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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Buy King's Bounty: Platinum Edition

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

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

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

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Includes 7 items: King's Bounty: Armored Princess, King's Bounty: Crossworlds, King's Bounty: Dark Side, King's Bounty: Dark Side Premium Edition Upgrade, King's Bounty: The Legend, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - Ice and Fire

 

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December 10, 2015

Japanese translation and Steam Cloud saving

King's Bounty: The Legend is now available in eight languages total on PC: English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Czech (Japanese and Czech are not available on Mac).

In addition, Steam Cloud saving support has been added.

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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
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
285.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Tried this game. Well English translation is not the best, so if you know Russian like me, then I would recommend to play it in Russian. But the game itself is a mixture of many fantasy (and a little bit of sci-fi) ideas, put together into one story, but if you are into stuff like this you will like the plot.
Gameplay is nice, similar to Heroes of might and magic for fights, but is kind of RPG for everything else. And the game itself is true to the original King Bounty in many ways (I did play that one back in the day)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
322.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
This game is great, I definately reccomend it.

Combat in this game is alot like Heroes of Might and Magic 3. The Big differences between this game and HoMM3 are that in this one you only control one hero, and the enemy fights dont build up more if you take your time getting to them, they are all set on their difficulty when the game starts, and that your troop strength is limited by a leadership statistic of your hero's. You can only hire as many troops at a time as your leadership stat(and your gold) allow.

One thing that I realy like about this game is the wide variety of troops that are available. One thing I slightly dislike about the game is that some of the troops that are appealing to try using may not always be available in high enough numbers to make using them possible. Each time you start a new game, many of the huts and castles around the map have their supply of troops somewhat randomly generated, so one unit may be usable on one playthrough and not available on the next. this improves the games replayability, but can be frustrating if there is a particular unit you want to try out.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
An interesting game and has all the feel of king's bounty or heroes of might and magic, but hard to get past the bad design.

One example of the bad design is that there are limited amount of troops available to hire and they're often all the way across the world. So the game sometimes plays out like this:

1.) Progress in the storyline and either lose some troops or level up (and get capacity for more troops). Now you're at 60 archers when you could have 100. you need the 100 to really be competitive.

2.) Travel all the way back across the world to get your 40 extra archers.

3.) Travel all the way back across the world to get to the next quest.

4.) Fight the next quest and either lose some troops or level up (and get capacity for more troops). Now you're at 90 / 120 archers.

5.) Travel all the way back across the world only to find that there are no more archers to hire.


There is some fun to be had with the game, but you'll spend 2/3 of your playtime shuttling troops to-and-fro instead of actually playing the game. Mechanics like this make me not recommend the game... but if you have the stomach for this kind of thing then you could pick it up and have some fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
I really love this game. It's like the missions where you don't have a castle in Heroes of Might and Magic games, only much more fun. It takes place in a fantasy world that seems generic at first, but a healthy dose of humor and irony (and bad translations from Russian) set it apart from the rest. And some quests and artifacts you'll encounter are definitely not generic!

Gameplay-wise, you'll be mostly wandering around beautifully detailed areas, collecting loot, avoiding high-level baddies and looking for fights you can take on so you can level up, and so on. The fights themselves are a beautiful tactical affair, you're always trying to minimize losses and to make the best of troops you can hire locally (some people insist on making long back and forth trips to replenish troops instead of working with what they have, I think it's a fun-killer). There area many spells and special abilities to spice things up.

The only criticism I would have is that later areas of the game can be very difficult especially if you didn't make a very good character build, and there are less fun quests to lighten things up. Latter areas are also less well-designed. Overall though, you have a lot of liberty for the order in which you want to tackle the late game challenges, and finishing the game was satisfying despite having taken two year-long breaks.

Highly recommended!
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