Fast paced wizard combat with the tactical positioning of chess and the bluff of poker. Features wizard customization, 100s of gear items, single player realm adventures, online leagues and co-op play.
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Mostly Positive (721 reviews) - 78% of the 721 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 26, 2015

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September 26

Chaos Reborn v1.12 - Epic Gear is Here

This version sees a major interface revamp, epic gear, new social rank systems, email notifications and a new way to invade or ally.

New features and major changes:

  • Epic staff upgrades: You can upgrade a law, chaos or neutral staff for now (other staff upgrades will be added later). The upgrade is purely visual and you can customise the appearance.
  • Upgrades staffs have additional special effects when wielded.
  • Epic gear upgrades: There is an epic gear upgrade for any of your body gear. This is a purely visual upgrade. You can customise the appearance.
  • Chaos Mode battles added as an option for duels.
  • Ruins special objectives - When you fight a wizard lord in ruins you must collect the gold from chests before you slay the enemy. The amount of gold you can get from ruins is boosted.
  • You can set up email notification for asynchronous games.
  • New currency - Realm Karma. You earn Realm Karma for being an ally or invader, or for defeating invaders, and for players completing realms you have designed. Spend Realm Karma on social rank progression or Forge Crystals
  • Forge Crystals can now be purchased with Gold or Realm Karma.
  • You get a reward of 100 Gold and 1 Forge Crystal with each level increase
  • Social rank progression is now based on wizard level - 25 for Lord, 50 for King, 100 for Demigod and 200 for God. Alternatively Realm Karma can be used to directly purchase the next social rank.
  • There is a new system for joining realm battles as an ally or invader. Opportunities for invasion or allying now appear as buttons on the right of the screen when you are outside a realm. The game mode (law/chaos) and the rewards are identified.
  • The interface is reorganised with a tab system for the major game modes.
  • In Classic Chaos mode wizards are now shown with selected gear and equipment, although the stats are for generic staff and bodygear.
  • There is a special effect for when an invader joins a realm battle.

Other Changes and bug fixes.
  • There is a visual warning when the turn timer is about to expire.
  • League progression stars for each league level reduced by one, making it quicker to reach arch mage level.
  • Mana for burning first spell reduced from 9 to 8.
  • Bolt tower and air elemental defence increased by 10.
  • Talsiman buffs - "Mana Corruptus" (.8 mana per balance shift point, regardless of number of players) and "Mana Mortificum" (4 mana per death in a duel, rather than 3)
  • You can now dispel your own (or allied) blob around an enemy creature.
  • AI creatures and wizards now obey engagement rules correctly.
  • You can now see if your ally's creatures are real or illusion via the tooltip, just like you can with your own creatures.
  • There is now a confirmation dialog when dismounting a wizard.
  • Baculum Obligo talisman now ensures all spells matching staff start in hand (subject to hand-size constraint, and after Cantio Obligo), rather than just 3 spells.
  • Cantio Compositus talisman now adds one new random spell to deck before shuffle and redraw; activation cost increased.
  • Bellivent talisman (retreat to void ranged attack) now works while mounted, and is always successful.
  • Bestiae Secutus talisman no longer gives a range-bonus to Crystal Wall (Range is still boosted by Cantio Secutus).
  • Draws in duel mode no longer reset your duel level.
  • Fixed multiple empty or dot messages when activating talismans.

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July 30

Chaos Reborn v1.11 Released

This release sees some bug fixes,balancing tweaks and some interface improvements.

Data tweaks

  • Mega-spell base costs increased slightly. This is to compensate a little for the fact that casting chance/cost of many mega-spells have been improved.
  • Law mode starting mana reduced to 20 for first player, 28 for second player.
  • Alignment shift values for many spells reduced by around 25-40%. This is designed to benefit neutral spells, and make extreme balance shifts less likely.
  • Reduced Duel AI bonus mana awarded for Duel level.
  • Increased max wizard level to 9999 (in preparation for new social rank progression).
  • Increased re-activation cost increase for megas in law mode from 20% to 25%.

Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a bug causing a player in duel mode to be driven by an AI
  • Fixed a bug that caused the law mode tutorial to be unable to progress due to insufficient mana.
  • Fixed the potential damage on blobbed/webbed creature healthbars.
  • The game will no longer rewind when connect as spectator.
  • Handled an error case when selecting a talisman slot and you don't have any more talismans of this type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the first win of the day not to give unique talismans.
    Improved layout of player info panel
  • Fixed a bug causing talisman info screen not to be shown in realms.
  • The forge activation confirmation dialog now does not show if you don't have enough force crystals.
  • You now get an error message when selecting a talisman slot while not having any talismans of this type
  • Added time stamp to global chat messages
  • Show 'MAP: ' infront of the map name
  • Wizard name change dialog fixed
  • Magic weapon spell cast shows the name of the target entity in the battle log
  • Sorted online players list

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“Chaos Reborn is quite simply the best strategy game on PC this year.”

“Chaos Reborn is already a brilliant update of an absolute classic ... There's every reason to be excited about Chaos Reborn's future but, unlike too many other Early Access games, it's a game worth being excited about right now as well.”

“I like it a lot, and it’s barely begun. So far at least, Chaos is well under control.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

From Julian Gollop, the designer of the original, award-winning XCOM game comes Chaos Reborn - a fast paced, turn-based wizard combat game with strategic Realm Quests. Between 2 and 6 players can challenge each other to magical duels in a variety of arenas using a spell deck of interesting spells and creatures - including the Gooey Blob, Shadow Wood, and more. There is a monthly league system and several game modes with live or asynchronous battles. You can explore the Realms of Chaos fighting Wizard Lords and Kings, and invite players to join you in co-op battles, or act as an invader in someone else's realm. These Realms can be designed by player Wizard Kings and rated by other players.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support, or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3) or later
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any card with shader model 3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
635.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Strategy games, mind games, tactics, counters, pulling your hair out ... this game has it all. At first things seems very complicated but the most important thing is to familiarize yourself with the game mechanics and learn the basics. try some basic different strategies. chose the one to your liking and keep learning :) every match is a fresh experience and fun.

+Post Review : now that I played this game for a couple of months and many hours I see fit to update my review.

This game has hands down one of the best communities that I encountered for any game, supportive, humble, respectful, helpful and that on itself is a great achievment for any game.
you can be a part of this community today if you chose too.

Devs are working very hard to make the game better and they even delivered what the game was not initially designed for "law mode" because some people could not cope with the bad RNG, which is sad I might add.

I played against the best, against the begginers, allied with them, played some epic 4 way matches, some fun 6 way matches.
I learned that although the game mechanics are simple, the skill cap is very high. Some think the game is imbalance. No, no, no.
If you have a problem dealing with something, or a strategy just ask other experinced players, use the global chat feature of the game "hi guys I think blob/undead/... is OP, how can I counter it ?"
You can't expect to win if you jump in and mindlessly start to play, and you have no right to complain either. "oh I missed that 90% cast now I'm gonna die and it's games fault." No it's not, it is your fault for not understanding that 9 out 10 times you CAN miss. Failure to plan is a plan to failure.

Every game has some bugs, but in over 300 hours of game play I just encountered 2 major bugs and 1 visual glitch that got fixed soon after. That is impressive.

I bought this game expecting to just have a game to play but now I have a 2nd family <3
10/10 Recommended.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
What can I say about this game. Its simply amazing. If you like card games/board games and RPG's with loot gathering. . . this game will scratch the itch of all those. It has a single player campaign. Not only that, it has a completely seperate multiplayer component which has different campaigns that can be played. You can invite your friends (or random people) to ally with you in battles. At the start of MP campaigns, you can select if you wish to have "invasions" or not. This will allow other players the ability to control enemy wizards in your game. You have the ability to do that as well and you get notifications to do such an action while you are in game. At first, the game seems sort of shallow. . . but once you start learning the mechanics and see the loot aspect. . . there is quite a bit to take in and do in the game. Its simply brilliant. I purchased this game when it was in early access and it has come a loooooong way. Its definitely worth a buy and try if you like any of the aforementioned genres without question.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
Having alot of fun with Chaos Reborn so far. I'm playing Law mode atm, but am excited to also try chaos mode. Had been keeping my eye on it all year. It reminds me of Heroes of Might and Magic turn-based battles, but in an arena setting (though more chaotic). Maybe a lil CCG feel to it. I'll be interested to see how the game expands with new spell types, effects, etc. Def worth the price.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
AMAZING GAME!!! everything is beautiful the music soothing, and the monster animations are fun to watch a great game to play with friends bought it around 8pm and played till almost 2am....yea this game is fun i liked it the minute i got into my first combat.
learning the game will take some time and alot of patience but knowing how monster perks work (similar to magic the gathering abilities) and knowing thier strengths is weaknesses will help you in fights. start off with the tutorial its boring i know but theres alot to learn and if you just dive in your going to miss out on alot of usefull info which could really help you later in harder fights or even in pvp if you so choose.
im usually just an rpg guy, but this game hooked me so hard i didnt want to get off the game! for the 14hrs straight of playing the game for the first time i can say im not dissapointed other than this game could use a bigger community.

really fun game just try the demo first and see how you feel but definetely try it especially with friends.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
This is one of very few TRPGs that are worth playing on the PC. It has some flaws (the turn limit, for example), but it's well above average for the genre. If you like games like Final Fantasy Tactics or XCOM then there's a good chance you'll enjoy this game as well.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
For people who like strategic turn based / board games, think Hive meets Poker. Very fun and intense battles which last up to half an hour.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I really wanted to like this game. I loved the original XCom, I like CCG games, and I like turn based FF-tacitics like arena gameplay. And even though there's a whole lot of mechanics thrown in (law vs chaos, illusions/dispells, undead mechanics, LOS/height/positioning, etc...), the game as a whole just does not come together. The game is slow and tedious, the number of clicks and the amount of time it takes to just move a unit and attack is far too much. The UI is cumbersome and the tooltips useless (and for a game with this many different mechanics you need useful tooltips). Deck building is almost non-existant and instead you equip gear which gives you cards, which constantly leaves you with half dozen useless cards.

From figuring out what has attacked, what has moved, and what hasn't, to trying to get your mount to attack, to the werid LOS rules; this game throws everything and the kitchen sink into the mix, but didn't come up with anything compelling and instead came out feeling like a big mess. Its too bad, the graphics are decent, the music solid, and the idea seemed quite interesting.

WIth some serious rebalanacing, reworking, and streamlining of many of the games systems, I can't recommend this for anything more than $5.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This game is quite fun. Check it out if you like the Xcom series.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Seems very buggy, and AI cheats, which gets annoying fast. i went threw a whole deck on chaos law, with ZERO of my 40% and 60% spells casting so many of my battles end of being rats vs trees, which also fail more then the predicted 88% and 90%,
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I'm glad there is people who make this kind of games.

The game is amazing! its a RPG game, a fantasy game, a strategy game, a card game, a mental game, a game of tricks, lies, and delusions. It's like playing magic on a board and with living monsters.
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25.5 hrs
Posted: October 10
I bought this game right after release and i have to say that i really didn't enjoy it. The randomness ruined one half of my games and the other half it was ruined for my opponent. There was nothing that you was able to do than fight battles or enter realms and fight battles there. Fight and grind with random outcome.
However the Devs didn't stop working an now it is really enjoyable.
  • Law mode (with Mana and HP bars).
  • Daily Missions.
  • Forge to create your own equipment (and skin)
  • Better tooltips and help which staff comes with which skills.
  • Gem overview.
  • Karma to increase social rank if you don't have time to level up by fighting hundreds of opponents.
To name the most important changes.
The before boring game changed into an viable one which is fun to spend some hours in.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
Immediately engrossing, though clearly with well-considered complexity beneath the surface.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: October 3
I spent 3 hours or so on the campaign and keep losing to the AI but that a big deal becuase you get a little money for losing right? WRONG! You get nothing. Also if you lose time seems to progress so that second fight you get stuck on get reinforcements to make it even harder. I admit i likely chose bad starting gear but you CAN NEVER repick it so grind till you get lucky or UNISTALL like I am about to do!!!
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