Hordes of undead have overrun the Selentine Empire, leaving utter devastation and chaos in their wake. Now, powerful Warlords arise to contend for power and build a new empire. Zombies, skeletons, and other unspeakable beings battle against heroes, warriors, and mercenaries representing humankindís last hope.
In Warlords III: Reign of Heroes, the player is in command of mighty armies, led by Heroes who have been endowed with unique military qualities. Through a use of superior military force, and the discovery of abilities that will enhance the attack and defense values of Heroes and those armies traveling with them, the player must crush all opponents on the map until none but his own are left standing.
This game is the forerunner to Warlords III: Darklords Rising, which offers all the same gameplay as Reign of Heroes, but adds much more, including new features and functionality. Warlords III: Reign of Heroes lacks the five new hero classes, new spells, new armies, new abilities for those armies, four new campaigns, and the game editors found in Warlords III: Darklords Rising.