Lords of the Realm

Original Platform: DOS

Lords of the Realm is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Impressions Games in 1994.


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OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated22 October 2019
TAGSaga europe history management medieval real-time turn-based

Game Review

Lords of the Realm is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by Impressions Games in 1994. It was originally released for the Amiga and MS-DOS, but it was ported to Windows three years later.

In this strategy meets resource management game you play as a lord who is vying for the currently empty throne against other lords. The focus is on building up your empire and putting your serfs to work to make it glorious. This game allows you to either design your own castles or use a blueprint. The game requires some amount of micromanagement, but over time your serfs will be able to be efficient without as much intervention from you. Take care of your serfs and they will take care of you. You can also take part in land battles against your enemies to make them bow before you. During battle you can take control of a single unit or entire groups of your army. With access to several different unit types, you can pick the right ones for each battle. The game also gives you the option to let the computer auto-battle for you if you would rather focus on other things. Just for fun, you may also send your own messages to the opposing lords and call them nasty names. You must take over counties before the other lords beat you to it. Grow your empire, take out the other lords and claim that throne!

Lords of the Realm is seen as the ancestor to titles like the “Total War” series and is a piece of strategy history, snagging Best Strategical in 1995. Keep in mind that this game does not strive to be historically accurate. This game is a must-play for any strategy fan, but it’s also a good starter title for anyone who is interested in breaking into the genre.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 22 February 2017, 6:01 am


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