Legends of Persia is a highly ambitious Action RPG Adventure which incorporating bloody battles, item usage, character building, and storyline incorporation. The storyline revolves around Keykhosro, the son of the Persian prince Siavosh, who in the name of his father’s blood seeks to take revenge upon Afrasiab, the king of Tooran.
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Release Date: Jun 3, 2014

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Legends of Persia is a highly ambitious Action RPG Adventure which incorporating bloody battles, item usage, character building, and storyline incorporation. The storyline revolves around Keykhosro, the son of the Persian prince Siavosh, who in the name of his father’s blood seeks to take revenge upon Afrasiab, the king of Tooran. Throughout the game, the character will face difficult challenges to overcome, such as defeating massive waves of enemies, encountering difficult bosses, and finally dealing with Afriasiab, his father’s killer.

Game Mechanics

5 attractive locations and more than 200 weapons and items to use, ‘Legends Of Persia’ is packed full of features! The game will also include 3 different hero characters, and lots of unique challenging enemies. Already a thriving and popular game on Steam Greenlight, prepare to get blown away with the addictive gameplay and fantastic graphics!

Key Features

• Wide Range of Magic spells and abilities to use
• Hundreds of items
• Menacing boss battles
• 3 characters to choose from.
• Experience the dramatic events between seasons through a brand new original story!
• Built from the ground up to support modding (editor will be available soon )
• Ongoing free updates ( upcoming updates will be free charge for customers who purchase this game )
• Many expansions available post-release.


At the height of the glorious Persian king KayKavoos' reign, he had dominance over half the lands of his age. Seeking to cement his legend, he looked next to conquering the heavens.
Lashing a great sky chariot to four mighty birds, the lord of Persia ascended far above the earth.
Before the king's ambition could be fully realized, an angel appeared to quell his flight. But as the celestial creature prepared to strike down the Persian king, the glowing spirit of a child materialized.
“Stay your hand, angel! I am KayKhosro, this great king's yet-unborn son. If you destroy this man for his arrogance now, you destroy me! To rob him of his present would be to rob me of my future.”
The angel paused, considered the spirit's words, and sent the zealous King's chariot crashing down to the realm of Earth from whence it came.
“I am forbidden from severing your bloodline, and have returned your ancestor to his kingdom alive, but the burdens upon you are heavy, indeed.”
The angel embraced the spirit child, imparting these words.
“You will be born into an age of conflict, your ancestors beset upon each other with steel and cruelty, and your people will look to you for guidance. One day, evil will descend upon the borders of Persia, and you must be ready.
Now, rest, child. Your time has yet to come...”

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
    • Processor: AMD 3500+ – Intel 2.2 Pentium 4 CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce7000 series – ATI X1400 & HD series or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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194 of 255 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
horrible game. it bugs out when travelling back through completed quest areas. it has an extremely basic skills tree/char development and plot. items are also very bland/generic with only 3 lines of modifiers and is no where near as detailed/varied as the diablo series. the graphics/animation and controls are also poor. its easy to get lost during each quest because theres no minimap (or any kind of map). stay away, they're better free games on the internet.

I'd rate this a 3/10.. closer to a FREE flash game than a $20 game.
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76 of 90 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
I'm sorry, I really wanted to like this game, especially since there are so few games that actually deal with Persia and its mythologies (Prince of Persia notwithstanding), but I cannot in good faith recommend this game to anyone. There's no actual randomized items, no deep character development, and the story looks interesting but sounds like it was badly translated. All together, the game comes across as bare-bones, it functions like its still in its development stages (hell, it probably is considering), and you really don't get bang for your buck. Thankfully I got this during the steam sale, so my wallet wasn't hit too bad, but still, unless the developers release a HUGE update that actually makes like it like an actually finished game, I don't think I have the strength to finish it. Plus, going by the achievements, its not very lengthy anyhow. Sorry folks, but look elsewhere for your hack'n'slash'n'cast'and gunnin fix.
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
what a piece of crap

+ none

+ no storyline
+ missing sound
+ DEV introduced cheats to finish the game rather then just fix the game

played it to get achievements and even that got annoying
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Legends of Persia is an action-RPG played from an isometric point-of-view, similar to Diablo or Torchlight . It is one of the most disappointing games I've played in years, with very few redeeming qualities.
Unless you obtain it as part of a bundle, it is not worth the price of entry.

Story elements
Original but underused setting
Original story, set in a part of the world that isn't often explored in videogames. However, the story is conveyed entirely via cutscenes and only the first one has voiceovers; the remaining dozens do not. The cutscenes are mostly exposition, and the gameplay barely feels connected to the story.

Cliffhanger ending
Game ends on a cliffhanger promising a sequel or an expansion. Remains unclear if it'll happen.

Brief longevity/replayability
Game it very, very short. A playthrough while watching the cutscenes is about 4-5 hours long. Replayability is almost non-existent.

Gameplay elements
Underwhelming loot
The weapons and equipment variety is extremely low for an action-RPG. I changed gear a total of 5 times from start to finish.

Very few skills
Skills variety is low. Descriptions don't update past the first level, making it impossible to know what leveling a skill to the second and third level does before investing points.

Unbalanced difficulty
Game difficulty is poorly balanced. Instead of fixing it, the developers added cheat codes to be invincible and skip levels...

Linear level design
Levels are very linear and exploration is not rewarded. There is no minimap.

English translation
It is rather obvious that the game wasn't developed by native English speakers, or translated by someone who had the skills to do so. In addition to numerous typos and grammar mistakes, sentences structure is often incorrect, making the story harder to follow. My favorite error is the game title: on Steam, it is called "Legends of Persia"; in-game, it is "Legend of Persia".

Technical details
Dated visuals
Graphics are dated and the aesthetics are bland and generic. Animations are sub-par.

Additional information
False promise
Editor promised in the Key Features section is unavailable.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
This game is very very bad. It's a very poorly made diablo clone, everything is glitchy and laggy, nothing's really thought out or balanced, the game art is terrible (though i swear they worked harder on the cut scenes than the rest of the game combined).
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
It plays like an Early Access game, but it's not. Weird...

I gave it a chance, and it's a bad game. It had some potential, but it is so unbalanced. You're better off playing Torchlight I & II, or even one of the Adventures of Van Helsing games.
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46 of 67 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21, 2014
I got this from a $2 bundle and I feel ripped off. This is a terrible game. The combat is so slow the mouse feels super weird and picking anything up is awkward. There isn't even a real options menu. Don't buy this game let alone at full price.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
I tried. God sees I tried to give this game a chance. And it failed beyond any expectations. I can't even call it a game! Missing textures. Missing music. Missing sounds. Missing text. Horrible controls. Difficulty that laughable at one point and menacingly cruel in a couple of screens. Constant crushes. Think about any bad video game thing and I can bet Legends of Persia has it!
This not a game. Alpha version as I can call it.
Avoid it at any cost. You've been warned.
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95 of 158 people (60%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
If you purchase this game expecting Diablo III or Torchlight II set in a Middle-Eastern world, you will be horribly disappointed. I backed the game on kickstarter thinking it would be exactly that - a mid-east Diablo II clone. Initially I was put off by what seemed to be an overly simplistic game, as everything seemed to be rather generic. However, if you play on, the game gains more complexity - equipment gains stat modifiers for example. Legends of Persia is actually a fairly decent ARPG.

The graphics are not great by modern standards, but they are not as terrible other reviewers say. I guess people tend to forget that many of the games people loved that influenced this game (Diablo I & II, Divine Divinity, Siege of Avalon) look horrible by modern standards. In a forum I saw someone compare this game to RAW. This game is no where near as bad as that turd.

While I like the game, I believe that the average steam consumer probably would want to pick this game up when it is on sale because it does not compare favorably to some of the other games available on steam in the same genre.

What is interesting to me is that the game studio is based in Tehran. The story is based on a legendary prince of ancient Persia. Personally I believe that cultural engagement with the Middle East is important, and do not at all mind having paid full price for this game. I also believe that this game studio is capable of improving and doing better. Instead of giving up on the game after 10-15 minutes, play the game and give the studio constructive criticism.
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47 of 76 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
To be honest; They are WAY overcharging for this crap game. Persia is not really anyone's idea of "the coolest setting ever", to begin with, but the gameplay is just brutal. I couldn't get into the story due to its horrid gameplay.
Instead of buying this game, get yourself either the FREE Path of Exile, which is awesome. Or if you're looking for more of a story, I strongly recommend Van Helsing. I haven't beaten 2 yet to give you a good enough critique, but the first was(in my honest opinion) better than any of the diablos I've played.
Honorable mentions: The artists for this game obviously worked their tushies off, and I love the story telling aspect. But the programming and animating team should probably be REPLACED, or trained a lot better. Might I suggest Disney's Principals of animation? You'll be doing yourself an immense favor by learning from it. A programmer I am not, but from the dabbling I've done in UDK and Unity I have created more convincing and better programmed pieces of crap. Honestly though, the animation is probably worse than the programming. All I could say for programming is it felt like they were not compelled to do a better job, which I could understand to some degree, but they should have at least tried their best :/
Review END.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: September 2
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4.4 hrs
Posted: August 3
A great ay to tell how bad a game truly is is to go through the positive reviews and see how many of them are clearly written by shills.

This game is therefore: very very bad.
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3.3 hrs
Posted: July 24
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0.1 hrs
Posted: May 7
I tend to be a fan of ARPGs.
I very much try & play any game that plays similar to an ARPG & the list includes:

Diablo 1, 2 & 3
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
Dungeon Siege 1, 2 & 3.
Grim Dawn
R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War
Wave Of Darkness
Torchlight 1 & 2
Sacred 3
Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsin

& similar games of Neverwinter Nights 2, Divinity Original Sin & a few others that are turn based & more cRPG then ARPG.

And despite it all & have ones like R.A.W. & Wave Of Darkness which both have some serious problems... I have to say this is one of the worst games I've ever played.... & I only played past the 1st fight so far.
This game feels like a RPG Maker RPG does to a decent RPG like Dragon Quest (the original). Poorly.. it feels like it was pumped out using assests that were bought in the bargin bin with little thought to interface or animations & other similar requirements for a good ARPG. It's like the framework for a game... or something you would present to a teacher to show what you're planning on doing your grade 10 assignment on "oh yes here's a quick example of what I want to do... the final assignment will be more flushed out".

Having waited until it was on deep sale... the currently 85% off because of how many bad reviews there were I actually regret buying this game for the $3.50 cents local currency. It is most definitely NOT worth more then $1.20 at best.... even that might be pushing it.... because it really does seem like you're playing someones failing grade computer programming homework.

I cannot recommend this item in any way shape or form. If you want an ARPG you're better off going with something way older & hence way cheaper because you'll still get a better product.

TLDR: Skip it. Failed homework project.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: March 4
The ugliness of the game fails to be funny or entertaining, it's just awful and expensive.
At least achievements are easy and bug free.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: January 4
Bad everything...
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 29, 2015
This may not be a bad game, but I could find no desire to keep playing it after 20 minutes.

From the beginning the load times are atrocious. There were 3 times before I ever reached actual gameplay where I thought the game had crashed because I was just staring at a blank screen for over 2 minutes. The cutscenes at the beginning were beautifully drawn but shoddily stitched together and at one point there was a 3 second clip of in-engine gameplay that was completely inexplicable. Sometimes things were voice acted, other times I had to read the subtitles. Once I was finally given control, I was dumped into the most lifeless, barren, bland city I have ever scene. I must have wandered around a good 10 minutes before I finally saw the single object in the whole town I could interact with and when I clicked on him I sat for another 2 minutes staring at a black screen while the cutscene loaded (this time without any sound period). He made a bow and sword materialize behind me and I proceeded to roam the town with the objective “Finding the Gold” until my eyes finally began to bleed from the terrible aliasing and constipated character animations.

If I’m going to play an aRPG I would reinstall Path of Exile; Legends of Persia brings nothing to the table that would merit overlooking all of it’s awful design first impressions.
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