Warlock: Master of the Arcane

  • Warlock: Master of the Arcane
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  • Engaging combat.
  • Strong unit balance and variety.
  • Powerful neutral units.


  • AI struggles on offense.
  • Tech trees are online but not in the game or manual.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Gamer on 70

Exploring is fun, resource exploitation is basic and extermination is tedious. It’s an X-and-a-bit off being a great 4X...

By Strategy Informer on 75

I wouldn’t want to live in Ardania; it seems like a terrible place. You’re either under constant attack from monsters, elementals, and whatever else exists out in the wide world, or you’re constantly being sucked dry by your neighbours... not to...

By Techgage on 95

An area where Warlock shines is with exploration. The worlds are colorful, and there are many different special tiles found throughout a map that are not only useful to draw resources from, but add to the game's atmosphere. Increasing your ability to...

By cnet on 70

Warlock: Master of the Arcane's emphasis on combat makes it feel fresh in the 4X strategy genre. It just needed some fine-tuning to be truly...

By Destructoid on 75

My army of undead warriors, vampires and minotaurs reached the walls of the reviled city of Cheesetown, home of King Rrat, somewhere around my hundredth turn. The settlement had become synonymous with death and destruction over the previous turns,...

By GameSpy on 60

If you walked past my computer monitor and saw me playing Warlock: Master of the Arcane, I wouldn't blame you if you mistook it for a fantasy-themed total conversion mod for Civilization 5 at first glance -- it's that similar. But so what if it shares...

International Review By Spieletest on 81

Fantasy-Fans wie ich haben sehr lange auf ein rundenbasiertes Hexfeld-Strategiespiel warten müssen, in dem auch Elfen, Trolle, Elementare, Magier, Vampire und Werwölfe vorkommen. Warlock bietet mit seinen drei Völkern, den anpassbaren Magiern und...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 79

Freunde der gepflegten rundenbasierten Strategie fühlen sich mit diesem Titel der Majesty-Macher wie zu Hause....

International Review By Eurogamer on 60

Hvor Master of Magic var snydt ud af næsen på Civilization, ligner Warlock til en forveksling det nyeste Civilization V.I slutningen af 1991 udkom det skelsættende Civilization, der med sit legendariske gameplay står som en milepæl i spilindustriens...

International Review By Level 7 on 60

Paradox Interactive och Ino-Co Plus har tidigare nått framgång med Majesty, en serie av fantasyspel i realtidsstrategi-genren. Majesty-seriens ursprung hittar vi dock hos Microprose som ju också haft fingrar med i den klassiska Civilization...

International Review By Gamer.no on 70

Warlock: Master of the Arcane er et strømlinjeformet og nybegynnervennlig strategispill som hvem som helst kan spille og kose seg med. Det er vanedannende og utfordrende, spesielt i starten, hvor farene i villmarken ofte er langt større enn trusselen...

International Review By GameCaptain on 81

Das hat mich wirklich überrascht. Ein kleines Spiel zum kleinen Preis – und das macht dann auch noch so viel Spaß. Es gibt viel zu entdecken und eine Menge Spielspaß. Da ein Multiplayer-Modus noch nachgereicht werden soll, steckt dann vielleicht auch...

International Review By dome.fi on

Mitä sinä halusit olla nuorena? Poliisi? Lääkäri? Astronautti? Minä halusin vuoroviikoin olla Darth Vader ja velho. Siis sellainen kunnon velho, joka taikoo tarvittaessa Ahvenanmaan kuuhun aamuteetä keittäessään.No, eihän minusta velhoa tullut, mutta...