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Conquest of Elysium 3

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Conquest of Elysium 3 is the sequel to Conquest of Elysium II. It is a turn-based strategy game where players can choose from 18 possible factions that battle across randomly generated maps or player-created using the built-in editor. Your goal is to protect your citadels (from which you can recruit new units and hire commanders) and your commanders (the only units that can move and lead other units on the main map) while trying to kill all of your enemies' commanders or capture all of their own citadels. To that end you must take control of resource producing locations which can vary depending on your faction - sorcerers collect rare gems from mines, evil priests gather sacrifices from villagers and witches harvest their herbs in swamps, and all lust for gold from wealthy towns and ports. Artifacts, spells and unique locations provide additional ways to increase your power.

Each faction has unique abilities and units. The High Priestess will summon powerful demons with the blood of her victims, the Enchanter will forge devastating automatons while the Baron will gather huge armies of humans to fight at his side. Beside enemy players (human or computer controlled) all players will have to fight the hordes of wandering monsters and other non-playable forces (like cosmic horrors or the Four Horsemen) which may appear. Terrain, the passing of seasons and random events may be used against you or in your favor.

Compared to its prequel CoE 3 has updated the graphics and interface of the game, revamped the various races (some were changed while others were deleted and new ones created instead), added more units, spells and special locations.

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Conquest of Elysium 3 Windows Creating a random map. The society will greatly affect the type and spread of various locations in the game.
Conquest of Elysium 3 Windows Main menu.
Conquest of Elysium 3 Windows A map editor is included in the game.
Conquest of Elysium 3 Windows Some units are entirely unique and belong to no faction.

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