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Elder Sign: Omens is a digital version of the popular board game by Fantasy Flight Games. Build a team of unique investigators and fight to keep an all-powerful Ancient One from invading our world! Explore museums, oceans, deserts and more for the arcane Elder Signs that will help seal the Ancient One away.
Release Date: Oct 31, 2011
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Elder Sign: Omens - 1.4.2

February 5th, 2014

New patch deployed fixing some minor bugs.

• Fixed startup code to prevent unnecessary resolution switching. Should hopefully improve compatibility for users having problems starting up the app.
• Fixed issue with scoreboard not remembering name properly.

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Reviews

“Game of the Week”
G4 TV

“Cthulhu Approved”
4.5/5 – Touch Arcade

“The presentation here, like most of Fantasy Flight’s productions, is beyond top notch.”
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

About the Game

Elder Sign: Omens is a digital version of the popular board game by Fantasy Flight Games. Build a team of unique investigators and fight to keep an all-powerful Ancient One from invading our world! Explore museums, oceans, deserts and more for the arcane Elder Signs that will help seal the Ancient One away.

Greenlit by the Steam community, the award-winning mobile game Elder Sign: Omens is now available for Steam. This package includes all of the content from the mobile game including the premium paid expansion content.

Key Features

  • All downloadable expansion content included in a single package
  • Over 30 different investigators, each with their own unique ability
  • Over 200 adventures spread across the world
  • 7 Different Ancient Ones with varying degrees of difficulty

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2.0 Pixel Shader w/ 256 MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or better
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2.0 Pixel Shader Compatible w/ 256 MB of VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2.0 pixel shader compatible w/ 256 MB of VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Linux support is considered beta. Some features may not function properly (such as Fullscreen).
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
82 products in account
1 review
62.7 hrs on record
For $15 this game find itself in a hard spot between those adventurous enough to spend some disposable cash to try new things and those who want a guaranteed good game. If this game ever goes on sale for $10 or less, I think that many people would be satisfied.

This game is essentially a solo-player board game. You can play it with friends, but being huddled around a computer isn't exactly the most satisfying experience for playing a board game. So play it solo or at most with one partner. If you want to play with four people, buy the board game. Now it may sound rather unappealing having only one player control all of the characters, however this allows that single player to develop strategies that some parties would not be able to come across easily.

This game is surprisingly deep and is very replayable. I will admit that I had thought that playing and completing each board once would be it, however my 51+ hours thus far in this game will say otherwise. Each character brings enough to the table for the player to enjoy mixing things up. The more difficult boards also bring a great deal of variety as there are multiple stages to these campaigns. The more difficult campaigns also do have small variations for example, the Dark Phaoroh board has two final bosses that you can face.

In a way, this game is like a rogue-like adeventure game. If rogue-likes are up your alley, this game may be able to satisfy your preferences.

The game is difficult at start, but as the player is able to better strategize, the game becomes more manageable. The only difficult part of the game that the player cannot exactly control is the randomness of the glyph (dice) rolls. In this game, the player can somewhat control the random factor with items but complete control is impossible. This may be a put-off for some players as RNG isn't exactly appealing for the masses. However, good strategy will prevail over the RNG factors.

This board game is based on the Cthullu mythos which may be appealing for some players. For those looking for story here, well, it's a board game and you can't really expect any story. The game does come with snippets and references to Lovecraft's writings. If you have read Lovecraft's writings, you may be amused to recognize some quotes that are in the game.

This game retains its touch interface gameplay which can somewhat be a hindrance on the PC. Worry not though, it's still easy to navigate however it would have been nice to see better optimization for screen space usage and actually have tooltips. If you are one a Windows 8 PC with touch capability, then you'll find the retention of touch interface to be nice however the screen space usage issue still stands.

This game is a nice one to play while traveling as its a low pressure game and good for casual playtime. So putting this on your laptop/Windows 8 tablet is fairly nice. This game also features a save (only one save though) so if you are ever interrupted, you can always come back to your game later. One disappointing thing is that this game does not seem to work with Steam's cloud save. So as a player who uses a desktop and a Windows 8 tablet, it's unfortunate to see that my progress isn't saved on both devices.

I must warn you that this game is excessively power hungry. It's rather surprising seeing a game with low PC requirements hog so much power. This game also starts making my desktop fans whirl which also leads me to believe that optimization, in general, isn't there. It would be nice if the developer can better optimize the game for the PC so that it doesn't drain so much power. Expect to plug in your laptop/tablet after one round. I can even run the game, Dark Souls, for twice as long which is rather ridiculous. With this, it's hard to suggest this as an on-the-go game for your laptop/windows tablet.

I think I've said enough here, want a number rating?
8/10
It's good.

If you ever want to see the game in action before buying it, my YouTube channel features this game:
https://www.youtube.com/gameshoes
Posted: February 19th, 2014
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
21 products in account
2 reviews
10.5 hrs on record
Game is solid... Has a little steep of a learning curve. After you get the hang of the basic strategies and team composition etc. youll be golden. Still enjoying this title. Love Fantasy Flights tabletop games and this is a great adaptation. I do wish it would have a multiplayer component. but that is for another day.
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
20 products in account
3 reviews
34.0 hrs on record
The game play heavily varies based on random draws. So you can play for 20 minutes then get a YOU LOSE set up with a couple of random bad draws.You can also get extremely easy random draws. So I never really felt like I won it just seemed random.

This could be a fun strategy game if your choices actually meant something. The random event draws were far more important than my characters or strategy. Disappointed.
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
88 products in account
1 review
4.0 hrs on record
Not nearly as fun as the board game. hard and not fun hard, but RNG hard, basically every task is a slot machine.
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
134 products in account
16 reviews
2.0 hrs on record
Although this game has very nice concept, good gameplay, sound, graphics, etc. I think it needs some adjustment. I spent a couple of hours learning how to use the various glyphs and such, I played many many rounds but no matter what I could never ever win. Either I am missing something very important about how to play, in which case it needs a better tutorial, or the game is simply made to be far too impossible to be fun to play.
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
356 products in account
12 reviews
6.5 hrs on record
Watch This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh4nSpV2n4k before you play, after that it should be pretty smooth sailing. I did not find the ingame tutorials particularly helpful.

I've never played the board game version of this, but I am a board game fan, so I took to this game pretty quickly. Great fun, played it with my girlfriend, we both played two different characters (though this game is not technically multiplayer). This game is hard, perhaps thats why it really gives me "roguelike" feels while playing. I really enjoyed it overall, I'd recommened it to friends looking to kill time. Unfortunately it being single player I feel the game loses some of the charm and fun that it would have as a board game played with friends.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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