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In Ascension to the Throne the player takes the role of Alexander, king of Airath. After the betrayal of the magician Wolgard he barely saved his life and now his goal is to build an army to regain his kingdom.

The game is a mixture between RPG and turn-based strategy game. When exploring the environment the player sees Alexander from behind. He talks to people in multiple-choice conversations, takes quests, finds treasures, buys equipment with earned money and hires mercenaries.

When walking the player meets especially marked enemies which cause the game to switch to a turn-based combat screen with hex fields. These enemies don't leave their position in the game world and can be avoided unless they stand in a narrow place. In the combat itself the player starts by positioning his army and then he gives order to his troops every turn, e.g to move, to attack or to cast a spell. If Alexander dies the game ends instantly.

The player's army consists of ten slots: Alexander and other plot-related characters take up one each, the other ones can be filled with up to ten troops of the same kind. With a few exceptions the player has to pay troops with so-called authority points which are mostly gained during level-ups, after certain quests and by dividing found treasures between the army. The player also can improve other stats when having enough experience points which influence Alexander's armor, damage and magic abilities.


Ascension to the Throne Windows Journal entry
Ascension to the Throne Windows Diana and her guards
Ascension to the Throne Windows Main menu
Ascension to the Throne Windows Prompt when encountering enemies. You will need very fast units for that fight!

Promo Images

Ascension to the Throne Screenshot
Ascension to the Throne Screenshot
Ascension to the Throne Screenshot
Ascension to the Throne Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Восхождение на трон" -- Russian spelling
  • "Ascension to the Throne: Wojna o Koronę" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

Quite a power trip, with low production values and some bad design choices. Cavalary (10921) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Apr 24, 2007 76 out of 100 76
Gameswelt Apr 10, 2007 69 out of 100 69 Apr 02, 2007 68 out of 100 68 / 2007 66 out of 100 66
Gamezone (Germany) Mar 26, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2007 62 out of 100 62
Game Captain Mar 30, 2007 61 out of 100 61
Yiya Jun 11, 2009 C+ 58 Apr 10, 2007 40 out of 100 40


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Patrick Bregger (255847) added Ascension to the Throne (Windows) on Dec 24, 2009