King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements.
User reviews: Very Positive (578 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 23, 2008

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Includes 3 items: King's Bounty: Armored Princess, King's Bounty: Crossworlds, King's Bounty: The Legend

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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
13 of 14 people (93%) 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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9 of 10 people (90%) 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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 mess around. Your army 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 struggle inching to get through the game. It's a game where you hardly feel like you are making progress until many hours later.

There's a lot of cool ♥♥♥♥ in the game. Marriage/family system, loot, decent written dialogue, and 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. Don't get me wrong, I really like this series, its just the games in the series are very long. The Legend is long for all the wrong reasons I feel. There's maybe just a bit too much side quests. They hardly feel optional because your progress will get halted very fast. Overall, it's a very well made game. It just feels insanely long.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
One of my favorite RPG games. Beautiful fantasy atmosphere. Good dialogue. 40 hours of gameplay. Dragons.
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