Age Of Conquest III

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Age Of Conquest III is released by the developers Noble Master and is a strategy game that is similar to that of Risk. The game is played in turns and has a single player and multiplayer mode. For the purposes of this review I will be focusing on the single player aspects of the game. For the multiplayer information you can visit the official game site at AgeOfConquest.com There you will find more information on how the multi-player is done with this particular game. Information directly from the developers website:

Gameplay:★★★★½ 
Graphics:★★★½☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★★★ 
Fun Factor:★★★★½ 
Overall:★★★★¼ 

Age of Conquest is a medieval Risk-like turn-based strategy game where you take the reins of a budding empire and struggle against fellow empires for control of the world. The game is available for all major operating systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).

… It’s the beginning of the 14th century and there is only one thing on the minds of the Kings of Europe: Glory! Armies mass and navies gather, pitting general against general and steel against steel. Who will be victorious? Will the Ottoman Empire finally break the Christian armies arranged against it? Will England colonize lands much closer to home? Will the Papal States move from tending the kingdom of God to tending the kingdom of man? Or will Vikings turn out to be as good at conquest as they are at pillaging? The choice is yours …

As with all games, make sure you step through the information so that you can get a feel for the game. The downloadable demo does not expire, giving you plenty of time to learn and appreciate the game. The tutorial that comes with the demo is one of the better get to know the game demos that I have seen in a long time. The tutorial will guide you for the first few moves and explain to you how and why certain parts work. You are able to purchase military units, move them, build watch towers and fortifications. If you find you have too many troops and are not able to move them then you have the option of deleting troops as well.

As said before, this game plays a lot like the classic board game of Risk as well as some of the computer versions. One of the key changes is that you actually receive money or tributes for each area of the board that you control. As you gain more land you gain more funds to work with. These funds are used to purchase units, upgrade areas with fortifications and watchtowers as well as to pay for the upkeep of units. You don’t get any of your military free in this game. You will be managing your units and moves each and every turn.

On every turn you are able to create units, move them and use them to attack the other computer players that are in the game. To win you have to have 100 points and this is calculated by how many enemies you have taken over and how much land you have as well as how big your military is. You might think that this would be an easy game but it is actually quite challenging. Even though the demo only comes with the tutorial and that of one map you can still gain hours upon hours of game play just on that alone. If you want to be able to play all the maps available they do have a full version at the site as well.

This developer is working to make sure that there is both a community for this title as well as maintaining it by letting you update maps and get game updates right inside the game. If there are new maps they will give you the option to download them, again right in game. This way you do not have to worry about downloading maps and trying to figure out where to put them. The game even comes with a map editor so that you can create and share maps that you make. This is by far the best Risk type game that I have seen that does not have a RPG story line attached to it. This is a game that you don’t have to worry about anything but having fun in taking over the world.

Visit AgeOfConquest.com to download the game