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Average Player Score Based on 701 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 701 ratings
  1. 10 (159)
  2. 9 (325)
  3. 8 (148)
  4. 7 (40)
  5. 6 (9)
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  7. 4 (1)
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Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.1

    A worthy successor to MoM...

    In Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic, Triumph Studios addresses all the things the fans of fantasy turn-based strategy have been asking to have. I was always a big fan of the Heroes of Might & Magic series, but this game comp... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

  • Review Score:9.4

    Top-notch game! If you like either strategy or role-playing games you would be remissed not to get your hands on this baby! I am new to the Age of Wonders series so I cannot compare this to the other two AoW games. Bu... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Age of Wonders is back in full force, in what is surely the best installment of the series to date. Any fan of Strategy gaming on the PC is sure to enjoy this one. Shadow Magic is an incredibly deep game, with practi... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This is THY turn-based strategy game!

    Probably the best turn-based strategy game I have ever played! Even after all these years I still have it installed in my computer and every once in a while I enjoy playing it. The campaigns are immersive and highly add... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    This is a first rate fantasy turn based strategy game featuring addicting game play, attractive graphics, and lots of units. This is an expansion of Age of Wonders II which already is a fun strategy game. The expansion... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    the combat is a little too dry

    I really like turn-based combat games but I wish the combat was more fun in this game. The overhead maps are fantastic, but when you go to battle, you get a battlefield that is often much bigger than it needs to be. So... Read Full Review

    2 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Formidable replayability, great variety, excellent gameplay and well balanced.

    Being an old Heroes of might and magic freak not many turn based games have been able to catch my attention for very long. First time I tried Age of Wonders shadow magic I wasn´t exactly overwhelmed by it. Just ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    This is the most Amazing game I have ever played... Really I'm not kidding...

    This was the first game I have played. I love it so much. First of all, because Evil & Good is very obvious in the game. The way you build cities & Armies, shatter Evil & distribute Good on the World, it is a... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic takes turn based strategy one step further.

    Age of Wonders is a turn based strategy game centered around building your cities, hiring troops, researching spells and using heroes to whack your enemies. It may sound like a clone from Heroes of Might and Magic bu... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    This game was fun and challenging.

    After I played Age of Wonders II, it made me want more of this type of gaming experience. I have played all of the Heroes games and find them very challenging and fun, so more games that are like these I like to dive in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Shadow Magic is good but way too lengthy.

    Perhaps if you have not played games like this I might suggest you play it. Its like Civilisation and with a good combat (final fantasy esque) scenes and good graphics its quite a good strategy game. But once you can bea... Read Full Review

    0 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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