SpellForce: The Order of Dawn (Windows)

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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.


SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Darius. He can give you background information on a lot of thing.
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Troll unit and building plans
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Gate to the fortress of Utran
SpellForce: The Order of Dawn Windows Line of archers mowing down the orc invaders before they get a chance to swing their weapons

Alternate Titles

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

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Very interesting game Riamus (8126) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
Death is meaningless Flapco (2274) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 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

Gamesmania.de Dec 16, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Worth Playing Feb 22, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Feb 10, 2004 8.2 out of 10 82
Factornews Jan 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
ActionTrip Feb 12, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Feb 23, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
Just RPG Apr 02, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Mar, 2004 B 75
CanardPC Dec 03, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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