Braveland is a turn-based game inspired by old-school strategies with hexagonal battlefield. You will start as a humble warrior's son whose village was cruelly raided and will end as talented commander of your army.
User reviews: Very Positive (228 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 17, 2014

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May 31

Survival Mode is now available!

Hello, Bravelanders.

It's been a month since we've launched Braveland on Steam. Since the launch we've been reviewing all feedback and have come up with a new Survival Mode for you! Play as much as you want. Test your battle skills.

What's new:
* First of all a new Survival Mode!
* Game now supports German
* Game now supports French
* 5 Trading Cards
* Some minor bugs have been fixed.

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About This Game



Braveland is a turn-based game inspired by old-school strategies with hexagonal battlefield. You will start as a humble warrior's son whose village was cruelly raided and will end as talented commander of your army.

The story will take place in a hand-drawn world and cover many interesting places and characters. Various warriors will join your army - archers, scouts, healers, footmen, arbalesters and more.

  • Turn-based battles in old-school style.
  • Command your troops and defeat enemies in hand to hand battles.
  • 26 various warriors and creatures from archers to golems.
  • Three story chapters each in unique corner of the world.
  • Evolve your hero, find awesome artifacts and learn battle magic.
  • Intense boss fights at the end of each story chapter.
  • Hours of gameplay with 50 battles.
  • High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, Intel HD 3000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, Intel HD 4000, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Such fun little game.If you are looking for a simple turn-based strategy game then try this.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Braveland Review.
Total Score : 4/10
Worth paying ? : meh
Replay value : None

The best characteristics of this game are that simplifies , concentrates and executes the Might and Magic and
King's Bounty formula very well. Turn based combat, with magic on a small / medium grid map.

The game's art is good and overall productions values are correct. The execution of the game overall is good.

What's the problem with the game then?.

Well if you simplify the formula, limiting units,magic and RPG elements to the
minimum extent, you need a lot of content to keep the user playing the game.

On a tablet / mobile environment, the game has more sense than in the PC scenario,even for a casual strategy game (the lack of content is just absurd).

It took me 4.1 hours on normal, to get 90% achievements and to finish the game.

Price tag compared with other games like this, makes the final scenario score even lower.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Well, it's a simple mobile port turn based hex grid strategy rpg game (wow). It's not bad, it's not great either... do not expect much and you could find yourself having some fun. For a low price (I got it on a bundle), it's a very pleasant surprise and was nice to kill some time at work playing it (don't tell anybody). Solid little game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Braveland is a simple version of Heroes of Might and Magic for the casual player, this is a good game make no mistake here, hardcore players may feel the lack of depth but for most people it should be a really nice adventure with good gameplay, art style and a simple yet short campaign.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Overall i recommend this game cause i had fun with it, but that doesn't mean it's a good game.
+A enjoyable game with elements of TBS & RPG.
+A casual adventure for the beginers of the genre.
+Nice warm cartoonish graphics.
+Funny story with witty remarks.
-It's quite short.
-Mobile port.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Braveland is a turn-based strategy game which mixes the style of casual mobile and traditional tb strategy games.

Good:
Nice graphics and music. Enjoyable battles and progression. Traditional units with a little bit of a unique approach. Some good improvements to previous titles.

Bad:
Pretty much straightforward gameplay: battles cannot be replayed, grinding is not present, not enough choices. Tactical combat is not deep enough.

Overall, I recommend Braveland to anyone who wants to play a strategy game which can be played in small bursts. There is not much complexity in this game, but it definitely has a few enjoyable moments.

My Opinion:
OVERALL: 7/10
Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 7/10
Sound: 7/10
Replay Value: 6/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This really is a lovely little game that left a good impression on me, even though I really wasn't expecting anything when I first started playing.

~The first thing I'd like to point out is the beautiful music in this game, the medieval-themed sounds fit the game very nicely and are quite soothing - even when it gets repetitive I never got annoyed or tired of listening to it.
~The gameplay is good, if you're into turn-based games you'll probably like it, there are variety of units and spells available so you can always mix things up so it doesn't get boring.
~The story is nothing special, but the dialogues are sometimes funny and keep you going.

To sum things up, I'd recomment this game to just about anyone who likes to take a break from those long campaign games and relax a bit, but without turning their brain off :).
Looking forward to a sequel ;).
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I enjoy the turn based hero controls creatures strategy games. Have played the varying King's Bounty games to the tune of hundreds of hours amongst others. This is an introductory game to the genre. It's still fun but very short; 3-4 hours to 'win'. For people who've played the genre you'll find it too easy and very linear. I bought it for a couple of bucks knowing it was introductory and it'd likely be easy. I was somewhat hopeful it may offer something unique. It didn't. Overall it was OK. For people looking to see if they'll like this type of game, definitely a good intro to the genre.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Braveland in short, is a strategy, turn-based game.

Fans of Heroes-Of-Might-&-Magic series will find familiarity in this game.

Think of it as a mini version, with cartoonish graphics, linear plot, slightly witty dialogue and casual gameplay.

Battles can be challenging at higher difficulties, as you have to rack your brains a bit every now and then.

Its a bit short though, and replayability value is pretty low, unless you're planning to get all the achievements.

I do hope there was more customisation and split decisions along the plot, but then again, for the low price, I would say you can't expect much.

Nevertheless, still a decent casual game, I would say 6.5/10
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Braveland is a strategy, turn-by-turn RPG game, with alot of ressemblence to the Heroes of Might & Magic series style of combat. You can cast global spells via your rage, you can recruit units in towns, you can fight obviously and you can cast spells via your heroes. You also have advanced commands like wait and defend, etc...

The gameplay is good! The hard mode is quite challenging and I think it can only be done only with alot of strategic thoughts and taking care while spending your gold. The music is good, but it's extremely repetitive. The graphics are O.K and the animations are fairly good.

The game only takes around 4 hours to beat in hard mode with 100% achievements completed. Then again, it's only $5 USD so it's pretty fair! By the way, this game is an iOS port but I did not noitice at all while playing, good job to the devs!

The story was pretty mediocre in my opinion, not enough dialogues and a really standard story. I think the reason i've liked the game is because it really remembers me of my early gaming in strategy games.

I will recommend this game to anybody who hasn't played a strategy turn-by-turn game since a few years, but honestly this is far from being my favorite game, it's just a fun little game that doesn't take long to complete and is pretty enjoyable.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
It's a very fun, short, yet simple game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Time Played: 5 hours
100% Achievements

Braveland is turn based strategy with similarities to the Heroes of Might and Magic series. While somewhat simplistic for the genre, it still presents solid gameplay and tactical decision making. The game is set on a fairly linear path with the entire game being completed in under 5 hours.

Pros:
-Cartoony artwork
-Fun gameplay

Cons:
-Felt optimized for touchscreen (port?)
-Upgrades were somewhat simplistic
-Short game

Final Verdict:
Get it on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Braveland is overall a fun casual game. If you like turn based games like heroes of might and magic, I recommend you to play this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Not much depth into the game, and fairly simple. But for the price if you are looking for a hours of time killing its worth picking up.

If you have ever played "Heroes" any game in the series, you feel right at home here. The combat is pretty much the same. You move your troops around, cast spells do buff your soldiers or harm the enemies.

Theres also a Surival mode, which I havent tried. And I guess it will give a few more hours into the game?

Ohterwise then that, polished game. Nohting special, but fun few hours of gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This is a fun game, but it doesn't have a lot of depth. It's baby's first Heroes of Might and Magic. 7 hours for me to beat the whole thing and fiddle around in the survival mode. There's maybe 20 hours of gameplay if you try to beat it on hard. Overall B(raveland)+
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This is what an extremely simplified indie version of homm3. As a huge fan of homm3, I had fun playing this. Took me 5 hours with absolutely no rush and exploring/buying everything, so don't expect more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
If you like King's Bounty, then you'll like this game because it has most of the same elements. The main difference is that it automatically subtracts a small fee from the reward for winning a battle to replace units that were lost. So you only need to head back to buy more units if you are below your leadership cap. Units have a star ranking, which limits which units you can use together, which is only noticible close to the end of the game with one unit that it effectively prevents you from using. You could remove two units to make room for this one, but it's not an even trade. There is also a survival mode, where you have to beat 10 combats in a row, it's not hard to beat, and there is llittle reason to continue playing it once you have beat both modes. This game was on the short side, but it was fun while it lasted. If you haven't played King's Bounty, then I suggest getting that first.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This is a strategy-RPG game, like a Heroes of Might and Magic. Well, at least regarding the mechanics of the game.

You can buy different kinds of units (melee, ranged, magic) with both basic and special attacks, and you have to fight lots of ennemis on a map with hexagonal cells. Winning a fight will give you money and experience. With the gold, you can buy units and pieces of equipments for your hero : they will boost your entire team and grant them special bonus.
There is a total of 7 different units, and you have a restriction of 5 different units per battle plus no more than 15 stars total (best units are 5 stars, so you can't have 5 different units if you want the best ones).
Your hero have some special powers that can be activated with Fury (not sure about the name in English since I played in French) : you will get this ressource if one of your unit is getting hurt by an ennemy. You can equip up to four pieces of equipment : an armor, a weapon, a hat and a belt.
But sadly, that's it : compared to the same kind of games (HoMM or even King's Bounty), there is nothing more in terms of gameplay. Sure, this game may have been created aiming at specific people, but it looks a little bit too simplified.

Graphics are the kind I like, so that's great for me. But there is not that much content : you have to choose between 3 difficulties at the beginning of the campaign (Easy, Normal, Difficult), and you can adjust it while playing the game (not during a fight, just between them). I did complete the campaign mode firstly on Easy then on Difficult : each time, it took me only 3 hours to defeat the final boss, clearing all of the ennemies on the global map. There's also the Survival mode (you have to survive 10 fights), but that's it.
If you've already played this kind of games, I suggest that you might just go on Difficult mode from the beginning, because it's not even that hard. Moreover, you'll be able to unlock 100% of the achievements within one walkthrough.

To put it in a nutshell, if you are looking for a HoMM-like game that is easy to complete within an afternoon (3 hours for the campaign, no matter which difficulty you choose), I guess that's a fine choice. The current price (4,99€) seems a little bit high, but if you can get it in a bundle, well, it should be okay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Nice looking game, nice gameplay but a little too short....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Braveland really just makes me wanna play (Heroes of Might and Magic 3)
With that said, it's still fun, it's really easy but it still has its tough moments.
I say 10/10 for what it is... I do recommend waiting till it goes on sale though.
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