King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements.
User reviews: Very Positive (423 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2008

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Recommended By Curators

"This strategy game with CRPG elements is pure fun. Tactical fights and a well written story will keep you playing for many hours!"
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About This Game

King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements. In a fairy tale fantasy world of fearless knights, evil mages, wise kings and beautiful princesses the player controls a hero. Leading their character through the game world, exploring it, commanding armies in battle and accomplishing various quests can mean great reward or huge defeats.

Gameplay is divided into two major sections: adventure mode and battle mode. While playing in adventure mode the gamer controls their character in real-time. With several classes available at the start of a new game, the player moves through the adventure map seeking various treasures, fighting monsters and accomplishing quests tasked to him by the local stewards. Once in battle mode the gamer assumes the role of a war chief, leading his troops in tactical turn-based combat. Battles take place on land or sea, in dungeons or castles or even in some items! The hero himself doesn't participate in the combat, but can assist his troops by casting spells or summoning different creatures.

  • Real-time (adventure) meets turn-based (battles) gameplay
  • Rich fantasy setting, storyline with a lot of twists and an unexpected ending
  • Three types of characters to choose from — Each of them with unique characteristics and abilities
  • Huge game world with dozens locations and battlefields — both on the surface and in the dungeons
  • The game world isn't static — enemies don't just sit and wait for the hero to arrive, they pursue their own aims and try to get into the player's way
  • Mac version is available in English, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Italian languages.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista™ 32-bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium® 4 2.6 GHz or Athlon 64 +2800 (Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or Athlon 64 +3200 recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM under XP and 2 GB RAM under Vista (2GB recommended)
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 256MB or ATI Radeon X800 256MB or better (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 512MB or ATI Radeon X1900 512MB or better recommended)
    • Sound: DirectX version 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 5.5 GB
    • DirectX®: DirectX version 9.0c (included) or higher
    • Input Devices: OS-supported keyboard and mouse
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2.54 GB
    • Video Card: ATI or NVIDIA video card with at least 256Mb VRAM
    • Additional:15" or larger display is recommended
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If you like simplier RPG's with Turn Based Combat, this game is for you. It is highly addictive so be warned!
I love the different unit combinations available to you. The graphics are really nice and do not tax your PC.

Get this game, hours of fun!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Just beginning to scratch the surface of this game. Neat combination of money management and army availability. The guys you add to your army are limited so don't let them die too easy. Again, I'm just starting so I bet there'll be others to replace them in the future as time goes on in the game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I have pondered for a quite a while if I should try any of the King's Bounty games, but never got around to it. I must say, despite being very sceptical of the series, up to this point I am very pleased with King's Bounty, especially when I got all the games, except the newly released title King's Bounty: Dark Side, for 75% off. If you like the Heroes of Might and Magic series, then you will surely like these games as well.

Very similar in style and gameplay. As it turns out, the King's Bounty series actually came before the Heroes games, dating all the way back the days of the NES console. Heroes of Might and Magic has actually been directly inspired by King's Bounty, and this can been seen all across the board in King's Bounty.

As mentioned, the gameplay is alsmost similar to Heroes, with the exception of base building and maintenance.

You create a hero, selected from three classes and then you complete quests (side and main), leveling up in a classic RPG fashion. Very straight forward, no BS.

A very casual, yet still intriguing and awesome game. Do try it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
I played a lot of the Original King's Bounty on the Genesis way back in the day. Before this released I did play HOMM quite a bit as well. I forgot how much I liked this better. I hadn't heard of the developer when it came out so I balked. I finally grabbed this on sale and I should have got it years ago.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Fun distracting storyish game.
Not much more to say.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
The game that started (almost) it all.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
It appeared as a pretty nice HoMM clone, but turned out to be, well, boring and badly designed. I gave up after fighting werewolves which use some skill that takes your entire army out of your control and makes entire battle auto-play. Who in his right mind made up this gameplay mechanic? Duh. Another thing is that without the strategic element found in HoMM there's little to think about during playing. Restock at the castle, kill some mobs, rince and repeat. Better go back to HoMM than waste time on this one.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Delighful quirky but rock solid fantasy strategy rpg that anyone who is a fan of the classic HOMM games will love. I hear the sequel is even better but that doesn't mean you should miss out on the start of a great series.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This game is complex and encourages you to use different tactics, while still being very user-friendly. You'll immediatly get absorbed into this fairy-tale world, wich offers a variety of (beautiful) environments. The game contains both humorous and serious moments and the different characters that you meet are colorful and original.
King's Bounty: The Legend is pretty long (I spent around 85 hours into the campaign) when you want to do everything, but it's really worth it and, as stated above, doesn't get boring because you'll always encounter new environments and characters.
I had a blast with this game and I can only hope that you will, too.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
109.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I never tried a King's Bounty game until a few days ago. I now regret not having discovered this treasure earlier. While only a handful of hours into the game, thus far it has already surpassed all expectations and the regard I had for HOMM 1-6 and Disciples 3. If you liked any of of the HOMM iterations or Disciples, you will appreciate King's Bounty: The Legend. My only regret is in buying the game standalone instead of a bundle which I'll now buy as still a better bargain than grabbing the expansions singularly.

Enjoy Friends :)

EDIT: To give a bit mroe detail the game, I come to King's Bounty with serious HOMM experiece and a bit of Discpiples. IMO, the HOMM and Disciples are grreat series' but they all fall down at the point of eventually aving spent hours upon hours to build huge armies only to find the AI has outdone you. King's Bounty so far has enough in the smaller side quests to be rewarding enough to give the above review while avoiding "Enemy Heroes" while I build up my Mage in readiness to take over the world ;]

In summary, If you haven't played the series before but enjoy the "HOMMi=-like" subgenre as I saw it, you will love this game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I am having some amazing fun with this game.

An adventure / RPG game that has you travelling around the world of Darian, completing quests for your king and other missions for the many other characters you come across. The exploration mode is a point and click venture, while the battle sequences are a hex-based turn based strategy affair.

The levelling up system works very well, but you only level yourself up, not your units. The only way of acquiring new units (including replacing lost units) is to buy them again and while this works, you begin to learn that you only have a finite number of units (other than swordsman and archers), which, after losing multiple higher level units which are irreplacable, came as somewhat of a disappointment. Also, replacing units can become slightly tedious.

However, with that said I am thoroughly enjoying the game as a whole and I am looking forward to playing the other three in the series. The graphics are very good, the music is enjoyable and the game is challenging.

Recommended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
108.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
If you have the time (and you can save often) a must play, i consiter myself an old school gamer, this takes A Heroes of Might and Magic to a more open free world, challenging, and good fantasy story, only down side is the time it takes.....
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Wonderfully addictive! This game ate up almost 80 hours of my life! Highly recommended.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
a really great turn based stategy game that draws you straight in and keeps your attention and amused for hours on end. i highly recomend this game to anyone that loves turn-based games. best of all it gives you a feeling of open worldness too.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
131.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Although this is the first game of the Kings Bounty series, it is still definatly the best of the lot. Others do have different and new features but as a whole game, The Legend wins by most means.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
119.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Great game, good story line, I normally don't play role playing games that much, but this has strategy elements to it and was on sale. Looking forward to finishing this game, about halfway now and playing the sequels after it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
157.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Fantastic game, very reminiscent of Heroes of Might and Magic with a different style of overworld. Instead of the board game style of HoMM, it's an old school RPG style with roving bands of enemies that enage you in combat when you bump into them. They typically block off paths or guard treasures or upgrades. You can often squeeze past them or lead the enemies around, kiting them away from what they are guarding. Some enemies cannot be kited away, however, especially those guarding maps that unlock new areas.

Combat consists of moving around 5 stacks of units and having them attack enemies. Many spells and units create extra units so you can flood the maps with summoned cannon fodder. In this case you'll control more than just 5 stacks but all summoned units are temporary and either die after a few turns or disappear at the end of the combat. Rules for combat are nearly identical to Heroes of Might and Magic and it even reuses many of the same units and spells. This is fitting since the original King's Bounty was the precursor to the HoMM series before it was rebooted with this game over a decade after the release of the original.

Only flaws I've found with the game are that the random nature of enemy types, units you can purchase, and items / spells you can purchase can make some games nearly impossible while making others substantially easier. A lot of players use a save game scanner utility software created by the developers of the game. This isn't a big draw to me, I prefer to just start a game and see how far I get with what I've got. This is only a concern on Impossible mode, on Easy, Normal, and Hard it doesn't matter as much and all games should be able to be completed.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Read the dialogues... it is worth it. They did so much with few words. There is a lot of humor in there.

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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
jeg syndes det er et super godt spil
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Wow, simply incredible. I just finished one of the best games I've ever played. This is what Disciples 3 and HOMM5 should have aspired to. I don't even know where to start. The game is beautiful, even with aliasing turned off on my aging rig, both visually and the stories it weaves with a fantastic sense of humor. Combat is clearly based on the aforementioned IPs but boasts and impressive list of units with unique and tactically significant abilities and traits. Leveling my hero was addictive to the point of insanity and I could scarcely stop playing long enough for basic hygeine. I highly recommend this to anyone regardless of their preferred gaming genres. And to think, I picked up the whole series on a steam sale for less than 7 dollars! Please play this game!!!
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