Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms

The Umbral Abyss is yours to conquer in Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms. Rule as an Eldritch Sovereign, wield terrifying new tomes of magic, survive world-altering global events and lead your people against the darkness before it spreads across the realms.

Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms

The depths of the Umbral Abyss are yours to conquer in the Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms expansion. Terrify your foes as an Eldritch Sovereign, wield mighty new tomes of magic, survive world-altering global events and lead your people against the darkness before it spreads across the realms.
New Map Layer: The Umbral Abyss. A dark domain of Corruption and Fear threatens to consume the realms of mortals. It includes new tactical combat maps, a dozen unique locations to explore and exploit and new Umbral Dwelling independent factions inhabited by Umbral demons. These denizens of the abyss are corrupt creatures dedicated to the destruction of the light and invasion of the realms. The abyss will harm units who venture in it, but immunity can be gained by buying the Umbral Flesh Minor Transformation from the Umbral Dwellings.
New Ruler Type: Ancient beings of terrible power, the Eldritch Sovereigns have been corrupted by the Umbral Abyss and possess a unique Thrall spell casting mechanic. Choose your path as an Eldritch Sovereign ruler and decide between Dominating your foes, Manipulating the flesh or Wild, chaotic magic.
2 New Story Realms: Return to Athla and come to its defense in an epic clash that will determine the fate of the world.
2 New Forms:
  • Syron Form
  • Insect Form
2 New Mounts:
  • Standard Beetle Mount
  • Exotic Death Beetle Mount
Cosmic Happenings Event System: This brand new class of global events are designed to bring exciting and unpredictable effects. The happenings include 4 mini crises events, called the Toll of Seasons, featuring unique tactical maps, units and mechanics - completing these events will grant the ability to transform one of your heroes into a scourge of their own.
New Tomes:
  • Tome of the Tentacle: Specializes in using tentacles to immobilize and damage enemies. Grants the Constrictor, a unique racial unit with tentacles for arms.
  • Tome of Cleansing Flame: A tome for the forces of light to strike back against the darkness of the abyss! Summon Cleansing Flames into battle to burn Heretics whilst protecting the Faithful.
  • Tome of Corruption: Turn your enemy’s strength against them. Transform buffs into debuffs, or steal them for your own units. Create Evil Reflections of the enemy’s units and transform your units into Gloom Striders.
5 New Premade Rulers
2 New Realm Templates
3 New Realm Traits
A New Interface Skin spreads gloomy tentacles into the UI
6 New Music Tracks from composer Michiel van den Bos

Age Of Wonders 4 Ratings & Reviews

  • 93%
    Critics Recommend
  • 82
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by Fraser Brown
87 / 100
A flavourful and inventive 4X full of incredible spells and engaging empire management.
by Ruth Cassidy
Taking inspiration from RPGs breathes new life into Age of Wonders 4, which balances exciting breadth and surprising approachability.
by Leana Hafer
8 / 10
Age of Wonders 4 is a dizzyingly customizable fantasy 4X made mightier by a legacy that follows you across multiple campaigns.
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Age of Wonders 4: Eldritch Realms System Requirements



OSWindows® 10 Home 64 Bit
OSWindows® 10 Home 64 Bit or Windows® 11
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-2500K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 1600X
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-9700K or AMD® Ryzen™ 5 5600X
Memory8 GB
Memory16 GB
Storage20 GB
Storage>20 GB
GraphicsNvidia® GeForce™ GTX 670 (2GB) or AMD® Radeon™ HD 7870 (2GB) or Intel® Arc™ A380 (6GB) or Intel® Iris™ Xe G7 (Tiger Lake)
GraphicsNvidia® GeForce™ GTX 1070 Ti (8GB) or AMD® Radeon™ RX 5700 XT (8GB)
Other1080p (30FPS)
Other1080p (60FPS)
Languages Supported
  • AUDIO: English
  • TEXT: English, Spanish - Spain, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Chinese - Simplified, Russian
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