Welcome to a land you'll never want to leave! Villagers and Heroes is a free-to-play MMO game in which players experience not just the thrill of battling unique monsters or the satisfaction of tailoring an exquisite robe, but the pleasure of building lasting friendships within a friendly community.
User reviews: Mixed (2,228 reviews) - 56% of the 2,228 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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"A solid community driven MMO that while its mechanics are dated offers hours of fun. Players of Runescape and WoW will be right at home here."
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November 20

The Ardent Weekly Ledger - Issue 14

The Secret of the Coille Is Now Live!
The wait is over! For all of you level-capped adventurers who have been staring at the calendar for too many months to count now, and have desperately been needing some meaty new content to sink your teeth into, then please take a quick moment to let out a long happy sigh – now grab your weapons and friends, and venture into Bevyn’s Coille!

The level cap has been raised to 77, and that’s only the beginning! The Secret of the Coille is the first installment of six new zones which we will be releasing incrementally over the course of the next seven to eight months. In other words, there will be no more waiting eternal stretches of time for new content!

So what can you look forward to with the arrival of this patch besides a brand new beautiful zone full of exceedingly difficult foes, a twisty story line of new quests, an array of dailies, and a whole lot of XP? A great deal – because this build is not just for level capped players!

New features that all will surely enjoy, include:

  • Inventory Sorting
  • A Death Recap Window
  • The removal of node depletion
  • The addition of Elite Crafting Quests
  • Charter adjustments and smoother XP balancing
  • ‘Legendary Crafting’ and ‘Item Salvaging’
  • Countless bug fixes

And these are only a few of the improvements! Play Patch 3.7.5 now and discover what else awaits!

And much more!

View the full issue to read player interviews, behind-the-scenes showcases of coding, player stories and more!

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November 18

Now released: The Secret Of The Coille!

The exciting new patch of high-level content and game improvements has been released – The Secret Of The Coille! This dangerous and beautiful zone is the first installment of the series The Voyage Through The Blighted Isles.

The Secret of the Coille features a chain of intriguing new story-driven quests, exceedingly difficult foes to battle which will test the abilities of even the most formidable of heroes, and the zone itself is rife with intoxicating scenery, hidden wonders, and the occasional nightmarish surprise or two. What else can you expect? New monsters, new music, new bosses, new achievements, new items, new level cap raise, and much, much, more!

Meet the Spriggans!
The Coille is home of the mysterious Spriggans – an enchanting new species of creatures who inhabit the woodsy Coille, and who now find themselves at war with the neighboring Treants.

Reach level 77!
This first part in the series sees a level cap increase – you can now reach level 77 to become more powerful than ever before, and there is more to come in future chapters!

Legendary Crafting!
Reach new heights of crafting with the all-new Legendary Crafting system! You can now acquire even better gear, with a sprinkling of luck tossed in to truly add to the element of fun!

The Secret of the Coille isn’t just for high level players! This extensive patch contains a vast many improvements to the game itself, and players of any level will surely be invigorated by the number of new features to be found within Villagers & Heroes. Crafters can expect an entire new element of gameplay known as Legendary Crafting, as well as the addition of a series of Elite Crafting Quests.

Significant combat, gathering, and quality of life improvements have all been made, most noticeably in auto sorting features, xp modifications, and the introduction of a special new instrument designed for players which enables them to salvage refined materials from existing gear. And that’s just to name a few of the exciting new improvements that all players can look forward to in The Secret of the Coille.

Read more about this update on http://www.villagersandheroes.com!

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“There are 10 different gathering professions: mining, fishing, bug lore, plant lore, smithing, cooking, tailoring, woodcrafting, gardening and ranching. The coolest part is that one character can become an expert at all of them. So Villagers and Heroes is a class-based, sandbox-crafter's paradise with nicely interactive housing.”
Bestest Ever – Massively

About This Game

Step into a magical land unlike any other!

Villagers and Heroes is a free-to-play MMO game in which players experience the thrill of battling unique monsters, the satisfaction of crafting powerful weapons and gear, and the pleasure of building lasting friendships in a friendly community.

Gnomish Augmentation = Sandbox Gameplay.

This unique feature is at the heart of the deep yet elegantly simple player choice system in Villagers & Heroes. The weapons and armor that a player equips not only grant a versatile assortment of heroic feats and spells, but also a large array of proficiencies and augmented abilities. The process of Gnogmenting gives the players the ability to mix, match, swap, replace, customize and design gear exactly how they want! Combine ancient elder gear with remarkable weaponry dropped from the monsters of the world. Or craft your own gear using any or all of the 10 gathering and crafting skills available. Gnogmenting is a completely free-form, sandbox system that is unmatched by any other game in its depth, and lets players test every tactic and indulge every creative whim.

Bounty Runs!

Bounties are powerful adversaries and monsters that roam every corner of the world. When a player defeats a bounty monster, they earn a large reward, regardless of the size of their party! Solo the beasties by yourself, or rampage across the countryside with a group of friends. Bounty rewards are instantaneous and do not require activation. This feature encourages teamwork and strategy.

Live in a Real Home in a Real Village.

You are the architect, the farmer, and the rancher. With a wide range of building styles to choose from, players can design and decorate their own houses, as well as choose which crops to plant in their garden, or select the type of animals they'd most like to raise. But players needn't go at it alone! Help your village grow from a tiny hamlet to a thriving metropolis by aiding your neighbors with community projects which will ultimately benefit every member of the village.


  • 8 Primary Combat Class Builds, with a myriad of meaningful variations
  • 10 Crafting Professions: Fishing, Mining, Bug Collecting, Plant Lore, Woodcrafting, Smithing, Cooking, Tailoring, Gardening, and Ranching
  • Gardening and Ranching: hundreds of different crops, sheep, pigs, chickens, and exotics like ember sheep, shadow sheep, etc.
  • Bounty Runs! Now with over 1500 unique bounties.
  • Real player housing with dozens of decoration options
  • Real Villages that can be leveled up by all members of the Village with better facilities (Forge, Tailory, Kitchen, Woodshop), opening new neighborhoods with housing for more players, mayors, a shared vault, stocking village resources, and more...
  • Gnogmenting: Combine crafted gear and elder gear from defeating lair bosses and rare randomly found exotic gear for an unlimited number of combinations of functionality and appearance
  • Auction House with thriving in-game economy
  • Hundreds of Magical Spells, Heroic Feats, and Abilities
  • More than 1000 Quests and Charters

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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: On board graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, or XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 512 MB of memory or more
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
354 of 440 people (80%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
The game should be renamed: Clickers and Heroes
or Grinding Heroes

At first glance the game is fairly cute and suitable for children. This is true and a positive thing.

But the core gameplay is a brutal GrindAndClickFest with agressive Pay to play concept: even the training missions are about craft 50 items... what means: you sit in the front of the monitor and click in every 3 seconds 50 times.
Also, this game is about epic grinding. Really, there are no challenges in the game, the loot and the resources are easy to reach BUT: you have to spend long minutes and hours just to click and click and click on the same spot to have the necessary resources.

All the gameplay is about just clicking and waiting, clicking and waiting, clicking and waiting.... while there are mechanics to reduce this tedioum, everything points to the shop.

Honesntly, if there would be a reasonable priced monthly fee to eliminate this click fest concept I would gladly pay for it (because I like the world and the relatively simple gameplay, and again the relatively non violent MMO concept). But at it's current state, the game really tries to enforce me to pay with the nasty "I will make your clicker finger suffer if you dont pay" method. What I really don't like and I won't bend. Instead of that, I quit game.
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162 of 205 people (79%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
167.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
With the new update to Villagers and Heroes: Reborn, a lot of the annoyances of this title have been removed. The much-hated VIM system has been kicked out, and a lot of new features have been added. If you played this game before, you should definitely retry this game.

If you never played this game before, then Villagers and Heroes is a fun MMORPG. Quests, Crafting, Levels, Housing, it's all in the game. There's a lot of maps to explore.

Villagers and Heroes: Reborn is made by a small development team, but they delivered an epic update.
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44 of 60 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
35.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This is a nice game, with funhy cartoon-like graphics and a sence of humor. As many others have already commented, it is a next-gen Runescape. So if you are in to Runescape, go ahead and try it.
If you don't like Runescape or don't even know what it is, then DON'T try this!

Unfortunately, in my opinion, the game is heavily Pay to Play!!
From the 35 hours I have on record, the 30 or so were consumed on clicking on trees, mineral nodes and anvils in order to level up crafting skills..And I managed to get them to level 15...I can't imagine how much time it would take me to get to 50...Of course, you can speed up the process by using harvesters, but you have to pay real money to get them! ;)

Travel pads (the way to teleport between areas) require travel stones. You get 1 free for every travel pad you discover (I got 7). If you are 3 areas away from the main city, you have to either travel on foot or use teleport..After 4-5 freebies, you HAVE to pay to get Travel Stones..

It also has a farmville simulation! Plant. water, collect crops in order to level up your villager skills. At least crops deliver some good in-game cash...

There are lots of other examples of situations that you have to pay in order to avoid the EXTREMELY OUTRAGEOUS LONG and TEDIOUS grinding you need to do.
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84 of 139 people (60%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I don't know why its taken me so long to write a review on this game, but here goes! (apologies in advance, i can get a bit wordy and off topic, lol)

Okay, so it is going to look like i've not played this game at all, but I have been playing since way before steam, so my account isn't attached to steam. However my actual play time is over 6,000 hrs via /playtime feature in the game.

Short history, I found this game a few years ago, instantly attracted to its charm. It is my first of this type, with the crafting mechanic etc in it. But I have tried several games since and nothing comes close to what i'm looking for in a game as much as this one does. I did leave (for about a year) because of some graphical/movement update that kind of took me out of the game because, well... I'm not good with changes apparently, lol.. There literally wasn't a day that went by that I didn't wish that I was playing it again, but because the new movement etc was so foriegn to me, and gave me a headache.. I just didn't try. It took an entire year to make myself try and get used to it, and wow am I so glad I am back.

The game has improved drastically (from what was already a pretty great game). The new starter area that has been rolled out is impressive, the story line very much intrigues me. But it isn't all about the story line. Sure the quests are great, combat is pretty fun (nothing overly complicated but not too simple either), crafting has certainly changed since I first started playing (and changed for the better I might add.. even tho i had no idea it could be improved!)

You could call me a fan boy (or girl would be more accurate) and you'd be right, but with great reason. This game has such charm to it, the community is great, helpful, and only on rare occassions will you run into 'trolls', etc. I think this is in HUGE part to the No PVP... Just because personally, I feel like it can sometimes bring out the worst in even the nicest of people.

To sum it up, this game is really great... So great i find myself skipping work sometimes just because I want a day to relax and play, lol
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74 of 122 people (61%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
1,764.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I've been playing this game for a year now and i LOVE it. Usually i lose intrest within a few weeks but this one manages to keep me hooked. And for once a game advertised as free to play, really can be played without spending a dime. The community is super nice and will help with anything that might be giving you problems. And last but not least i must mention the Devs! they are awesome. they actually listen to player feedback and though they cant make everyone happy they try their best to make most happy.
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