Frozen Hearth is a Real-Time Strategy game, blended with exciting RPG features to create a new experience for lovers of RTS games. Set in our own unique, Dark-Fantasy world-setting, you can play alone, or co-operatively with a friend, through an epic and brutal campaign.
User reviews:
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Mostly Negative (465 reviews) - 31% of the 465 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 19, 2013

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Reviews

“Good! - Frozen Hearth comes with a new approach and offers you control over a massive stronghold.”
8.0 – Softpedia

“Clever RTS game with great gameplay and fascinating characters. Rating: 5 out of 6 stars, Good!”
Good – Games Aktuell

“What a positive surprise! A well done mixture between RTS and RPG!”
80% – Spielemagazin

About This Game

Frozen Hearth is a Real-Time Strategy game, blended with exciting RPG features to create a new experience for lovers of RTS games. Set in our own unique, Dark-Fantasy world-setting, you can play alone, or co-operatively with a friend, through an epic and brutal campaign. Taking on the role of a powerful Avatar of the heroic, individualistic Danaan; you will try to save them from certain extinction at the hands of an immense horde of ravenous ice monsters – known as the Shangur –driven ever forward by an unstoppable wave of moving ice and snow that consumes everything it shrouds.

Multiplayer

Once you’ve mastered the many Skills, Spells, Structures, Units, and tactics in the campaign, you can test your skills against your friends in our wide selection of Player-vs-Player gametypes. Our Multiplayer game and map-types offer both well-loved favourites, and some new surprises of our own! Or of course, if you’re feeling confident, just jump right into the PvP action!

Features Include:

  • Traditional, Squad-based RTS core, with a unique and action-packed mix of RPG features
  • Co-Operative Campaign; Two players can play through the campaign over 20 maps, with hours and hours of play
  • Multi-player battles with many unique and well-known play modes
  • Play as either the warlike Danaan, or the bloodthirsty Shangur in multiplayer skirmishes and PvP
  • Heroic characters with skill-based character progression, powerful spells, and many hero items
  • Choose from and battle with 11 different base unit types for both the Danaan and the Shangur; infantry, cavalry, archers, spell-casters and more, many with special abilities and spells of their own
  • Streamlined base-building; with a single main structure that has up to 6 sub-structure slots – choose carefully from 12 different substructures to customise and refine your force with many, many upgrades and research options to choose from and change as needed.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce graphics processor
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT250
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (465 reviews)
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Vergras
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
I do not see information about Trading Cards. Are the, there is no. A lot of negative opinions = TRUE STORY.
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Sader
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
I dont know why but game crashes every 10 min I try on 2 diff pc 7 diff drive but same result
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Rick
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
Oh no no no (Lori Dies)
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vemier moZyr
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Frozen Hearth is an overambitious RTS game, with several good ideas such as specialization of your army, and focus on battles instead of base management. The lack of Internet support in a game designed for cooperation, as well as many glitches and unpolished features are major drawbacks.
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blanket
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
good thing i got this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game for free
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Mongoloid Mike
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
terrible
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SsAaBmEuRs
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
My game never crashed on me! But, I wished it had. Just not fun. Grab the cards and run.
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FLiKED
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
Steam Economics 101 Simulator
1.Buy the cheapest game with Steam Trading Cards
2.Install the game
3.Get the cards
4.Sell the cards
5.Make profit
6.Uninstall the game
10/10 will never play this game ever
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Creepyslump
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
I am very mixed on giving the big NO as recomendation but unfortunatly this is what it gets..

The Story is kinda interesting with avatars and units and that leveling avatar helps units get better (if I got that right)
BUT it is also crash 9000.
Any crash will set you back to start of the stage with can be very frustrating if you crash at the end of a stage.
Lack of proper pause (atleast for me the units went on in background even tho i went to menu)

I got this game for free and once I used up my card drops it got uninstalled due to being frustrating with crashes.

+ Grafics
+ Story
+ Audio

- Crashes
- Lack of Proper Save
- Lack of Proper Pause function
- Boring Gameplay Elements (Defend for x ammount of minutes)

Maybe with future updates it will become better? But since its been out since 2013 I doubt it..
Save yourself some money and DON*T BUY IT!

Review Written based upon Gameplay - January 2016
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Nexiu
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
Atleast the uninstall function works.
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Poli
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
Almost uplayable. Anoing sounds and almost uncontrolable fights, not to mention the crashes. Don't buy it, it's not worth the money. I had it free but I would not pay even 0,01€.
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Goddamnz™
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
This game isn't worth ur money
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BlazPurp
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 16, 2015
dont buy it. id rather eat 3 year old carpet pistachios
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InstaREKT
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 4, 2015
I got this for free from a giveaway. The only positive thing about it is that it adds another number to my list of games owned. Other than that it's terrible. I feel ashamed of having it in my libary. I sat staring at the main menu for two minutes, and I could see the animations loop. In-game controls feel clunky, the story is completely uninteresting and I got stuck 20 minutes in. I quit after that, and I haven't either spoken of the game or looked at it since...

I just happened to see it again while browsing through Greenlight, and decided to put up a review for it, for the sake of completeness. I won't even give it a numeral rating, that's how bad it is.
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Abu hamad
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 11, 2015
ss
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xandrakkan
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: November 6, 2015
This game is unplayable beyond a certain level, and the developers have dropped off the face of the earth. To not acknowledge a fatal flaw and have the decency to address purchasers of the game, I do NOT recommend the game (though it sadly had potential); nor would I recommend any purchase of games from Epiphany Games. In fact, I would recommend a boycott of said games based on principle. Steam should make some effort to hold these shady practitioners accountable for their actions (or inactions), and remove the game from the Steam Store altogether.
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[R] Ban_Dan
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 29, 2015
Garbage, Avoid like Super Herpagonasiphillis.
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Dasdad Asdf
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 16, 2015
It's a no from me.
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L3vi_8
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 15, 2015
got destroyed multiple times 10/10 ign
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
Atleast the uninstall function works.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I am very mixed on giving the big NO as recomendation but unfortunatly this is what it gets..

The Story is kinda interesting with avatars and units and that leveling avatar helps units get better (if I got that right)
BUT it is also crash 9000.
Any crash will set you back to start of the stage with can be very frustrating if you crash at the end of a stage.
Lack of proper pause (atleast for me the units went on in background even tho i went to menu)

I got this game for free and once I used up my card drops it got uninstalled due to being frustrating with crashes.

+ Grafics
+ Story
+ Audio

- Crashes
- Lack of Proper Save
- Lack of Proper Pause function
- Boring Gameplay Elements (Defend for x ammount of minutes)

Maybe with future updates it will become better? But since its been out since 2013 I doubt it..
Save yourself some money and DON*T BUY IT!

Review Written based upon Gameplay - January 2016
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
182 of 203 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Sluggish controlls, camera is too close to action, game doesnt run stable at all, when you change position on minimap it loads textures; I've never seen that in an RTS.

Couldnt find any online games, either noone is playing it or I have to open a port. (What year is this?)

I can't use hotkeys for spells of the hero when he is in a group with normal units, I have to put the hero in his own group which doesn't really work because the group system is bugged, sometimes I can select groups, sometimes not.

It's pretty hard to disgintish units in battle because it gets cluttered up and they just randomly swing around.

The missions I played were so godawfully boring, having to defend from enemy troops which are no threat at all for 15 minutes, couldve gone afk at that point and it wouldn't have made a difference.

All in all this game feels like it should've come out 2001.
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92 of 106 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
I thought a game that had initial price of 23.99 would be somewhat polished so I jumped on the sale. I got my buddy to get a free version of the game also. We thought we are going to have a good time. Oh were we wrong. The journey was a very painfull one and full of sorrows. It started with us having no freaking clue wtf was going on during the tutorial. The so called campaign coop tutorial consisted of putting us on the opposite parts of the map and making us beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of each other.
That was fine whatever, eventhough we desynced multiple times. During the second level the desync issue became even worse. We were able to get a couple source nodes before the enemies attacked. Oh the AI pathing was horrendous, I barely managed to get back to my base because AI kept getting stuck inside trees and taking the stupidest routes possible. Well I got home and defended the first wave of the enemies. Then my game crashed to desktop.
My friend kept going forward while my hero stood there without any control at all. I was unable to rejoin the game because it said the current lobby had 5/4 people. After another failed attempt to join it said the lobby was at 6/4. I kept saying wtf is going on. When I was finally able to join the lobby my friend has failed the mission because he was unable to control my hero. Yea this was the best and the worst experience I have had with an indie game. We have played a game called Love by Eskil Steenberg and that says a lot. So overall this was a giant waste of time, bandwidth and harddrive space. Save yourself and fly you fools.

My friend also has this to say. "Your game sucks. (period) All of the default hotkeys are completely wrong. There's a game called dota 2. You should play that for a little bit to see how to make control interfaces and hotkeys.."
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49 of 56 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
An attempt to copy the Warcraft 3 rts style gone horribly wrong.

-Bad sounds,
-bad graphics/animations
-lack of much needed voice acting for cutscenes
-the unit voice acting is horrible
- Multiplayer is dead.
-You can't save in the middle of missions.
-Unit design has no overall theme (2nd lvl had me commanding amazoness warriors agianst an onslaught of robotic crystalline head crab aliens)
-Levels take far too long to load on my SSD.
-Horrible optimization, runs like crap
-Boring gameplay/missions (Like I was given 4 minutes to prepare a defence when it takes like 30 seconds to prepare everything = 3:30 of A L T T A B B O Y S)
-Nonsensical story

+Steam trading cards

Avoid like the plague even if you have a plague fetish. Not worth even as part of a bundle because time is actually important (damn you civ)

So in conclusion "It's like skyrim with cancer"- ign 11/10
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47 of 60 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
In generally it seem like a nice game. But there is no possibilty to safe your game, you have just the opportunity to resume to your progress when you finished a map. I have so many crashes that i didnt get that far in 6 tries. Not one time because i failed, but each time because it crashed. My system is definitely good enough for it, so it must be some softwarte problem.
And when you try the first level 6 times and fail because of crashes, you get tired of a game.
Unless you are really sure it will run fine i would not recommend buying this.
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44 of 56 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
The game runs so poorly I couldn't even make it through the tutorial. Everything's set to low and it's still sluggish and choppy. Just horrible. At least it has trading cards now, so it wasn't a complete waste of a download.
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60 of 84 people (71%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
crash report simulator
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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
Sooo soooo bugged still its just horrible. Pathing is crap, the ai is a joke (mobs just run straight past you ignoring everything), ur troops getting stuck behing trees and u have to restart etc etc etc
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188 of 307 people (61%) found this review helpful
97 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2014
There are better strategy games with the same mechanics. Frozen Hearth promises changes and new ideas but all I see are the same ideas and bad mechanics.
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34 of 45 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
Edit: Some updated thoughts-

Ok, after this game has received many more updates since my first review, I figured I'd give it another shot. Tried a campaign mission, the one where the ice beasts attack. Start fighting them, then boom. Crash to desktop. No 'this program has encountered an error' dialog, no nothing. Alright, so I tried it again. Loaded back into it, played for a bit, and my avatar got taken out. Reload. Playing along, then it crashed to desktop again. And again, no dialog, just no more game. I'll try again if this game receives more updates, but I still can't recommend this. Which is unfortunate, because I want to like the game.

Original review follows:

Cannot really recommend this game. Graphics are servicable, but sound and music fall flat. Gameplay is slow and boring. Plays like the Warhammer games, in that you get resource nodes, instead of chopping down trees, mining, etc. It worked well in those games, but not here. Just a very slow trudge through the map, trying to get to the victory screen. Unless things change a lot over the course of this game, just stay away.
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38 of 52 people (73%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
It wouldn't even load. I left the crash reporter open until I got my Steam cards.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2015
1.1.8 Steam version

Can't really recommend this game in its current state. - potential spoiled by instability.

Clunky UI, fast pace, animations and sound affects can all be forgiven but the general state of the game engine leaves one feling frustrated and annoyed more times than not.

Frequent crash to desktop including but not limited too campaign scripted triggers and avatar/hero death.

Graphics are okay and fully 3d with map rotation. Base building is present with modular assets added to the main building forcing one to choose wisely according to situation and playstyle. Selection of character types for main hero but they all have the same generic army so its only the skill package that varies limiting replayability on the campaign.

Skirmish maps allow team/ffa setups and introduce another playable faction. (Always crashed... longest match lasted 30-40minutes before crashing)

If they can fix the stability issues then this game may be worth investigating properly but It's difficult to gain any real game time when most skirmish / campaign games crash before completion and have to be started from scratch.

edit: 1 year after 1st trying - fresh install of operatring system,new bios,new main drivers, new secondary drivers same old instability. - Game ships with old physx dependencies, 2008 vcredist and directx june2010.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
I couldn't even play it. I just let the crash reporter idle enough time to get the trading cards.
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35 of 55 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
First of all i got this game for free. I then checked the price on steam and i thought this is worth a decent amount of money must be pretty good. Then i read the reviews, reading that the game is complete trash i thought i can give it chance it can't be that bad. Then i played the game... and all those reviews that said bad things were 100% trash. I highly don't recommend this game is garbage. I couldn't even finish the first mission it was so bad.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
Despite the negative reviews I gave this game a chance because I got it for free. Believe the hype - unit movement is too slow for map size, animations are choppy and frame rates stutter. 10 minutes into the game the voice acting will make you want to quit and then the game will crash

3/10 - would uninstall again
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
DISCLAIMER: This is a first impressions review, and NOT a full review, if you want a full review, then please read better reviews then mine

PLEASE NOTE: If I (the reviewer) have played a game that has less than 1 hour of gameplay and is not recommended, means that I did not enjoy or it did not live up to my expectations! Think twice before rating or giving out a comment...

This game is not finished! There I said it, this game is not finished and it is classed as a finished game, really!?! Where are the sound effects you forgot to place in, where is the rest of the music you forgot to put in, where is the story campaign you forgot to place in, this game is not finished!

Let's start with the sound effects, the BASIC necessity for a game, and this game only offers a few sound effects, no sound effects from when you cast a spell or attack a creature etc... No sound effects when you complete a checkpoint, nothing, no ambient sound effects, no walking sound effects, nothing, pure silence, very boring

Music, the music just repeats itself over and over and over, non-stop, the developers probably didn't even have a clue on which type of music they should feature in the game

Voiceovers, the only voice I hear in this game is your main character, who keeps on saying, "I am coming", "For blood and glory", etc... over and over and over again, hardly any of the other characters (in the tutorial) have voiceovers, now I can understand for an RPG game that some voiceovers would not be possible, but for a game that only offers a tutorial where the rest is Co-Op and Multiplayer!?!

Story campaign, no cutscenes, no storyline, no character development, NOTHING, this game has nothing, just a tutorial then after you finish that (which is about 15 minutes), then it throws you back to the Main Menu and your stuck on what you have to do next, there is no story campaign, although in the Main Menu it does say Campaign, which is just you playing the Multiplayer/Co-Op features with just AI, boring

Multiplayer/Co-Op, no one plays this game so I cannot play Multiplayer/Co-Op and I am not bothered to play with AI

NOT RECOMMENDED :(
If you want a good RPG either play Avencast or Enclave (although they are not recommended in my reviews, I still would recommend playing those than this unfinished game)
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Really poorly designed game. All minimum on graphic settings and it just feels choppy.
I'm sure it's not my computer, it flies trough really heavy games. This one is just wrong.
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18 of 29 people (62%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
I'll cut to the chase and get to the point in two sentences, since not many people have a lot of time or money:

1- Save your money for a better game.

2- Reading this? then run, run as far away as you can, and quick.
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