Heroes of Steel is a tactical RPG set in a grim post-apocalyptic fantasy world. Coordinate your party of four heroes in turn-based combat and navigate a engaging world and story.
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Mostly Positive (128 reviews) - 78% of the 128 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2014

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April 20

Update #74: Sacrifice Re-balance



In the last few weeks, we re-balanced Immolation, reducing the set of Talents that still need work to a very short list. Today, we've knocked Kyera's Sacrifice Talent off of that list as well.

The changes focus on a few key points:
- All levels of Sacrifice now only require 1 AP. This allows Sacrifice to be used at any level as a powerful utility Talent (Heal + Heal + Sacrifice, or EA + EA + Sacrifice x 3).
- Re-balanced the curve on how much SP can be transferred per-cast and per-turn to make the higher levels of Sacrifice attractive. For many groups, you still won't need Sacrifice above level 3 or 4 to fit your needs, but taking the Talent higher will allow much larger, faster, and more SP efficient transfers.

We've also fixed some bugs, most notably another type of crash that has snuck into the Weaver boss fight!

Please leave a review to help encouraged continue development and updates!

v4.2.29 - 4/18/2016
- Re-balanced Sacrifice: powerful SP channeling tool at 1 AP
- Fixed confusing Lock Rating message on chests - only requires Level 1 Unlock Talent
- Fixed crashes fighting Weaver in E4
- Fixed map bugs and typos

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April 13

Update #73: Bug Patch



We've released a quick bug fix patch to address some issues that have been brought up this week!

The game in Windows was not starting in fullscreen, which was causing a lot of support issues. That is now resolved.

We've got some great feedback (thanks @pendantry) on the keybindings user interface and have made a first round of improvements, with more coming.

We've also fixed a few crashes and typos that were reported this week.

v4.2.27 - 4/13/2016
- Fixed issues with fullscreen on first launch
- Improved keybinding user interface
- Added confirm to resetting keybinding defaults
- Fixed crashes on some Tamilin / Selen builds with 11 Talents
- Fixed reported typos and crashes

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About This Game

Command your party of four heroes as they fight to protect the last remnants of humanity. Born in a time of warring gods and dark powers, your four unlikely heroes embark on a grim journey set in the sprawling and immense post-apocalyptic medieval world of Steel.

It is the dawn of the Seventy First Year after the world has fallen. Four of the Thirteen Gods rose up against their creator, the All-Father, and destroyed him in a cataclysmic event. In the following years of darkness and ruin, the kingdoms of man fell in war and flame. In the final days before all was lost, under the guidance of an ancient order of druids, the survivors retreated to a mysterious underground labyrinth; the Underdeep. Now, in the Underdeep, the last remnants of humanity are scratching out a living and trying to rebuild a society, but are quickly discovering that evil has followed them beneath the surface.

Heroes of Steel is a tactical turn-based RPG in which you lead a group of four unique characters, each with their own talents, special powers, and abilities on their quest through the world of Steel. Engage in tactical combat with the ferocious, devious, and magical enemies who threaten humanity's last settlements. You must decide how to develop each character’s individual strategy in order to build a powerful and dynamic team capable of triumphing over the impossible odds. As you traverse the sprawling world of Steel, your party will face a myriad of challenges, battles, extensive mazes and fearsome enemies of all varieties.

Savor full character customization, deciding how to increase your attributes, skills, and powerful talents. Equip each of your characters with a variety of weapons, armor, and up to three mundane or magical accessories. As your party explores the dungeons, cities and crypts of the world, you will decide the overall strategy and approach your team takes. Choose between hundreds of levels of talents and thousands of combinations of equipment.

Our indie role playing games dev team is actively continuing development to make this the top RPG. We are very receptive to feedback to help Heroes be the best RPG it can be.

With full control of every turn and aspect of your four characters, you can plan every turn with exacting control. Heroes was made for fans of adventure RPGs, board games, and roguelikes. If you enjoy strategy games or tactical RPGs, you will enjoy this classic RPG.

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What's in the Box?

Heroes of Steel: Tactics RPG includes the Prologue, three major story Episodes, and four optional characters! As we continue to expand the game, new story Episodes and characters will be released to you free of charge in our weekly updates. This games does not contain any chargeable DLC - all content is included in the price.

Prologue & Episode 1: Death's Consort
Under the shadow of Baron Arhaive, your group forms into a unified cohort.
  • 20+ new enemy types
  • 26 Dungeons
  • 2 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 2: The Gathering Shadow
Heading east into the territory of the Braeys Family and Baron Koda, you face off against relentless threats and growing dangers.
  • 35+ new enemies
  • 32 Dungeons
  • 6 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 3: Whispers over Steel
All roads lead into the City of the Dead on the surface world to face whatever dark sorcery and darker secrets lurk there.
  • 20+ new enemies
  • 32 Dungeons
  • 8 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 4: Rise of the Chosen
Face the tulmult of chaos and destruction that threatens to consume your world and your people in the fourth story episode, featuring more than 20 hours of gameplay.
  • 20+ new enemies
  • 16 Dungeons
  • New Towns
  • Hundreds of epic level weapons, items, and gear
Additional Characters
  • Kincaid the Dueler
  • Selen the Rogue
  • Vincent the Sorcerer
  • Fyona the Paladin

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windos Vista, or Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires MS Visual Studio C++ Runtime 2012 x86
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires LibGLFW 2 (apt-get install libglfw2)
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Mostly Positive (128 reviews)
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Indrid
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Sadly I can't recommend this amongst the other fantasy RPGs available on PC, turn based or not.

It is very obviously a port of a mobile game, and suffers for it at every turn. The interface is horrible, both in aesthetic and usability. Simply levelling up your attributes presents you with a scrollable list of massive text - something that could easily be on one screen. It's full of this kind of thing. The entire levelling process could be on one screen, but it's split into three for touch screens.

Animation is basic to say the least, and the art style looks amatuerish as harsh as that sounds. Environments are blurry when zoomed in.

Barely any usability options that are expected of a PC game, including custom hotkeys that don't seem to support Shift key modifiers. No gamepad support.

You are limited to four premade characters with what looked like a small amount of talents (not sure if more unlock later).

There is a massive lack of feedback for the player. You've no idea if your characters are buffed for example without diving into their character status (which of course takes up the whole screen), and even then it won't list what buffs are on them -- just the affects of the buffs. Maybe I am wrong about this -- I hope I just missed it. There is no combat log, so you're just left to guess what is going on unless you want to inspect and memorise each enemy's stats and yours and do the math in your head. There is not even a basic % hit chance indicator when mousing over things. Abilities that have a ranged component give no indication of that range that I could see, leaving you to constantly count tiles. This lack of feedback and polish is everywhere.

It might be good as a mobile game, but there is just nothing compelling about it in the PC space. Combine that with the poor usability and you get a dud IMO.

Their follow up game, Templar Battleforce, is FAR better. Some of the usability concerns remain, but it's generally much slicker and has a much more unique theme and structure which carried it through for me. The theme in Heroes of Steel seems as generic as it gets.

Note - I only played 90 minutes or so, just couldn't stand the shortfalls any longer to play more. I hope the devs focus on PC sensibilities a lot more for their next PC release.
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Junodog
( 32.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I'm really enjoying this RPG. It has very good dialogue, interesting characters and solid tactical combat. It's a gem of a game and the attention to detail is good for such a low priced game. I'll certainly be looking at these developers other games, they've done a great job here!
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write-to-me
( 31.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
I can't really put a lot of thought into lengthy reviews because I'd rather play games instead, but I really enjoyed my time with Heroes of Steel so far and the storyline has a very rich and authentic feel to it, too! Lots of interesting tactical decisions you can make at your own turn-based leisure.
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Darmaniac
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
This is more Fun then youre average games.
Heroes of Steel RPG is an old school Tactical RPG but made in their own way.
Really !!! it has a lot to offer.
Brings back memorys of very good tactical games.
If you have a bit of money to spend on a RPG.
This is what you need.
you get to choose 4 of the 8 character to begin with.
Adjustable Difficulty (only tried normal yet)
And i must say im very pleased with this game.
Great work
Anything from levelin youre hero stats. to skill. to special stuff . Equiping items etc.
This game as it all!
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steelwarrior77
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Very nice Indie game with very good support und very active devs - constant updates and support. I also like the game as it reminds me of the old 90s role play games I played. Easy to learn, but complex enough to allow for a lot of strategy. Also the art is nicer than the typical pixel art. I will for sure spend a lot of hours in it. The devs deserve every cent that I paid.
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TheOldFarmer
( 47.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
This is a fun tactical RPG with a intersting story and a good selection of core characters. The AI is chalanging and forces you to use the terrain to control access to your more fragile characters.
The support by the developers adding extras and tweeks is excelent too.
Well worth the price to play.
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Reap
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
I got this game nice and cheap. It feels like a mobile game.

Thats how to treat it.
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Arkan01d
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
If you're of an age to remember the old SSI AD&D DOS top down games, and you enjoyed them, you will enjoy this game as well. Not to say there aren't other Gamers this would appeal to, but as I play, I keep feeling like it's 1996 again. Included in that nostalgia is the same solid combat, quirky controls, missing featues, and good storyline that you had to deal with 2 decades ago.

Pros:
  • A good storyline. So many indie games have horrible dialogue and story. Not the case in Heroes of Steel!
  • Fun and constant combat. For a Turn Based RPG this game plays out more like an Action RPG. There's so much combat. It keeps the game interesting and exciting.
  • Class customization. It's minimal, but provides enough depth to really make your team fit your play style.
  • Epic scale. 8 hours in and I don't feel like I've gotten out of the start of the game!
  • Solid TBS RPG gameplay. It works and it works well. They didn't reinvent the wheel and they didn't have to. Good job!
Cons:
  • Music - This is at the top of the con list because ... OMG ... I can't listen to an 8 second loop of the same battle tune non-stop for 8 hours!
  • Missing game overlays. When you detect traps the game doesn't highlight them. For .6 seconds a message displays telling you, you've detected them. Now go find them! When you select a ranged attack there is no radius to display your strike range. You have to litterally check the range and count the tiles yourself.
  • UI - It's minimal, but perhaps to a fault. You're missing access to some of the games menus and can only reach them via keyboard shortcuts.
  • No Saves. You just advance, no take backs or what ifs.
  • No edge scrolling. Why do I need to use my arrow keys to move my view around?

So that's my list! I have to say, I've put more hours into playing Heroes of Steel than I have for many of the main stream Turn Based RPG's out there right now. I think that says something. I really like the simplicity of your group, having 40 different companions with 200 skills each sounds cool, but in practice it over complicates things. Understanding the relationship between weather and elemental attacks, using terrain height, flanking attacks, special power bars, switching between live action and turn based, all these ideas have been designed and work well enough. But there's something appealing to just being able to sit down, play a game, and not have to worry about any of those things.

Like I said, this is a game that lives in a world from 2 decades ago. It's simple yet solid. Fun and rewarding. It has a story that doesn't dissapoint (so far at least). I'm looking forward to more games from Trese Brothers!
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Pete
( 57.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
It is very reminiscent of old Nintendo RPGs.

Pros:
Fun gameplay
Lots of cool skills and spells
Has a sense of danger and mystery
Lots of area to explore

Cons:
Dated graphics
No apparent voice acting
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RossGarner
( 143.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
Heroes of Steel is just plain excellent. The world created here is interesting, complex and enjoyable; while the game itself is satisfying in a way old school games used to be.

The developers care greatly about the game and are very active responding to the community. These are exactly the type of games to support!
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ValkyrieMoon
( 58.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 9
Around 58 hours I played this and that was before all the great updates and the latest expansion(free expansions). I could have went on playing much more, this game is HUGE> Huge world with many dungeons to explore. much loot to find, many characters to encounter, upgrading system, great world map, towns to explore, skills to try on enemies, interesting story and quests, and much more. I enjoy this game so much and I plan on starting over because so much has been added. Also great developers that will help with anything, so hands on. One of my surprise games for sure, also I found myself getting attached to my team. Knowing them and their backstories really added to the fun.
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MintDragon
( 153.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
RPG Goodness

Very enjoyable RPG from the Trese Brothers. Similar to Baldur's Gate, etc... Build and lead your team of 4 through a story-driven tale, with combat, big dungeons, towns, side missions, character development. Upgrade various facets of each team member over time, improve their armor, skills and weapons. Variety of maps, enemies, bosses.

Value

After 80 hours of gameplay, I finished Episode 1 of the game, and there are 4 total so far. All without DLC. Gameplay is deeper the longer you play, and there are 4 difficulty levels, and an optional upgrade for 4 additional characters is available. Replay value is high due to ability to mix and match characters.

Accessible Developers and Community

The developers are very active with this game (all of their games actually), and continually upgrade, improve gameplay, squash bugs based on user feedback and advice. They have a forum for their games, and the community is mature, helpful. Questions about strategies? Stuck on a map? Want ideas on team builds/upgrades? Replies from uber-players and the developers come within hours, if not minutes.
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Silveressa
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
For an I-phone port to steam this title plays beautifully and has a unexpected level of tactical depth and over all appeal.

This games up to the minute auto save and straight forward game play make it the perfect choice to play during coffee breaks or when you only have 20 minutes to kill before real life demands attention.

Of special note is the outstanding customer service of the Trese Brothers, I got a dev response on their forums within 20 minutes of reporting a bug, and that same bug was patched less than 72 hours later.

For turn based tactic veterans the game has a nice pick up and play feel, and provides an enjoyable challenge at higher difficulties, and even beginners will find the game easy to learn thanks to the introduction that covers all the important game play elements without being overwhelming.

For a light weight turn based dungeon crawler the fun factor is consistent, and it's easy to spend an afternoon exploring the various locations and finding some of the hidden treasures of the underground. (From magic rings to armor sets)


Granted the game might not be on the complexity level of Final Fantasy Tactics for depth, but it delivers a solid turn based tactical dungeon crawl that's well worth the price; and is a surprisingly long game for its size. (10+ hours in and I'm still on the first chapter.)

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
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largepaw
( 173.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
I would like to say that HoS is a very good game, alot of replay value also. The game is constantly being updated. Trese bros. will respond to any problem you have. Gameplay is easy and fun.I'm loving the SP recovery items for my wizzy. My 2 cents.
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The13thlemon
( 23.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
A turn-based party RPG from one of the most active Developers on steam. Full respect for the time and effort the Trese brothers put into their games. Personally I ran into a very minor issue with the game, the dev responded instantly and a patch was out the following day. What more could I ask for? That shows a lot of passion and dedication to their product.
Constant patches/improvements, always active on the forums and actually talking to their players.

The combat system is solid with 8 different characters to choose from to make your party of 4.
The story and characters are well written and interesting including their interactions between each other.
A range of weapons, armour and other equipment can either be looted or purchased from merchants including the ever necessary consumables.
Skill/talent and stat points as you level, and easy respecing.
Personally I quite enjoy the art style in the game and zooming in the combat map the character models still look good.
I've been having a lot more fun with this game then I expected, it's definitaly worth it's asking price.
I'm looking forward to sinking a lot more time into this over the weekend.

Trese brothers are ones to watch, truly passionate game creation wizards. This game and Templar Battleforce have won my loyalty. Side note it is really worth checking out Templar Battleforce as well :)
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willsama974
( 46.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 8
Solid four members party based, turn-based RPG.
The fights are tactical and the pace is quite enjoyable.
The game is quite long and i have yet to finish it.
The Trese Brothers are still improving the game through regular updates.
If you have a itch for turn-based combat, give it a try ;)
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i_nive
( 219.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
Hmm, I enjoy the game more than Wasteland 2 DC ...

Nice game - 8.5/10.
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Popinfresh
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 29, 2015
"They know. Trust me in this one small thing Guardsman. They know."
I stated in a previous review of mine (Templar Battleforce, check it out, fantastic game) the I prefer to write reviews AFTER a certain time played (e.g. 20 something hours onwards), and yet I find myself, once again it seems, in the curious position of breaking said rule. Both times the games in question were developed and produced by Trese Brothers, guess that says something about their games : )
Heroes of Steel has that certain ... something about it. That charm, that spark that sucks you into its world, its gaping, gloomy, caveronous world.
The art fits the style (strange confusing sentance, I know) and has a rather charming qaulity to it (in particular Kincaid the Dueler, Tamlin the Thief and a certin Magus who I stole the above quote from), the music is once again truly epic and the combat is difficult enough to elicit moans and shouts but fair enough as to not result in a broken computer, i.e perfect. As other reviewers have stated there is a slight clunkiness when it comes to the UI (which personally has its own charm).
The only negetive point I can think of is actually in my Templar Battleforce review too:
An attack MUST target a foe. If you were to try to hurl your Lightning spear Into an unoccupied square in the middle of four enemies the game will instead ask if you want to move your Character there. Or If you were to target an Ally (there are actally situations were that could be advantageous), it will merely swap control over to that Character.
It really is only a minor complaint though, and in no way affected enjoyment of the game.
This is a fantastic Title and the developers deserve every measure of success.
Also, check out Templar Battleforce :) You won't regret it.
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raamborges
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
This is a great game, I buyed it based on reviews and this is really great, it's a tactical rpg with a good history, and it rewards exploration, this is great because nowadays a lot of RPG really don't do this.
By the way it's a real cheap game so my advice is... TRY IT!
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Agent Glaze
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
This game is enjoyable to the point where I have a real hard time to quit playing it once I've started, and convincing myself that I need to stop and go to bed is not always easy.

Almost 30 hours in and its still fun. I've paid $59 for other games and haven't played them anywhere near as much, and I bought this game for much less than that. It's not on sale when writing this, but even for its regular price I'd recomend people to buy it.

The game has a story and it's intriguing, I enjoy the different characters and to top it off, the game itself is addicting. I love finding chests with new loot or potions or simply discovering all of the map. The combat is on normal not too hard and not too easy, perfect for me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
This is more Fun then youre average games.
Heroes of Steel RPG is an old school Tactical RPG but made in their own way.
Really !!! it has a lot to offer.
Brings back memorys of very good tactical games.
If you have a bit of money to spend on a RPG.
This is what you need.
you get to choose 4 of the 8 character to begin with.
Adjustable Difficulty (only tried normal yet)
And i must say im very pleased with this game.
Great work
Anything from levelin youre hero stats. to skill. to special stuff . Equiping items etc.
This game as it all!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
I can't really put a lot of thought into lengthy reviews because I'd rather play games instead, but I really enjoyed my time with Heroes of Steel so far and the storyline has a very rich and authentic feel to it, too! Lots of interesting tactical decisions you can make at your own turn-based leisure.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
I'm really enjoying this RPG. It has very good dialogue, interesting characters and solid tactical combat. It's a gem of a game and the attention to detail is good for such a low priced game. I'll certainly be looking at these developers other games, they've done a great job here!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
77 of 80 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
58.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Around 58 hours I played this and that was before all the great updates and the latest expansion(free expansions). I could have went on playing much more, this game is HUGE> Huge world with many dungeons to explore. much loot to find, many characters to encounter, upgrading system, great world map, towns to explore, skills to try on enemies, interesting story and quests, and much more. I enjoy this game so much and I plan on starting over because so much has been added. Also great developers that will help with anything, so hands on. One of my surprise games for sure, also I found myself getting attached to my team. Knowing them and their backstories really added to the fun.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
153.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
RPG Goodness

Very enjoyable RPG from the Trese Brothers. Similar to Baldur's Gate, etc... Build and lead your team of 4 through a story-driven tale, with combat, big dungeons, towns, side missions, character development. Upgrade various facets of each team member over time, improve their armor, skills and weapons. Variety of maps, enemies, bosses.

Value

After 80 hours of gameplay, I finished Episode 1 of the game, and there are 4 total so far. All without DLC. Gameplay is deeper the longer you play, and there are 4 difficulty levels, and an optional upgrade for 4 additional characters is available. Replay value is high due to ability to mix and match characters.

Accessible Developers and Community

The developers are very active with this game (all of their games actually), and continually upgrade, improve gameplay, squash bugs based on user feedback and advice. They have a forum for their games, and the community is mature, helpful. Questions about strategies? Stuck on a map? Want ideas on team builds/upgrades? Replies from uber-players and the developers come within hours, if not minutes.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
If you're of an age to remember the old SSI AD&D DOS top down games, and you enjoyed them, you will enjoy this game as well. Not to say there aren't other Gamers this would appeal to, but as I play, I keep feeling like it's 1996 again. Included in that nostalgia is the same solid combat, quirky controls, missing featues, and good storyline that you had to deal with 2 decades ago.

Pros:
  • A good storyline. So many indie games have horrible dialogue and story. Not the case in Heroes of Steel!
  • Fun and constant combat. For a Turn Based RPG this game plays out more like an Action RPG. There's so much combat. It keeps the game interesting and exciting.
  • Class customization. It's minimal, but provides enough depth to really make your team fit your play style.
  • Epic scale. 8 hours in and I don't feel like I've gotten out of the start of the game!
  • Solid TBS RPG gameplay. It works and it works well. They didn't reinvent the wheel and they didn't have to. Good job!
Cons:
  • Music - This is at the top of the con list because ... OMG ... I can't listen to an 8 second loop of the same battle tune non-stop for 8 hours!
  • Missing game overlays. When you detect traps the game doesn't highlight them. For .6 seconds a message displays telling you, you've detected them. Now go find them! When you select a ranged attack there is no radius to display your strike range. You have to litterally check the range and count the tiles yourself.
  • UI - It's minimal, but perhaps to a fault. You're missing access to some of the games menus and can only reach them via keyboard shortcuts.
  • No Saves. You just advance, no take backs or what ifs.
  • No edge scrolling. Why do I need to use my arrow keys to move my view around?

So that's my list! I have to say, I've put more hours into playing Heroes of Steel than I have for many of the main stream Turn Based RPG's out there right now. I think that says something. I really like the simplicity of your group, having 40 different companions with 200 skills each sounds cool, but in practice it over complicates things. Understanding the relationship between weather and elemental attacks, using terrain height, flanking attacks, special power bars, switching between live action and turn based, all these ideas have been designed and work well enough. But there's something appealing to just being able to sit down, play a game, and not have to worry about any of those things.

Like I said, this is a game that lives in a world from 2 decades ago. It's simple yet solid. Fun and rewarding. It has a story that doesn't dissapoint (so far at least). I'm looking forward to more games from Trese Brothers!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Very nice Indie game with very good support und very active devs - constant updates and support. I also like the game as it reminds me of the old 90s role play games I played. Easy to learn, but complex enough to allow for a lot of strategy. Also the art is nicer than the typical pixel art. I will for sure spend a lot of hours in it. The devs deserve every cent that I paid.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
It is very reminiscent of old Nintendo RPGs.

Pros:
Fun gameplay
Lots of cool skills and spells
Has a sense of danger and mystery
Lots of area to explore

Cons:
Dated graphics
No apparent voice acting
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
143.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Heroes of Steel is just plain excellent. The world created here is interesting, complex and enjoyable; while the game itself is satisfying in a way old school games used to be.

The developers care greatly about the game and are very active responding to the community. These are exactly the type of games to support!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
This is a fun tactical RPG with a intersting story and a good selection of core characters. The AI is chalanging and forces you to use the terrain to control access to your more fragile characters.
The support by the developers adding extras and tweeks is excelent too.
Well worth the price to play.
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Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
A turn-based party RPG from one of the most active Developers on steam. Full respect for the time and effort the Trese brothers put into their games. Personally I ran into a very minor issue with the game, the dev responded instantly and a patch was out the following day. What more could I ask for? That shows a lot of passion and dedication to their product.
Constant patches/improvements, always active on the forums and actually talking to their players.

The combat system is solid with 8 different characters to choose from to make your party of 4.
The story and characters are well written and interesting including their interactions between each other.
A range of weapons, armour and other equipment can either be looted or purchased from merchants including the ever necessary consumables.
Skill/talent and stat points as you level, and easy respecing.
Personally I quite enjoy the art style in the game and zooming in the combat map the character models still look good.
I've been having a lot more fun with this game then I expected, it's definitaly worth it's asking price.
I'm looking forward to sinking a lot more time into this over the weekend.

Trese brothers are ones to watch, truly passionate game creation wizards. This game and Templar Battleforce have won my loyalty. Side note it is really worth checking out Templar Battleforce as well :)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
This game is enjoyable to the point where I have a real hard time to quit playing it once I've started, and convincing myself that I need to stop and go to bed is not always easy.

Almost 30 hours in and its still fun. I've paid $59 for other games and haven't played them anywhere near as much, and I bought this game for much less than that. It's not on sale when writing this, but even for its regular price I'd recomend people to buy it.

The game has a story and it's intriguing, I enjoy the different characters and to top it off, the game itself is addicting. I love finding chests with new loot or potions or simply discovering all of the map. The combat is on normal not too hard and not too easy, perfect for me.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Short review: I abandoned the recent AAA title "The Witcher 3" for this - go figure.

Longer review: Don't let appearances (screenshots) fool you: This game is a real gem. It is solid tactical combat at heart, but still also manages to have above par dialogues and an engaging storyline. I like that upgrading your chars' stats and skills is done in a simple, elegant and no-nonsense kind of way: no overwhelming skill-trees with gazillions of traits, skills, perks etc.

The "clunky" interface people talk about in other reviews was recently replaced with an overhauled one that works like a charm - yet the devs are still improving and expanding the game on a regular basis. Btw the devs: These guys are among the best, they are dedicated to their game and really do listen to the fans. I have not yet bought their earlier game "Templar Battleforce", but sure will.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
For an I-phone port to steam this title plays beautifully and has a unexpected level of tactical depth and over all appeal.

This games up to the minute auto save and straight forward game play make it the perfect choice to play during coffee breaks or when you only have 20 minutes to kill before real life demands attention.

Of special note is the outstanding customer service of the Trese Brothers, I got a dev response on their forums within 20 minutes of reporting a bug, and that same bug was patched less than 72 hours later.

For turn based tactic veterans the game has a nice pick up and play feel, and provides an enjoyable challenge at higher difficulties, and even beginners will find the game easy to learn thanks to the introduction that covers all the important game play elements without being overwhelming.

For a light weight turn based dungeon crawler the fun factor is consistent, and it's easy to spend an afternoon exploring the various locations and finding some of the hidden treasures of the underground. (From magic rings to armor sets)


Granted the game might not be on the complexity level of Final Fantasy Tactics for depth, but it delivers a solid turn based tactical dungeon crawl that's well worth the price; and is a surprisingly long game for its size. (10+ hours in and I'm still on the first chapter.)

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
I prefer Templar Battleforce from the same team, because mainly of the space-mech-marines theme, but this one is still a solid tactical squad game. Characters are deeper than in TBF, and the story is better. Progression is more like a RPG, linear story driven, whereas TBF is more missions oriented. You also keep all your squad all the time, so they can grow feelings toward eachothers, and you may be more attached to them then to your Templars.

Both are very similar in combat, with even som skills in common, and that's the great part about it. You can enjoy their engine and philosophy both in med-fan and sci-fi flavour.

If you're not sure, be weak and buy it anyway, to support the team. Even months after release, they support their games with fixes and content, all for free of course, no paid DLC there, and they are very close to the community.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Solid four members party based, turn-based RPG.
The fights are tactical and the pace is quite enjoyable.
The game is quite long and i have yet to finish it.
The Trese Brothers are still improving the game through regular updates.
If you have a itch for turn-based combat, give it a try ;)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
This is a great game, I buyed it based on reviews and this is really great, it's a tactical rpg with a good history, and it rewards exploration, this is great because nowadays a lot of RPG really don't do this.
By the way it's a real cheap game so my advice is... TRY IT!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
"They know. Trust me in this one small thing Guardsman. They know."
I stated in a previous review of mine (Templar Battleforce, check it out, fantastic game) the I prefer to write reviews AFTER a certain time played (e.g. 20 something hours onwards), and yet I find myself, once again it seems, in the curious position of breaking said rule. Both times the games in question were developed and produced by Trese Brothers, guess that says something about their games : )
Heroes of Steel has that certain ... something about it. That charm, that spark that sucks you into its world, its gaping, gloomy, caveronous world.
The art fits the style (strange confusing sentance, I know) and has a rather charming qaulity to it (in particular Kincaid the Dueler, Tamlin the Thief and a certin Magus who I stole the above quote from), the music is once again truly epic and the combat is difficult enough to elicit moans and shouts but fair enough as to not result in a broken computer, i.e perfect. As other reviewers have stated there is a slight clunkiness when it comes to the UI (which personally has its own charm).
The only negetive point I can think of is actually in my Templar Battleforce review too:
An attack MUST target a foe. If you were to try to hurl your Lightning spear Into an unoccupied square in the middle of four enemies the game will instead ask if you want to move your Character there. Or If you were to target an Ally (there are actally situations were that could be advantageous), it will merely swap control over to that Character.
It really is only a minor complaint though, and in no way affected enjoyment of the game.
This is a fantastic Title and the developers deserve every measure of success.
Also, check out Templar Battleforce :) You won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
219.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Hmm, I enjoy the game more than Wasteland 2 DC ...

Nice game - 8.5/10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
173.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I would like to say that HoS is a very good game, alot of replay value also. The game is constantly being updated. Trese bros. will respond to any problem you have. Gameplay is easy and fun.I'm loving the SP recovery items for my wizzy. My 2 cents.
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