Age of Wonders: Planetfall is another 4X turn-based strategy game published by Paradox Interactive. The game was developed by Triumph Studios and is the fifth installment of the Age of Wonders Series, however, this is the studio’s first foray into a sci-fi setting. Planetfall was released in August 2019, for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

The CIV style City management grid

There are six factions in the game at launch, each with different gameplay, strength, and weaknesses. Players would take control of the leader of a faction and explore the planet, engage in diplomacy, spy and declare war. The procedurally generated world map is broken down into sections that can be taken over to generate resources such as production, research, food, and energy. The game, in general, is very similar to the usual civilizations, but in space. The winning condition in a game of Planetfall is either crushing all your enemies with your fleets or engage in a tech race and create a doomsday weapon.

The first DLC for Age of Wonders: Planetfall has just been released, with two new campaigns, new mechanics, new units and much more. Below is the release trailer:

The two new campaigns would contain over 10 hours of new content, with the awakening of two new factions and various new features such as anomalous sites.

Age Of Wonder Planetfall
Xcom Style turn-based combat

The thing that sets Age of Wonders: Planetfall apart from other games of the same genre is the combat system. Planetfall has an improved turn-based action system, in which the action points are shared between attacks and movements. More attacks could be made if you don’t have to change your position. The attack mechanics are also spiked up with various elements like grazing and overwatch in which your damage and attacks would be modified further.

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