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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 1192 ratings
  1. 10 (207)
  2. 9 (409)
  3. 8 (405)
  4. 7 (115)
  5. 6 (21)
  6. 5 (17)
  7. 4 (3)
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Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.3

    “Wonderful” A true blend of RPG and RTS

    What can I say? I love this game and the two add-ons. From the character development to the base building, they have managed to get the balance right. The skill tree is diverse enough to tailor for the aspiring mage or t... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

  • Review Score:7

    Strange mix of realtime strategy and RPG. Nice ideas but could use lots more polish. Maps feel linear and contrived

    Spellforce 1 went thru several patches and add-ons and the reviews are always saying some variation of "good but could use some improvements to the gameplay." Well I tried out the new 20 buck platinum edition and those... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Some missteps almost doom this ambitious hybrid game, but it is intact enough to show that what it does can be done.

    Attempts to merge the elements of role-playing games with those of the real-time strategy genre is nothing new at the time of this game; Warcraft 3 and similar games that either came after or before it has already done t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.8

    Surprisingly, 6.8 means I liked the game. The gameplay is fairly fun and addictive, but has some glaring flaws. From the looks of the demo, every race has three unit types: Melee, ranged, spellcaster, with variations o... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    This is a very good RTS-RPG. It emphasizes the RTS part more than the RPG, but some parts of the game are better done alone, without the army tagging along. However, those segments are limited. You will find that most qu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    I really love RPG's, but I'm not a big fan of RTS's. In both genres however, I usually never finish due to the endless grind of repitition. Well, this game is different. I absolutely love this game for so many reasons... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    This game treads on familiar ground in the RTS genre but manages to give it a new twist with the RPG element. Overall the game is totally enjoyable and multi-layered in its storyline. The multiple side quests are enoug... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Spellforce is an awesome hybrid of role-playing and strategy.

    As a fan of both Real Time Strategy (RTS) and Role Playing Games (RPG's), I was immediately drawn to the concept of Spellforce: The Order of Dawn. I've not been disappointed. The RTS side of the game is challenging, b... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    1st: Best intro movie ever. If you haven't seen it, go to www.planetspellforce.com and download it. Graphics: Excellent. I found the environments to be richly detailed from far zoom to 3rd person view. Each character an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    Overall the game was pretty impressive (even though it took me 120+ hours to finish due to the insanely long battles), The ending basically (I won't give it away) is a prelude to a "spellforce II" or expansion (of course... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.3

    Let's begin by saying that I really, really liked this game. Having played both Dungeon Siege and Warcraft 3, the blurb that this game blends these two games is pretty accurate. There is the typical RTS array of gath... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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