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Battle Mages (Windows)

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Description

The world exists apart from Chaos through the use of a Magical Crystal. This crystal gives life to the world. Outside the realm of the crystal's power, there is Chaos -- no sunlight and no magic.

The world is made up of Elves, Humans, and Dwarves, though the dwarves have moved underground. Through trickery by a wizard who wanted to destroy the crystal, the elves waged war against the humans in an effort to destroy the crystal. However, the humans were able to defeat the elves. The wizard did not like losing and has brought the undead and other monsters into the world to destroy it. It is up to you to search for and find this crystal in order to prevent the chaos that is threatening your world.

Battle Mages is a real-time strategy game (RTS) with role-playing elements. Characters in the game will respond to your actions as well as live their lives without your intervention. This allows the game to become more realistic as you take your character through quests in an effort to locate the crystal.

You may choose from four characters for your own character (three types of mages as well as a mage that specialized in tactics). Then choose upgrades for your character and find various armors, weapons, and artifacts to help you on your journey. You may recruit units to help you in your quests as your travel throughout the lands.

You can view the entire map by scrolling around, but if you move too far from your units, you will start losing mana.

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Battle Mages Windows Your spell book... spells vary depending on what kind of mage you are
Battle Mages Windows The spirit/ghost of the king leaves his body in the intro movie
Battle Mages Windows Blood sprays during battles as you can see in the middle of the screen
Battle Mages Windows Level introduction... A meeting of mages

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法之战" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Магия войны: Тень повелителя" -- Russian spelling
  • "Tribute to Magic" -- Demo title

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The Press Says

Game Captain May 24, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Imperium Gier Jul 07, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de May 12, 2004 74 out of 100 74
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 20, 2004 66 out of 100 66
PC Action May 24, 2004 61 out of 100 61
Yiya Jun 10, 2004 9 out of 15 60
Withingames May 12, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 22, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Joystick (French) Apr, 2004 5 out of 10 50
CanardPC Apr 07, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Awards

  • Russian Computer Game Developers Conference
    • March 2003 - Best Debut

Riamus (8121) added Battle Mages (Windows) on Mar 12, 2004