Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience.
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Mixed (79 reviews) - 53% of the 79 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,697 reviews) - 53% of the 2,697 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 19, 2015

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June 1

Hotfix June 1st

Fixes:

  • Fixed clients being unable to purchase items from vendors in some cases
  • Player will properly return to Manto-Derith if they skip the credits
  • Mac and Linux users should now have the proper build version, allowing them to play with PC players and also fixes many issues such as black screen from vendors
  • Fixed players getting stuck in the sewers under the Cutlass
  • Fixed companion cantrips not showing any visual effects (Note: still broken in RoD content)

Workaround for Linux Audio Issues
Please follow the below steps and your audio should start working again:
  • 1. Quit Steam.
  • 2. Using your terminal or your explorer window, go to this folder: ~/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/i386/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
  • 3. Rename the alsa-lib folder to alsa-lib_TEMP
  • 4. Rename the libasound.so.2.0.0 file to libasound.so.2.0.0_TEMP
  • 5. Rename the libasound.so.2 file to libasound.so.2_TEMP
  • 6. Using your terminal or your explorer window, go to this folder: ~/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
  • 7. Repeat steps 3 through 5
  • 8. Start steam
  • 9. Start the game
This issue is not unique to SCL, and you can find further discussion here:
https://github.com/ValveSoftware/steam-for-linux/issues/4139

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May 19

Hotfix May 19Th

We have a few fixes coming your way today:

  • Fixed journal showing in English for non-English languages for base SCL content (RoD strings will still appear in English)
  • Added XP rewards to RoD quests (oops!)
  • Fixed an issue that could cause characters to float above the ground when moving up/down ramps

We're also working on audio fixes and version mismatching for Linux players. I'll post the details on those fixes when we're ready to deploy them.

Thanks!

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Reviews

“Dungeons & Dragons has returned in grand style.”
8.5/10 – VGNetwork

“Honestly, I love this game. It’s basically everything I’ve wanted in a Dungeons and Dragons game since Neverwinter Nights. In a lot of ways, I view it as a spiritual successor to the series, taking place in the same world, with many of the same important NPCs likely still alive and influencing the world.”
Great – OnRPG

“Sword Coast Legends is a solid loot crawl with more options than most games of its kind.”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

Just Updated



Play the free Rage of Demons expansion now!

Venture into the depths of the Underdark, through the trading outpost of Mantol-Derith, and fight alongside the legendary Drizzt Do’Urden! Rage of Demons is a free DLC expansion for Sword Coast Legends that includes hours of new story content; new Dungeon Master options; a new playable race: Tiefling; and a new playable class: Warlock!

Gather your party and prepare to delve into the Underdark, before the Rage of Demons consumes the Sword Coast!


*Rage of Demons content in English only

About This Game

Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before.

Sword Coast Legends also brings the roleplaying dynamic between players and Dungeon Masters to life with DM Mode, a first-of-its-kind real-time experience in which Dungeon Masters guide players through unique customizable adventures. In DM Mode, the Dungeon Master engages players and empowers them to have fun in a way that suits the party best while creating a tailored, non-adversarial 4 with 1 experience that any RPG or pen-and-paper fan will enjoy.

Key Features:

  • Single player campaign created by members of the leadership team that brought you Dragon Age™: Origins
  • Choose from five playable races and six unique character classes to build your own stalwart adventurer
  • A return to form, SCL is the compelling and complex RPG you've been waiting for and features pause time, party-based tactical combat and involving storylines
  • Dungeon Master Mode: Create your own epic adventure to share with your friends, or enhance their experience in real time as they traverse your dungeon
  • Set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe based on the fifth edition ruleset and populated with Dungeons & Dragons lore and legend

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO E6700 @2.66 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9c compliant
    • Additional Notes: We recommend a better CPU for hosting games
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bit or better
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k @3.3 GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 270X or NVidia GTX 760 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9c compliant
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X El Capitan or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GT 320M or AMD Equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend a better CPU for hosting games
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X El Capitan or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU @ 2.50GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M295X or NVidia Equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.3
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 4850
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: SDL2 compatible
    • Additional Notes: We recommend a better CPU for hosting games, and proprietary graphics drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04.3
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad @ 3.00GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 270X or NVidia GTX 760 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: SDL2 compatible
    • Additional Notes: We recommend proprietary graphics drivers
Customer reviews
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Mixed (79 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (2,697 reviews)
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grimrist
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Does the gameplay have lag issues? I wouldn't know. After creating a character the whole of the game that I saw was the loading screen for two minutes as it ran at 1-3 FPS.


Also: Shoutout to whoever on the Dev team decided the assets should all look like they're under the listing of "Fantasy Weapons" out of a mail-order catalog.
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Ishimaru Masato
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Crashes, more crashes and even more crashes, also if i would like to recommend you this game i can't -.-
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Division by Zero
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Refund this simulator 2015.
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Loewenthal
( 17.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Unplayable for some due to "pink box bug".
Latest update changed the system requirements meaning that some people (myself included) used to be able to run the game and now they're not.
Game devs don't intend on fixing the issue but rather recommend you upgrade your graphics card.
That is unacceptable.

Do not support ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t like this.
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Witchthief
( 31.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
First, let me say that while I understand the issues some people are having with this game as a long time DnD fan (ah, Baldur's Gate. So many memories!), I decided to give it a chance and focus on the 'what is' rather than the 'what it could/should have been'.

I was not disappointed.

The nostalgia hit me right away. I was pleased to find that it felt more like what I remembered my first forays into Bioware RPGs being than the jump onto the hack'n'slash bandwagon that I feared. Sure, it's not exactly DnD, but that's part of it's charm, in my opinion.

This is a great way to lose huge swathes of your life in a fun, enjoyable and immersive setting either solo or with a friend thanks to a surprisingly decent multiplayer function. (My boyfriend and I play together - him as an upstanding, loyal paladin, me as a chaotic rogue who occasionally 'forgets' to search for traps as he forges ahead... oops!)

Do I recommend this game? Undeniably yes - as long as you're not one of those closed minded people who want everything to be by the book and just so because 'it's meant to be DnD'.

TL;DR - While this game does have a few glitches and long loading times, I still think it's worth giving a go for fans of the genre.
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rubirose
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Well, what I got to see of the story and gameplay elements were just fine and rather enjoyable. Then I took a break from the game for a few months. Today I was in the mood to finally start playing the game again and was happily loaded into the game when a pink box covered most of my screen. Confused, I googled what the problem was only to find "If you see a pink box in the middle of your screen your system likely does not meet the minimum system requirements for Sword Coast Legends. Unfortunately there is no 'fix' for this issue that does not involve updating your video card to something newer". I played this game just fine in the past with absolutely no issue whatsoever. I have not changed my computer so it has to be something on the dev side. I am very confused and angry and truly cannot recommend this game to others when the graphic demands change so suddenly and with no reason or warning.
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Kisstantari
( 91.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Hater's hate. Like life sword coast legends is what you make of it. I found it fun making campaigns for my friends to run in while i DMed, you get out what ya put in.
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Smile or Die
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
this game could have been my favorite game ever it has all the right stuff for a co-op rpg but lacks one major peice which is comunity support the game it's self is not DnD 5e but it is a DnD experiance it just needs more fans to support it
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HerpDerp
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Forced to create an account to even look at the main menu if you have Steam set to online, You can't even close the game after startup if you are online, you have to alt+F4 because the game is basically locked until you login or make a new account...however if you set Steam to Offline mode before you startup the game you can play...offline....

Won't recommend any Single Player Game that forces you to create an account to play while you are online. Big no no right there.

Also, the game is weird. I played the first "chapter"/"map" and when I thought I was going to have a boss fight the cinematic kicked in, then some dialogue happened and suddenly I was back at the main menu of the game? Wtf?? Did I just black out and miss something what the hell happened? I went from "ho ho ho I'm a big bad monster let's fight" to Main Menu of the damn game?? Sooooooooo weird.

Lastly, I thought this was supposed to be a D&D game, I was expecting spell slots with limited uses and short/long rests etc etc. Instead all spells/skills are on cooldown timers....basically a "D&D" game for dummies it seems.

Now I see why it has so many negative reviews and they are warrented. If you're looking for a good D&D game this isn't it, if you're looking for a casual top down group RPG game like Dungeon Siege this is more up your alley. Although even Dungeon Siege is way more complex then this game...

Also, it says I played around 10 minutes, but that's not true. I've played well over an hour almost two hours now offline. I think its only registering the time I spent figuring out how to close the damn Account Login screen while I was online without using Alt+F4.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
37 of 51 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Ignore the haters and whiners, this is a solid game. Is it *exactly* what you *hoped* it might be in your diehard long-time tabletop D&D heart-of-hearts? No.
Is it a well-made, fun, party-based (and co-op friendly without being a shallow MMO!) game that carries a lot of the flavor of Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, in a slightly faster-paced, slightrly-less-in-depth, slightly more accessible form? Yes.

I've been playing D&D for over 30 years, so I'm not some kid who thinks that WoW and Diablo 3 are the epitome of cRPGs. But I also know that those games are a lot of fun, when taken for what they are. This is a pretty good one. So far it's actually felt and played a lot more like a classic Bioware RPG than I was expecting, and a lot less like an rpg-lite hackathon along the lines of Diablo or Torchlihght, which is what I had expected it to be. Decently fleshed out NPCs, a proper storyline, merchants to trade with, varied side quests, not-completely-linear environments to explore - take it for what it is, and it's a pleasant surprise with a lot of the feel of playing Baldur's gate for the first time.

If you're a fan of the D&D setting and flavor, rather then obsessed with the mechanics (although those are still pretty true to the tabletop game here), and enjoy tactical party-based games with charcters that have their own personailties and chatter, exploring a map instead of just walking down a well-defined path, and having NPC conversations instead of just getting a single canned statement from every NPC you click on, give this one a try. It's really pretty solid, and pretty much a steal at these prices, It's not super-deep, it's not open-world, but it's a good middle ground, well-made, and fun, with a lot of personality.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Mediocre at best, lacking many features you would expect to be in a rpg - as a DnD, its awful. No tactics, no info on mobs, few options regarding party and clunky control of it, and the list can go on; plus it has terrible loading times, only one save slot making it impossible to retry things different way and poorly optimized as well, fps going down in areas without reason. Another VERY annoying thing, it requires like 30 clicks in the menu to actually load the ♥♥♥♥ing game.

Story might seem interesting, voiceacting is good and atmospheric, and thats pretty much it.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I'd ignore the bad reviews and snag this game during the summer sale. It's not an exact replica of D&D, which is what the bad reviews hate apparently, but this is not a bad thing. It takes D&D and makes it a fun dungeon crawling experience with cooldowns and pick and choose traits and abilities from a range of classes and class kits. For example, a thief can choose to spend their ability points on assassin skills, spell thief skills, thief skills, etc., and is not limited to choosing from a single class speciality as in normal D&D. This makes it more fun, in my opinion.

So while the rules limitations have been fudged and broken to serve the purposes of this specific game, it is still D&D in the sense that the same classes and setting is used to good effect. The Forgotten Realms atmosphere is completely intact, and you come into contact with a range of character types, political groups, and locations one would expect to run across in a Forgotten Realms game. Quite satisfying for me, as I've had a AD&D 1st Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Set since I was young, and Fonstad's beautiful Atlas, etc., etc., and always enjoy the setting.

PROS: solid story that lets you be evil if you want; ton of abilities to choose from to make the exact kind of character you want; great teamwork encouraged if you set up the pausing correctly, so that at the end of each round or after certain events, you can check in and change your strategy (which felt a lot like D&D to me); nice diversity of classes and races representative of typical D&D options; rewards searching which made my thief happy; some amusing side interactions like a zombie and a talking fish. A random dungeon crawl option and campaign creation tools for making your own locations and story are included.

CONS: loading times, and a few random glitches. Make sure you save your game so that you can reload if one of the players get stuck in a dialogue box. Other than that, only the leader (the person hosting the game) will be able to choose dialogue options when it comes to select dialogues, which means they will be the one making skill rolls, be warned. Not an exact replica of D&D, if that's what you're looking for.

I have not tried the campaign creation tools, so I can't say whether they are good or bad. They looked useable, though somewhat limited. I'll likely stick to the campaign the game came with and the free Rage of Demons expansion, as I have a tabletop RPG game to play outside of this game.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
If you enjoyed IWD, BG, etc.. I'd recommend grabbing it on sale. It's not NWN.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
102.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
This game is awesome, I don't know what is more fun playing the game itself or offending d&d board game players with my lack of disinterest in that ♥♥♥♥. This game is amazing and I have made many friends playing it.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
EXCELLENT game. I love the layout of the game and the nostalgic feel I get when playing it, love the ability to create your own character, and I love the combat system. The combat system and the way the game plays gives me memories of The Temple of Elemental Evil and the Icewind Dale games. Absolutely ASTONISHING!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
downloaded game just have a pink box infront of character unable to play at all.Try and get a refund say that i played to long the only time i was on i was trying to fix bug. Customer support sucks
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
i have no idea why this is getting such bad reviews. i think it's a decent rpg albeit a bit short.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=715358626

I uninstalled and reinstalled this game after this giant pink blob appeared on my screen. No matter what I do, this is what this game looks like for me. I was able to play it, I put about 2 or 3 hours into it and even showed it off to a couple of friends that liked the look of it. Now, I don't like the look of it so much. I've never encounted a problem like this and it is highly annoying to have paid full price for this game and currently it is compltely unplayable. Obviously I cannot recommend this game for fear that others will encounter this same problem, whatever it is. Hopefully by leaving this negative review, I can get some attention to the problem and some help correcting it. Otherwise, the game shows potential, I'd love to actually play it more and even in a multiplayer setting.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Well, what I got to see of the story and gameplay elements were just fine and rather enjoyable. Then I took a break from the game for a few months. Today I was in the mood to finally start playing the game again and was happily loaded into the game when a pink box covered most of my screen. Confused, I googled what the problem was only to find "If you see a pink box in the middle of your screen your system likely does not meet the minimum system requirements for Sword Coast Legends. Unfortunately there is no 'fix' for this issue that does not involve updating your video card to something newer". I played this game just fine in the past with absolutely no issue whatsoever. I have not changed my computer so it has to be something on the dev side. I am very confused and angry and truly cannot recommend this game to others when the graphic demands change so suddenly and with no reason or warning.
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