battle Mages Windows Here is a town in the game... as well as a great view of the varied terrain and fog effects for distant land

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔法之战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Магия войны: Тень повелителя" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tribute to Magic" -- Demo title

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Critic Reviews

Imperium Gier Jul 07, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 May 12, 2004 74 out of 100 74 May 25, 2004 65 out of 100 65
PC Action May 24, 2004 61 out of 100 61
Yiya Jun 10, 2004 9 out of 15 60
Withingames May 12, 2004 3 out of 5 60 Mar 22, 2004 11 out of 20 55 Sep 11, 2006 10 out of 20 50
Joystick (French) Apr, 2004 5 out of 10 50
CanardPC Apr 07, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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  • Russian Computer Game Developers Conference
    • March 2003 - Best Debut

Riamus (8522) added Battle Mages (Windows) on Mar 12, 2004