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Dominions 3: The Awakening

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The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to.

Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game taking place in a fantasy world with world altering magic rituals and horrors capable of destroying nations.

A large variety of spells, monsters and special abilities is something this game definitely has. There are more than 60 different nations, 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

Features include:
  • Many monsters (1500+) and many many special abilities.
  • Over 60 different nations to choose from, varying from Marignon with paladins, witch hunters and inquisitors to under water nations like the Lovecraft inspired R'lyeh.
  • Three Eras to play in, Early era is most magic and the late era is more technologically advanced with good steel weapons and armors.
  • Design your pretender god and how his dominion influences provinces and his sacred units.
  • Multiplayer with simultaneous turns (up to 23 players).
  • Network or Play by E-Mail for multiplayer.
  • AI opponents for single- or multiplayer game.
  • Random maps.
  • An extensive magic system with over 600 spells.
  • Blood magic, power your rituals with human sacrifices.
  • Global ritual that affect the entire world.
  • More than 300 magic items.
  • Unique magic artifacts that all players compete for, once forged no one else can make it.
  • Mercenaries are bought on a global market.
  • Scouts, Assassins, Spies, Seducers, Corruptors, Werewolves, Illusionists and more can be sneaking in your provinces.
  • Build Castles, Temples and Labs.
  • Permanent battle afflictions.
  • A 300 page pdf manual including a tutorial and a spell and magic item reference.
  • Easy to Mod (2d graphics)
  • Playable on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
Release date
Illwinter Game Design
Illwinter Game Design
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL capable graphics card
  • Storage: 350 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Any GNU/Linux distribution
  • Processor: x86, 32 or 64 bit, 1 GHz or faster
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL capable graphics card
  • Storage: 350 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10.3 or later
  • Processor: Any PowerPC or Intel cpu
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
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Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
Strategic Turn-based Fantasy setting. Game from poor graphics but with deep content and well cared for. You can play both in single player versus I.A. and against other human players. The goal of the game is to conquer all the territories, you can do it either with the armies or spreading your faith. It gives more thickness to the product, there are a wide system of spells to search for, an economic system based on the taxes of the various provinces and a system of resources to produce the armies. There are various magical objects to find or to be craftare.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
If you are from Russia, read this review. 1. I Have a russifier ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dyed the game translated all the text into an alien language. 2. The Game is very boring and monotonous, useless and meaningless. 3. Collecting badges on Steam It is very often issued coupons for 90, 75, 66% discount. Even If you have a coupon for 99% do not buy the game, if you have never played such genres of the game. 4. I do not understand who these people who write positive reviews to this will be wiped out in the steam, the game is really not playable. This is not a strategy to name. It's just a collection of images on the screen that don't have animations. There's nothing to say about the boyku. I was not even able to teach in battles. FOR ME The GAME is FULL of SAD, GRAY-BROWN ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ If You do not feel sorry for the money, then buy and pay.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Hello world! In The Today's review I will tell about the game DOMINIONS 3! _______________________________________________ Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy created by Illwinter Developers (Eng) and published on September 29, 2006 by Shrapnel Games. The game combines a simple look and a very large number of strategic features, including 1500 units, 600 spells and 300 magic items. Players usually plan battles rather than control them. _______________________________________________ But Let's dump the farmalness and pass to my personal opinion: I will say that in this game there is no sense and it is not a strategy! This game does not make sense to buy and play! I don't want to offend the developers, but it's not a game of th * but! _______________________________________________ The General: I am not satisfied and unrecommend this game to anyone! The Game is boring and not worth the money. Game I put: 1/10. _______________________________________________ If You liked my review why not put it like and if you do not have my friends then add!!! _______________________________________________
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