SpellForce: Conquest of Eo Reviews

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Feb 3, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo strips away a lot of what makes the franchise unique and doesn't replace it with anything exciting.

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8.1 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2023

Everything is very simple and fun in SpellForce: Conquest of Eo due to the bare-bones 4X gameplay, where the important thing is almost exclusively to come out victorious in battles in order to advance in the main story and side quests. Turn-based combat is the game's highlight, tactical but fast-paced. The offering probably won't please all SpellForce fans, but it will certainly enlist new ones.

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82 / 100
Feb 8, 2023

Fans of the Spellforce franchise may balk at the absence of the usual RTS/RPG mashup mechanics. Spellforce: Conquest of Eo hops on the turn-based train, but the game is every bit as engaging as earlier entries in the series. It’s just different. Even players a little fatigued by the glut of turn-based RPGs should give it a go, as the game’s combat is accessible and fun. In all honesty, I’m personally hoping the next numbered game in the franchise returns to its roots, but this change in direction has its own pleasures.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is so magnetic it can be tough to stop playing. After finishing one game, you immediately want to start another – just to use the new knowledge.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2023

Conquest of Eo brings SpellForce closer to 4x than to traditional RTSs. Despite this choice, the game still lacks something to feel as fresh as it could have.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is a good reason to return to the universe, but it feels far less epic in scale when compared to the previous titles.

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75 / 100
Dec 20, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is a fun mix between RPG and Turn-Based Strategy that should please the most passionate fans of the genre and delivers an accessible entry point for the curious, even if it leaves a little to be desired at certain points.

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Мила Пономарева
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7 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is quite a well-made game, but it takes too much from the best genre entries and gives too little as an original product.

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7.5 / 10.0
Feb 7, 2023

The popular fantasy brand changes its usual style and now it looks more like turn-based strategies Might & Magic Heroes and Age of Wonders. The result is remarkable.

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85 / 100
Feb 2, 2023

I ultimately think SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is going to be a turbulent release. As a fan of turn-based combat, I loved every minute. Exploring the world finding new and powerful allies to add to my armies, discovering new Necromancer recipes to summon deadly hordes of the undead, fighting off the constant attacks from The Circle - it's a game I will return to time and time again. However, long-time fans of the franchise may struggle with the stark differences between turn-based and real-time strategy in a franchise they've grown to love for the latter.

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8.5 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo has an interesting structure and does a great job of mixing map-driven strategy and tactical engagements. Each of the three wizard archetypes plays very differently and there’s a ton of content to engage with. The world of Eo is beautifully represented, although it’s pretty standard when it comes to fantasy universes.

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65%
May 6, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is not, most likely, a game that fans of the original series will love. It's a solid turn-based strategy game, but it's not really remarkable or innovative in any way.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is a special game. On the one hand, it is based on an old, classic recipe, which was abandoned after the breakup of Microprose, the dominance of Heroes of Might and Magic and the strategy RPG philosophy.

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65 / 100
Feb 17, 2023

SpellForce: Conquest of Eo is a superbly average game. The combat is standard turn-based at best and, in some cases, can borderline be painful and tedious. The narrative has some interesting moments, and the unique RPG aspects make the game far more engaging, especially in those non-combat moments. It's a game that does not reinvent anything, and in fact, the biggest sin of this title is the sin of 'safety'.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2023

Spellforce: Conquest of Eo is a delightful spin on the 4X strategy genre. However, it remains just a step away from being truly ambitious with most systems continuing to play the second fiddle to the overall exploration and management.

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