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Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness (Windows)

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Description

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is a stand-alone add-on for Battle Mages. This means there are no technical or gameplay innovations but new campaigns. The story is set before Battle Mages where the player rescued the world after humans, dwarfs, elves and orcs divided and fought each other. The four cohesive campaigns of this game show how this could happen.

The player takes the role of a soul ghost which flies over the map and controls the units. The game itself is a mixture between classical real-time strategy and RPG. As ghost the player has no inventory and needs his minions to transport items such as artifacts. Of course there also used for fighting. The units get experience points for solved quests and defeated enemies and can level up five times. This improves there abilities.

The ghost can intervene too by using magic spells. He gets experience points too and the player can choose the spells he wants to improve. By exploring the map he finds more quests to solve.

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Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness Windows Battle field
Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness Windows Intro
Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness Windows Main menu (demo version)
Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness Windows Go to city

Alternate Titles

  • "Магия войны: Знамена тьмы" -- Russian spelling

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The Press Says

Game Captain Nov 29, 2005 77 out of 100 77
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 06, 2005 70 out of 100 70
PC Powerplay Oct, 2005 66 out of 100 66
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nov 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
4Players.de Nov 12, 2005 58 out of 100 58
PC Games (Germany) Dec 26, 2005 54 out of 100 54
Gameswelt Oct 27, 2005 54 out of 100 54
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2005 45 out of 100 45

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Patrick Bregger (110045) added Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness (Windows) on Oct 26, 2009