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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Release Date: Sep 18, 2014

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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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April 14

Endless Discounts Ending Tonight!



Hi everyone,

All our games and their expansions are still discounted for a few more hours (sales end at 7pm CEST). And, you'll be glad to hear that the issue with the Amplitude Endless Pack is currently solved. :) Thank you all for your patience!

Also note that our new Shifters expansion is still discounted so grab it now for more Endless Legend awesomeness:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/451050/

~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
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pombruv
( 29.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Brilliant game. Much better than Civ 5 in every way. I just wish I'd discovered this game sooner. No complaints at all and I recommend Endless Legend to anyone who enjoys RPG/Strategy/4x.
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ShyGoddess
( 84.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Fun to play with your friend and good depth. its a good turn based stratagy game
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shamanmick
( 47.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I'd like to recommend this game. I really would. The artstyle is wonderful. The world is very original and dripping with great lore. The factions are all completely unique with distinct playstyles that reminds me of Alpha Centauri. The district and city mechanics are great, and having a one city per region is a nice twist.

But I can't recommend it because it's a frustrating experience in the end. The Winter mechanic is just dreadful, like a farmville timer that you just have to ride out. The AI has only two settings: pathetic or ridiculously strong. You can easily start getting warnings that someone is close to victory on turn 150, when you're only halfway through the tech tree. The game regularly handicaps you by giving you a random faction quest that requires you to go to war with a close ally or trudge halfway across the map to take a city.

If Steam had a 'meh' button I would use that.
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Oorslavich
( 82.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
MEME DOG? Indeed, I believe so.
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Beastlinator
( 13.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game has a wonderful art style and is a blast with friends, derfinitely one of the coolest 4X's out there.
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FluffyRai
( 34.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
You should - if you love your RTS games - really think about getting this game.
The only reason it has dropped in reviews is that some chinese brats decided to do negative review bombs due to a problem with a 3rd person chinese translation mod. While in the shop side it clearly says chinese isnt a supported languege.

Here are some points that make this game a unique (and brilliant) experience for every strategy-fan:

1) Factions actually play differently
You have like... what... 9 to pick from? And each race has a difference in traits and therefor makes it easier/harder to reach specific wins. You can even create your own race with the traits you love the most.

2) Combat
I admit I havent really looked into this point yet. It gives you an option to personalyse how your troops fight, but even if you roll with the auto function you arent left of screwed.

3) Tech hubs
Only you decide how you advance in research. Want to focus on ressources? Or on defense/offense? Your choice alone. And for the freaks out there, that love to unlock new stuff: You can score a win just by beeing over the top in research, leaving your enemies behind.

4) Different ways to beat your enemy
There are more ways to win the game than I actually remember. You can win by having the most dust (which is more or less gold ingame) scoring an industrial win. You can win by having the most overall points, or by killing every other enemy on the board. As mentioned above research also scores an unique win. An other option is a victory through missions similar to a campaign, which I havent done before cuz Im lazy. You can even score a diplomatic win, simply by beeing too powerful in that point category. I think I forgot 1-2 but you get my point. It has an amazing potential to adapt to whichever playstyle you prefer.

5) Setting up games
Of cause it offers a campaign and all, but it also gives you several options for endless games.
- Speed: The faster you gain ressources, the less control you have as you get less turns overall.
- World size / Number of enemies
- Difficulty of world itself and the enemy
- World itself: how big is it, how many rivers / forests / mountains, where does each faction start, how big is the ocean, how many islands is the world itself

6) Diplomacy
If you are smart, then you prepare yourself in research and strength before you start a war. But if you are too busy scoring your prefered non military win, then you better make sure that the other factions don't start a war becuz theyre getting jelous.
You can trade ressources, research, make other factions fight each other, or even demmand a town from your enemy for peace after you beat them in war.
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shangshanggg
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I will not buy any game from this developers. The irreverence from this company to game enthusiasts which I can not stand any more. Just ask, why you banned the chinese language mod which a chinese game fan made by himself for half month and never provide any reason ?
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DimensionHatross
( 62.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Just trying to restore some sanity to this game's review section.



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MattyDMZ
( 58.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
My favorite city-based world strategy game. Every faction is different, and those differences aren't just skin-deep. There are different game mechanics, as well as a different personality (revealed through the quests, character descriptions and so on) for each, making for a significantly different experience. Beautiful design and music. Thoughtful and constantly improved and expanded gameplay design. If the "mixed" recent reviews give you pause, just scan through them: there's very little in the way of constructive issues mentioned in any of them.

Highly recommended.
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Mad Queen Cersei
( 32.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
What to say. I guess I'll start out with the obvious, if you enjoy Civilization then you will enjoy this game. It is a very interesting game, and it feels a lot more fleshed out than Civilization. Something that is especially obvious when looking at the trailer for Civilization VI. Some of the aspects shown off in that trailer were inspired by mechanics from Endless Legend. All in all, this game is fun, and if you enjoy strategy games, give it a try. The multiplayer aspect of it is something I can't speak for. Whilst there are occasionally public game available to play, there are not always public games available to play. If you want to play multipalyer, it's best to have a friend who also plans to get the game.

Or you could just add me. In all seriousness though I would and have recommended this game to several of my close friends.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
54.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This is what Elemental could have - and SHOULD have - been.

Best description for this game from me is that Endless Legend is a 'post-cataclysmic-event science fantasy genre blend of Civilization and Age of Wonders'. If you enjoy either of these games I strongly recommend snapping it up; the combat options are excellent, the cities requiring less micromanagement than most 4x type games, and the game storyline and history that you unravel through each of the races is not only unique but incredibly detailed.

There are a few quirks with the game (trade, diplomacy, city placement), so I do suggest that the tutorial game be played through, even by the more experienced 4x gamers, just to familiarise yourself with them. The only real beef I have with the game is that there are a couple of race options that require some serious rebalancing; in the game's current state they'll kick you to the curb if you have a human player running them properly no matter what you do... except ganging up on them, which is never fun...

So all in all, I give this game a 8.5/10. I haven't played it in a while now and there have been some DLC expansions released in the meantime, so I may re-evaluate my score further down the track :)
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101 of 165 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
This is one of those games I desperately want to love, but every time I go back to play another campaign I find that it just really isn't that fun. Every game seems to turn into a dull march, a chore of grinding spreadsheet management. Not exactly sure why, but it seems that somehow the game mechanics are tuned such that you are forced into having to play every game as a min-max rush for expansion/war, even though they have a number of other possible victory conditions. (I should note that I have only played single-player vs. AI, so I cannot comment on multiplayer)

There are a lot of cool aspects to the game, most notably the visual style and graphics, and they do add a few interesting new mechanics to the 4x genre. The overall look and feel of the UI is generally pretty nice too, when you compare to older titles such as Civ V.

So, anyway, I am giving this a reluctant thumbs down. If Steam had a thumbs sideways, I would have chosen that instead.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,517.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I looked through a lot of reviews before writing this and I find myself in a quandry. I can understand both the positive and negative reviews I read, they are mostly coherent and true. I have played most of the 4x games(historical, fantasy and sci-fi) that have ever been published so I think I can reasonably say I am speaking from experience.

Positives
I have played over 1400 hours including all the expansions. With that said I obviously like the game and I don't think I have anything new to say that you can't already read in other reviews.

Negatives
There are still some things that bug me about the game even after several expansions and updates and I think they deserve mentioning. I have noticed that people that like this game are almost defensive about it and refuse to admit it's weaknesses.

Documentation, rules, tutorials - These are all pretty bad especially for a game that many people would find complex. I really enjoy games with depth to them, that is not what I am talking about. Even after 1400 hours their are technical elements of the game I do not understand and rules I am surprised by. That shouldn't happen (especially with an experienced gamer). Much of the useful documentation has been published by players. I find it frustrating to dig through home made guides that may or may not answer my questions. The discussion group can be equally opaque. Hoping you can guess the right key word that will take you to a comment applicable to your issue is equally frustrating. Just as a prime example, the game has several races you can play. There was 1 race in particular that I just wasn't understanding fully despite a variety of searches. At one point someone suggested a tutorial on YouTube. I clicked the link, it was just under an hour long!? And, no I did not even try to watch it.

Combat - In a way this goes with my previous comment. Despite my research I still don't think I fully understand the manual combat. You give your units some generalized commands(order matters) and hope they do what you asked of them. Some of the behavior the units perform is thoroughly bewildering, i.e. you tell a unit to 'Defend' and it charges forward? Regardless, it is a long game and between that and the peculiarities of combat I simply use autocombat barring some unusual circumstances. Personally I enjoy empire building over tactics, but that is just a matter of taste.

Bugs - despite how long it's been out there are still several bugs. Are they game stoppers, generally no, that doesn't mean that I enjoy them. The developers have offered many updates and you are welcome to post bugs on their site as long as you have a save file to go with it. Not all bugs can be demonstrated with a save file.

In the end, do I recommend the game, absolutely, but it has it's flaws.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This is one of those games where you expect one thing and get something completely different, and this is really something good different. Yes it does have some similarities with most games of its style, gather resources, build upgrades, research tech, fight wars etc. I’ll run through the positives then negatives…

The Good; Fairly good AI, with a working diplomacy, this game is not tweaked by cheating but by actually trying to beat you by playing the game with the same rules as you. Excellent factions, each with a unique feel and style, making it worth playing a few times with each new faction/race. Some brilliant mini game mechanics such as winter effects and side quests. Nice battle strategy mechanics with some pleasant character animations, tons of units, and lots of different strategies to try. Army and character customization is excellent and based on resource acquisition.

The Bad; The games can be long not a big completely negative considering the style of game but can mean you take a huge break and when you do finish you are left with lasting end story or cut scene but a simple score scene. This is sad considering how detailed each faction and race is with such a detailed backstory.

Overall excellent game with very little wrong, thumbs up!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
209.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Damn awesome game that's unfortunately become the recent target of a bunch of armchair crusaders ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off because of a misunderstanding between Amplitude and some Chinese modder, hence the game's rating drop.... and my rewritten review to shill it back up where it belongs.

Well, it's a very good game. A lot of people don't like the combat but I personally love it and it works infinitely better than it's given credit for, as long as you actually know how to make it do what you want it to do. The factions are all unique and the UI is a god-send for a game like this. It's also very beautiful and there's a mod on the workshop that lets you create some really outstanding randomly generated topography.

You can live without the expansions but they're all worth having. In order of my preference they are Guardians, Shifters and Shadows. The other stuff like the quest pack and soundtracks I don't own and I'm not interested in them but you might be.

Anyway, I really like the game and I recommend it. Others don't and I can understand why they wouldn't based on their personal preferences, as long as we're not calling the combat broken or stupid. It is neither. The combat works very well and is a lot of fun IF you know how to do it.
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
If you played civilization,
you completed the tutorial to play endless legend.

10/10
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
118.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Fun, deep, and BEAUTIFUL Civ 5-type game. Severely underrated and a must play if you like the genre.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
>Played on Hard, got curb-stomped by the AI
>Played on Normal, got curb-stomped by the AI
>Played on Easy, got curb-stomped by the AI
>Played on Easiest, almost got curb-stomped by the AI

10/10, would get curb-stomped by the AI again. And again. And again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
466.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This game is wonderful. Very varied factions, yet balanced. Many ways to win. Loads of lore, both in-game and out. Gorgeous visuals and music. The core vanilla game has plenty to offer while the expansions supplement it well.

However, it is a 4x game. I love 4x games but they're not everyone's cup of tea. If you like strategy though, do give this a try. If you get stuck, check out the Youtube tutorials and playthroughs myself and other players have created!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I see a lot of people comparing this to Civ V, and I can undertand why, turn based 4X strategy. However I think that Endless Legend really stands up to Civ in its own right. It is certainly a hell of a lot prettier and at times a lot more challenging. The diversity of the races is absolutely a plus, each with amazing pros and intimidating cons. And the district system which Civ VI is stealing is definitely a much more accurate and interesting method of controlling city growth, and the army/unit stacking system is certainly a load more appealing than Civ V's single unit per tile policy and it can speed up turns signicantly. With a greater emphasis on planning and micromanagement, and an actual story for each faction and lore behind the game, I think that Endless Legend cannot really be compared to Civ; although it's the same genre, it has many mechanics that just work a lot better, it's more colourful, more challenging, less dry and simple; it lets you really get down to the nitty gritty of manging everything yourself, and I totally understand that that isn't everyone's idea of a great experience, but for me, this is a fantastic strategy game, that ALL devs can learn from, even 2K apparently.
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