Rage of Mages (1998)

About This Game

A Magical Adventure in the World of Sorcery

Strive for mastery of swords and sorcery as you determine the destiny of a magic land marked by a dark secret. Know strength and cunning, friendship and hatred, honor and betrayal in your search for truth, hunger for treasure, and quest for triumph. Rage of Mages extends the boundaries of the RPG genre with its strategic real time combat, unique magic system, and plentiful character development options. Handcrafted in Russia, the character, creature, and story design impart a refreshing twist on the fantasy role-playing standard. Experience the magic, explore the mystery, and engage yourself in Rage of Mages.


While a role playing game, the game uses a real time strategy game interface rather similar to Warcraft II.

First of all, a player chooses between a warrior or a mage for his or her starting character. On his journey he (or she) will meet a few more companions. There will be hirelings available for a fee should a player find any mission too challenging and need reinforcements. Each mission takes place in a game map generally full of enemies. Mission type ranges from rescue to escort to exterminate villains to treasure hunting.


  • A slew of weapons and armor, (over 300 varieties!), scrolls and potions, spells and abilities
  • Over 50 kinds of deadly enemies and creatures
  • Greater than 25 branching missions offer great depth but provide a solid framework for novice gamers
  • 5 spheres of magic offer many unique spells and special effects
  • Strategic combat requires you to approach every battle with foresight and planning

Game Details

Genre Role-playing – Strategy – Fantasy
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: English, русский
Released April 10, 1998
Size 497.4 MB
Company Nival Interactive / Nival Interactive

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Mouse, Keyboard


Rage of Mages (1998)

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