The MMO RTS genre just got a bit darker since the release of Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest. This title puts you in the boots of the chosen warlord to fulfill the will of your Chaotic overlords and bring ruin to the last bastion of humankind located within the realm of Altdorf. That’s right; your mission in this game is to lay waste to the humans and claim your rightful place among the mightiest heroes in the world. In other words, you’re a bad guy, and you’re REALLY good at your job.
However, the task at hand is the toughest one yet, and you’ll need more than just your personal strength and wits to overcome it. For this reason, you’ve been deemed worthy of claiming your own Chaos Fortress, which will serve as a forward post for your operations and an excellent base for your war efforts. Within this fortress, you have all the tools and expertise necessary to establish a foothold in the area, raise an army, and destroy everything in your path as you make your way towards Altdorf.
Story elements and narrative aside, Chaos & Conquest is an MMO RTS game with conquest elements. The game plays similar to other titles such as Iron Throne, King of Avalon, and Guns of Glory, but with the aesthetics and lore of the Warhammer 40k universe. As such, players who have been closely following the events in the series now have another chance to take control of a fortress and bring destruction to the world from the convenience of their mobile phones. However, those who want to have the best experience during their many endeavors will definitely play on BlueStacks using their large monitors and comfy mouse and keyboard controls.
With that being said, the objective of this game is to raise your power through various means to prepare for the upcoming challenges. You may do so by constructing new buildings, training troops, leveling your champion, researching new technology, or simply through plain ‘ol combat on the field. As your power increases, you’ll be able to take on new challenges, conquer other players, and make ready for the sacking of the Human realm.
A Feast for the Eyes
While the general gameplay is par for the course, for the most part, we’re absolutely impressed by the art style in this game. Seldom do we see conquest games featuring such beautiful drawings and animated characters. Fans of the Warhammer 40k universe will likely be blown away by the breathtaking portrayal of the popular franchise. In other words, you’ll feel like a true warlord carving a path of destruction and raising an army large enough to overshadow the world.
Even if you’re not a fan or follower of the popular series, you’ll still find many impressive elements in your base and the world, in general. Some of these features include the roaring lava moat surrounding your Chaos Keep, the perilous cliffs that border your rural lots, the sinister architecture reminiscent of something out of Lord of the Rings, and the lava-spewing skull perched behind your main Keep, to name a few.
Furthermore, one last thing we have to mention about the aesthetics is the menus themselves. Aside from having an excellent design that blends perfectly into the general art style, they are very responsive and fast, allowing for the swift enqueueing of tasks without having to struggle with a clunky interface. Compared to other games in the genre, we felt that the UI in Chaos and Conquest was fast and rarely suffered from slowdown. Furthermore, it’s just pleasant to look at, in general—that is, if you enjoy chaos, fire, and brimstone on your screen.
A World Ripe for the Taking
While the general premise of the game is to build enough strength to take Altdorf, you’ll likely run into many, many problems along the way. These issues come from the fact that you’re not the only faction interested in destroying the pitiful humans. In fact, you’re just one among thousands of other players striving to lay waste to the city. In this sense, you must build your strength, gather your armies, and march to battle not only against humankind but against any other Chaos champion that wishes to steal your glory.
Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest is set in a world where you’re only one of the many players populating a server, and which take up a slot on the world map. In this sense, while you may effectively develop your Fortress in isolation, without ever interacting with other players, you may also choose to loot and pillage your enemies for their resources. In fact, there will come a time when sacking other players’ fortresses is the only way to progress as you’ll need tons of materials to continue growing your city.
Aside from PvP, you can also forge alliances with like-minded individuals and cooperate towards building the strongest empire in the server. When you join an Alliance of Chaos, you can create warbands with your comrades, raise armies more massive than you could ever dream of, and set them upon your enemies to completely and utterly raze their bases. Furthermore, when not destroying your enemies, alliance members can help you to speed up the construction of your base, or even support you with troops when you need to defend against enemy attacks. United we stand, divided we fall!
Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest is the be-all-end-all of conquest games for the most avid fans of the series. If you regularly enjoy these types of games and have been following the Warhammer universe, then you’ll likely enjoy this game very much.
However, getting good and progressing in it is difficult and time-consuming, especially if you’re new to the genre. If you want to learn more about it, then stay tuned as we’ll be releasing several guides on this game. Otherwise, feel free to click on the link below to start playing!