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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (98 reviews) - 75% of the 98 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 23, 2014

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"Bringing all that sweet indepth combat of D&D and putting it on your PC; with an interesting story, and extra characters to keep things fresh."
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October 12

Quick Bug Fix Update

This update, v4.1.26, fixes crashes related to any character if you had 10 Talents or more. This is most common with Selen and Tamilin.

Sorry about the bug! Now fixed :D

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October 10

Update #53 - Major UI Update

Update #53 brings a big set of improvements to the UI and the HUD for your heroes. An all new Talent menu has been shifted to the bottom of the screen for easier use and less mouse movement. With right click for details, hover, and an easier select & deselect method, you'll find playing smoother and faster than ever before.

Thanks to everyone who is leaving a review to help support more updates!

v4.1.25 - 10/10/2015
- New scrolling Talent update - see all Talents from map
- New graphics for the HUD
- Mouse hover and right click enabled in talent menu
- Improved HUD organization - Talent bar on the bottom
- Select and Deselect a Talent with the same hotkey (A-V)
- Fixed typos and map errors
- Improving game balance, AI performance and frame rates
- Fixed bug with spacebar not advancing dialog

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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

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires LibGLFW 2 (apt-get install libglfw2)
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Heroes of Steel RPG there is a reason RPG is part of the games title because that is exactly what it is. A rpg which harkens back to tabletop gaming ala Dungeons And Dragons oozing savory cooking juices of stats, attributes and skills defining each character with very unique traits, strengths and weaknesses. The replay value with Heroes of Steel RPG is endless with the ability to create new parties different from the one you had in your previous group and seeing how they fare against the rules and mechanics of the game world.

You can equip many weapons and armors on your characters depending on their class while others are off limits once again dependent on class. Do not fear though whether warrior, archer, cleric, mage you will have a fearsome arsenal to do battle against the blood thirsty merciless villains and disgusting vile repugnent monsters you cross paths with.

Magic comes in extremely useful in Heroes of Steel RPG. So if your a lover of magic users you will be very satisfied as you cast combat and defensive buffs upon yourself and your fellow adventurers along with healing to keep your party fighting against overwhelming odds while utterly destroying your malignent murderous foes with offensive spells.

Everything is done from a top down view with nicely detailed graphics which give off a very comfortable to the senses board game feel. Though animations are not really there its enough to convey a feeling of magical life as if game pieces had eerily come to life to amuse, befuddle and terrify you as you suddenly feel your mind pulled into all that is going before you.

Enemies are pretty menacing and frightening. When encountering an orc for the first time in the early parts of the game i actually found myself intimidated due to the excellent build up through gameplay pacing and the story playing out in descriptive text boxes as enemies spoke. I dont think an orc has ever creeped me out as it has in this rpg and there are plenty of other encounters with different beings and monsters just as unnerving.

Combat is turned based yet with a very smooth feel where its like real time. You can take as fast or slow as you want between each turn deciding what is the best strategy. Environment is also very important as it can make a difference in spending your time mainly healing or attacking then going behind safe cover as the enemy play their turn. Its quite a scary moment whenever your party is all of a sudden thrust into combat with dramatic music playing and a sense of life and death as they were discovered sneaking about in stealth mode picking locks and or exploring an area. Yes there are skills for picking locks and being stealthy. Rogues and thieves clap your hands in gleeful greed! Silently of course. Wouldnt want to draw any attention to yourselves now would you.

Oh and there will be blood. Plenty of blood. Just make sure its not yours.

Audio could be a bit more detailed but it still captures a board game feel due to its simplicity adding to the retro rpg ambience of everything bringing home the tension and relaxing moments. Music is fantastic and me being a lover of 1970s and 80s b-movie i was in music nirvana as i felt that world to explore and discover rush from movie warriors of old such as ATOR THE IRON WARRIOR, DEATH STALKER and CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

The user interface is very busy and easy to get into with plenty of areas to check on your parties inventory, skills, equipped items, level up screen, appearance etc. Excellent ui which does not get in the way yet is highly indepth.

Heroes of Steel RPG a rich attention grabbing story with excellent high quality combat and gameplay mechanics which any fan of Dungeons And Dragons and other classics such as Warhammer Quest should get their mitts on for a festive battle fest of flying flesh cutting steel and blazing buttocks searing magic!

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Really a great, very, old school feel here. I really enjoy it and its huge! I cant believe how big this game is and they keep coming out with more content. I just got episode 4 and its the best yet. Reminds me of great memories of playing pen and paper rpgs when I was a little kid. I definitely recommend this game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
78.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Really nice RPG with a cool story.
Lots of fighting, big dungeons, cool premise (society had to go underground). I just completed Act 1 of Episode 1, there are 3 full episodes now, with a 4th coming, each with about 2 Acts. So at 40 hours I am about 1/8th of the way in (admittedly, I like to take my time and left the game running while tending to other stuff quite a lot, but still, plenty of content!).
Episodes by the way are all included in the game, it's just their word for chapter, there is no additional DLC/expansion.

I like the story and the way the characters talk to each other. The combat is fun.

All in all this game has a lot of charm, and for me that's plenty of reason to keep playing. At 10 euros it's a very good deal imo, even if it sometimes feels a bit crude/rough around the edges (just adds to the charm).

It comes across as a game created with a lot of love and passion, and it's very well supported by the devs, and that's also a big plus imo.

EDIT: Wow, the story really opens up in Act 2 of Episode 1! :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Heroes of Steel is a retro, dungeon exploration game, with simple quests, yet challenging adversaries. This is an Android Port game, and I play it on my Samsung S4 regularly. (You’ll notice it doesn’t seem like I’ve played the game on STEAM. That’s because I haven’t. Not really.)

If you're a graphics addict, then this is probably not for you. On the other hand, if you can forgo graphics for the joy of story and gameplay, this might just hit the spot.

When I first played HoS, it reminded me of a much better version of GURK II: retro, a party of 4, exploration, random monster encounters, loot, turn-based combat on a top-down view.
Some details of the game:
1. Party of 4. You can choose alternate classes. (Basic is Warrior/Barbarian, Rogue/Archer, Wizard, Priest)
2. Party is permanent once the character members are chosen.
3. Turn-based combat.
4. Resembles a D&D board game.
5. Characters level up with experience.
6. Characters gain points to buy character stats, character skills, and/or character spells.
7. Character icons ARE NOT static. They actually fidget on the screen (This little detail I love. Adds a lot of realism)
8. Character portraits are static and are obvious amateur art, yet they are VERY detailed.
9. Equipment gives stats/skill bonuses/magic bonuses.
10. Equipment IS character specific. I like that. It adds a little extra hiccup to deal with. Spices things up.
11. Like Gauntlet, the game has Health Potions, Mana Potions and Health+Mana Potions.
12. An EXTREMELY long main quest. I kid you not. You’ll spend MANY HOURS exploring content without finding an end.
13. The game has more than a few side quests to explore. Up to you to do them or not.
14. This game has 4 full episodes and the final episode is finally out. The game is COMPLETE. Thus, there were hours of gameplay before the 4th episode, and now there are more.
15. The game pacing was vastly improved by increasing the general speed the characters travel on the overworld (underworld?) map.
16. Nightmare mode difficulty setting. This is my favorite setting. It’s so dangerous, difficult, and plain challenging that I have to pay attention to everything: from money, to potions consumed, to where I put my stat points.
17. The interface has seen a lot of revamping to streamline it and make it easier to navigate. I, honestly, didn’t like the first version. Now I marvel at the changes that I never considered which improved the game considerably.

Now. Added value to the game:
1. EXTREMELY responsive developers. I mean this. The developers answer questions directly and constantly communicate with the clients via their proboards Star Traders forum. These guys are so dedicated to making their games work that they don't stop updating. That's a LOT of value for your $$$.
2. The community is super helpful. I mean this one. It’s like a dream place, never seen anyone flamed or abused.

So, Yes I recommend this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Excellent Turn based squad game.

Good story
Great character development
Engaging missions and story
Wont hold your hand
abillities and stats that all matter
8 unique characters of which you can choose 4
can group all characters together and move as far as you want on map...unless you encounter baddies!
outstanding pathfinding
Good ambience and music although you may want to turn music down as combat music is a bit loud.
Different difficulty settings

can't build your own character

Final verdict: if your looking for a good turn based squad fantasy game look no more. I have several and this is my favorite so far. The graphics my not be stellar but they are charming and yhe idle animations make the characters look alive. The game is very intuitive and easy to learn. For those looking a fun old school style tbs rpg you found it
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