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Game #1110
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Sword of Aragon    View all Top Dogs in this genre
War   Hex or tile-based

Rating: 8.77 (409 votes)

Sword of Aragon box cover

Sword of Aragon screenshot
Regarded by many wargamers as THE best fantasy wargame ever made, SSI's Sword of Aragon is a true precursor of later classics Conquered Kingdoms and SSI's own Fantasy General. Set in the Aragonian Empire, you are heir of the late Duke of Aladda, and your task is to re-extend Aladda's dominion and eventually crown yourself king in Tetrada. Executing your father's will entails raising and equipping an army, then venturing forth to do battle against the dastardly foes threatening Aladda and its surroundings. Your success in Sword of Aragon depends on careful allocation of precious resources, astute military planning, and deft combat maneuvers. Knights, priests, warriors, mages, rangers, cavalry, infantry, and bowmen are some of the units you can recruit, and in true AD&D fashion, you can equip them with different armor types. Nothing in the game will strike anyone today as a big deal, but back in 1989 it was a revolutionary title that attracted many non-wargamers to the genre. Excellent AI and addictive gameplay help Sword of Aragon remain one of the most playable and replayable fantasy wargames ever. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Russell Shilling
Developer: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Theme: Fantasy, Licensed
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Unofficial SoA Page (archived)
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Fantasy General, War of The Lance, Conquered Kingdoms

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