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

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Official Digital Soundtrack

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”Endless Legend” Amplitude Badge

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  • 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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Nesquick
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great strategy game with a really interesting and unique game world.
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astR0YD
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
It's like Civilization... but fun.

In all seriousness though, Endless Legend is absolutely AMAZING. It's just beautiful and everything just seems to fit together well.

Pros:

- something about the aesthetic is just... nice ._.
- not too slow paced but not too fast, just right.
- brilliantly written quest "stories" for each of the factions
- fantasy mumbo jumbo opening voice over
- long games

Cons:

- confusing tutorial (although if you've played Civ or any like it you'll catch on pretty quickly.)
- AI that will stab your ♥♥♥ for looking at them skew... (you can easily avoid the AI by making friends, you introverted ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.)
- long. ♥♥♥♥ing. games.

tl;dr version: gud game, buy it.
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summercritical
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I'm so bad at this game that the AI factions set their dimplomacy status between us to "Mocking." 11/10 would get embarrased again.
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Revoker
( 49.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Well I have played just about every 4x game ever created, and this one is just blah tbh. It is pretty and well made with workable AI, but the game fails to stand out at all. There is nothing compelling or deep about it. After 49 hours and all the xpacs this game has failed to really draw me in. If you are looking for a typical midline 4x game with great presentation you will be happy. Any serious strategy gamer, or anyone looking for some magic beneath the hood, move on.
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Hymness
( 19.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I'e never been a great fan of 4X games, but I think Endless Legend makes a good introduction to the genre. It is quite simple to understand, but feels like a lot difficult to master (and I'm not there yet). It is charming, factions play differently and it seems fast paced compared to Civ, which in my case is a net positive. And I just love the the Endless settings.
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Conner
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It's alright. Not a huge fan. 6/10.
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Eolair
( 17.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Great game. Slick graphics wonderfull music. And above all a great 4x game.
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Ishvii
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Marginally better than Age of Wonders III but more or less the same. I much prefer Endless Legend's art style and units. Pick a turn based strategy game and stick with it.
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fmkopins
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Felt more like a chore controlling civ.
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scottdharris85
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A fun Civilization clone with a great fantasy twist.
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BagOfRichards
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
This game has a lot of potential and improves upon endless space. But in the end it tries to do too much without doing anything good enough to stand out. Combat is better than endless space but has much to be desired.
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TheEyez
( 105.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Very comparable to civilization series with the just one more turn though. Game will always seem to keep things lively though I do feel that sometime's maps are just too big and never fill out.
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S4R1N
( 65.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Honestly, better than Civ 5.
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JM
( 148.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Best 4x in a long time
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C.OON
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game has its goods and bads but I can say that it has a charm of lore learking throughout the game world. It is that type of games that make you lie to yourself 'Next turn will be the last tonight!!' (and everybody knows that is not true).

However, after many patchs, I still get some random crashes and weird glitchs that prevent me from doing certain things when the game progress through to the 100s of turns.

This game is for you if you enjoy Civilization type of games but want something more of a fairy tales.
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markgray2525
( 120.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game if like Civ 5, well if they fixed any problem i've ever had with civ ever. This game is amazing and is one everyone should try.
100,000,000/10
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badnesso
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Oops wasted my money again.
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LHunt
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
A great 4x game. Those that are fans of Civ series will find this one pretty welcoming and extremely enjoyable. Not as complicated as other 4x games I've played. Highly recommended!!!
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Puella14
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Ok, this is my first review, where I try to keep some structure to my review because it's gonna be a longer one.

First of all: I haven't played the game all that long by now (6 hours maybe) including the tutorial and I have the feeling I still barely scrachted the surface of things this game has to offer. That's my first pro argument. This game got lots of content and lots of different ways to win the game including complete peaceful ways for the pacifists :)

Second is very similar to the first: The diversity in general. Not only in mechanics and win possibilities but also in the playable and non-playable races. I have tested 3 of the existing 9 (I think) and each one was unique and made me play them a lot different although they were still "similar" races. Haven't played any of the more war focused races so far and I still had a lot of diversity.

Another thing I really like is the "love to the detail in this game". So many small things that wouldn't be necesary to understand the game but I absolutly adore this little details, although some people might not care about them all that much because they mean reading a lot :D (in summary, the single things are not much to read)

This game really hooks me and I always end up playing longer than I intended to. Even when not playing I often think about this game and theorize about good strategies, that I want to test. I guess that's mostly because I'm still learning how to play this game "good" but as said before, this game offers so many different ways leading to the same result and even more different results, that you will be busy with truly understanding this game long enough to make it worth your money. It's just fun in general and that's all what matters when it comes to games, right?

It's all about the fun you have with it and for me this game was and will be a lot of fun, so I can recommend it without any cons (so far, as said before: still learning; but I doubt, that I will meet any big cons, if they would exist I would have already stumbled into them)
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,243.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
My first review, all I have to say is 1218 .6 hrs playing it and I can't stop ......I think I'm in love.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
After a great deal of time in the world i learn all the mechanics of the game, but only through trial and error. The brutality this game can show on the higher setting refects more of a dark souls style game where you are forced to react fast or be wiped out. Overall i think this is an amazing title in the endless series and if you are a fan of 4x you will feel right at home, but if you are new to this style of game do not expect the game to hold your hand . There will be death but there will be life.
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24 of 39 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game is a near miss for me, but after several attempts to get into it, i just cant. The asthetics are amazing and the lore and storytelling is far and above the competition.
However there are several mechanics i don't like that actually manage to make me hate the game dispite all its good points. Examples would be the terribly implemented combat, where you assign orders before the turn. This is stupid as when the AI moves before you (different units act faster than others), all your strategy becomes pointless. Its a sort of 'guess what the opponent will do' mechanic similar to endless space, but a lot more frustrating.
Then there is the occupy-a-region mechanic. On paper it sounds good, but there are times where it will annoy you to no end. This game requires large investments for a city to make a settler, and if you are one turn away from placing your settler on your chosen spot ant then bam an opponent has settled the opposite end of the region and all your effort is up in smoke.
There is also an impression that this game was released once all the features were ticked off as complete and bug free (which tbf they are), but that the devs skipped over the polish stage. At the end of combat all units still waiting to move have co 'cycle' a do-nothing action. When building a settler all population you assign to food have to be moved out (you cannot produce food when building a settler) and then back on completion, manually. And so on.
In short, this is a very well made game, but just isnt for me. However it is extremely deep and different to most of the genre (especially civ), so if you are looking for that go ahead.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
238.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
TL;DR - 9/10, worth buying at full price if you like deep strategy games. Would be a strong 10/10 if endgame were successfully rebalanced.

Endless Legend is a deep, complex 4x game with a great selection of unique factions and a ton of strategy. Of the many 4x games I've played, this is the only one that holds up to the Civ series, and actually exceeds it in many respects. Overall, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves strategy. It is fun and extremely addicting.

The game has a long learning curve - hundreds of hours in, I'm still improving. I absolutely love this about the game, though some may find it overwhelming. Every turn presents choices, and every choice feels important. Mistakes are punished harshly, and can make or break your early game. To play well, you must pay close attention to every detail. You must be aggressive but careful at the same time, and most of all, you must be thorough.

Manual combat is very difficult, and can be frustrating. Checking each unit's initiative and minding the terrain are essential. Even then, things will not go as planned. That being said, I don't see this as a weakness - just a challenge. Keep in mind, most 4x games do not feature anything close to this. And if you don't like it, you can just use auto-combat (which works quite well).

THE PROBLEM

Once you learn the ins and outs, you realize that Endless Legend has one major weakness: Endgame. The problem is with pacing, scaling, AI, and the lack of an effective "limiter".

The pace of the game accelarates as certain empires start to dominate the map, and the numbers get out of control. The victory conditions are reached too quickly, and feel anticlimactic. By the time you reach the final tier of technologies and get the best gear, the game is pretty much over and you don't get to use any of it. This is extremely disappointing after a very long game of building up to that point.

Additionally, the AI does not function well in endgame. They don't upgrade their equipment all the way, and you can crush them easily in every fight. Even on higher difficulty settings, they just pump out lots of weak armies.

Basically, endgame needs a serious rebalancing, and it needs something that slows the game down (especially victory conditions) and limits the exponential growth of empires. Approval rating (the equivalent to happiness in Civ) should be the limiting factor, but it is too easily overcome.

If the devs pulled off a serious endgame overhaul, I can say confidently that Endless Legend would be the greatest 4x game ever made. As it stands today, it's still a great game, but the disappointing endgame is a real buzz-kill.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
100.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Its been two years since I play a game 7 hours nonstop (in Civ V). Now with Endless Legend I managed to feel that clock skipping 2 hours in a second again.

rating: I hope I didn't ruin my life in weeks to come/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
161.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I'll be honest, that although I became a huge fan of EL, this game isn't very newbie-friendly. There are so many elements that are very important but not decribed directly, especially battle elements. So here comes..

WARNING: If you are not used to or not comfortable with figuring out systems by yourself, this game is probably not for you.

If you have no problem with it however, I promise that you will have a real good time playing this game. You will start to understand more how systems work as you play more, and will be amazed how things are beautifully designed at the end. Gaming experience gets better and better as you understand the system and start to actively use them for your sake.

Use the community discussion section if you have questions or problems. Guys there are such kind fellas and the game developer will reply from time to time.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I must admit that I am not a huge fan of 4X strategy games, but this one takes the cake in my admittedly uneducated opinion. But that's the thing about opinions, they don't have to be objective, but objectively speaking, this game is superawesome.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
50.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Planning to expand with Cultist. End up knocking every minor faction's door. "Good day, would like to hear about our lord The Endless?" -From the testimony of Endless Witness-
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
138.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
good 4X turn based game.
great graphics
awesome lore
every faction has its own unique play style and abilites.
If youre tired of civ5( LOL) this is a good pick up
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Like Civ, but awesome!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
The factions have a ton of flavor. I really like how they set the system up
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
A mix between civilization and heroes of might and magic. I definitely enjoy playing this game. It is quite complex and is meant for adults, not a kids game (too much thinking to do, nut much action). Its a thinking game, not action game. For next version the fighting needs to be more fun.

pros:

+units gain experience, level up and can be retrofitted
+does not matter who attacks first in melee
+game victory limited to 300 turns makes you think how to do things quickly (can be changed to 600 turns)
+different races
+hero quests make game fun especially during the beginning
+diplomacy options (make friends, trade research)
+minor factions keep you busy, can be assimilated and you can get interesting units
+great graphics
+game stability, does not crash

cons:
- i always run out of resources as i try to build everything
- i would need more turns in the game to achieve elimination victory
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I really like the game. It has a great setup and interesting races. The mechanichs are easy to learn and easy to use.

I have one major hangup and it almost made me not recommend the game. The map is way too small. Even the biggest map will have you encounter the other races way to ealy in the game so you have little to no chance to explore and grow your own empire before you have to worry about others. I have yet to find a mod or a DLC that rectifies this so the game has been shelved until I find a sollution.

The reason I still recommend it is because it is very good. I still go back to the game just for the startup until I meet other races and replays that part. I hope this will be worked on in the future.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
82.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
If you've ever wished for a fantasy version of Civ, this is the game for you.

The varied strengths/weakness of the major factions dramatically affect the strategy needed for each game which, in my opinion, makes it much more exciting.

Fully recommend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
192.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I'm going to try to keep this short.

Endless Legend is, without a doubt, the best turn-based 4x fantasy game on the market. It even beats out, IMO, non-fantasy games like Civ 5.

The primary reason for this is that unlike Civ 5, each faction in this game is totally unique. With all the DLC that's 10 completely unique factions (8 in the base game) with their own personailty, unique units, buildings and lore. They do not play alike. I'm not talking about a minor bonus or malus to a random attribute. I mean that there are races that cannot declare war. races that can only be at war, races that can only have a single city and races who use what seems like magic.

The developers are phenominal in the way they interact with the community and make additions and changes based on feedback. In fact, the major work that the AI has recently received is largely based on that feedback and makes the game truly shine above any competition.

There are no downsides to getting this game that I can name apart from the horrible one-more-turn addiction.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Endless Legend is a surprisingly good 4X game, it outclasses Civ4 and Civ5 for me. There's something really enthralling about micromanaging my empire, I feel the "just one more turn" aspect of the game should almost be illegal. Don't start playing unless you've already resigned yourself to arriving to work tired.

A large part of my enjoyment I think is the ability to auto-resolve battles (the AI takes care of both players moves, and the battle is determined in a second) leaves more time to do the stuff I like most about these games, get the research going, manage the population, laugh at the mind-boggling moves the AI sometimes makes. These aspects of the game are fantastic.

Multiplayer is pretty swanky too, although I enjoy single-player more as the few multiplayer games I've played the player who understands the combat the best (i.e., what equipment is best, and actually pays attention to unit composition of their army) steamrolls the other players. This isn't a bad thing, it just means I need to git gud :P

Endless Legend, hell of a game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
269.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Endless Legend is a tbs similar to Civ 5, but instead of culture, research, faith, currency, etc it has the Endless system of Dust, Production, Research, and Influence. There are also plenty of luxury and strategic resources which accumulate over time instead of each node providing a set #. Units are not phased out, but instead they level up and the equipment can be customized and upgraded as your research and resources grow.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
If you have come looking for a replacement to Civ 5, then you might want to look at other games. Even though both games are 4x turnbased strategy, they play very differently from eachother. If i had to describe a feeling of this game, it would be like a Civ game, heavily influenced by roleplay and D&D games. However, if you can live whit predetermined land regions, Quest systems, Chess-like combat and broken yet balanced game mechanics, then this game might be worth your time and money.

To play endless well, you will have to both micro- and macromannage your empire and economy well. Just to be sucsessfull, you will need to learn alot of new systems, that truthfully, are not adiquately explain during the tutorial. Rather, you will need to play atleast 5-10 hours before you get most of the systems in the game. There is indeed a high learning curve, and for new players not familiar whit 4x games, it might kill the experience befoure you really get to the good stuff. Once past that limit though, and the game opens up for hours of good entertainment.

A last word of advice before the Pro/con list: Play whit human players. They act more intelligent than the AI

Pros:
- Questlines, whit meaningfull rewards
- Alot of viable strategies for players to win
- LOADS of Customization options
- Uniqe factions whit deep lore background provides an immersive setting.
- Rewards players who thinks about their strategy and economy

Cons:
- Steep learning curve
- AI difficulty settings feels unfair (Hard and above) or boring (Anything below hard)
- Combat AI functions really odd at times
- Some victory conditions and systems can feel broken at times (Diplomatic and economic victory, Custom factions)
- A bad starting region can serverely hurt your chances of winning and enjoying the game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Just like Endless Space, after a while there really are no differences between the races. They all play differently but still aim for the same stuff because all resources are almost shared. One race might not use food but they still use crystals for upgrades. The research tree is the same for all races and there are stuff that you will feel compelled to research, so the diversity is not really there.

I'll still recommend the game because it's a solid turn based strategy game and a good addition to the Endess series.
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47.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
When my guinea pig Pam died, I didn't know how I could go on. Life was meaningless and empty. Endless Legend helped me move on from Pam. He's in a better place.
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