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‘Age of Wonders: Planetfall’ Launches Today

  • Sci-fi 4X grand strategy from Paradox Interactive.
  • Turn-based tactical combat.
  • Multiple game modes: campaign, skirmish, custom games.


From Paradox Interactive, the same studio behind Stellaris, comes Age of Wonders: Planetfall, another Sci-Fi 4X Grand Strategy Wargame. The four X’s stand for exploration, expansion, exploitation, and extermination, and the grand means the scale will be at the level of nation-states and civilizations.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 for $49.99, and as per today’s industry standards, there are several other versions available for incrementally higher prices as well. Here’s a little graphic to entice you into spending even more money:

Emerge from the cosmic dark age of a fallen galactic empire to build a new future for your people. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.

Build your empire with one of six unique factions, ranging from the militant Vanguard to the dinosaur-riding Amazons and the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly. Progress through each faction’s missions using your wits, military strength and diplomacy, exploring planetary ruins and encountering other survivors as you unravel the history of a shattered civilization. Fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way to utopia in a deep single player campaign, on random skirmish maps, and against friends in multiplayer.

Tactical Turn-Based Sci-Fi Combat

Perfect your combat strategy in intense turn-based battles featuring a large cast of factions, customizable units, and destructible environments.

Discover a Rich Science-Fiction World

What secrets will unfold when you uncover the history of the fallen galactic empire? Discover the fate of the Star Union by exploring lush landscapes, wild wastelands and overgrown megacities. Encounter rival factions and discover hidden technologies long forgotten in abandoned places.

Planetary Empire Building

Steer the future of your colony with a mix of technological advances and social development. Will you create an environmental paradise or a perfect military order?

Multiple Paths to Victory

Achieve your end goals through conquest, diplomacy or doomsday technologies.

A Multitude of Game Modes

A deep single-player story campaign alongside random map generation makes for endless replayability. Try new play styles in skirmish mode, and play multiplayer your way – online, hotseat, and asynchronous!

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  1. deimios666 on August 7, 2019 at 5:43 am said

    The Age of Wonders games were the closest thing to a Master of Magic successor there ever was (we don’t talk about Stardock’s Elemental failure).

    Speaking of Master of Magic, the IP was recently sold to Slitherine.
    The problem is that there is no way to make a Master of Magic 2 that lives up the nostalgia-tinted memory that is MoM.
    On the other side most of today’s gamers weren’t even born when MoM was released so there is a chance of a re-imagining of the franchise not failing completely.

    This may sound heresy but MoM 1 could be remade for mobile and it would work, unless they mess up the monetization.

  2. So far this game seems really good, the only annoyance I’ve run into so far is how good certain core units (Namely the ones that get crowd control instead of a bog standard “lob frag/corrosive grenade” ability) are when compared to others. But this can likely be easily fixed with researched mods and proper support.

  3. BrigandBoy on August 7, 2019 at 5:23 pm said

    I think I may have missed GOG’s 24 hour -80% sale on this one, which is a damned shame. But if I didn’t, that’s a steal.

  4. Sobekneferu on September 4, 2019 at 5:50 pm said

    I loved Age of Empires 1, 2 and 2’s stand-alone expansion. I never played the 3rd entry though. Does anyone know how it actually stands up to other entries in the series? Obviously it is sci-fi instead of fantasy, which is a shame (in my preferences).

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