The Empire of the Machines is threatening the entire universe. The other factions have banded together to defend the galaxy from the invader. Battles are raging in the corridors of the Machines underground production facilities!
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Release Date: Jul 16, 2015

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“All in all, Legions of Steel is a damned fine science fiction tactical combat game”
9/10 – Armchair General

“A sturdy conversion of a robust set of board game rules.”
7/10 – PC Invasion

“Legions of Steel is a tactical turn-based action experience that rewards the top quality strategist.”
8/10 – Level UP

About This Game

The Empire of the Machines is threatening the entire universe. The League of Aliens and the U.N.E. (United Nations of Earth) have banded together to defend the galaxy from the invader. Battles are raging everywhere, but it is inside the twisting corridors of the Machines underground production facilities, that the tactical upper hand is taken. And the war is won.

Originally designed by Clark Browning, Marco Pecota and Derrick Villeneuve, Legions of Steel is a tactical board game where players fight battles in a dark and dangerous environment. French Developer Studio Nyx have managed to re-create the deep and challenging set of rules, while adding slick 3D models, a clever and accessible UI and a load of new features.

Turn-based tactical firefights

Each unit has its own skills and characteristics. It comes with its own set of weapons and abilities making the game deep and complex for experienced players, yet simple and approachable for novices.

Electronic Warfare (Fog of War)

A game mode on its own, Electronic Warfare is an option players decide to activate and which completely changes the game into a whole different experience. All maps are playable in Electronic Ware mode

Tactical Options

Players can choose from a host of available firing options
The Advanced Covering Fire options allow for very precise control on what your units do during opponent’s turn
Grenades! Used to unlock gridlocked situations, players can throw them around corners without getting exposed. These are also used by the Machines to create smoke cover
Leadership points are a very limited resource used to “break” the common rules. Players will use them to add more actions (movement, fire), increase the odds when firing, or even dodge bullets during opponent’s turn.

Initiative Roll

Each map calls for an initiative roll at the beginning of the turn. Leadership can be spent to influence the roll. The winner of the roll chooses who starts to play the turn. This system breaks the linearity of turn-by-turn games. Which player is going first is always unknown.

Suspense above all

Radar detection and echoes add suspense to the gameplay. Every move is a thrill

More numbers!

2 playable factions with their own units and equipment
2 Single player campaigns in an immersive setting
15 scenarios for single player or multiplayer


Play with friends online through asynchronous, cross-platform multiplayer using Slitherine’s PBEM++ server or offline using familiar hotseat mode

Tournament system
This important feature works on the base of the Swiss System Tournament which uses a non-elimination format. It is very flexible and dynamic at the same time, allowing for a more challenging experience and it improves the general competitiveness.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 / Nvidia GeForce 2xx or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
Addictive, fun and quite challenging. Studio Nyx has outdone themselves by making a faithful adaptation to the board game that features Electronic Warfare (Fog of War that would make Space Hulk take notice), balanced gameplay with varied character classes, and a rather extensive list of maps and objectives to complete on each mission. Those who have played the old school XCOM games (or Xenonauts) or Space Hulk will fit right in with this one. It's a little more fast paced than either but if one mistake is made, your whole team is going down, all the same. As a side note, I love the artwork in this game too... makes me think of old Comic books. This for only 19.99 is a damn good deal. Cheers, Slitherine Group.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
No variety of levels or atmosphere. Potential though.

Unfortunately, no updates since Augest. Hopefully this isn't dead. If it was actively developed still I'd say go for it. The tactical view is actually amazing.

But looking at how big the campaign is, if this is as much as the game will ever offer, it's not worth it's current price of $20 as of Feb 2016.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
Been testing the beta and game bought from Slitherine, thus the short time played here.

This game is simple to get to grips with, but very addictive and superbly executed. You are not overburdened with useless tactical options, but the one's you have, are essential for victory.
This is tactics at it's best, and you can quickly see that the developers have put much love into it's making.
It defiantly has that 'one more turn' feature, and is very hard to turn off for the night.

The AI is extremely good, so when it does make a mistake, you need to exploit it without pause. Some maps will take you many restarts before you triumph, but it's really great fun finding the right path of action.

The price is reasonable, and the game worth said price. If you like your tactics, your going to love this.
Did I mention that when you turn on the FOW, it becomes a spooky tactical game?

Update: This game feels abandoned. No word from the developers, with only one half-arsed patch.
Sltherine new policy seems to be throw out as many money grab games as possible, and then forget they even exist.
Be aware of this when viewing future game published by Slithrine.
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55 of 100 people (55%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
1.No options menu.
-No Resolution changing ingame
-No graphic/sound options ingame
2. The UI not only looks as if it was design for an IPad, it has the same icons as if it did...

Conclusion: Instant Refund, the gamestate is on par to an Alpha stage, and yet
the price is $20. Not worth.

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Look you're the dev. Seeing someone bash your baby might be hard news I get it I'm a programmer myself. But I am also familiar with unity and what it takes for a game to be considered finished. Using the Unity Launcher with its fixed resolution options on startup, its uninformative quality settings from fastest- fantastic is not what a finished game makes.

Let me give you an example, the options menu I am referring AT MINIMUM should allow me to:

A) Change between fullscreen and windowed
B) Change resolution settings
C) Anti-Alias (2x at minimum)
D) Gamma Settings
E) Shadows if applicable
F) Texture quality.

The user should NEVER be locked into a resolution or windowed/fullscreen and have to EXIT THE CLIENT to change settings. There's a reason every game indie to triple A has this minimum feature. That ALONE was enough to tell me not much thought went into the game itself.

A game is half UI, half mechanics. If you have beautiful mechanics and a clunky UI, the user experience suffers, if the UI is gorgeus but you have no game, same thing.

Next point:
The game is charged at $20,

From what I can tell you utilize a 2.5D approach. The character models are in 3D, and the environment is in 2D. Meanwhile the entire game is played from an isometric top down view. Why the ♥♥♥♥ are the characters in 3D, using an HDR animated sprite would convey more information in a more presentable manner than simply using 3D models for the sake of having 3D models.

It's as if you included the 3D models to justify a 20 dollar asking doesn't, in fact in this scenario had you gone with HDR textures you'd of allowed for finer detail, stronger asthetic and a $15 asking price without any complaints.

UI + This weird Design decision do not warrant $20.

Final Point:

When you port a game, if at any point the user is able to see the game does not look like it belongs on the system, then the user will feel ripped off. This is not just my experience look at the Arkham Knight reviews on steam PC vs PS4 feels, looks, and acts like a shi**y port for pc so people are pi$$ed. Meanwhile on PS4 everyone loves it. Your's behaves fine, but having a giant blurry Android/Iphone/IPad like gui that doesn't scale well with monitor resolution makes me wonder why it's not charged at 5 dollars. I could be wrong on this, but I have never even heard of a game that costs 20 dolars on the Play/App store, let alone one selling well.

In the end the game feels unfinished, it looks unfinished, regardless whether or not you'd call it unfinished, that is my take. Had you posted this as an Early Access called it a Beta for example and then got feedback to fix these issues, perhaps my negativity would be directed towards certain mechanics, or perhaps I wouldn't have a single negative view and actualy recommend this product. Unfortunatly that is not the case, and my opinion.
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16 of 28 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
LEGIONS OF STEEL is an incredibly well polished graphically gorgeous and game mechanics stunning science fiction strategy war game where your squad of futuristic Commandos are tasked to protect the universe against cybernetic organisms known as The Machines.

The sleek sci-fi artstyle and mechanical ambient music merge to create a dark surreal galactic canvas bathed in deep red slaughter. The look of LEGIONS OF STEEL conjures up comic book memories of ALIEN LEGION and games i used to play on the Commodore Amiga 500 which delivered the whole package in a very visceral satisfying potent way. Its a fun kind of tough where even losing feels exhilarating all the while learning from ones mistakes and going back into the fray to attempt to do better.

In LEGIONS OF STEEL combat flows with graceful lethal elegance as units move in a battle ballet of death seeking to achieve the most advantageous tactical position to annihilate their foes. Engaging the enemy means knowing when to do certain command maneuvers such as a strafing attack where the combatant steps out into the open to blast the Machine enemy with metal shredding fire then fade back into cover with such speed one forgets this is a turn based marvel of strategic controlled chaos as they would say in the old ALIEN LEGION comic books.

Player and enemy turns are geniously done via table top style dice roll to see who wins the intiative to decide which side moves first. This adds another level of strategy as the player with the initiative roll may decide its better to let the enemy move first as they wait for that right momemt to engage in a ambush maneuver. Before each firing encounter the player can click on the fire panel to see what modifiers are effecting their chances of getting a hit or not thus allowing them to make a decision to fire, move to a more advantageous location or wait until they are in a better situation to engage such as when grenades with different vision and area effects are making for a difficult successful shot or one of your fellow Commandos is in your line of fire thus making for a penalty modifier to hit. Ah wonderful wonderful modifiers!

Then there are throwable weapons like the force wall which comes in extremely handy in desperate situations when the enemy needs slowing down or their line of sight blocked buying the player some time to gather their wits and launch a counter attack or retreat to more advantageous ground. The Machine enemy also have their own plethora of grenade weapons which effect the battlefield or just outright kill those who stand against their all consuming might.

Have i mentioned yet that there are also ballistic and energy weapons?

Animations compliment the futuristic art style perfectly giving inhuman alien menace to The Machines and vigilant heroic stature to The Commandos. Storyboard screens are rich with comic book artistry alive with violently valiant imagery urging the player to continue their war against The Machines.

There is both a lengthy campaign mode and skirmish mode where you can play either as the desperately fighting for survival Commandos or the indomitable relentless Machines. For those who desire for more fleshlike opponents there is hot seat as well as multiplayer for your.. special needs.

Music and sound effects transform my reality into unreality as i suddenly find myself in a science fiction audioscape as if out of the movies FORBIDDEN PLANET and ALIEN among many other forboding paradise nightmare worlds. Truly audiophile elite level of quality.

LEGIONS OF STEEL table top majesty in a digital age where screaming metal and liquified flesh fill the battlefields of tomorrow. Buy it! Play it! Decimate in terror all before you!
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2015
Playing through the tutorial campaign & enjoying learning the game mechanics. The art style & music are both cool too. Only gripes are: 1. screen sometimes shakes wildly in a weird manner when scrolling, and 2. some typos, bad grammar (e.g. missing or misplaced apostrophes) & inconsistent style (e.g. "Machines" is sometimes capitalized & sometimes not) in the text. Hopefully fixed in a patch. But solid gameplay & aesthetic.
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16 of 29 people (55%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2015
A wonderful game based on the amazing board game of the 1980's a definite buy!
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2015
As someone who loves strategy games in general, and who also enjoys space hulk, i was on the fence about buying what appeared to be a "lesser clone". Well i decided to try this out and you know what? This game is a perfect compliment to your strategy collection. This is really the opposite of space hulk (powerful military might in small number against an endless hoard of lesser intelligence beasts). The concept in this game instead of dissimilar opponents, is much more based on two more equal enemies in terms of intelligence and weaponry. The difference between the games is very much worth your money because this title really has its very own feel and in a very good way. I did encounter a bug where the enemy turn would keep running forever so i had to restart. Apart from that very minor annoyance, the game is absolutely fun and challenging. If you like turn based tactical strategy, this is your ticket for a great ride due to the combination of luck/skill making each game a little different and therefore very replayable. You can play a nice quick round anytime you like which is always a good thing thanks to the skirmish mode with the same maps from the campaign as well as a few new ones. Bottom line, its worth the asking price and worth your time. Good luck in your struggle against the machines!
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 16, 2015
Legions of Steel is all sorts of awesome, the art style during the comic-book styled cutscenes are excellent there is a ton of variety within the game from your units to maps and you can even play on custom maps too!

There is a brilliant campaign to sink to to help you learn the ropes or take on a new challenge along with how good the game looks it really does feel like the good ol XCOM/ Fallout styled games are in here but with some great additions to make Legions of Steel really stand out!
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
376.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2015
Legions of Steel PC Game Review by

The Past has hit the Present with an all new way to play the classic board game, Legions of Steel.

This game was released yesterday ( July, 16th, 2015) on the PC. I heard about it last night, and instantly started doing research about it. As mentioned before, I tried to help with the Kickstarter and after it didn’t go through, I was bummed. Yes, I probably could have tried to keep up with the Legions of Steel news and watched it develop, but I didn’t. Call me lazy, or busy, but for whatever reason it dropped off my radar.

Right now I’ve played multiple hours of the game.
Holy crap is it fun! I didn’t even bother to run the tutorial or the rules, I wanted to approach it with the rules I learned when playing the board game all those years ago.

Let me tell you, while it’s not identical to the board game, it’s really damn close! I mean, it would be impossible to mimic every element of the board game, but to be honest, some of those rules were thick to understand to begin with. This PC version takes the guesswork out of it and inject pure fun into your eyes.

The graphics are wicked cool, the music is haunting and exciting at the same time.

The Setting:
The Future. Okay, we just took the Past, mashed it with the Present, and now we are flinging it into the Future! Whhheeeeeeeeee!!!!!
The League of Aliens and the United Nations of Earth (U.N.E.) have teamed up to keep at bay a new threat to the galaxy, The Machines.

Legions of Steel is a tun based game. Each unit has it’s own set of skills and characteristics. Different weapons can be used and sometimes you have to use the map as a weapon itself!
You can also choose to play singleplayer missions or go against another player in multiplayer mode.
In the board game’s set up, players took turns setting up snap together cardboard tiles that created the scenario you were to play in. As best as I can tell so far, you do not do that here, all of the maps are premade.

Right now Legions of Steel is available for the PC and iOS. At the time of this writing there is no release date yet for Android but I will update with one when I find out!

The Cost:
You can purchase it for a measly $18.00 from Steam or from the iTunes store! EIGHTEEN bucks! That’s dirt cheap for this wicked cool game! Hell, the board game itself was about $60.00!

Bottom Line:
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53.6 hrs
Posted: October 15
Love the game its just very buggy!
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1.2 hrs
Posted: October 6
Ridiculously hard: one false movement of one squad member means you have to restart the level.
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16.9 hrs
Posted: June 15
This game is entirely worthless and I wouldn't even recommend this for 2$. It has no depth and is simply shoddily developed. Shovelware at its worst.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: December 26, 2015
Game seems to be fun tactics but for what little I played, it had no character or atmosphere. Units are very generic. If you like flavour in games, you won't like this, be my guess. Admittedly, I lost interest immediately so didn't play long.
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8.5 hrs
Posted: August 3, 2015
Well I will keep this short. I bought it because it reminded my of the Atari ST/Comodore Amiga game called laser squad. Overall I liked the game, there are a number of tactical options and the AI isnt bad. I played through all of the scenarios in a few hours so my only complaint is that it is a bit short. I think it might shine when playing against another player.----Buy it on sale.
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20.2 hrs
Posted: July 26, 2015
Great game for the right person. I think this is a very well done tactical turn based game irregardless of time period. If you like tactical turn based games this is programmed very tight with few if any bugs.

I like this one a lot. My issues with it:
1. Graphically nice, however I find the background distracting. Use the tactical view for unhindered mayhem. (T key). They should give you multiple backgrounds to play with / in.
2. Ony two campaigns, yes and one is a tutorial campaign that is very thourough and well done. That being said, humans are the best to play against.
3. No editor. But you can customize some maps with options you select, however it is limited.
4. Sounds. Nice if you could change the music, not a big deal though.

Again, I think it's a great game and my issues are minor compared to what the game accomplishes. I enjoy it very much.
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3.4 hrs
Posted: July 25, 2015
At first glance this looks like Space Hulk. Upon playing you'll find a MUCH deeper tactical gameplay experience. For example assigning command points to give key units a little extra movement/firepower is a very nice mechanic.

Every turn the relative positions of units on the grid map...combined with the many movement and fire options...will play out like a mini tactical puzzle culminating in overall success or failure. This game gives you a LOT of options. Many more than most of the newer turn-based tactical shooters currently being released. I'm grateful for this relief from appy, over-simplified, xCom clone games.

+1 for a turn-based tactical game that understands how guns work.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: July 24, 2015
Legions of Steel is a fun turn-based strategy game that puts you in control of a squad in a board game based tactics game.
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torrent of a goose
3.1 hrs
Posted: July 24, 2015
probably not a bad game but unplayable without zoom control.
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