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In the fantasy world known as Urak, supporters of eight different religions constantly fight each other. One of them is Balkoth, known as the Lord of Death, who worships the dark deity Golgoth. Balkoth has sworn to destroy all other faiths in the name of his own god. The other lords have to expand their ranks and defend themselves against the mad zealot.

Lords of Magic is a strategy game that combines turn-based exploration and resource management with real-time combat. The player can choose to control any of the lords who oppose Balkoth. Each nation (faith) commanded by a lord has its own specific units. Before engaging in an offensive, the player must liberate a Great Temple for the faith of his/her choice. It is also necessary to build a stronghold, develop the nation's capital city, and recruit troops.

The troops are led by a champion, representing the "hero" of the game. This hero can be either a warrior, a thief, or a mage, possessing the classical advantages and disadvantages of these classes: the warrior is good in close combat, the thief can sabotage enemy armies, and the physically weak mage can cast devastating spells. The isometric combat proceeds in real-time, with an option to simply calculate the result of a battle immediately, depending on the participants' statistics.


Lords of Magic Windows The windy, blustery domain of Air.
Lords of Magic Windows Game options.
Lords of Magic Windows From the intro movie - As Balkoth is a necromancer, his troops are often undead.
Lords of Magic Windows The Lord of your people, based on your Leader and Faction choices.

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Alternate Titles

  • "魔法天尊" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Владыки магии" -- Russian spelling

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A fun game, with a flaw or two Afterburner (496) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1997 91 out of 100 91
PC Action (Germany) Dec 17, 1997 86.5 out of 100 86
Power Play Dec, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Game.EXE Jan, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 02, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 25, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Dec 30, 1997 6.3 out of 10 63
Gamezilla Nov 09, 1999 61 out of 100 61
Computer Games Magazine 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Score Jan, 1998 6 out of 10 60


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The first release was so filled with bugs, that Sierra eventually had to release a patch called Lords Of Magic 2.0 . This caused some confusion, as some gamers thought this was actually a new release of the game. That release did come about a year later with Lords Of Magic (Special Edition) which among other things added the premise of special quests.
Isak (624) added Lords of Magic (Windows) on Jul 28, 2000