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

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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

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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
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invAsian
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Great mechanics, but just boring turn base strategy for me.:(
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bladekiller2373
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
truly an amazing series of games must have all of them
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archcorenth
134.7 hrs
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Posted: September 18
This is the best Heroes of Might and Magic-alike that you can get your hands on. I love how inventive all the troops are, different armies suggest different strategies, and I like how the game forces you to keep changing out troops by only having so many available to hire. It forces you to find the strategies, as opposed to just something you might do on your own like in another game.

Add to this tons of invention in the plot--not the main plot, that is dull as dishwater, but in everything that happens on the way there, from zombie brides to Pinnocchio like whales, there's always something unexpected around the corner.

My only negative is that at the end of it all, it's ruined me for the genre, I just can't get into other HOMM-likes now because i've just spent so gosh darn long on this one. And none of the others seem to have quite this level of imagination.
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tomahawk058
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
To many they would say that I havent got enough Hrs on this to give an accurate review. To that let me respond I made the mistake of starting this 2 Hrs before I had to go to work. Truthfully if I would not have literially torn myself away I would not have even gone to work.
Simply The Intro is a complete work of art, The story telling is captivating, The playability is so simplistic that its honestly addictive. I took the time to review this even though am running late because I really dont want anyone to make the same mistake as me and pass this game up..Believe me right now the price is ridiculisly low and its a incrediable Game. Amazing actually! Easily one of the Best RPG's ever!!!
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doanhduong87
75.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
For ones who love Heroes.
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Katie Jurek
62.2 hrs
Posted: August 10
After having played Heroes of Might and Magic III for many years, I figured I'd give King's Bounty a go after hearing it was the precursor to HoMM. A worthy precursor it is! This particular version was made after HoMM, but the overall idea was not. Anyway, you choose between playing a warrior, a paladin, or a mage and beat up monsters in an amazing tactical turn-based RPG the likes of HoMM. There are tons of interesting enemies (though they're named very lamely, like "bowman" and "horseman" :P) and spells and even continents. There's a good deal of exploration throughout the game and the dialogue is outright hilarious at times. The game isn't too short, either; I got a good 50 hours or so out of it and enjoyed it very much; I'll be moving on to its sequel, King's Bounty: Armored Princess. For King's Bounty: The Legend, though, I'd say it definitely deserves a 7.5/10.

So, a summary:
Pros
- Very interesting and fun game mechanics.
- Hilarious dialogue.

Cons
- Navigating can be a pain in the butt sometimes; it'd be really helpful if you could see where you can return a quest, for example.
- Running around and around to grab more units gets a little annoying, but I understand this is one consequence of this kind of game.
- There's a lot of waiting, either with gathering troops, or waiting for your mana to refill, or trying to find an enemy that isn't too overpowering.
- There is something a little off-putting about the game, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Annndddd, Reaper is King. So many amazing abilities. :)
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Aurumlamina
66.0 hrs
Posted: July 19
A well executed hybrid of the RPG and tactical genres, King's Bounty: The Legend is an long and enjoyable game set in a high fantasy world. The story is unique and entertaining, though, it isn't anything that's going to blow your mind and stick with you for years. The character building, army building, and exploration are all very well done, however, and they have managed to seal me in for continuing on to the next game in the King's Bounty series in the future.

The story begins as you graduate from an academy of sorts and are promoted to the position of the king's Treasure Searcher. After a bit of exploration on the first couple of maps and a few starter quests the story begins to unfold and you soon find yourself battling against undead foes, horrific demons, unsavory pirates, and just about every other kind of enemy that you can imagine. I found myself pulled in by the story and each new map reignited my excitement as it brought with it new allies, treasure, and quests that rarely disappointed.

The character building aspect of the game is intuitive and works very well for allowing you to customize your hero as you see fit. At the start of the game you pick a class: Warrior, Paladin, and Mage. Each has their own skill tree which they are most efficient at gaining abilities from, though, they can also pick and choose from other trees once they have acquired the necessary experience. This means that by the end of the game you will most likely have a hybrid of sorts, having picked and chosen which skills fit your playstyle best.

As for the composition of your army, the selection is enormous. Though you can only ever have five different types of units in your army, there are dozens that you will find in your adventures that are recruitable. The leadership mechanic of the game keeps them all viable (more or less) as well. For example, imagine that your hero has a leadership skill of 5,000. This means that you could choose to take an enormously powerful unit like black dragons along with you, but as they require a leadership of 2,500, you would only be able to have two of them in that stack. Meanwhile, you could also recruit peasants, which require five leadership, and you would have a massive gathering of 1,000 of them to send crashing into your enemies' forces. By the end of the game, you'll have found your own favorite mix-and-match setup which might include knights, elves, demons, undead, pirates, and more.

I very much recommend King's Bounty: The Legend to those looking for a game that is very reminiscent of the combat and unit system of Heroes of Might & Magic, especially if they are hoping to get a little bit more of the RPG feel to their game. I spent over sixty hours in a single playthrough and, for the most part, I found myself entertained from start to finish. I will definitely be trying out the next game in the series in the near future and am excited to see what new additions and surprises it may have in store.
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AccidentlyOnPurpose
33.3 hrs
Posted: July 19
10/10 - Little Towns, Big Worlds and an Epic Amount of Content!

I’m way late getting to play this game but it’s still amazing even for today's standards! This game really is really withstanding the test of time. The campaign is pretty epic, and just solely finishing the campaign took me about 33 hours!! If you explore everything and complete all the quests you are looking at about 60-70+ hours of gameplay! Not too bad for just a couple bucks. I’m pleased to announce that there are about 4 more games in this series waiting for me and more to come!

The world exploration, story and turn-based grid combat come together in a brilliant fashion and really keep you captivated longer than you could anticipate! A few points to consider to maximize your enjoyment of the game!

1) The font is super small! There is a mod you can drop in the folder to increase text size; this isn’t available for the other games so take advantage of this since the story is really good. Every character and quest has some serious depth if you care to explore!

2) Until you get the hang of things try to stick to the main storyline indicated with a crown. This will ensure you stick to battles that you can win. You won’t be completing a full island at once since different levels of enemies are all around, it can be easy to mistakenly run into an unbeatable enemy.

3) Prevent frustration and use the right mouse button to click on enemies from afar. This will indicate the power level of the enemy ranging from Very Weak to Invincible! If you are wondering you can defeat enemies up to very strong but proceed at your own risk!

Overall, A MASSIVE value no matter how you look at it. It’s only $7! If you complete the campaign only you are looking at about 21 cents an hour for some fantastic gaming! Feel free to drop me a message if you can’t find the mod. I will complete the other games for sure!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
A rough start involving a bizarre 'tutorial', horrendous animations and a chronic case of 'what the hell does all of the buttons in the UI do oh jesus help' but stick with it, learn the game and damn is it weirdly addicting to send 500 peasants in to a vampires face
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Absolute Gem

Do you like Heroes of Might and Magic? If you answered yes, buy every game in this f'ing series.

This game is a tactical RPG that is purely fun. Not punishing or forcing you to rush. You can explore the map and build your hero up bit by bit at your own casual pace. You can recruit interesting monsters via quests and put together your own favorite army strategies. Think of it as HoMM without the stress and much deeper characters and storyline.

My only complaint would be that you end up doing a lot of fetch quests and backtracking, but the map isn't that big, and you'll always welcome the chance to get back to town and top off your army again, since you're in no hurry, and being inefficient is not punished.

No rush, go ahead and be ocd. Visit every corner of the map, walk all the way back to get one more bear because you leveled up and can now get more, go ahead and run away from a battle and abandon your army, here's 6k gold to buy more! Oh and BTW, that enemy death stack you lost to, any casualties you inflicted in your failed attempt are persistent. When you roll up on them again, they'll be much easier.

Just one of the few games that understands gamers want to take their time and explore all the game content, not be poked and prodded through it and punished for not doing it efficiently.

I bought this game for $1.75 on sale, and it's one of the most fun games I've ever played.
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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52 of 59 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
87.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
In my opinion one of the best, if not the absolute number one, turn-based strategy game and I have played a lot of them...
Pros:
+ Deep strategy layer that forces you to adapt to different situations
+ Beatiful graphics for environment, units, spells and rage spirits
+ Plenty of different environments, enemies, bosses and epic battles
+ Clever mechanism of leadership/mana/rage meter not allowing the formation invisible armies
+ challenging situations even in normal difficulty
+ shows significant differences with established model (i.e. HoMM) with respect to turn based system
+ long campaign

Cons
- sometimes camera/environment can cause difficulties in locating objects
- map is not very informative (on the other hand you can make notes on it)
- requires a lot of backtracking, more fast-travel options would be welcomed
- could be a bit more informative when you take the first steps

All in all, absolutely and heartily recommended to all fans of turn-based and strategy games!
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2015
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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
107.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
One of the best games I've ever played!

King's Bounty: The Legend is a RPG with tactical battles. The battle system is reminiscent of Heroes of Might and Magic, but King's Bounty is not a strategy game, like Heroes. Instead, you explore the (huge) game world at your own pace, without having to worry about some opponent getting stronger if you take your time.

You explore the maps (in real time) to gather resources and troops, then defeat monsters that are roaming the map, or guarding some chest... or even just waiting for you to try to kill them. The game doesn't have many mandatory battles, each enemy you defeat gives you experience, so you need to kill them to get enough XP to level up your hero. When you get close to some enemy, the game changes to a hexagonal grid, and places your troops vs the enemy troops in a turn-based strategic combat. There's LOTS of strategy involved here, BTW. You can't just move your troops casually in the battlefield, this WILL get you killed quite fast! Instead, you have to think before moving each troop, even ONE badly placed unit can mean your defeat.

Just like the first 3 Heroes games, you don't use your hero directly in battles. Instead, you control your troops, but can use magics and skills of your hero once per turn. The hero is VERY important, since a well placed magic can turn the tide of a battle in your favor.

The game is very extensive. The map is huge, there are LOTS of optional battles, a big variety of troops for you to acquire, a robust skill tree for your hero (that includes some passive skills to make your troops better), a simple marriage system and tons of side-quests scattered around. The game is HUGE. While you can beat it in 50 or so hours, you can play it for 100 hours and still have something to do and some enemy to kill. Not only that, but the game has a random placement of enemies, and 3 different heroes to choose, so there's a nice replay value.

Lastly, the technical aspects aren't bad. The graphics are beautiful (with a big variety of textures in most environments), your units are very detailed and the game has some very good looking special effects (spells, detailed shadows, bloom). The sounds are very good too, and each unit has its own grunts and taunts. Also, the game has some AMAZING musics by Lind Erebros. Each map has its own playlist of songs, and they usually mix well with the environments of the map you are in.


Anyway, King's Bounty is amazing. It has some minor flaws, like a cruel difficulty spike and lots of backtracking (specially to replenish troops), its not a friendly game towards newbies (good troop units aren't finite, you can't reset your skill trees allocation without restarting the game, etc). Also, the story is very forgettable, and the dialogs are usually very stupid. But the flaws don't hurt the game. Its a huge game, with LOTS of things to do and huge maps to explore. Its also slow paced, so you don't have to rush, like in the Heroes series.

I QUITE recommend this game. Just don't expect to have a casual stroll in here. ^^
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 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 almost 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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