Trying to identify an old game, any help?
I'm sure this will end up as a dead end like it has everywhere else I've tried but I'm trying to identify an old game I played in ~2006, it was a demo when I played it so I don't think it had come out long before then, here are the details I remember:

It was a strategy game where during skirmish/multiplayer the only thing you started with was a single powerful hero unit, amongst its abilities was one that allowed you to transform into a base structure and start producing workers and building a base. This ability disabled your character for a long time.

You could choose not to deploy and instead fight a 1-man war against your enemies, after about 3-ish minutes you could regain control of your 'deployed' hero and join in fighting with your army.

The factions were (IIRC) humans, elves and undead.

During skirmish you could kill mobs and visit shrines to power up your hero (indefinitely as I recall) or you could visit neutral villages and barter for their allegiance, at which point they would start spawning units to attack your enemies.

I loved playing it when I had it but can't for the life of me remember what it was called, I thought it was on, but having checked there I must be remembering the wrong website.

It's a long shot I know, but does anyone remember this game and what it was called?
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ResistanceShane Jun 8, 2014 @ 5:09am 
all i can think of is dota(dawn of the ancients or something like that) sounds like a warcraft inspired game. again not sure but good luck :)
jobert Jun 8, 2014 @ 6:40am 
It's Destiny of the Avenged.. learn your games ;)
redalertfanone Jun 8, 2014 @ 11:18pm 
Well thanks for trying, but it definitely wasn't DotA, though re-reading my own description I guess it shared many features, it was the ability to pay neutral villages to fight for you that I found most interesting, it meant I could just play around with my stupidly OP hero character without worrying about building an army to follow me, because the neutral towns just sent waves for me.
Satoru Jun 9, 2014 @ 7:07am 
redalertfanone Jun 21, 2014 @ 7:12am 
Neither are the game I was thinking of, though both look like something I should take a look at. So thanks for that at least :D
is it Warlords Battlecry by any chance?
Last edited by ♫TGC> The Games Collector; Jun 21, 2014 @ 7:43am
redalertfanone Jun 21, 2014 @ 9:10am 
Looks great, but none of the 'very few' gameplay videos I can find match up with what I remember. In skirmish/multiplayer you started with a single hero character, no builders or minions. You sacrificed this hero to create a headquarters (the elven heroes created a giant tree) which then allowed you to create builders and minions. After about 5 minutes (ish) your hero recovered and rejoined the battle.

Those players who didn't sacrifice their hero could use those five minutes to bribe neutral settlements to help you (by spawning waves of units to attack your enemies) and collect items that boosted your hero's stats.

It's entirely possible that what I played wasn't a demo at all, but some kind of open beta that never actually made it to retail, I honestly can't remember very much about it beyond what I've told you.

Thanks for your replies so far, I'll keep looking for information about the Warlords series, maybe the gameplay videos are just misleading me.
RetroSimon Jun 21, 2014 @ 9:26am 
Was it pehaps Dawn of War: Dark Crusade ?


IGN has a 6 page list of RTS games coming in 2006. Maybe it is hiding in there somewhere ?
Last edited by RetroSimon; Jun 21, 2014 @ 9:41am
ergh- Jun 21, 2014 @ 9:33am 
It might be Heroes of Annihilated Empires.
redalertfanone Jun 24, 2014 @ 1:34pm 
Originally posted by ergh-:
It might be Heroes of Annihilated Empires.

Oh my god thank you! That's it!

I knew someone had to know what it was, thank you so much, now I just need to figure out how to play the damn thing on windows 7 >.<
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