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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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Buy King's Bounty: Platinum Edition

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

Buy 1C Strategy Collection

Includes 6 items: King's Bounty: The Legend, XIII Century – Gold Edition, King's Bounty: Armored Princess, Reign: Conflict of Nations, Fantasy Wars, King's Bounty: Crossworlds

Buy King's Bounty: Collector's Pack

Includes 5 items: King's Bounty: The Legend, King's Bounty: Armored Princess, King's Bounty: Crossworlds, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - Ice and Fire

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 23
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
Fantastic game and a must-play for any fan of Heroes of Might & Magic. The humor is great, the challenge is decent and the game mechanic feels smooth and balanced. You can create your own strategic concepts or just go with large armies and good gear depending on the difficulty and your own desire. There's nothing bad to say about this little gem, really, so just play it.
Posted: April 23
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
61.7 hrs on record
Wonderfully addictive! This game ate up almost 80 hours of my life! Highly recommended.
Posted: July 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
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.

Posted: August 23
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
First impressions: I haven't played this game for too long, but I'm not liking it so far. I'm trying, but the enemy encounters so far have either been ridiculously unfair(bairly doing any damage to enemies) or mind numbingly easy(require absolutely no strategy and are therefore boring). The overworld map so far also seems way too busy, with trees and such always in the way of the camera. I'm going to play some more, but so far it's been a negative experience.

Edit: Alright, I found out that you can right click an enemy to find out their difficulty, so now I'm not running in to impossible battles. I'm starting to get some strategies down (learn that ressurection spell and spam it to minimize losses). I found a camera mod, so the clausterphobic camera is gone. The battle difficulty could still be better, though. Battles still range from super easy to don't even attempt this right now. The game is starting to get it's hooks into me, since it can be relatively charming even if the humor doesn't always work. I'll continue to play it, since it's a good game to waste some time on mindlessly while watching some videos or doing other things.

As far as the interace goes, it could do a better job of highlighting the NPCs that sell you units on the map as it can be annoying to find them after you've visisted them once. The dedicated map itself is terrible, as it gives you less information than the mini-map --no idea how that makes any sense. I would turn the map rotation off in the options because it will just confuse you further. Quest objectives aren't marked on the map and you can't track them, so it doesn't even mark the general direction you should go in, which is all I ask really; I'm not a fan of having to check the map every few steps --speaking of which, you can't zoom out the mini-map at all and that would alleviate those problems.

These all sound like negatives, but like I said, this is a good game to just play through while you're doing something else. Hopefully it will pick up in a few hours since it's a fairly long game and it can afford to. My experience is improving so far, and I expect that it will just keep getting better.

Just a bit of information on the camera mod: if you make some changes to the config file yourself, just note that you need to travel to another area (go through a loading screen portal) to actually see the changes (as well as restarting the game of course, but that goes without saying). I wasn't seeing any changes to the camera and I had no idea, so just keep that in mind. Also, try not to go too crazy with the FOV setting because it will affect performance. My fov is at 40 and that seems fine.
Posted: April 4
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47 of 51 people (92%) found this review helpful
123.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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