Take up your arms!
This turn-based fantasy strategy game mixes elements of things like King's Bounty, Warlords and King of the Realm to largely decent effect, making it a fine choice if you're into such games. It's got immense amounts of depth and options, and actually does a great job of showing just how good old-school games can be and that you don't need fancy modern visuals to impress. The story starts out with your father, the Duke, being murdered by orcish raiders, so now it's your turn to wear the weight of responsibility. As the new Duke, you'll have to build up your forces, forge your defenses, and play devious games of politics, all while the oncoming hordes of orcs threaten your borders. There are three main parts to the game. The first is a city management section, where you build up your towns, trade, recruit soldiers and so on, while the second is combat and the third exploration and which involves random events to keep you on your toes. Sword of Aragon might not be the best known fantasy title out there, but if you haven't played it, you're missing out on a seriously good game. Don't be put off by the rather bland visuals (although they were pretty decent for the time), and instead focus on the sheer range of things to do here and the depth to every element. The city management section is both absorbing and enjoyable, with plenty to sink your teeth into, while combat is deeply tactical and which requires a lot of thought to win, thanks to the smart AI and variety of units. All in all, this is a classic strategy title which deserves a wider audience.