Age of Conquest IV

Age of Conquest IV

Age of Conquest is a great Strategy game for busy people. Since I have nearly reached 3,000 hours play (over years), i thought it deserved a review.

Based on Risk-style games, it has enough extra options to make it interesting and a very simple battle system. Nation building and diplomacy with other players are just as important as military. Many game settings can be changed and this leads to surprisingly different game strategies.

Slow (Long haul) games are usually one turn every 24 hours so you can usually find 10 minutes in your day somewhere to play against people from all around the world (and have a few different maps/games going at once). It is an intellectual game so you get people who are mature (I mean in attitude - not age) and online abuse is not tolerated in the Game Community. Over time you get to know players and can work with them in games - or against them :-). Different maps have 20,30, 50 or more player nations so some games are big. You can also jump online and play a “fast” game (30 minutes to 3 hours) - bring on the weekend.

Real player with 3827.9 hrs in game

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At first I thought this game might just be another pointless browser game where you just take over territories with a certain amount of troops and wait for your troop count to regenerate. But no, it’s much more fun and advanced than that. I love how you can collect taxes every year, adjust your levies on commerce, throw nationwide and or certain territory parties, how you can fortify your cities, and how you can send all sorts of messages and requests to other players. Basically, I love everything about it. It’s also extremely addicting. So yes, I absolutely recommend this game. It’s very much worth taking the couple seconds to download it. There are a couple things I have questions about, however. 1. How do the towers help you at all? I find that I can always see enemy troops next to my territories. Are they supposed to see enemies within a certain range? 2. When are you going to make all of the maps free? Me being a Bernie supporter, I want everything to be free. (Kidding). But seriously though, I feel like there should be at least two maps available. It would entice me to buy the rest of the maps.

Real player with 1934.6 hrs in game

Age of Conquest IV on Steam

Bog Lord

Bog Lord

Best Bog lord in the world, feel free to challenge me.

Real player with 1.0 hrs in game

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bog is pog

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

Bog Lord on Steam

Dogs of War Online

Dogs of War Online

Dogs of War Online is a fast paced turn based strategy game heavily influenced by the table top game Confrontation. It puts the player in the role of a mercenary leader, who can have multiple bands of mercenaries at his command. The game is currently in beta and at this stage offers little in the way of single player. There are 3 tutorial missions and training versus bots but then it is into the lobbies to test your skills and mercenaries against other players.

I have never played the table-top game but have spent many hours playing similar games. The mechanics or ‘rules’ of this game are very solid and make for a more realistic and exciting game than any other I have played on computer, the kitchen table or elsewhere.

Real player with 365.2 hrs in game

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EDIT May 30/2015: Unfortunately, it seems the population has bottomed out, and the developers have abandoned the game.

Very strategy-rich game, has lots of potential. Units have their own skill/spell tree, different combat interactions like parrying counterattacks dodging riposte, many atrributes and active or passive effects you have to all take into account throughout battle. Lots more classes/units planned as far as I saw on their wiki. Recommend to turn-based/strategy fans. It is not pay-to-win, since you get matched based on your army level - have a stronger army, then you face stronger armies. Don’t have many criticisms, its already pretty complex and its only in closed beta stage.

Real player with 88.1 hrs in game

Dogs of War Online on Steam

Mindframe Arena

Mindframe Arena

Manufacturer DeLorean Motor Company (DMC)

Production 1981–1982

Model years 1981–1983

Assembly DeLorean Motor Cars, Ltd. (DMCL) Dunmurry, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign

Body and chassis

Class Sports car

Body style 2-door coupé

Layout Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive

Doors Gull-wing doors


Engine 2.85 L (174 cu in) V6 PRV engine ZMJ-159

Power output 130 hp (132 PS; 97 kW) and 153 lb⋅ft (207 N⋅m) of torque

Transmission 5-speed manual

3-speed automatic


Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

Basic little card game that moves your characters with the choices you make, looks and feels like a mobile port but looks great. Easy to understand and easy to play game .Not exactly my cup of tea but is free and recc to anybody who does enjoy card games!

Real player with 0.2 hrs in game

Mindframe Arena on Steam

Nuclear Arms Race

Nuclear Arms Race

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Cold War building sim + F2P + fast rounds = Pretty simple building sim with a couple of options of scientists and spies. The race is on to see who can build and send a nuke the fastest.

Real player with 0.7 hrs in game

Excellent strategic!

an intuitive and well-kept interface that apparently seems simple but actually hides a much deeper game,this can be understood immediately in the detailed and excellent tutorial that is also in various languages ​​(including Italian).

There are little improvements or additions to do..and that’s why I will definitely support the developer by buying the dlc,

few pennies for us but a boost and concrete help for the developer.

Good job

Real player with 0.5 hrs in game

Nuclear Arms Race on Steam



Terrible. I’ve been playing it since the beta. Apart from the weird gamaplay and mechanic’s decisions which is another big (but subjective) minus, the app is completely bugged out. You see people complaining about bugs at beta and these bugs are still there at the 5th anniversary. Multiple times their database glitches out leaving you without gear, throphies, costumes, materials and other stuff which took weeks to acquire. Best you get - some silly gift from Ankama as a “compensation”, other times you’re just completely being ignored by support.

Real player with 1267.9 hrs in game

Wakfu is a tactical MMORPG unlike any other MMO except for its prequel, Dofus. It has play style similar to Final Fantasy Tactics where combat takes place in a grid.

The character classes (15 of them) in Wakfu (and Dofus) have unique play styles and the classes themselves can be played many different ways.

The spells have a variety of rules, and positioning makes a big factor in damage dealt/recieved.

The art in this game is very charming. It’s very pleasing to just look at the content in the game.

Real player with 903.3 hrs in game

WAKFU on Steam

Pox Nora

Pox Nora

I don’t usually bother to review games, but this game deserves a real mention.

This is a 2 player chess like fantasy game where you summon champions from your deck each turn and send them to destroy your opponents shrine, equiping them with various weapons, casting spells and deploying relics along the way.

Its also a collectable game where you obtain new runes through play gradually building more powerful decks, this is quite addictive in inself as you want to try all the different playstyles but need to invest serious play time in order to get all the runes (or real cash if you prefer, but its NOT Pay To Win!!!).

Real player with 5552.3 hrs in game

I am going to give you the good the bad and the ugly of this game and let you make up your own minds about whether you are going to enjoy Poxnora or not. To sum up this game quickly, I would say it’s a cross between a collectable trading card game like MtG, a tabletop minatures game like Warhammer Fantasy and turn based tactics games like FF Tactics and Advance Wars.

Where to start?

One thing I am going to stress to anyone considering this game is that at it’s heart this is NOT a casual game. Veteran players have learned an encylopedia of knowledge about this game. Cards are divided into 4 types, Champions, Spells, Relics and Equipment. There are hundreds of abilities and conditions that can used in this game, from the basics like block, dodge and stealth to the obscure like planarbound and encouraged. What does this mean? As a new player you are going to be confused while you slowly learn what all the hundreds of different cards do and how they interact. What this also means however is that if you enjoy deep strategy there is simply nothing else like Poxnora. Once you learn the game the sky is the limit as far as how many strategies you can employ.

Real player with 875.0 hrs in game

Pox Nora on Steam

RISK: Global Domination

RISK: Global Domination

This game is very well thought out and could be fun to play. I’ve been looking for a long time to play Risk with others online. I started playing Risk in 1968, when the game still had wooden pieces. I’ve played this 1968 game hundreds of times with my friends over the last 50+ years. This online game is nice, too, because it has other variations of play - other maps and settings, etc. This keeps the game from getting boring from everybody always trying to take Australia at the beginning of the game. But I found much to my DISMAY that the dice are RIGGED in favor of players who seem to have played the game here longer than me. I’m an accountant by trade, so I’m an expert in probabilities. Over and over again (4 out of 5 times), I’m either the fifth or sixth player out of six to get my first turn. Almost never am I first or second to start. Even worse, many times (too many to count) I have overwhelming odds of capturing a crucial country from an opponent (i.e. 9 armies to 1, or 12 armies to 2, etc.), and I lose ALL my armies, and the opponent comes through completely unscathed. The game program tells you the odds of capturing the country that you’re attacking - 75%, 80%, 90% & 95% - but dozens of times I EAT IT and I LOSE EVERYTHING just trying to take that one country. The game even claims that the program evens out the odds somewhat so these big losses can’t happen. But constantly I have the odds overwhelming in my favor, but it doesn’t work out that way at all. After playing the old board game with REAL DICE hundreds of times, losing 9 armies to 1 only happened ONCE, way back in 1974 (I remember it to this day, I was so P/O’ed), but I estimate this has happened to me 150 times so far with THIS game, out of playing 200 games. This really sucks, and its made me so mad I’ve considered deleting this game from my library! Maybe though, if I keep playing it the odds for my dice rolling will improve. We’ll see…

Real player with 126.7 hrs in game

I feeled the need to make a review because this game get too much hate for what it is.

Yes there’s a premium mode that you can get for 10€ so you can play as long as you want.

So it’s not really a free to play but you can still play 2-3 games per day against other player and it’s unlimited against bots.

You have access to EVERY maps even if you don’t own them. You just need the DLC to HOST a game but you can still join someone who own theses maps.

It’s not a demo (people said this in some review) because you can play the entire game and even play to the DLC maps. The game is limited in a way that you can’t play as long as you want but hey… It was a mobile game so ofc things are not the same on mobile. There’s some change to be made are people can share their though about it (and they should) but this game is what it is supposed to be, it’s Risk. The devs seems to care about the opinion of the community and are trying to improve the game for the PC gamers we are.

Real player with 121.4 hrs in game

RISK: Global Domination on Steam

Affected Zone Tactics

Affected Zone Tactics

This is one of my favourite free from top view games in which , all the players are moving in turns and there are 2 teams in total and all are real players !! Your objective is to capture checkpoints , or kill the entire enemy team! Before the one of the teams has reached the max points needed for win! By capturing the most checkpoints before your enemy team! So there 4 classes in total Assault ( standart human soldier) , Heavy Infantry (Real combat robots who can carry some heavy weapons , and they have the most armor of all also) Commando ( Thees are the human specialists class , who can shoot from the most distance if you choose sniper) Fire Support ( humans who can use same weapons as heavy assault the most heaviest weapons) With all thees weapons you also , get all kinds of adventages and disadventages!With Assault can use submachine guns(best against commandos),machineguns(burst down your enemies),and granade launcher (who can launch granades at , distances and deal some splash damage) Heavy Infantry can use Machine Gunner (Same) ,Grenade Launcher (Same),and the last weapon they can use are napalm

Real player with 578.6 hrs in game


There are reviews prior to 2016, which are mostly negative and describe stuff, that I didnt notice in this release. Here is a review of a game, that came to steam one week ago.

  • it is a turn based strategy online game with researching stuff for your soldiers

  • the game is completely in english

  • it is not easy ( since rank 3 you will suffer even against npcs)

-YES, you play against npcs very often, because atm there is not enough population, even though the game deserves it ( the npsc have names of offline players. Sometimes you spot an online player, whom you recoginize by a yellow star next to his/her name

Real player with 150.3 hrs in game

Affected Zone Tactics on Steam

Demise of Nations

Demise of Nations

This game is very interesting it’s really fun and it reminds me of Age of Empires 2 and Rome Total War. I love how you expand your borders by moving across the map that is so cool. One thing I really don’t like about the game is unit health; I will use RTW as an example. In that game it is pure strategy like using the higher ground or using a pincher type move and so to win a battle instead of how much health your unit has. I have a few suggestions for the developers. 1) There are far to many farms and not enough other resources. In order to get a decent amount of other resources available in the game the whole map is nearly all farms. So my suggestions is to have a capability of making areas into resources like example prospecting a mountain or how dense a forrest is. 2) Put in Trading land and cities. 3) Have a capability of building roads for trade routes to other factions similar to RTW (Basically I will suggest them to play RTW to get some ideas). For trading to other factions have some things on the map like wine, textiles, and other stuff to trade to other factions for gold or for other important resources you need that you can’t obtain in the areas you control. 4) Have factions return if a place revolts if a faction has been defeated and add more factions that would be cool to. 5) Have each faction have a couple of unique buildings and units that other factions can’t get. For example the Celts can have druids and since Gaul is similar barbaric people they can have armored swordsman or something like that.

Real player with 465.3 hrs in game

When I first got this game, I liked it, but thought it was just an ok game. I was wrong, the game is absolutely amazing (unless you hate strategy games).

It is a little difficult to see, but the graphics are pretty good, especially in-game. There are lots of different factors and numbers, such as groundwater, which either you like, or you can ignore and still play the game fine.

I like strategy games however, and I think this is one of the best ones on steam. It is very straight forward if you want it too be, yet there is a lot of content that you could pay attention to if you wanted. I also love one of the developer’s other games.

Real player with 296.6 hrs in game

Demise of Nations on Steam