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
Customer reviews
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Sven
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Outstanding game.
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spacepanda
( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Top notch game, great for any fan of Civ or 4x - each race plays wildly different and the game is rich and colorful in story and atmosphere.
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chip5
( 19.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I'm a big fan of Civ, particularly SMAC, Revolutions, and 3. This game is a dramatic departure from Civ, don't let the screenshots fool you into thinking it's a clone. EL tries doing most everything differently than Civ and generally does it better. The tech tree allows for much more diverse tech paths, city expansion and management is more interesting (I think Civ 6 is going to be copying EL with cities), and combat is way more interesting.

I've just been playing on small, 4 player maps vs the AI and I'm not having any of the tedium problems some people complain of.
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Valeroth
( 92.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
One of the best 4X games out there. Put Civilization series on the shelf, Endless Legend is that good. The best thing is how diverse the factions are... I've never seen a game with such a diversity in how the factions played.
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The REAL Dirty Dan
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Is bretty gud
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Crusader2094
( 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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cp7781
( 60.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
When will your games finally use multithreading instead of loops for an overall better performance?

Endless Legend has the same technical issues like Endless Space. It overheats the hardware quite quickly and the user interface stutters quite often.

Well, I know that multithreading can be a huge problem, because people always told me. But, really, the current situation limits the potential of your games greatly.
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Socrathustra
( 275.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
The long and short is that this is a great game that breathes new life into the 4X genre. If you like strategy games, get it.

Pros

+ Good variation between sides. Much more than "+1 to plantations" or something of that sort. One side has to steal or buy technology. One side turns its foes into food and can never initiate alliances or even truce.

+ "Cold war" state encourages military activity. Everyone starts of in cold war, not peace, and can attack each other in neutral territory (or be attacked in hostile territory). Peace or alliance requires later diplomatic tech.

+ Quests encourage your armies to get out and about. This obviously leads to conflict, since there's the cold war thing. Also, you will end up sparring with...

+ Minor factions are like a cross between city states and barbarians. They're great. You can recruit those you integrate into your empire (i.e. as a military unit) or simply use their faction bonuses, which are powerful.

+ Units are incredibly diverse. You create unit templates based off your side's researched unit types (3 types and a settler + any assimilated minor factions), and different gear can change a unit greatly, from a quick and heavy hitter to a defensive powerhouse.

+ Battles aren't just "roll the dice, see how much damage you deal to each other." Battles are between armies (4-8 units max per army, can reinforce from other armies and cities). Battles are 6 rounds long, during which units move in order of initiative. Balance is relatively good. Near the middle and end of the game, if you're winning, you're likely to auto-calc battles, avoiding tedium.

+ Resources are fun. Luxuries provide huge bonuses to your empire, not just happiness, and strategic resources are used in making equipment for your units. Each produces on a per-turn basis, making extra extractors of a single resource type very useful.

+ Lots of other small reasons: graphics, UI, music, and on and on.

Cons

- I only have one major complaint: the snowball effect can change things very rapidly. Mid-late game, you start overflowing with dust (gold, basically), can buy everything at once, and are spiraling out of control. AI is not as good at siezing on the snowball. This regularly reflects in the post-game score screens where you have comparable amounts of dust, science, production, etc. for 2/3 of the game until suddenly boom goes the dynamite, aka your economy. As a result, late-game feels imbalanced in your favor.

- Minor gripe: a select few UI elements are cumbersome. Stockpiles are the main thing. They're one-turn boosts either to a city or your empire in the way of food, science, or production. You end up having to activate them one at a time -- quite annoying when you're churning out a lot of them. Batch usage, where are you? It's been 3 major DLCs already.

Final Notes (AKA buy this game)

Buy this game if you like 4X games. It's easily my favorite, even outdoing the giant of 4X gaming, Civ V. Civ VI is building off of at least a few of this game's mechanics, which ought to say something.
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Alien
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Has some elements like the Civilization games, but the combat in far more tactical and worthwhile. The way the quests are done keep you from getting bored waiting for a tech upgrade and the different races keep the game interesting as you try to master each one. This game is a great value if you enjoy the RTS genre.
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TVAR'&SKOTINA
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is what I expected from Age of Wonders 3 and Civilization5, but never got.

It's a certain kind of people who play these games, most of them have infinite patience to get through "development" phase of the game to the point where actual fun begins. Never concidered myself one of them, still here I am: planning next research, redistributing workers each turn, building cities and moving armies (which takes a whole lot of a time, especially in winter — brace yourself). Yet, unlike AoW or CiV this doesn't get me wondering "what the hell am I wasting time on?".

Pros:

• Awesome art and atmosferic soundtrack;
• Each race's abilities greatelly impact the gameplay and strategy;
• Somehow not boring even on supersize map;
• Lot's of other great gamemechanics and things to do.
• Heroes actually CAN do a lot of good in the city as governors, without being turned into wondering slaughterhouse in order to get EXP and loot.
• Heroic traits actually DO impact the strategy of city development.

Cons:

• Few races;
• Cann't incenerate enemies with fireball to the face :(
• Few units;
• Probably, there are more, but 20+ hours into the game and haven't encountered em yet.

Hope, this was helpful.
GL HF GG
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27 of 33 people (82%) 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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97 of 158 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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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
205.2 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,513.0 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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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Oh my god! What have I done? my Sunday.... it is... it is gone! my entire Sunday is gone! and there are still so much to do... factions to try... things to learn.... every minute of my day that I don't play Endless Legends, I spent watching videos about Endless Legends...

Fellow gamer, It is already to late for me... if you are reading this, you can still save yourself... run... run.. RUN!!!!!!!!!....
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26 of 48 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
A game which I really tried to like. It has a beautiful style , music and atmosphere but it fails overall.

The game has a complexity that walks the line between fun and tedious. It feels like a job after a while: it's repetitive and the exciting moments are too few. The matches take too long and so little things are happening. Most of the time you will spend micromanaging little things and pressing next turn. The Quest system is nice at the beggining but repetitive and boring: just move your units to a place or spend X ammount of resources. The science system is good but they won't give you anything unique, a lot of copy-paste techs. There is little diversity between each game.

Overall is not a bad game but it didn't win me over.
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