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In Ambush at Sorinor six clans are at war with each other in the land of Sorinor. Each group is hiring mercenaries to kill opposing VIPs and protect their own. The player takes on the role of a mercenary commander, and tries to win battles either as offensive or defensive party. The game features a campaign, but its missions can also be selected individually.

Before the fight, players hire mercenaries (which consist of fantasy characters like orcs, dwarves and goblins or humorous races like defense lawyers), which all have different statistics and special abilities. They cost money and the budget has to be met. Those are divided into groups, placed on the map and then the fight can begin.

The battles take place in real time and players can issue various commands, e.g. waiting, ambushing or attacking enemy mercenaries - but only on the groups, not individual units. However, the group constellations can be changed during battle. The action can be paused at any time to analyze the situation and issue commands. Also featured are a map and a scenario editor.


Ambush at Sorinor DOS Select a mission
Ambush at Sorinor DOS Title screen
Ambush at Sorinor DOS Intro animation
Ambush at Sorinor DOS A hectic battle scene

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Ambush at Sorinor Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Fantasy Ambush" -- Italian release

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Jul, 1993 81 out of 100 81
PC Joker Aug, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Jul, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Aug, 1993 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1993 8 out of 12 67
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Feb 26, 2014 4 out of 6 67
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 56 out of 100 56
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Isdaron (726) added Ambush at Sorinor (DOS) on Sep 03, 2001
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