Endless Legend is a 4X turn-based fantasy strategy game by the creators of Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless. Control every aspect of your civilization as you struggle to save your homeworld Auriga. Create your own Legend!
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Mixed (135 reviews) - 68% of the 135 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (6,949 reviews) - 83% of the 6,949 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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August 26

Announcing Endless Legend: Tempest & closed beta contest

Hey guys and gals!


We've been hinting at it for a pretty long time now, from subtle hints in our Meet the Team blogs to our answers around the forum, with tote bags labelled Endless Legend: Tempest mysteriously making an appearance during our Beer2Gether at Gamescom. The cat's finally out of the bag: Endless Legend's fourth expansion will be Tempest, focused around control of the seas of Auriga!










This expansion will introduce the Morgawr, an aquatic-based Major Faction specialized in naval warfare and manipulation of other creatures. Factions will now be able to fight for dominance of the oceans through the control of sea fortresses, although they will have to wrestle these from the grasp of the Fomorians, a new Minor Faction.






Bring your daughter to work is always a big success with the Morgawr.




Naval Warfare: Naval battles for everyone! You will be able to battle on the seas. All seaborne units can instigate and reinforce sea battles. Exotic mechanics and tile effects spice up this new type of battle!

Ocean Control with Weather System: Arcane structures have emerged from beneath the waves: these Endless relics provide strategic and luxury resources as well as other bonuses to the empire able to control them. To do so, their mysterious guardians must be parlayed with or defeated in battle. The same guardians will patrol “wild” ocean regions, making them a lot less safe to cross without a convoy. Expect clouds, rain and storms to appear on your map.

Sea Fortresses and Minor Faction FomoriansNew generated ocean regions, including a Sea Fortress, offer strategic locations in the water for players to battle it out. Anywhere from zero to three fortresses are located in each ocean region, so expect more in oceans that are more strategically pivotal, between islands or continents.  












Tempest Closed Beta Contest



Applications for the Closed Beta of the Tempest expansion for Endless Legend are now open, and will run until September 1st (10 am, CEST)!  If you think you're the Beta tester that we need, send us an email at: Playtest [at] Amplitude-Studios.com. The e-mail address must be valid if you want to receive an answer! 




Please include:

  • Your Amplitude forum username 
  • Your first name, last name and date of birth 
  • A link to your Steam account (it must be public then!) 
  • A DXDiag in text format so we can ensure you can run the game in satisfactory conditions (here is how to make one. Click on "Save all information" at the bottom right of the DXDiag window and attach the DXDiag to your e-mail) 
  • A couple of lines to tell us why we should choose you to be among the lucky ones to try out Tempest!
  • Let us know if you participated in previous beta tests for Amplitude games - non eliminatory



20 lucky players will receive:
  • An access to the Closed Beta on Steam 
  • A unique forum badge 
  • An access to the Tempest private forum to post your impressions
Also, please, only sign up if you think you will have time to play the game and be able to provide some constructive feedback. The closed beta will run from the 15th of September onwards for a couple of weeks.





Thanks, and good luck!






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April 28

Patch [1.4.4]



Hi everyone,

Here are the release notes for the latest 1.4.4 patch.


CHANGES AND ADDITIONS [Echoes of Auriga Content]
  • The Urces village marked for step 3 of the "Pet Sounds" quest is now located in regions colonised by players.

IMPORTANT FIXES [All versions]
  • Fixed an issue with the Unleashed Potential capacity of the Cultist preacher unit
  • Fixed a potential desync in multiplayer when using battle actions on owned units

FIXES [All versions]

  • Fixed an issue with AI major factions who were reluctant to accept another empire opening borders to them
  • Fixed an issue where false information was displayed for clients regarding the number of past winters
  • Fixed several typos reported by community

FIXES [Specific content]

  • [Shifters only] Fixed an issue where the aspirate resource rate gain was not explained to the player
  • [Shifters only] Fixed Shifter Nature form health regeneration bonus
  • [Echoes of Auriga only] Fixed an issue with "Running with the Hunt" quest where multiple minor faction quests could happen in the same region (sometimes blocking the current quest)

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Steam and the official forum! Check out this thread if you encounter an issue and would like to report it.

~Amplitude Studios

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Reviews

“Plays out on one of the greatest, most beautiful maps in strategy gaming history. It combines style, substance, and setting into a marvelous overall experience for both empire management and tactical combat.”
8.3/10 – IGN

“BEST STRATEGY GAME 2014 - Reinvents the 4X genre, mirroring what XCOM did for tactical turn-based games, and they have, as today Endless Legend brings the genre to new heights.”
9/10 – Hooked Gamers

“COMMENDATION FOR DESIGN 2014 - At every stage Endless Legend shines. Where it takes from the past, it puts its own spin on it. Where it innovates, it does so cautiously and mostly successfully. Amplitude Studios has created another astounding story-driven game, that really has taken the best bits of RTS, RPG and 4X. This is a game that wannabe developers should play and learn from.”
89% – PC Gamer

Special Edition

Endless Legend Digital Game

  • Play Endless Legend on PC and Mac.

Official Digital Soundtrack

  • All Endless Legend tracks created by FlybyNo in mp3 format.

”Endless Legend” Amplitude Badge

  • Adds a unique badge to your Amplitude account.
  • Adds 500 G2G to the value of your votes on our website.

Endless Legend Digital Game

  • Play Endless Legend on PC and Mac.

Endless Legend "Frozen Fangs" Add-on

  • Adds “Ice Wargs” to the minor faction cast of the game.
  • Adds Namkang to the hero cast of the game.
  • Adds a unique “A song of only ice” trait for your custom factions.

Official Digital Soundtrack

  • All Endless Legend tracks created by FlybyNo in mp3 format.

”Endless Legend” Amplitude Badge

  • Adds a unique badge to your Amplitude account.
  • Adds 500 G2G to the value of your votes on our website.

Dungeon of the Endless "Deep-Freeze" Add-on

  • Adds the “The Refreezerator” spaceship that unlocks a new mode for the game.
  • Adds Kreyang to the hero cast of the game.

About This Game

Create your own Legend

Another sunrise, another day of toil. Food must be grown, industries built, science and magic advanced, and wealth collected. Urgency drives these simple efforts, however, for your planet holds a history of unexplained apocalypse, and the winter you just survived was the worst on record. A fact that has also been true for the previous five.


As you discover the lost secrets of your world and the mysteries of the legends and ruins that exist as much in reality as in rumor, you will come to see that you are not alone. Other peoples also struggle to survive, to grow, and perhaps even to conquer.

You have a city, a loyal populace, and a few troops; your power and magic should be sufficient to keep them alive. But beyond that, nothing is certain… Where will you go, what will you find, and how will you react? Will your trail be one of roses, or of blood?

Explore fantastic lands.

  • Lead one of eight civilizations each with a unique gameplay style and storyline.
  • Survive through cold dark seasons that drive Auriga to its end. Will it also be yours?
  • Experience an endless replayability with randomly generated worlds and quests.
  • Set the size, shape, topography and more... to create your own world to discover.

Expand beyond the unknown.

  • Conquer, build and develop villages into feared fortresses or wonderful cities.
  • Assimilate powerful minor factions and use their special traits and units wisely.
  • Hire, equip and train your heroes to become army leaders or city governors.
  • Raise your civilization by finding mysterious artefacts and forgotten technologies.

Exploit every opportunity.

  • Evolve your civilization through the discovery of new advanced technologies.
  • Collect Dust, luxuries and strategic resources tradable on the marketplace.
  • Keep one step ahead of other civilizations through trade and subtle diplomacy.
  • Choose from different victory conditions and adapt your strategy on the fly.

Exterminate fools who defy you.

  • Experience an innovative dynamic simultaneous turn-based battle system.
  • Use unit equipement, abilities and the terrain to overcome your opponents.
  • Zoom out of a battle and rule the other aspects of your empire seamlessly.
  • Define your custom civilizations and confront those created by your friends.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: 2.5Ghz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB nVidia Geforce GT460 or equivalent, 500 MB ATI HD4850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: 3.5Ghz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB nVidia Geforce GTX660 or equivalent, 1GB ATI HD7850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 4850, NVidia GeForce 640 or Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 (or greater)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB NVidia 750 (or better)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
Customer reviews
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Mixed (135 reviews)
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Zoltun Kulle Was Right
117.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
Incredible game. I loved it.
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allout58
112.9 hrs
Posted: August 30
Beautiful game, fun new mechanics, interesting factions. If you love 4X games, you should definitely give Endless Legend a try!
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burntfield
144.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
If you don't like 4X games, this probably wouldn't be the game to change your mind, but it's a delightful entry into the genre with an exceedingly well-designed UI overlaying a veritable trove of imagination.

Strange as it may sound, I'd put the UI as the standout feature of the game; other studios really should pay attention to just how well designed and thought through it is.

The game itself is a 4X with a few twists to the genre: RPG-lite elements for heroes; tactical combat; quests to find and complete; winter rolling around every so often, and so on. The factions are also something of a star feature. They don't have the writing behind them that the SMAC factions did, but mechanically and visually, they're much more diverse than the SMAC factions ever were. City building is much more interesting than in Civ and most other 4Xs, but it seems that Civ6 is copying the city expansion system from this game.

Combat's a mixed bag; it can be quite frustrating, at least until you learn how it all works, and then becomes rather too easy. Of course, on higher difficulties, that gets balanced out a bit, but I'd still put the combat as a weak spot. On the other hand, it's still enormously more satisfying than combat in Civ

The artwork is reasonably polished with a highly coherent aesthetic, but looking through other reviews, it's clear the aesthetic is not to everyone's taste. Personally I like it, and find it gets across all the information I need to understand things very well.

One annoyance is, well, it's a sci-fi fantasy, and that means it comes with strange names for resources. Gold? Makes you richer, yes. Spices, inmproves food production, of course. Pixie Blood? I guess I know what that is, but I've no idea what it would be useful for just from the name. Palladian? Huh, what? This comes with the territory I guess, but is still much less clear than mechanically equivalent resources in less exotic games.

All in all, this is well worth the asking price and is exceedingly well-designed.
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Tomakaze ★
52.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Apparently the Chinese have decided to vote brigade the user score. This game is too good to be tarnished by immature malcontents. It deserves at the very least an 8/10.
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Screamingiraffe
8.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Played it a bit, and couldn't really get into it. That art style is impressive, but I believe that for the premium you have to pay to get this game, you're not rewarded with the expected level of polish the game should have. It's not on par with games like SOTS, Civ V, ect.. but priced as such.
tl;dr - overpriced, looks good, somewhat boring for a 4x strat
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Vae Victus 333
52.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
takes a bit to get use to with the diffrent races all playing diffrently but overall i fairly solid 4x.
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Faolind
18.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Smooth Gameplay, Understandable mechanics, Beautiful

...Longform, Time Intensive, Slow Paced...

Polished.
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Ad0z
25.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Love it
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ManyEagles
121.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great turn based strategy game with fantastic art design and direction as well as a superb soundtrack. Well worth your time if you liked civilization V.
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schumaji23
100.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
4X game with impressive depth. The factions really play differently from each other, giving a large boost to replay value. If you like micromanagement of every aspect this game is for you. Sci Fi world and lore is really cool. Honestly, I bounced off this game a bit when I first played it, but once you have a firm grasp on the mechanics and what everything does/means it really unfolds into something very impressive.

Also you can customize your military units down to whether they use a sword, axe, two handed weapon etc. If you like Civ but find it a little simplistic (especially combat) this game is for you!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
64 of 69 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Just here to balance out the review score. Endless Legend should by no means rates a 47%. And something like "Don't recommend because no Chinese version." What is this arrogant farce?

The overall aesthetics of EL is definitely amazing to say the least. The futuristic fantasy style design fits so well with the setting. The graphics have a very shrewd and modern fashion, if you are not a retro sucker then you should be absolutely satisfied with them. Hell, this game looks way better to me than the preview screenshots of Civ 6. The music is among the best game soundtracks I have ever listened to. The composer Fly By No really melded different styles of music into it, every time I open the game, the main menu track "Song of Auriga" always gives me goosebumps. Good music adds depth to a game, and for EL this is definitely the case.

The gameplay is pretty good imo. The factions are very distinct, each favoring one or two specific victory condition. The exploration and exploitation parts resemble Civ very similiarly. For the expansion EL features an organic city growing system, which is adopted by Civ 6 now. City districts and extractors need to be put on the map directly, they can be destroyed or raided, which adds more to the strategic layer. The extermination, or the combat, of EL is probably my least favorite part. Instead of doing combat on the map like Civ, battles are resolved in a seperate tactical map. The problem is the combat isn't as diversed and interesting like say, AOW 3. So eventually I would just auto-resolve most of the fights.

Overall, EL is a solid 8/10 for me. If the devs can deliver the rumored "last expansion" about naval thingy plus glitch fixing, I'd gladly raise it to 9.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
China, it's time to stop.

Oh, and this game is amazing, can't wait for the new expansion. If you're a fan of 4X Civ-style games, then go and buy this. Or read some more informative reviews by people who have more free time than me and go buy it afterwards =)
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Under the heading above titled: 'User reviews' please ignore 'Recent'.

Recent examples: There are Chinese guys who aren't good at English and manifestly angry about it (because this game is obviously localized for a hot market like China) and another guy thought this was a HoMM clone. Still others thought it 'boring', 'sterile' and many found it 'confusing'... So I conclude that those who aren't Chinese and know what kind of game this is ought to be the right person to consider buying this title. Those with short attention spans and questionable intelligence, should in theory not enjoy this game.

The rest of you not falling into the abovementioned categories may read the very many positive reviews that dwarf the negative ones entirely and rest securely in the knowledge that you would be buying a well-designed 4X title with plenty of content to justify its cost.

Also don't play it in a hospital for the experience might turn out to be 'sterile'.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
love it it is a better civilization, more customization and more fun
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Pros:
10/10 x4 game. Graphics beat CIV and *definitely* has better mechanics. DLC is a great addition to the game and adds factions/quests, and fun research stuff.

Cons:
♥♥♥♥ developers who don't update their game and fix (multiplayer) bugs. FIX THEM!! It's been 1+ years and people still get the same ♥♥♥♥ing bugs. Plus their website has been down for (almost half a year. Jesus christ, get your ♥♥♥♥ together AMPLITUDE Studios!!
No one plays/hosts multiplayer games. No reason too. Multiplayer lobby list is literally EMPTY.

Past the infuriating bugs the game *still* has, I definitely recommend playing. It's a very very fun game, and it's just as satisfying playing single-player matches. This game had so much potential for multiplayer, it's a real shame.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
123.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
♥♥♥♥ you china ;)
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
264.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This is the best 4x game I own. The artwork and music are beautiful. The DLC add more than their worth in new races and mechanics.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
152.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Not the best 4x game ever played but the most refreshing one no doubt. Lots to love about this new take on the genre. Worth the support of the developers and hoping for more experiences in the future
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
150.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Why on earth are the recent reviews mixed? On any other game, that would set off red flags for me as a potential buyer, and that's terrible.

Endless Legend is a beautiful 4x strategy game, making terrific use of procedural generation for its terrain and ensuring a fairly unique experience for each game. The writing and "story" of the game are fantastic and I find myself drawn far into the Endless lore. It also gives plenty of customization and modding support, which is practically a must-have for indies nowadays. Even in the vanilla game, you can tweak values in the map generator and turn off/on victory conditions if you aren't fond of some. You can also create your own faction, with its own traits, in case you aren't fond of the original ones.

Amplitude seems to care a lot for updating the game's content. I hear there's an expansion coming out soon that will - finally - add naval warfare to the game, which is one of the few things Endless Legend lacks.

Honestly, if you're into 4x strategies and like detailed, pretty world-building, this game is a must-have.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Excellent game. Although id wait for a sale to snag all the dlc. Its all imo, basically essential; but a tad overpriced. But if you like 4x at all you owe it to yourself to own this title.
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