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Warlock: Master of the Arcane (Windows)

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane is a turn based strategy game similar to Civilization V, but with a fantasy setting reminding of Master of Magic.

The game borrows many elements from Civilization V, from the hexagonal grid, cities, borders, and units, to even parts of the HUD. There are notable differences however. The focus in Warlock is definitely aimed at combat and right from the start the player will find his or her fledgling fantasy empire attacked by vicious monsters. To combat these monsters and other players (AI or in multiplayer), the player can found cities, improve cities, build units and research spells. Unlike Civilization V, where city improvements are all built on the same tile and tiles surrounding the cities can be used to gather various resources, in Warlock the city improvements are limited to the tiles surrounding the city. The player has to build a healthy balance of production and farming improvements. Researching spells replaces the tech tree. There are a great number of different spells in the game, which can be used both for combat and peaceful aims. Spells often have multiple turns of casting time, limiting how many the player can use.

Aside from the normal world map the player can also explore additional worlds by entering portals with his or her units - similar to Heroes of Might of Magic. Larger challenges await the player in these worlds.

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane Windows The first city
Warlock: Master of the Arcane Windows Main menu (demo version)
Warlock: Master of the Arcane Windows Level up - this unit gets a bonus ability
Warlock: Master of the Arcane Windows Unit info - Warriors are all over Ardania, except the areas they don't enter...

Alternate Titles

  • "Warlock: Mistrz Magii " -- Polish title

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Multiplayer.it May 17, 2012 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de May 18, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Out Of Eight May 08, 2012 6 out of 8 75
IGN Jun 12, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Jun 15, 2012 73 out of 100 73
ComputerGames.ro May 18, 2012 73 out of 100 73
newbreview.com May 21, 2012 3.5 out of 5 70
Splitkick Jun 19, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Gamer Aug 11, 2012 70 out of 100 70
INC Gamers May 07, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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vedder (20266) added Warlock: Master of the Arcane (Windows) on Aug 22, 2012