Hero Siege is one of the most loved indie hack n slash games with roguelike elements! Join the fun now!! In the depths of Tarethiel a group of monks united the four pieces of the brimstone talisman, waking up the slendering demons below...
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Release Date: Dec 18, 2013

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November 27

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“Fun and addictive gameplay, great graphics and sound”
95/100 – Cub Like Foot

100/100 – Game Maker Blog

“Hack'N'Slash at its best!!”
87/100 – IGN

About This Game

Hero Siege is one of the most loved indie hack n slash games with roguelike elements! Join the fun now!!

In the depths of Tarethiel a group of monks united the four pieces of the brimstone talisman, waking up the slendering demons below... The Act was fortold in the Ancient Book of Revelations and that Satan would raise from Hell to rule the earth... Someone needs to stop him or else the mankind will soon face extinction!

- Randomly generated levels, items, dungeons, bosses, secrets and events. Every game session you play is different!
- Over 130 unique crafted items that are either passive, usable or orbiting.
- Over 70 different enemies with the possibility to spawn as rare or elite with extra hp/damage and abilities, but dropping better loot and giving more exp!
- Over 150 Achievements to unlock!
- Customize your character with over 60 different hats!
- 5 Acts to play through! (Requires DLC for the 5th)
- Random Dungeons and Crypts to explore and clear from loot and enemies!
- 8 playable classes! (Samurai requires DLC)
- 4 different difficulty levels to unlock!
- Tons of random! Start discovering all the wonderful secrets and content!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 mb
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Might or might not work on 32-bit OS
    • OS: OS X -versio Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or newer
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I'd give this game a 9/10:

Overall this game is really fun to play. It's not too easy and has a frustration factor, but the gameplay is good enough to keep you entertained.

You pick your hero and run around the arena killing monsters, which come in 6 waves per stage, the 6th one being a big boss. Some monsters have certain enhancements or special abilities and there are champion versions.

If you keep going you will find relics granting you special abilities to help you out as well as keys that open chests where you get gold to buy stuff or potions or crystals which can be used to unlock stuff.

Sometimes, bigger versions of monsters will drop a bomb or a circling laser thing or a bomb after they die to finish you off when you least expect it. That's annoying sometimes.

You have to avoid certain traps (or use them to your advantage against monsters), for example spike traps or arrow turrets. Sometimes they can be hidden behind a tree or something, so you have to be aware of your surroundings.

There are multiple classes, from swordfighters to rangers to magic types.
You level up by killing monsters and upgrade your skills and your stats (Attack, attack speed, defense, health).

The controls are good with a 360 controller, you can move in any direction while attacking in any other direction you want (only 90° angles though). I have not tried keyboard controls.

There are multiple difficulties and areas, but you have to unlock them first.

Most of the passive skills seem a bit useless at first, it takes quite a few skill points for them to be really useful, while the active skills seem a lot more viable.

For online multiplayer you have to register with some service, but theres also local multiplayer for 2 players, haven't tried that yet, however.

The game crashed twice on me so far, but I was able to pick up where I left off when restarting the game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I bought this when there were just a few classes, no runes, and the game looked hella old. Now, there are a few more classes, the game looks INCREDIBLE, and it's all a very solid experience. Each class is unique , making you adapt a new style of play for each and every one. The enemies are challanging , but not too challanging. The dungeons can be randomly be impossible to beat depending on your class, but that's no biggie. They are CONSTANTLY updating the game and making it better . I play this occasionaly , and nearly every time I log on there is something new or it looks just a little bit better. I highly recommend getting this. It's a nice game to kill some time (while waiting for queues in WoW) , or it can become challanging and intense if you choose to push forward to later levels.

8/10 , solid.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Hero Siege is a game heavily inspired by Diablo and others. You play as one of many classes and beat waves after waves of Enemies until you finish the game. There are relics which increase some of your powers, various temporary items which are lost upon death which give stats or skills, statues that increase your stats permanently and potions with temporary buffs/debuffs. The game tends to be fun, however it takes time to get used to controls and the chaos going on. It depends a lot on luck and lucky generation of items, or else you're going to die for sure and restart all over again. Once you get a hang of it, it becomes fun but a bit boring as you're so strong it's no longer a challenge. Be wary after finishing a game on one difficulty you restart with no items on the next diff.

>I'd give it a 8.5/10
>Pros: Fun, lots of randomization, lots of items, good if you're a fan of rogue-likes and Diablo clones, graphics are neat.
>Cons: Campaign acts which will come out in the future are all PAID DLC, bugs are pretty common(achievements don't unlock, characters get corrupted etc), too much randomization causes some areas to be unaccessible, some characters are simply useless and aren't strong enough(balancing issues), balancing issues with items, also dislike the concept of not only having a DLC but an even more expensive "Collector's Edition". (DLC with acts and rest of the game should be free, collector's edition should be the purchase to support the developer rather than having it all paid for)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Its fun and all, however clarity is a major issue. Half of the time, your death will leave you thinking "wtf just killed me". It takes a while to get used to the amount of objects on screen.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
buy it, the gameplay is ok for now, but the developers are updating this game constantly so all the gameplay is constantly getting better

there are many bugs but the developers are killing them with updates
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I really wanted to like this game, but it just falls short in so many areas that I just cannot recommend it. There were times when I was playing it and had to wonder if the developers ever played the singleplayer of their own game. It's simply unfair to any of the melee classes. You are pretty much required to get the starting item then play and die 10s of times to get to a high enough level to deal with most of the bosses who will simply rush and outright kill you. It had/still has some potential I guess, but they would need to do an overhaul.
On another note I was hoping the "Coming soon!" characters and levels would be normal update, but then it turns out to be DLC that is half the cost of the game. This simply annoyed me as it felt I had to pay to get the rest of the game I already bought.

Edit: There is a possibility I am just REALLY bad at the game, but I don't see it that way. I've beaten the game a couple times and I found the game started stupid hard then got exponencialy easier as you played a character. I am also fairly good at topdown rougelike games as well, eg Binding of Isaac.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Hero Siege is probably the best value I've gotten for my money in a long time. It is a simple enough game, a rogue-like with a number of interesting classes to choose from each with their own skill tree for you to customize them with. Each level is a large (several screens worth) rectangular arena filled with randomly positioned traps and decorations. After the player spawns the monsters begin to spawn in waves entering from the four doors at the center of each edge. There is a short delay between waves which can be cut short with a button press. After defeating enough waves you get to fight a boss. During the waves other things can spawn such as chests or one level (and extremely lethal) side dungeons. Keep going until you die.

Once dead you can restart from the beginning retaining your level. The draw comes from being able to get just a little further each time and seeing what relics you uncover to power up your character and the radical ways they can change how you play. The simple nature of the gameplay and the reasonably attractive graphics make it wasy to loose track of time while playing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Fun game to drop in and play here and there. Killing time or just want something simple to play. This is the way to do it, and the price is right for it too.

The game is still getting new stuff added. Some features may not be that great but you can see the potencial of things to come with future up dates.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
It is an extremely fun game, that makes you keep wanting to play it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Fun little rouge-like. Works well with a controller. Very addictive.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
At first, I just bought this game because it was on halloween sale for about 1 buck. and trading cards :v
First, you chose a class for your character, for me it's pirate. Then, you go to the game. Your character started with nothing. This can be pretty hard in the beginning until you level up a bit. The game divided into 6 waves each stage. After you cleared a wave, you got 30 seconds to prepare yourself. You can go to the dungeon and shop in this time. The shop and dungeon randomly generated on the map each time you cleared a stage. A shop requires silver key to open. When you died in the game, you can resume the game on the same wave with reduced HP. The key to clear this game is collecting the relics. The relics greatly boost your stats or give unique special effects, thus it's very important to get these relics. Relics can be obtained from chest (crystal chest has the higest chance to drop relics), clearing a stage, dungeon drop or from shop (usually obtainable for 1000 coins). Each time you level up, you get 2 stats point and a skill point. The objective of this game is to pass until the final wave. On the end of a stage (each 6 waves) you will face special bosses. Boss has special skills that will conduct after a specific time. Beating a boss is pretty easy if you have some relics with you.

Pros :
  • Great music
  • Crisp pixel graphic
  • 8 classes to choose
  • Variative skills and relic's effects
  • Diffrent difficulty to choose

Cons :
  • Online mode requires DLC to play
  • Game turned out pretty easy after you collect the relics
  • Costumes are a bit hard to collect and some requires DLC to obtain

    I still reccomend this game even at it's full price.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Hero Siege's pixelated graphics may repel many players, but this game is AMAZING!!!! When I discovered this gem I instantly was hooked! It has an equal amount of difficulty and skill making it a 10/10 MUST BUY at its VERY low price. I absolutely recommend this game.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
The game is overall quite entertaining, but let me point out a few flaws:

The boss system is a little funky, sometimes you will get a boss that you just smash all of your ability keys and will die before it can use its special ability, but other times they will just completely mess you up. and there is ONE boss that i can not beat, no matter how hard i try, its just COMPLETELY broken, dead within seconds.

You can also die SUDDENLY without even knowing. you can be in a crowd of dudes just slashing and allova sudden BAMN you get hit with some sort of attack that is way overpowered.

and a HEADS UP: you have to pay 3 dollars for multiplayer. thanks, EA
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Very fun. Recommend you play with controller: Easier controls-more sensitive-faster change in shot direction. Very good game. Good challenge level. Fun for all!
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16 of 30 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
With the overwhelming amount of positive reviews and the game being marketed as "[...] one of the most loved indie hack n slash games with roguelike elements! Join the fun now!!" I did indeed expect to have fun.

But fun was not had. This is a plain twin stick shooter masked as a hack n slash. Acts are also promised, but is rather a randomized arena where waves of enemies spawn. That was another letdown because I expected a randomized map as in a place where the outer edges shift in shape instead of a simple square. Though to be fair, there's dungeons. However I never had the chance to enter one before I lost interest.

Third letdown was the combat. I always play melee whenever I have the choice and the little I did that in this game consisted of pointing the left stick away from the monsters and the right stick towards them, occasionally pressing it whenever a skill had cooled down.

All in all this game feels like it would fare better as a newly released early access game. Since it is not I just can't find a reason to recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
love this game.....easy to get started and fun to grind
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
if u get in to it this game is amazing but if u think its boring at the start just keep playing overall THIS GAME IS AMAZING
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
This is a nice casual past-time, looks like a top-down shooter, but you are confined to a single area and have to fight waves of enemies in order to progress. The game has easy controls that can be mapped, with seperate keys for movement, and another set for shooting (in all directions) so you can for example walk to the left but shoot to the right or downwards. You also can use a couple of specials which are unique per character. These are unlocked as you progress character level. When you die, you keep the character level. This works like in Rogue Legacy and other similar games.

The downside of this system is, that for a long while you have to be grinding without making any significant progress. I had to level up my character to around level 18 before I could get past the second boss, ie. wave 12. But after that things went a bit faster. The enemy damage scales with your character level, but the enemies do not. So you can steamroll a couple of levels later on, as long as you avoind being hit.

I can recommend the game for a quick in-between, but the grind can be a bit frustrating at times. :6.5/10:
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Overall the game deserves a 9.5/10:

Why? Because it's a really enjoyable experience and a frustrating one at the same time, also a + because in a way it reminds me of Diablo. It's a top-down rogue-like experience that I really enjoy and anyone that likes a rogue-like from time to time or all the time will also enjoy. Great overall experience, really fun to play, can keep you entertained for hours so watch the clock when you play. And as I said, I give it a 9.5/10 because I fell in love with the game the first time I played.
Would I recommend it? Yes.
Is it worth the money? Definitely.
Is the DLC any good? If you want more hats and a new class the it is.
And another plus side is that multiplayer is being developed for the game so soon (or not that soon) you will be able to kill spiders, rats, tree ents, weird eye things and much more with friends. Do yourself a favour and buy the game.
Also did I mention that the game is in a pixelart style? If thats your thing then even better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Its a big 9.5/10.

  • + Really really nice pixel art
  • + Big variety of everything, you'll never get bored playing this game
  • + Good mechanics, a little little wonky on gamepad but you customize it
  • + Basically the perfect hack n' slash
  • ++ Devs are always present and here to help you. You can tell how much they love the game.
  • - DLC's, they add a lot, like new classes,maps relics etc. But they're cheap and it wont affect the game that much, really. You'll have the same amount of fun.
  • - Bugs, crashes etc. A month ago a new patch screwed up the whole coding but they already fixed basically everything with the help of the community, again, the devs are present. Dont worry about bugs&etc.

Long/Detailed Review

This might be one one my favorite games i own here. I played this game a lot offline/at friends houses but i eventually bought it because i was so fissured in it jesus christ help this game is so good.

Basically you pick your hero and your only purpose is to live, and let me tell you, its going to be hard sometimes. You run around the stage, dodge some traps, kill monsters, get sweet relics and level up. All you need to do is to live trough all waves and beat the boss. And trust me, you'll do that for hours, the game really knows how to keep you entretained.

There's a variety of everything here relics, stages, skills/builds, bosses, charms, buffs, mobs, costumes, everything. The game can be pretty hard, and pretty long. But not boring at all, you'll always be able to go to dungeons, crypts and special stages that gives a really nice touch to the game. The voice acting is kinda cool too, you really get what your class/character feels.

The (pixel-)art is pretty, it really pays off very well in the scenario and on the character/game design in general.

The mechanics are amazing too, the game is pretty simple but at the same time you need to be aware of everything that is happening, otherwise you'll end up dead because a giant spiked block hit you.


Nothing is perfect, the only thing i cant not talk about here is that you WILL NEED patience with the game. There are lots of crashes and bugs that will drive you nuts, but dont worry. The game devs are always up to date and present in the community . They will quickly release a patch to fix anything, hell, some days they've even released 3 patchs. I believe the game is on its way to be a 10/10. But really, buy it. Its ♥♥♥♥ing amazing.
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