The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to. Your pretender controls one of over sixty different nations and with the help of that nation he will spread his word and battle the other pretenders. Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game. You can play single- or multiplayer (1 - 23 players) with simultaneous turns. There are more than 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

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6 comments by Protektor on Dec 11th, 2012

The Old God has left the world and the pretenders are awakening and coming out from hiding. You start the game by designing one of the pretender gods that will compete for true ascension to godhood. The type of god can range from a magically powerful arch mage to an ancient kraken or a mystic monolith that people pray to. Your pretender controls one of over sixty different nations and with the help of that nation he will spread his word and battle the other pretenders. Dominions 3 is a turn based strategy game. You can play single- or multiplayer (1 - 23 players) with simultaneous turns. There are more than 1500 different units, 600 spells and 300 magic items in the game. The game also features a medieval musical score by Erik Ask Uppmark and Anna Rynefors, both awarded the title of Musicians of the Realm by the Swedish Zornmärkeskommiten. Dominions 3 is a highly detailed game and a 300 page pdf manual is included in the download.

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Pymous
Pymous Dec 12 2012, 1:30pm says:

Best Fantasy Grand strategy game available. A must have!

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Coffeespoons
Coffeespoons Dec 12 2012, 10:37am says:

I agree with most of the posters above: this is a great game and this is already a big step towardsa more sensible pricing policy.

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Silverhawk85
Silverhawk85 Dec 12 2012, 8:42am says:

How do I write upper case letters in the game? If I hit shift the letters stay lower case. :S

Edit:

Ok I found out that I have to start the game as administartor. Then it works.

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Edirr
Edirr Dec 12 2012, 9:22am replied:

That's actually a bug you ran into. It happens infrequently enough that it's practically impossible to reproduce and restarting the game is the only known fix. Doesn't even require restarting as admin.

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Silverhawk85
Silverhawk85 Dec 12 2012, 11:20am replied:

OK thanks. I hope this will be fixed soon. I also found some mistakes in the textes (ingame and in the manual) regarding upper and lower case letters, but it's not that important right now. ;)

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Silverhawk85
Silverhawk85 Dec 12 2012, 12:41pm replied:

I now tried the Conquest Of Elysium 3 demo and ran in the same bug first time I started the game. Is it the same engine?

Now that I tried both games I can say that I prefer Dominions 3. It's harder to find in because it's more complex, but as I progress in learning the gamemechanics, I like it more and more.

It's very strange that I didn't heared or read something about this game before it was released on Desura, although it was already released some years ago. :/

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Edirr
Edirr Dec 12 2012, 3:19am says:

The forums are now open.

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mooman101jl
mooman101jl Dec 12 2012, 12:32am says:

this music...I LIKE IT!

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Fallschirm123
Fallschirm123 Dec 11 2012, 11:48pm says:

Anyone who has any interest in this game should buy it. There's an active multiplayer community, as well as a serious modding community. It is also one of the deepest games I've ever played, with the greatest amount of replay value of anything I've ever had. GET IT!

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Maerlande
Maerlande Dec 11 2012, 9:48pm says:

The only reason the price of Dominions 3 matters is attracting new players. Anyone who owns it and likes it would pay any price. The $/hour of entertainment is probably only comparable to actions not discussed in public.

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It's awesome!

Hundreds of different units. Dozens of Nations to play.
A mind boggling amount of spells to cast.
Equip your summoned Angels, Deamons or other monsters with different items you have forged.
Sacrifice slaves to perform the most vile of magics: Blood magic.
Etc. etc.....

And all these options do not even include the hundreds of mods that have been made by the community.

If you like GRAND strategy games you should definitely check this out.

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Dec 11 2012, 4:56pm by GFSnl

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Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension, Released Jul 8, 2013
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Dominions 3: The Awakening, Released Oct 14, 2006
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Dominions II: The Ascension Wars, Released Nov 13, 2003
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Dominions: Priests, Prophets & Pretenders, Released Sep 21, 2002
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