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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
Helpful customer reviews
77 of 80 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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30 of 30 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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.


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
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.

  • 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!
  • 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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