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War Wind

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War Wind is a classic real time strategy game in a medieval fantasy setting. The game copies both, graphics and interface, from its successful model, Warcraft 2.

The ancient alien world of Yavaun teeters on the brink of anarchy. Four diverse races, the Tha'Roon, Obblinox, Eaggra and the Shama'Li are fighting for dominance on the planet.

Despite many objects taken directly from the model, War Wind also introduces many new elements to the genre like the carry-over of your units from scenario to scenario and advanced combat movements like stealth modes and bio enhancements.

You can either play one of the 28 pre-designed scenarios of the game's campaign, play a multiplayer game or create new scenarios with the included level editor.


  • 烽火连天 - Simplified Chinese spelling

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Average score: 76% (based on 17 ratings)


Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)

A Fantastic rpg like strategy game written off too easily by people with no imagination...

The Good
I loved how unique this game is, from the 4 races to the music and excellent graphics to match. I also loved playing Warcraft but its idea was safe, not new and it seems that a lot of games with unique approaches were destined to fail. Being able to upgrade individual units partially build buildings so they may be used early, 4 very unique races to choose from! Not just humans and GREEN humans! It is also sad that many of my gamer friends never heard of it, maybe due to some early unfair reviews that contributed to its demise?

The Bad
The game play speed could have done with some improvements, AI, advanced buildings etc could have been incorporated... It obviously didn't captivate a big enough audience to be remotely successful, or maybe they didn't reach their audience, either way it was sad to see how this game ended up..

The Bottom Line
Different, but in a good way. If you aren't scared of learning to play a game not mainstream like many are then you are rewarded with some fantastic game play. Give it a try! A new version would be amazing, or maybe using the warcraft III engine...

Windows · by Waerlogan (1) · 2013


In the German gaming magazine PC Player (issue 01/1997) War Wind received a special award for the "Best Editor in 1996".

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Game added by Alexander Schaefer.

Additional contributors: CaesarZX, Jinn DEvil, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 22nd, 2002. Last modified August 20th, 2023.