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Myth: The Fallen Lords (Windows)

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Description

Myth: The Fallen Lords is a Real Time Strategy game which pits the evil Fallen Lords vs humanity.

You must take control of archers, explosive-throwing dwarves, dependable infantry, and others to stop the horde of undead and evil from overrunning the last vestiges of good in the world. Battle plague-ridden corpses who detonate themselves in ground-shaking explosions, throngs of axe-wielding zombies, floating spectors who hurl poisoned spears at you, and quick-moving magical creatures armed with sharp blades. Live long enough and you will face the most powerful of the Fallen Lords.

Take control of the high ground and your ranged attackers will be able to shoot farther distances, but the enemy can take advantage of the same situation. Sometimes it may be to your advantage to let the forces of evil thin their ranks for you...

Go online and play vs other humans, using either side you wish, in many modes of play, including a game of capture the flag, but with a ball instead.

Screenshots

Myth: The Fallen Lords Windows In the first mission you'll need to defend a village.
Myth: The Fallen Lords Windows Main menu
Myth: The Fallen Lords Windows The maps aren't flat - as shown by this canyon.
Myth: The Fallen Lords Windows Zoomed-in view (a close up on dummies used in the tutorial).

Alternate Titles

  • "Myth: Upadli Wladcy" -- Polish title
  • "Myth: Les seigneurs damnés" -- French title
  • "Myth: Kreuzzug ins Ungewisse" -- German title

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User Reviews

Epic Fantasy Warfare Terrence Bosky (5235) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
An interesting new look at real-time strategy (RTS). Narf! (126) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Too many gameplay issues to be enjoyable. Trixter (8737) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Games Magazine 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Mega Score Mar, 1998 96 out of 100 96
Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Reset Nov, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PC Jeux Nov, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Game Revolution May 06, 2004 B+ 83
Power Play Nov, 1997 82 out of 100 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1997 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 1997 80 out of 100 80

Forums

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For Sale - Unopened New Product 1 Dan Brown
Nov 28, 2007

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Myth: The Fallen Lords appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Animation

The cinematic cutscenes were animated by hand in a professional animation house in Canada.

Development

The game was known in-house as "The Big Bloody Wargame".

German version

Mission 18 is absent in the German version.

Soundtrack

As soon as the game went by, Myth: The Fallen Lords has gotten its soundtrack released in 1997. No matter it has 19 audio-tracks, its music lasts less than 30 mins.

Tracklist:
  1. Prologue
  2. Crow's Bridge
  3. A Traitor's Grave
  4. The Siege of Madrigal
  5. Homecoming
  6. The Fallen Lords
  7. The Barrier
  8. The Five Champions
  9. Out of the Barrier
  10. The Watcher
  11. Seven Gates
  12. Hearts of the Stone
  13. Pools of Iron
  14. Smiths of Muirthemne
  15. Forest Heart
  16. River of Blood
  17. Sons of Myrgard
  18. The Last Battle
  19. Epilogue

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 1998 (Issue #164) – Strategy Game of the Year
    • December 1999 (Issue #185) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2000 - #49 in the "All-Time Top 50 Games" poll
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz, Kasey Chang, MAT, PCGamer77 and Rantanplan

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Trixter (8737) added Myth: The Fallen Lords (Windows) on May 11, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18347)