Want to travel back to the golden age of fantasy strategy games? Well, maybe "golden age" is a bit dramatic, but the 90s brought all manner of well-crafted strategy games that focused on gameplay in place of graphics. Conquest of Elysium II was released in 1997, but the third incarnation came to Steam a while back with the same traditional vibe. Now it's on Android, but it won't come cheap.

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Conquest of Elysium 3 is an old school turn-based fantasy strategy game with 17 different character classes and more magic spells than you can shake a wand at. There aren't many games that allow you to play as a dwarf queen, but Conquest of Elysium 3 is one of them.

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The visuals haven't been dramatically overhauled since the last version of the game, though they have been cleaned up a bit. The simple look belies the deep strategy and varied gameplay in Conquest of Elysium 3. The game has been widely praised on Steam for it's great design and classic style. The price hasn't changed much from the Steam version, though. Conquest Of Elysium 3 is $9.90 in Google Play. A bit steep, but fans of the genre might not mind.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

    "A bit steep, but fans of the genre might not mind"
    Better pay 10 USD once and play than download a game for free and have to pay a thousand dollars IAP to make the game enjoyable.

    • KojiroAK

      I think it also explains, why you have hard times to find Games that can compete with console or handheld titles.
      "Real" games simply cost money to produce, alone for models and maps there are some hours to spend. a good made story also doesn't come out of your ass at will.
      On a Nintendo 3DS or PS Vita nobody thinks 10$ are steep.

      I think, if people would be willing to ditch out more money for games there would be way more titles that at least can compete with titles for 3DS and Vita.

      • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

        That is true.
        The fact that I can play emulated PSP and Dreamcast games on my aging Xperia Play, makes me realize that big developers are not giving enough credit to Smartphone gaming.
        I surely would pay 10, 12, 15, 20 bucks for ported PSX. PSP or Dreamcast games.

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  • b0b

    "Conquest Of Elysium 3 is $9.90 in Google Play. A bit steep, but fans of the genre might not mind"

    That comment alone summarize why people deserve to be milked with f.....g IAPs that make games more expensive than $9.90.