They are returning. Awakening from a slumber beyond comprehension to mortals. Awakening to a world they once tried to claim. They promise much to their followers, and to their enemies they will deliver blood, fire, and death.
The coming chaos is a rebirth of a fire long thought quenched. The Akashic records recall the Age when the world was ripe with pretenders, a legion claiming divinity. Then the antokrator ascended to true godhood. Bearing dominion over all, from the Heavens down to the deepest recesses of the ocean, the Pantokrator hunted down the false pretenders, casting them into eternal imprisonment. Not all pretenders were vanquished though; indeed, a great many managed to hide away and bide their time.
Now a new Age has dawned. The Pantokrator is gone. And now the pretenders who cowered beneath the Pantokrator`s rule all those long years dare to show themselves again. Moreso, their newly remembered hubris has led once more to a war for true ascension to godhood. But they are not alone.
The ancient ones banished by the Pantokrator have broken their shackles. They are awakening.
There can only be one. A new chapter in the Akashic records is about to be written in the tattered flesh of the fallen...
Dominions 3: The Awakening, is the follow up to the acclaimed fantasy strategy game, Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars. While that game set the bar for rich, engrossing turn-based fantasy strategy gaming, Dominions 3: The Awakening seeks to raise it once more.
Leading one of over fifty possible nations in three different Ages, it is your goal to ascend to true godhood using all the power at your disposal. In a world of magic and steel the options to attain victory are as numerous as the cries of mercy from your vanquished foes. Whether you use military might, eldritch power, or subterfuge (or more likely, a combination of all three) every turn is about options. Recruit troops (more than 1500 units found in the game), assassinate the enemy, scout territory, research magic (600+ spells and 300+ magic items), perform rituals, do a blood hunt, storm a castle, construct, pray, forge - the list goes on.
New pop-ups, an in-depth manual written by industry veteran Bruce Geryk, and less micromanagement all makes Dominions 3: The Awakening easy to get into. Lush maps, vividly depicted battles, and an ethereal musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmaerkeskommite, contribute to turning the fantasy on the screen into your reality. Up to twenty-one players can participate in a single game, and with a simultaneous turn structure even a large
game never gets unwieldy.
Dominions 3: The Awakening is very mod friendly, and in fact has been designed from the very beginning with mod-making in mind. Any image can be turned into a map, opening up a wealth of possibilities. Even use your favorite Dominions 2 maps!
For many games `ultimate` is nothing more than hyperbole. For Dominions 3: The Awakening it may very well be an understatement. With hundreds of gameplay combinations, a challenging AI, strong multiplayer capabilities, mod-friendliness, this is very well the ultimate turn-based fantasy title for any platform.