If you’re after some of the best turn based combat and in-depth empire building in gaming, then Age of Wonders: Planetfall delivers it. Today though that whole experience gets better still, with the arrival of Invasions.
Coming from Paradox Interactive and pushing the standard game to even higher places, Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Invasions builds on everything that has come before it to deliver a new playable faction, a new race of NPC, an end-game scenario like no other and multiple new campaign missions.
Priced at £16.74 (and a little bit cheaper should you be subscribed to Xbox Game Pass), Invasions tells the tale of the collapsed Star Union a new race of creature who has come to take over the galaxy. It’ll therefore be up to you to take on the role of the merciless Shakarn, a new race of conniving lizardmen with holographic disguises ready to deceive, disrupt and disintegrate the last strongholds of human power.
Playing out as the Shakarn will just be the start of things though and with the arrival of Invasions you’ll discover the chance to head to brand new territories with the addition of two new maps, along with a new team based Juggernaut-styled game mode that will see many come together.
Full features of Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Invasions on Xbox One, PS4 and PC include:
- ● The Shakarn – Planetfall’s newest playable faction gives new meaning to cold-blooded. These ruthless lizardmen can deploy units from the Zardas caste with holographic disguises to mimic and confuse foes or deploy the brutal Domok to crush them outright.
- ● The Therians – This NPC race of sophisticated warriors has accelerated evolution by fusing their DNA with that of animals. Under the rule of the mysterious Deer, this rogue militia has fled their home planet to colonize new worlds, but you won’t catch them in the headlights! They are formidable as friends or foes.
- ● Voidbringer Invasions – Face the ultimate late-game challenge as the enigmatic Voidbringers use trans-dimensional warfare to rain down legions of enthralled soldiers across your empire. Destroy their beacons and extinguish their colossal armies, or submit and become enthralled yourself to conquer the world in the name of the void.
- ● World Events – Battles can now be spontaneously shaken up by over 20 different environmental catastrophes covering everything from pirate uprisings to superstorms to solar flares. Each will require adaptive playstyles to truly test a player’s mastery of Planetfall.
- ● Additional Campaign Missions – Venture into new territory as the Shakarn begin their invasion of the Egalitarian League of Planets with two new campaign maps. The humans thought they had conquered everything, but the vast galaxy of Planetfall continues to grow…
- ● Conquered Worlds – In this team juggernaut-style game mode, form an alliance to topple a formidable kingpin. One player starts with a titanic empire, and all others unite to crumble their dominion to dust. Don’t get too envious– those who get used to being behind the sword may soon find themselves in front of it.
Loved what the base game delivered? Were wowed by the added elements with the inclusion of Revelations? You’ll no doubt adore what Invasions brings and we urge you to make a trip to the Xbox Store this very minute and grab the download. Let us know if you do – and if you don’t, hold tight for our full review of the expansion.
In the stardust and disunity of the collapsed Star Union, an insidious new race of conquerors has come to lay claim to the galaxy. Deploy and destroy as the merciless Shakarn, a vicious race of conniving lizardmen with holographic disguises ready to deceive, disrupt and disintegrate the last strongholds of human might. Utilize light and sound trickery to sabotage and scatter your foes from the inside out, overwhelm them with brutish alien force, or form the most unlikely of alliances: the choice is yours. Choose quickly though, as new environmental catastrophes can strike without warning, and enemies may spring from unexpected places. The Shakarn empire is ready to strike your enemies down, but do not make the mistake of being overconfident. Never forget that the greatest threats often come from above…