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Lords of EverQuest is a real-time strategy game with role-playing elements. The game is set in the EverQuest universe and takes place ten thousand years before the events of the original EverQuest. Players can choose to control any of the three alliances, each composed of different races: Shadowrealm (dark elves, ogres, and the iksar); Dawn Brotherhood (humans, barbarians, and dwarves); and the Eldaar Alliance (high elves, wood elves, halflings and froglocks). The single-player mode offers three campaigns, one per alliance. Each alliance has its own motivations for war, and the three stories are intertwined.

Each alliance has five "lords" (equivalent to "heroes" in other strategy games), making a total of fifteen lords with different abilities. The player chooses one of these lords to help his units in battles. The lords greatly enhance the performance of friendly units and can also sabotage the enemy. The units consist of race-specific soldiers and can be selected before each mission; a certain number of them can be transferred to the next one. Both lords and units level up, learn new abilities and become stronger, in a RPG-like fashion.

Resource management plays a lesser role in the game than in most other games of its type. Only one type of resource (platinum) is available for mining.

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Lords of EverQuest Windows The completed building is an Ogre Barracks where new soldiers are made<br>The building being constructed is a Summoning Star where Defilers are created
Lords of EverQuest Windows Having selected a lord, or in this case a lady, the player is given their first mission briefing
Lords of EverQuest Windows A battle!<br>In reality and compared to what's to come however this barely ranks as a minor skirmish
Lords of EverQuest Windows The game starts with an animated cinematic introduction sequence

Alternate Titles

  • "王者:无尽的任务战略版" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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PC Action Dec 23, 2003 77 out of 100 77
ActionTrip Dec 11, 2003 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2004 65 out of 100 65
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 12, 2003 13 out of 20 65
Joystick (French) Jan, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Watcher Jan 07, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamesmania.de Feb 24, 2004 57 out of 100 57
Withingames Feb 27, 2004 2 out of 5 40
Game Shark Feb 03, 2004 D+ 33

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The Ring Hawk (646) added Lords of EverQuest (Windows) on Jul 24, 2004