Test your skills in this light-hearted battle between friends! Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant?
User reviews: Mostly Positive (476 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 10, 2012

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Includes the Council and TF2 teams, 17 Council avatars, 18 TF2 avatars, and a Council hat for Team Fortress 2 players!

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Includes two copies of Hero Academy - Send the extra copy to a friend!

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Buy Hero Academy - Gold Pack

Includes 7 items: Hero Academy, Hero Academy - Dark Elves Pack, Hero Academy - Dwarves Pack, Hero Academy - Tribe Pack, Hero Academy - Uniform Colors, Hero Academy - Shaolin Team Pack, Hero Academy - Challenge Pack

 

Recommended By Curators

"A light but simultaneously engaging turn-based competitive strategy game with "play-by-email" style turns."
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Reviews

"It's fantastic."
9/10 Editor's Choice – IGN
"The game is incredibly fun and addicting, certainly worth checking out."
PCWorld

Team Fortress 2 Hat

Purchase Hero Academy or any team pack and receive a free Hero Academy themed item in TF2!

About This Game

Includes the Council and TF2 teams, 17 Council avatars, 18 TF2 avatars, and a Council hat for Team Fortress 2 players!

Test your skills in this light-hearted battle between friends! Heroic teams have gathered to engage in friendly contests on the Academy playfields. Will your team emerge triumphant?

Enter a world of swords and magic, and challenge friends old and new to a contest of tactics and skill. From the human Council to the mysterious Dark Elves, every team needs a fearless captain to lead them to victory. Only those that leverage their team’s strengths and capitalize on their opponent’s weaknesses will protect their crystal and win the day. The Academy extends a warm welcome to all – whether they’re already heroes, or simply heroes in training!

Challenge friends on Steam or iOS to asynchronous one-on-one battles via online multiplayer. Play a heated bout in twenty minutes or across a full day, whenever you have a few moments. You can play all of your Hero Academy matches at your desk, on your iPad, or on the go with your iPhone! When you purchase the game on Steam you'll unlock an exclusive heroic team featuring the mercenaries from Valve’s Team Fortress 2.

Features:

  • Cross-Platform multiplayer gaming between Steam and iOS
  • Exclusive Team Fortress 2 team unlockable on Steam
  • Highly accessible turn-based gameplay
  • Easy to learn – jump right in and play!
  • Play with your Steam friends or random opponents
  • Colorful light-hearted graphics and sound
  • Random playfields keeps battles fresh!
  • Get started with the Council and Team Fortress 2 teams
  • Expand your roster with additional teams!
  • Customize your team
  • Invite your Twitter followers to play!
  • Chat with your opponents in-game

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    Memory: 2GB RAM
    Hard Disk Space: 300MB
    Video Card: Graphics: DX11 & DX10 video cards, minimum resolution 1280 x 800
    DirectX®: 10

    Hero Academy does not officially support Windows Surface
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    Video Card: Any OpenGL 2.1+ capable graphics hardware
    Hard Disk Space: 300MB
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
82.9 hrs on record
A casual strat game that even though its extremely simple to learn, its interestingly tough to master.

Can be played casually or taken more seriously if you find people to play with.

The lack of timed turns is a problem imo, but its also a benefit if you are a casual.

A must play if you like board or tactical strat games.
Posted: August 10
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
East to start,diffcult to master.
Posted: July 12
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
347.3 hrs on record
absolutely love this game, have been playing it for years both on pc and ipad, this is definately not a pay to win game, its very easy to win with the free team you get. aslong as you know how to use them properly, i truely suggest playing the challenges first to learn how to play and how to play with the team effectively
Posted: October 6
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Like many other people, I agree it would be great with single-player (besides the Challenges), and the Multiplayer is slow, but it is like that for any game that has a fairly low player base, but when you get a game going, it is worth it, very enjoyable and simple. This game very much follows what many other stratergy games follow: "Easy to play, hard to master."
Posted: July 2
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2,182.5 hrs on record
This is the game that should be used to define async turn based . The armies are all different and have both strengths and weaknesses that make combat a challenge, especially that the units and power ups are random draws.

Get this . Play It.
Posted: September 26
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52 of 69 people (75%) found this review helpful
881.1 hrs on record
With a ridiculous amount of hours on record this is the most addictive game in my library. It is NOT pay to win as another reviewer has written. Strategy is key to victory here, not cash. If you think this game is pay to win then you obviously haven't put in the patience required to learn each team's strengths and weaknesses and adjust your strategy accordingly. There are additional teams that one CAN purchase if they wish, it doesn't matter if you choose not to though, as all of the teams (although quite unique) are exceptionally well balanced.

The game can be a bit buggy.. eg. Sometimes you're greeted with a blank board and it's neccessary to refresh the game state before the pieces appear. This is probably one of the unfortunate side effects of being a cross-platform game. The strategy involved is on par with chess, perhaps not as rich as some players would like (It's no Magic The Gathering). Some people complain that players are not forced to move within a time limit. I happen to like this feature of the game as I can leave the game minimized while I am working and take my turn when I am ready.

In spite of it's minor short comings, Hero Academy succeeds in providing interesting and engaging turn-based strategy game play, which if you're a fan of such games you know there are far too few of them on the market.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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