Immortal Realms Vampire Wars Review

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Developed by Palindrome Interactive and published by Kalypso Media, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a strategy game that is to be released in spring 2020. For fans of gothic strategy games, whether you are a newbie or a refined gamer, you’ll be glad to hear that this indie game offers refreshing gameplay that makes it stand out from other releases in its genre.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. However, it was released on Xbox One in Game Preview in October 2019, which gave Xbox One patrons the first playtest of the game’s console version ahead of the full release, scheduled for this year.


The game is set in the fictional world of Nemire, where both humans and vampires live. The lands of Warmont are ruled by the vampires belonging to the Dracul bloodline, who feed on their human subjects. In Warmont, there is peace, although unsettling, between the mortals and immortals as long as humans gave their blood willingly.

In the east lies Mourterra, also known as The Land of the Dead, where the vampiric remains of the ancient Nosfernus bloodline silently wait for their chance to corrupt the land of the living again, like they once did.

Then, there is Esain in the north, where the land is cold and frozen. Here, mystical vampires belonging to the Moroia bloodline reside and practice their magic, isolated from the rest of the world of Nemire. These vampires have magic in their blood, because of which no mortal or immortal dares to engage with them, especially while they are in the middle of their magic rituals and dark soirees.


In Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, the three vampire bloodlines – Dracul, Nosfernus, and Moroia – are at war with each other, fighting for supreme dominance. For centuries, the Dracul clan, led by their rulers Vlad and Cecilia Dracul, who are bound by eternal love forever, have always had power over mortals and immortals in Warmont. But with tension brewing among the different bloodlines, a bloody and horrifying war between these bloodsuckers is imminent.


Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a single-player strategy game with an interesting gameplay. In fact, apart from its brilliant graphics, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that its gameplay is its unique selling point.

Players will enjoy the combination of empire management, turn-based combat, and card-game elements. Deciding which card to use will be one of the biggest concerns faced, as this has a significant effect on whether you succeed in battle or not. This adds an interesting element to the game.

First, you will have to play kingdom mode, where you make strategic moves in your empire. Then, you can switch over to combat mode to fight your enemies in battle. Each vampire lord and clan have their own set of cards, and the different cards can be combined to create powerful effects.

While the full Dracul campaign is available in the Game Preview version of Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, the Nosfernus and Moroia campaigns will be available in updates made to the game during the run-up to its full release.

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Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an anticipated strategy game that looks very promising. Here are its key features:

  • The truth unfolds

You get to explore the world of Nemire, where three vampire bloodlines have carved out their homes. There are twelve detailed missions and four unique environments played from the perspective of the four vampire lords, each of them fighting for their own agendas.

  • Discover the vampire bloodlines

Gameplayers get to command one of the three vampire bloodlines, which has its own unique units, powers, characters, as well as gameplay mechanics. You can be the royal and bloodthirsty Dracul, or the ancient and corrupt Nosfernus, or the magic-laden, mystical Moroia!

  • Vampiric powers

The card-game element really makes the gameplay so much more interesting and unique, serving a refreshing take on this genre. Each of the three bloodlines and the four vampire lords come with their own set of cards, which the game player can combine to create strong and powerful effects.

  • Strategy and tactics

The strategic empire management gameplay makes it easy to have fun with Kingdom Mode, while the turn-based combat element helps you ensure you enjoy yourself in battle in the action-packed Combat Mode. You get to recruit new units, command your armies, and unlock tools and technologies and also engage in adrenaline-rushing combat.

  • Three different modes

There are three different modes to choose from – Campaign mode, which is story-driven, the open-world Sandbox, and the Skirmish mode.

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