Originally released in 1997, Conquest of Elysium II is a turn-based fantasy strategy game, and the precursor to the wildly popular Dominions series. As one of up to eight players (human, computer controlled, or a mixture) your goal, as suggested in the title, is very simple: total subjugation of all that do not fly your banner!
Choose your leader from twenty distinct character classes, including brutal barbarians, insane necromancers, mighty maharajas, sinister shamans, and even the Agarthan king from Dominions 3! Each character allows new strategies for the player to explore. The Priestess of Baal can summon demonic creatures, change the weather, and sacrifice the innocent. An Enchanter can create constructs out of corpses, lakes, forests, and more. Barons can build siege towers, raise levies, and keep his subjects in line, even in times of high taxation.
The world itself is ever changing with each new game. Worlds can be entirely randomly created, or players can customize the world creation, tailoring the world to the experience you want to play. Create maps that range from small to large, from thick with trees and mountains to barren steppes and plains, and even dictate the type of society.
♦ Turn-based, fantasy strategy.
♦ Playable on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
♦ 1-8 players, computer or human. (Note: Multiplayer only possible via hotseat play).
♦ Randomly created worlds, including the ability to influence what type of world is generated.
♦ Twenty different character classes of either sword or spell. Each class provides its own unique strengths and weaknesses.
♦ Six different societies, allowing a variety of play styles. Choose from uncivilized societies steeped in magic, to feudal societies that rule from massive stone fortresses.
♦ Over 300 different monsters to slay with 100 different special abilities.
♦ Recruit troops, tax the populace, and discover the mysteries of the world.