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

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"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
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
89.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
26.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Pre-Release Review
The longest game in the world. Tough and choreful to play as warrior. The mage blows through battles in a timely fashion. If you buy this for $2 you are getting your monies worth. This game doesn't ♥♥♥♥ around. You will get destroyed countlessly just to get a small fraction of power. If you lose a lot of units in a battle you will just continue to struggle through the game. There's a lot of cool ♥♥♥♥ in the game. Decent written dialogue, decent music. The only con I can think of is that it will take you a century to finish the game. It's so god damn long. If there was one HOMM game to be all HOMM games. This one is it. I recommened it if you are into HOMM style games, and want something really worth your money.

I highly don't recommened it if you want an rpg/tactics game that you can play through casually. You will never finish it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
The graphics remind me a lot of Warcraft III. This is a turn based strategy game set in a colorful and atmospheric fantasy world with a very nice and energetic soundtrack. It kinda works like JRPGs, there are monsters/enemies wandering the map and if you attack them or get near, you enter a battle screen. On one side of the battlefield is your army which is composed of up to 5 different unit type of your choice (you find different unit types throughout the whole game) and the other side is the enemy. You each take turns commanding a specific unit and issue a specific command, you can also use a magic from your spellbook or inventory to help turn the tide towards your favor.

It's a pretty decent Turn based RTS game but I can't run this game on my mac anymore because this game doesn't like mac for some reason and developers don't seem to give a damn. Would play it more often if it weren't for this major issue.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
This game is a living classics of the strategy genre -- if any of you played the original King's Bounty (released in 1990-1992), you'd be amazed to see the resemblance. Developers have put their soul into making the new King's Bounty as oldschool as it gets. Except for graphics -- it's 2015 now, and it still looks really great.

As of the gameplay itself, imagine "Heroes of Might & Magic" meet "Space Rangers" (another living classics, by the way): you have something like an open fantasy world to explore (few huge locations, actually, but it's close enough), where you can hire creatures of every kind, find loot (artifacts, gold, XP), complete quests of various kinds. Hell, you can even marry here (your wife will give you children, which would provide bonuses to your skills -- sick stuff, right?).

The battles look like Heroes -- classical TBS faceoff: you're placing your units on one side, your opponent stands on the other. You both can cast spells, and you can even summon guardians (think Final Fantasy) to damage your opponent or buff your own troops.

The storyline is excellent -- it ha everything: irony, mystery, sideline quests, and even multiple quests choices.

This is the first game of it's franchise, so if you're wondering about trying a new oldschool strategy -- it's a must that you'll buy this game.

I'd rate it 9.0 out of 10.0.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
96.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
35-40+ hours of your life will be wasted on the role of the royal treasure searcher who is on a quest to save the kingdom of Darion from all sorts of evil and to bring glory to his king.

Turn-based combat, HOMM style? Check.
Adventures and exploration? Check.
Generic fantasy world that can have good jokes about it's generic fantasy tropes? Check.
Interesting quests and good RPG elements? Check.
Good combat system that can be quite variable if you want it to? Check.
Nice graphics, music and atmosphere? Check.

It's just a really good game of this genre basically, go play it.

A few tips: save often, playing as a pure warrior is a bit of a chore and the mage is bit too overpowered (which isn't a necessary bad thing in this game).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
All the King's Bounty games follow the same basic template with only the setting, story and artwork changing between them. You could argue that once you've played once then you've played them all really, not that is necessarily a criticism if the gameplay is good, which it definitely is here.

There is a lot of enjoyment to be had exploring the map, levelling up RPG-style, building up armies and fighting enemies in the excellent turn-based combat system. There is a lot of dialogue to read (sadly none of it is voice-acted) and I found it very easy to lose myself for hours in this game. The formula is certainly a very effective one and despite the series being very formulaic I still really like these games. Graphics are dated now (and haven't really improved in future sequels either) but, nevertheless, they are still pleasant-looking and very colourful. The music is also really lovely.

A great game to pick up cheap in a Steam sale if you ask me (that's exactly how I bought it!).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
If you like the older Heroes of Might and Magic series you will most likely love this gem.

There are some key differences I had to think hard about if I liked or not (well, still am actually).

1. Everything if finite - that means army, gold, quests etc. I was slightly worried about this in the beginning but as the game progress and you unlock more and more places to buy armies this seems like it is going to be less of an issue. Everything is randomized which is good and bad - so that nice recruitment place you had before with 1100 royal snakes are now selling peasants or zombie birds.

2. Story-driven. HoMM-series are straight buildarmy and smash; this one has lots of small RPG elements mixed in. I really like but I guess this can swing both ways.

3. Upgrading items via special quests, awesome side-quests and seemingly great stories/quests - what is not to like about that :).

I had this from an earlier humble bundle purchase and was pure luck I tried it out - I'm glad I did - I cannot emphasize enough that if you liked the homm serieis - and you have this, or see it cheap somewhere, give it try!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This game far surpassed anything I ever thought it would be
Such a fun great little game with awesome sounds and graphics
Great strategic battles
Tons of fun adventuring
Quests are enjoyable
Maps have a nice variable
Got it for a dollar and would have gladly payed 10.Probably the best game ive ever bought for a dollar great job and thank you :)

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
135.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Small in scope, but surprisingly addicting. My biggest complaint is actually that it's too damn long. With no variation in battlefield size, you get tired of the same setup over and over. The overworld is fun and filled with treasure and easter eggs to discover but every battle goes to the same map. The combat itself is a bit simple but fun, if only the fun lasted till the end of the game.

A pretty good value though, especially if on sale. I've put a good amount of time into this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
It's a cool game, but for some reason there will frequently be a very strong battle mixed in with all the others, and there doesn't really seem to be a way to tell which ones are like that, aside from getting your army wiped out (and considering dead units can't come back, once you run out of stock you can't buy more, that's kinda ♥♥♥♥♥♥.) Also the "tutorial" is worthless, you need to figure out everything on your own. I had to google how to use rage because I couldn't figure it out. Turns out you can't use it till you complete a certain quest, though the game tells you you can use it to summon stuff right off the bat...
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49 of 55 people (89%) found this review helpful
123.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
King's Bounty is one of the most charming games I've played. For an extensive review of the entire series, my blog: http://waltermstewart.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/kings-bounty-series-review, for a condense review of this game, read on.

This is the first entry in the series and it is well worth the current listing price, but it frequently goes on sale (at least 3 times a year if I recall, also available in a bundle pack if I'm not mistaken). This game is an adventure/exploration game in a generic fantasy world following all the common tropes. The primary difference between this game's lore and the world you are already familiar with is the sense of humor the writers have. If you take the time to read the text (no voice overs), you will be rewarded with the occasional typo (originally from Russian), but more frequently a wonderful lore based joke, parodying modern fantasy lore.

The battles and strategy within are quite fun, and the game progresses reasonably, but it doesn't ruin the experience and shouldn't prevent you from playing this game.

If you like RPGs, quest driven games, turn based or grid based strategies, I highly recommend this game.
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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
105.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
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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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
196.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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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33 of 39 people (85%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
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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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
Terribly addicting game for either those who lost many hours playing Heroes, or anyone who likes nice RPG games... Many hours of interesting gameplay, nice combat and colourful visuals...

As a downside I'd mention that there are some unbalanced abilities and impossible encounters (probably for later) and bad translation... But nothing too serious...

Recommended!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
148.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2013
Wonderful mix of RPG and Turn-Based Strategy. Numerous creatures to choice (many of them with unique abilities) and over 50 spells gives you huge variety in tactics. Fairy-tale style in story and graphics. Good replayability. Highly recommend.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
A very fun RPG/turn based game! It's translated from another language so some dialogue is a bit off, other than that its an excellent game in this genre.
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