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Dominions 5 launches now on Steam for Linux

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Dominions 5 launches the turn-based strategy for Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. The games officially available now thanks to developer Illwinter. So you can find Dominions 5 – Warriors of the Faith now on Steam.

So what is Dominions 5?

Players take on the roll of a God. A master and ruler of a loyal nation. Since you have unimaginable powers at your disposal. Also claiming this world as yours. But there are others who stand in your way. So you must defeat and destroy these pretenders. Only then can you ascend to godhood and become the new Pantokrator.

In Dominions 5 you take control of a powerful being. One that rules a nation and aspires to godhood. The type of Pretender Gods can vary from magically powerful arch mages. As well as huge titans or large monuments. The pretender gods have different strengths. Which depends on what kind of god you choose and what nation you play.

So the games structure reminds me of Total War: Warhammer with some aspects of Warbanners. Therefore as long as you want a game with more emphasis on

Dominions 5 trailer for Linux, Mac, Windows


  • Real time combat
  • Per unit combat logs for Dominions 5
  • Design your pretender’s bless effect
  • Priest’s banishment and smite spells will depend on what type of god he follows
  • History playback when game is over, see how dominion spread and provinces changed owners
  • New random maps with bridges and better looking terrains
  • New resource system with recruitment points that encourages recruiting in highly populated areas
  • Fortifications built by starting at the basic type, then upgrading it later
  • New research queue, researching is now one school at a time
  • New movement system in Dominions 5
  • Winter shown on map and affects movement
  • Dominion overlay on map to clearly show its boundaries
  • New retreat system, good leaders can prevent units from dispersing in all directions
  • Updated user interface with information more clearly presented than before
  • New 3d-engine with better looking terrain, huge performance increase for good graphics cards
  • More reliable network, now works on less than perfect connections too
  • New nations in Dominions 5
  • Some old nations have been reworked and updated
  • More spells, magic items, special abilities, events, monsters, titles, thrones, ….

There are many more changes since Dominions 4. Since they are not mentioned here.
Dominions 5 launches simultaneously on Linux, Ubuntu, Windows and Mac via Steam. The games release also includes a 10% discount until December 4th, 2017.

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