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Top 5 Browser-based Online Strategy Games Set in Fantasy

Updated on October 21, 2014

When it comes to online strategy games, a setting of fantasy attracts anyone, as every adult has a child within! We all love fancying what we don’t have in our real life and the world of fantasy is our dearest because nobody else knows what we fancy, however stupid it is! And when it comes before us in form of an acclaimed and approved game, we can’t help rejoicing that we can get lost into our beloved fantastic world openly! Here are top 5 browser-based online strategy games, based in a setting of fantasy.


RuneScape is an award-winning fantasy-strategy game having more than 200 million accounts and a recognition by the Guinness World Records as the largest free-to-play MMORPG in the world. Customizable avatars are offered to gamers. There is no linear storyline in the game; instead, players have to aim for their own goals. Non-player characters are also there with whom you can fight, like monsters. You can also complete quests or enhance your experience points in the available skills. The game lets the player enter the fantasy world of Gielinor and you can participate in world’s largest online war with wizards and dragons, using medieval weapons and magic! No wonder, the fantasy-world absorbs you for hours after hours.

Runescape Official Trailer

Glory of Fellowland

Glory of Fellowland developed by Feeltainment Ltd. is another captivating fantasy-based strategy game and is set in the Medieval Ages. This game has five different races, like Humans, Hobbit, Orc, Dwarf and Elf. The goal of the game is to develop a mighty empire from small villages by players or taking the help of allies. This game has an interesting requirement of balance of war and peace. You can create new buildings, gather resources and research sciences. With the progression of the game, you can acquire new skills such as trading or spying. The game will go on even if you log out. And you will have a thought all the time in your mind how to conquer others and that is the main factor of amusement and captivation brought by this game.

War of Legends

War of Legends developed by Ultizen is a strategy game based in a setting of a world of Chinese mythology. Player becomes a legend controlling a kingdom and his or her aim is to create a kingdom by creating and upgrading buildings in cities, appointing armies for defense of the cities and attack on other players, developing various skills for more effective performance of tasks and collecting resources to pay for these activities. You can also choose to accomplish tasks to earn many stat and item bonuses. There are avatars available of Monk, Warrior or Seer which you can take up for your legend. No wonder, we are captivated by this game like kids, as storyline is so attractive.

War of Legends - Trailer

Castle of Heroes

Castle of Heroes developed by Suzhou Snail Electronic Co. Ltd. has also a setting of fantasy, in which you have to choose to play as one of Humans, Orcs, Elves or Undead. Each of these have some or the other plus points; e.g. humans have early ranged units or undead units so as to make production of other races cheaper. Further racial advantages are available later in the game. You start with the main castle of your race, but you are able to conquer other castles of other races too. Your initial castle will have only one Town Hall. You have to build more buildings in the castle to employ troops and Heroes, learn spells and skills, improve on resource storage and protect the castle from others’ attacks. The increasing excitement in this game of achieving new levels and looting others’ resources is the key of this game which keeps us engaged for hours.

Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology developed by Ensemble Studios is based on advancing through four ‘Ages’. You start with the Archaic Age and upgrade to Classical Age, Heroic Age and lastly Mythic Age. Each upgrade will bring you unlocking of new units and technologies which will strengthen your settlement. However you will require to pay a sum of resources and to build certain buildings. Three playable civilizations are available in the game, viz. Greek, Norse and Egyptians, with each one having three major gods, like Odin or Zeus. All in all, you enter an entirely fantastic world in this game and want to stay there for hours, like a kid engrossed in a magic story.

Fantasy is an important element of our life. It is good that we are meeting it in form of a virtual world by courtesy of online strategy games. That is the success secret of these games.


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