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The first in the Warlords series. Basically, your mission is world domination. This may be played between up to 8 people all on the same machine. It is a medieval type strategy game that requires the player to control 80 cities in the realm of Illuria. In order to do so you must wipe out your 7 opponents.

Gold is accrued through the ownership of cities. The gold is then used to create armies. Heroes can sometimes "find" things or be rewarded by sages (there are only 2 and it's a first come first served basis). You can choose between various human and non-human peoples, as well as the ubiquitous evil Warlord. This is a very early version of what strategy games eventually became.


Warlords DOS Title screen
Warlords DOS Player setup
Warlords DOS Hatreds report
Warlords DOS A new hero emerges

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User Reviews

An early version of Heroes of Might and Magic! ex_navynuke! (48) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
A Quintessential Bridge Simon Haller (17) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
And you were there! zeta thompson (51) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Beginning of Strategy games Leshpar Dracendor (16) unrated

Critic Reviews

Dragon Aug, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Score Nov, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Top Secret Jul, 1992 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC-Spiele '92 1991 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
Power Play Apr, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1991 (Issue #88) – Wargame of the Year (together with Command H.Q.)

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zeta thompson (51) added Warlords (DOS) on Jul 01, 2002
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17612) and Kabushi (225981)