Hero Siege is a Hack 'n' Slash game with roguelike- & RPG elements. Annihilate hordes of enemies, grow your talent tree, grind better loot and explore up to 6 Acts enhanced with beautiful Pixel Art graphics! This game offers countless hours of gameplay and up to 4 player online multiplayer!
User reviews: Very Positive (4,552 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 29, 2014

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"Gauntlet meets Diablo in the conflagration that is Hero Siege. Level a hero and fight your way through monstrous hordes while leveling and bagging gold."
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July 2

Multiplayer back live

We fixed the inventory issue, MP is back online.

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June 29

ACT VII Announcement!

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen of Tarethiel!

We are proud to announce the beginning of ACT 7 development.

Due to very high volume of demand for a new DLC we have decided to pull the plug on our new game project for now and focuse strickly on Hero Siege.

We will be doing major updates before we can even talk about DLC launch, but it will be worth every penny and will be better than the previous DLC's!

We will be working out some awesome stuff, and one of the features for ACT 7 obviously will be an awesome new class! We wont be revealing what the class will be just yet, eventually yes!

There is alot to do and lot to fix, but we will get there!

Thank you everyone for your continued support of our life style and work! We love you deeply and appreciate everything you have done for us!

Love, Panic Art Studios.

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Reviews

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

“THE HERO SIEGE EXPERIENCE IS AN IMPRESSIVE ONE.”
100/100 – Game Maker Blog

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

About This Game


Hero Siege is a Hack 'n' Slash game with roguelike- & RPG elements. Annihilate hordes of enemies, grow your talent tree, grind better loot and explore up to 6 Acts enhanced with beautiful Pixel Art graphics! This game offers countless hours of gameplay and up to 4 player online multiplayer!

We developers are interested in your feedback. So if you choose to get the game see you on the forums! - Vexorian



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!


- ONLINE MULTIPLAYER with up to 4 players!
- Randomly generated levels, items, dungeons, bosses, secrets and events. Every game session you play is different!
- Over 170 unique crafted items that are either passive, usable or orbiting.
- Over 80 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 30 Achievements to unlock!
- Customize your character with over 60 different hats!
- 4 Acts to play through! Extra acts come with Expansion sets!
- Random Dungeons and Crypts to explore and clear from loot and enemies!
- 7 playable classes! Extra classes come with Expansion sets!
- 4 different difficulty levels to unlock!
- Tons of random! Start discovering all the wonderful secrets and content!
- Loot system with: normal, superior, rare and legendary loot!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: DualCore 1.8 GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Older Windows versions like XP might not work.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.4 GHZ
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X -versio Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or newer
    • Processor: Intel Mac 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 mb
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X -versio Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or newer
    • Processor: Any QuadCore processor
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: DualCore 1.8 GHZ
    • Graphics: 512 mb
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: QuadCore 2.4 GHZ
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
250 of 337 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
"Okay, let's play this game for 20 minutes, it will get boring after that"

*Gets hooked and plays it for 13 hours straight*
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I'm at the grocery store, trying to buy whatever it is I always buy, and I'm walking around lost...dazed. It's the numbers, they're everywhere. Ever since I started playing Hero Siege that's all I ever see. Red numbers, white numbers, green numbers, yellow numbers, spinning and twirling and dancing in front of me. This has never happened before, I used to be NORMAL.

Hero Siege combines a rogue-like and Diablo to create something positively maddeningly addictive. Each act is divided into several stages, which are further broken up into waves. The goals are simple; survive and kill all of the monsters. The promise of phat loot, powerful relics, and numbers beyond comprehension await. Oh and I guess you save the world too? hurray. When I started the game, there were six playable heroes. The character-limit is unfortunately a little short, which cuts off some of the names I give my heroes.

Irvin - He's a viking, capable of slashing foes with his mighty axe. Melee classes seem to be underpowered in this game. This is partly due to the mechanics. A monster doesn't actually have to touch to do damage. They do this little lunge, and even if it looks like the hero is a space away, they take damage. Still, Irvin gets my "not bad" rating.

AllUpInnz - The nomad. So far this guy hasn't been any fun to use. He's a melee class, and one of his skills allows him to do more damage if he doesn't swing his sword for awhile. Ehh..This is a game where 30+ monsters can attack at a time; it's way too chaotic for sneaky assassin-type moves. Maybe he gets better after collecting certain skills.

LargeBootyHo - She's a pirate. Her name is supposed to be LargeBootyHoistingExtremePirate but it's like I said, the character-limit is too short. She uses guns, although she's also capable of firing cannonballs, summoning a pirate ship, and all sorts of other fun abilities. Ranged-heroes definitely have the advantage. Couple one with equipment that increase fire-rate, a few relics that proc randomly, and you've got a beast.

Commdork64 - Redneck. My favorite melee class. This is due to useful skills like flaming tires, and the ability to spill damaging oil everywhere. The thing is though, there are five difficulty settings. The usefulness of each class can fluctuate wildly depending on their DPS, and how close they have to do get to do the most damage. Also, certain relics (like the one that grants life-steal) are insanely useful, while others (the angel that knocks enemies away for no damage) are just obnoxiously useless.

BurnBurnBu - The pyromancer. Actually his name is supposed to be BurnBurnBurnBurnBurnBu but again, character-limit. He throws a ton of fire around like a living INFERNO. He's altogether solid.

RomanceNec - Necromancer. He summons undead, throws a few projectiles around. I'm still uncertain about his value. This is mainly because the close-combat skeletons have a habit of mashing together. This causes three to become one, which severely lessens their damage output and protective coverage. The jury's still out on this clown.

Frank Phil- Ah yes, Frank Philips McGannon...the archer. He's my hero of choice. His arsenal includes a spread shot, homing missiles, screen-filling ballista, turrets, and even land-mines. Also, his exceptional range allows him the freedom to stay far away.

But none of that matters now, because all I see are numbers. High-level Hero Siege can become difficult to follow. Adorned with 20+ relics, and doing millions of damage a second, I start to lose track of things. After a long enough period of time, certain stats (ARMOR) become irrelevant. DPS is never really a concern, because most bosses go down in 1-2 seconds. Instead, you're better off worrying about being frozen, or killed in the second stage of Act 3. This stage combines poison-spewing worms with exploding-pygmies. Exploding-pygmies are a NIGHTMARE in Diablo 2.

Starting off can be painful, due to lack of health and weak weapons. With a few upgrades and a few choice relics, flying through most of the difficulties isn't that hard. If necessary, acts can be repeated to accumulate more stuff. Even the INFERNO setting isn't much more difficult than those before. Multiplayer is also available, though I've never been able to make the time for it.

I'm still stumbling through the grocery store, my eyes rolling into the back of my head and then around again. I think people are staring, but I can't see them. All I see are the numbers jumping out of the shelves, snaking through my groceries, beating against the doors in the frozen food aisle. Finally I'm at checkout. As the cashier scans my groceries, the bag lady says "Did you know that the amount of force necessary to bite into a carrot is equivalent to biting off a finger?" The cashier gives her the strangest look, and I -still absorbed in numbers- say "Thanks! That was enlightening."

As I push the cart outside I take a close look at my fingers. What have they done for me lately? The thumbs, damn them to HELL. It's because of these digits that I've been playing Hero Siege non-stop. I'm not even finished with the game, but I know it'll destroy me. I still have to-

In the parking lot, I stop. The numbers are accumulating, they're forming a circle. A portal?! The numbers have created a door. A man steps out. He has a mohawk, and he's carrying a bow.

"Frank?! FRANK!"
"Greetings..."
"Y...you're supposed to be dead!"
"I am dead. You killed me."

How could I forget? This AGONY has been plaguing me, since I stopped playing the game. On the highest difficulty, Frank Philips McGannon was killed by the Son of Lucifer. It was an attack I've seen a dozen times, but I was so distracted by the numbers that he was blasted. This destructive force did twice the damage of his HP. It killed him, and it broke me. Sure, I wasn't playing on hardcore, but all relics are lost upon death. There was no way I was grinding all that crap for another attempt. Hero Siege is great, but the end-game is just absurd. That said...

"Look Frank. I was going to come back. We were going to finish this...together." I plead.
"It's too late."

He aims an arrow at me, before I could say any-

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I awake in a hospital bed. I think I'm alive, but I feel strange. A nurse enters my room.
"I'm happy to see that you're alright." she exclaims. "Somebody found you passed-out in a grocery store parking lot."
"...Thanks. Can I get something for this headache?" As I move my hand toward my forehead I notice something...off.
"You bit off every single one of your fingers before you lost conciousness. Thankfully these advanced prosthetic armored-fingers are just as good." The nurse states.

Before I could find an expression for my shock and confusion, she continues. "Unfortunately, with the bill you're getting for this surgery, you won't be able to afford anymore videogames. It looks like you'll have to play Hero Siege forever!"
She laughs as she leaves the room. As soon as the door closes, I notice the numbers creep towards me.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Hero Siege

Hero Siege is a fun bullet hell game that is
similar to the Binding of Issac and has that nice rpg feel.

Graphics

As you can guess this game is pixelated like the olden times of games.

Gameplay

The gameplay for hero siege is massively enjoyable as a fun yet difficult twin stick shooter with a lot to offer. When you start off you will not have much at all but as you play the game you will recieve relics, equipment and potions, each adding to your abilities. The game has 7 base classes each with its own skill tree to discover and enjoy.

Singleplayer

So far i have only had the chance to enjoy singleplayer and the necromancer class (so this review will focus on the necromancer class). The necromancer starts off with a skill tree where you can pick to have dead hands rise from the grave around you dealing damage or having the ability to summon 3 undead maruaders to your aid. As you level up you gain new points to invest in your skills with new tiers unlocking occassionally. The maps are somewhat randomly generated and contain traps that can damage both you and you enemies. Once you beat a certain # of enemies a boss will spawn. Sometimes the boss will be easy while at other's are much more difficult. Once you beat a boss a portal will open to continue to the next area and the boss will sometimes leave treasure chests and a relic for you to collect.

Relics/Chests

ok so there are 3 types of chest you can find throughout the game.

Wood Chest
- as you can expect not that great loot but sometimes will drop a key

Gold Chest
- to open this chest you require a key and it wil usually have pretty decent items to find

Crystal Chest
-contains great loot and items to collect and require a crystal key to open

Ok now back to relics.
Relics are items you find in your game that can greatly help you. You gain relics after defeating a boss, buying from a shopkeeper or looting from a crypt/dungeon. There is an immense amount of relics that aid you throughout your journey from a hat that shoots out the symbol π at enemies to a fly swatter that does nothing but spawn a prop fly. There is an immense amount of relics so i recomment you check the wiki or the guide here on steam.

Rating

Pros
+ 7 classes with good possibilites
+ smooth gameplay with nice controls
+ i can summon the dead
+ pixelated and has nice rpg feel
+ equipment is useful
+ relics soooo many fun relics

Cons
- lagged immensly whenever i got an achievemt
- dlc a bit pricey

Final Thoughts

Hero siege is an amazing game with alot to offer. It has been a while since i have been able to enjoy a game like this. If you love the old pixelated rpg styles and love the binding of issac or bullet hell type games give Hero Siege a shot.

Final Rating 9/10
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I feel weird about this game: I hate it but I can't stay without coming back to play it again. Although it still quite bugged and it has a random factory that will make you freaking mad at some points, it is definitely the best rogue-like that I ever played. Give it a try.. or two.. or maybe more. The game becomes much more enjoyable after some time playing it.

Edit: The devs keep improving it and making it a lot better with every update, it gets much solid and less bugged. Pick it up!
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
304.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Review available in english.

I've loved and been addicting to this game since the very moment i started playing it 3 months ago or so.
It went better the more i learned about it.
As one may say it's "easy to play but hard to master", it's that kind of game.

It's a diablo-like with it's hack & slash gameplay, frenzy action, many ennemies assaulting our heroes but we can fight back with our hero skills and the powers of the 150+ relics we can find during a run, each one giving unique powers/bonuses.
Most classes are fun and balanced, the devs are still working actively on the balance part while being very close to the community's suggestions through steam forums.

Speaking about the steam forums, i was a player like any other just a few days ago but thanks to my dedication and because i asked them i became the moderator of the forums.
It is now more lively, more organized and the community is getting bigger and closer everyday.

It is a binding of isaac like in the way that our heroes fight in an arena closed by walls and entrances that monsters use to get to us.
Maps are way bigger than BoI, randomly generated for most of them.
The game with the 2 Dlcs contains 6 acts and each acts has got it's own maps themes and unique finall bosses.

it's a roguelike in the way maps are randomly generated, we can also find potions that either strenghten or weaken our hero, statues that has the same kind of effects.
There are more than 150 relics once one has the game + the two Dlcs, they are also randomly generated on maps and shops, making everyrun feeling different.

Many classes to pick in melee and ranged categories, one hero can go up to lvl 250 which requires lots of farming.

farming in this game doesn't feel like farming in some standard mmorpgs, you're not always fighting the same monsters the same way.
Randomness in finding potions, relics, statues really makes every game different but most of all read this:

One of the thing i prefer in this game is the feeling of power you can get during a run, starting from act I.
Even if you're a low level hero you will feel so powerfull once you have some relics with crazy effects.

This is true that you will feel Overpowered, i often felt overpowered.
Still you can die very quickly because some monsters' skills or traps on the map are OP too but that's fair.
They will one shot you or almost, it can happen in ealry difficulties but most likely in harder difficulties.

This is where "Skill" comes in, learn your opponents attacks, how to dodge it, how to fight it.
You'll still die and feel sad because once you're dead you lose all relics collected during the run but you'll have learned a new way to die and thus and new way to avoid death.

This is a die and retry game, much like Dark soul in a way.

There is a single player mode that is fun and stable, good for learning the ropes of the game before joining the...

Multiplayer game!

This is where things get really fun for me, meeting people, playing with mates, communication and teamed killing spree are great.

Like in Diablo from which this game is inspired, the more players there are in a multiplayer game, the stronger ennemies get. It scales only on their HP and this is hard enough!
Multiplayer sessions are up to 4 players.

Servers are hosted by players and need a portforward to work, some people like me got it to work so it's fine and others just can't figure out how to get it working, wether they've done the router settings right or wrong.
Dedicated servers may arrive in the future if there is enough interest for it so join us and help us achieve this goal!

Actually there are not many servers but, as a host, i rarely have difficulties finding mates to play with especially now that i have friends with whom i play often.

Another game mode added recently is siege mode.
It's much like a tower defense mode.

You are in a small map and it never changes, continuous waves of ennemies attack you and your mates and you have to defend a base like in a Moba, this is a fun and hard mode on high difficulties.
It can be refreshing when one doesn't want to play the Classic adventure mode.

Speaking of the classic mode, a run through act 1 to Act 6 actually lasts about 3 hours, it depends on the player in singleplayer or the plaeyrs in multi of course.

Devs and the community are working together to make a full run shorter, the thing here is that it's not possible to save a run in multiplayer, it's only possible in single player.

To summarize, this game is:

-One where Devs actually listen to their players
-Rich in content, more will be added in the next months
-Community is getting bigger and is very friendly
-Tons of fun
-Tons of hours of farming, experimenting builds
-Tons of humour from the devs with bosses, relics, heroes' voice
-Still in a beta multiplayer, it's not bugfree but still enjoyable!
-Getting better every patch that comes out
-So much more!

If you're interested just buy the standard game at least, try and beat the single player campaign, get help from the forum community if you have questions and you'll probably have. There are also guides available.
When you'll be hooked by the game you'll have to buy the two Dlcs to enjoy the added relics and the two new acts ( V and VI) that adds replay value over an already great game!

Feel free to visit the forum if you have any questions prior to buying the game!

Grilvhor, Hero Siege fan and Steam Forum Moderator.
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