Warlords: Strategic Conquest

Player Rating5.78/8

"#83 overall, #2 for 2009"
based on 447 ratings since 01/15/2009
played 11,888 times (finished 721)

Story Difficulty4/8

"march in the swamp"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

Maturity Level4/8

"need to be accompanied by an adult"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG.

A story set in medieval China.

Note: Even early on in the game you can lose by making a strategically erroneous choice so choose carefully.

Player Comments

Very impressive, the writing was quite good and the choices required much mental planning. I immensely enjoyed that the game plays out differently depending on the character that you choose, that certainly provides this game the opportunity to be played and enjoyed more than once.

It's obvious that plenty of effort went into making this capture the feeling of what it was like to be in war in those times. So much so, that I really found myself being immersed with the writing.

This storygame is undoubtedly fun, in my opinion. ^^
-- TharaApples on 11/6/2016 2:23:32 AM with a score of 0
The strategy and logic behind each choice was very well-written and kept the story moving at an engaging pace throughout all three characters' storylines. I actually found myself having to pause and mull it over as I tried to figure out the ramifications of each choice. This is very much a game that is more enjoyable if you slow down and think rather than simply guess and hit 'back' if you're wrong. The ending feels more legitimately rewarding that way.

On the flip side, while the three characters were very unique and all three routes had very unique gameplay, I felt that the characters were a bit lacking in personality. They felt more like a series of strategic decisions rather than living, breathing people. Which was fine, considering that this was a strategy game, but I felt that the lack of strong characterization made the game less immersive than it otherwise would have been.

Still, absolutely fantastic job. This game really captures the feeling of Ancient China and its complex interplay of war and politics! Definitely worth a look.
-- the_quiller on 7/15/2014 9:44:59 PM with a score of 0
Well, what I will say is that what is here is very good. It's well written, engaging, and challenging, as negotiating with diplomats becomes a mental puzzle.

My biggest problem here is that it's missing something. I finished the whole thing with a good ending in about ten minutes. The strategy in conversation is flawless- if there were strategy in the form of battle, and the taking and losing of cities- or support from the people, depending on what path you take- this could be a sweet game.

As it is, it's very good. It does nothing wrong. It's a well-made grilled cheese. I was just wanting something to wash it down is all.
-- Thewaiter on 10/16/2013 5:27:03 PM with a score of 0
Not too long or short and with excellent strategic quality
-- Mj on 1/4/2020 1:56:14 PM with a score of 0
It is very good. A few spelling errors mess up the flow, but it is good.
-- BgirlStories on 5/9/2019 7:03:47 PM with a score of 0
A historic game that mostly centers around making decisions in the correct order. Nothing really fancy but worth a play through or two.
-- DerPrussen on 2/14/2019 9:27:40 PM with a score of 0
I like how each one has their own mechanics but a bit confusing 5/8
-- AurondragonTyr on 5/14/2018 10:12:42 PM with a score of 0
I loved this game, it was a ton of fun, and it allowed you to have a bigger influence in the story, than most story games allow!
-- Sabriel1104 on 3/13/2018 1:31:40 PM with a score of 0
It's certainly an interesting premise, but the actual execution leaves a lot to be desired. Rather than just making peace with everyone, the player should be able to conquer territory and make strategic decisions.
-- Victim on 10/10/2017 7:38:54 PM with a score of 0
Somehow out of the 3 paths it seems the diplomatic path is the easiest while actually the hardest in reality though ;)
-- TestingJest on 9/20/2017 2:50:26 AM with a score of 0
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