SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (Windows)

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EO, the world in which the game takes place was torn apart by a ritual called the Convocation. The ritual caused the destruction of the continents and was performed by thirteen most powerful mages (collectively known as The Circle) of EO. After the ritual only isolated island around magical towers remained. The islands are connected by magical portals that make travel between them possible.

SpellForce is a real-time strategy game with RPG elements, similar to Battle Realms. Unlike that game, SpellForce gives more focus on the hero. In fact, the player can go into third person view (only for the hero) and play it like a hack and slash game. The game features six playable races. The player character is called a rune warrior, an immortal warrior bound to a stone by The Circle to fight their wars. If the avatar dies, he will respawn at the last activated bindstone (stones around the map that can be activated). As the game progresses the player will find rune stones of six races (humans, dwarves, elves, orcs, trolls and dark elves) and hero runes. After being inserted in the rune board, they can be trained at their respective monument and help the player in the quest. The game has a lengthy single player campaign of 20+ maps. It was followed by two expansions called The Breath of Winter and Shadow of the Phoenix.


SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Red legion in Farlorn's hope
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Orc titan
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows It is a bad idea to attack such a defense line.
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Aaaaw, a woodcutter and a deer! How pretty!

Alternate Titles

  • "咒语力量:秩序黎明" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SpellForce: Zakon Switu" -- Polish title

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Very interesting game Riamus (8126) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Death is meaningless Flapco (2694) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
For rabid RTS fans, RPG fans and everyone else stay away! Grov (646) 1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars1.14 Stars
Stunning Graphics in Brilliant Real-time RPG/Strategy Hybrid Klirr (76) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

Critic Reviews

Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Feb, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Apr 01, 2004 93 out of 100 93
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 28, 2003 16 out of 20 80
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 31, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameBanshee Apr 06, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Zone Dec 24, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
CanardPC Dec 03, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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Some copies of the Spanish release include an invalid cd key and the customer service is often hard to reach.

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John Chaser (460) added SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (Windows) on Jan 18, 2004