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Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria (Windows)

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Heroes of Etheria is the fourth game in the Warlords turn-based strategy series, combining classic turn-based strategy with real-time strategy tactics as you attempt to conquer towns and provinces and destroy your foes.

Warlords IV features a plethora of units and races available to you, with every single unit having its own unique abilities and role in your quest for conquest. Units and heroes gain experience and levels, growing ever stronger as you advance through the map. Persistent heroes allow you to equip them with magical artifacts and bring the heroes from one battle to the next.

Your Warlord gains levels as well, allowing you to upgrade your capital or put points into a number of skills that will aid you in future battles.

Gameplay is a very simple Heroes of Might & Magic-style turn-based strategy game. It uses the same engine as Warlords: Battlecry and almost all graphics are from Battlecry and Battlecry II.


Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria Windows Scenario cut-scene
Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria Windows Unit(s) leveling up
Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria Windows Victorious
Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria Windows Loading scenario

Alternate Titles

  • "战神IV:埃塞里亚的英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Варлорды IV: Герои Этерии" -- Russian spelling
  • "Warlords IV: Bohaterowie Etherii" -- Polish title

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A very simple and addictive strategy game. kbmb (399) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

IGN Oct 27, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
ActionTrip Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Worth Playing Nov 26, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Super Play (Sweden) Jan, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Jan 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 23, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Komputer Świat GRY Mar, 2004 4.57 out of 6 76
PC Games (Germany) Jan 15, 2004 76 out of 100 76
GameSpy Nov 08, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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kbmb (399) added Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria (Windows) on Feb 27, 2004