SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (Windows)

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Description

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.

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SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Main menu
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Battle orcs vs humans
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Aaaaw, a woodcutter and a deer! How pretty!
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Spellbook

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Very interesting game Riamus (8121) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 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

games xtreme Dec 16, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
PC Action Nov 26, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Worth Playing Feb 22, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Feb 10, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
ActionTrip Feb 12, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 28, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Just RPG Apr 02, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Mar, 2004 B 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May 09, 2004 6 out of 10 60
1UP May 09, 2004 4.5 out of 10 45

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Trivia

One of the NPCs you'll meet has the name Rigour Mortis. The name is very similar to a sign of death called rigor mortis (immobility of a dead body). By the way the NPC is pale-faced.

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