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 (34 reviews) - 61% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,574 reviews) - 52% of the 2,574 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
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Teddy
49.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
I recommend buying it when it's 10 dollars. It falls very short of a true Baldur's Gate experience, but it's a nice distraction for someone familiar with the series. The available companions aren't really the greatest selection, and you're pretty much guaranteed to be stuck with the same Priest everyone else is, and you meet her early. Unless you roll without a priest - more power to you.

A faint glimmer compared to the original series, but they had very large shoes to fill.
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Elenval
33.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game gets alot of hate. I will be clear in saying yes, this game does have flaws. Despite these flaws this game is a breath of fresh air. Its fun. The potential here for a small group of friends is HUGE. Combat is fun and depending on your difficulty settings, tough. I will hit on some of the gripes I have seen repeated over and over. Yes the AI is a bit clunky, however if you are playing on any difficulty other than easy you wont be relying on this anyway. You will turn tactics off and issue every command to your party. Yes this game feels like it could have been optimized better, the loading screens are slightly long. The long loads are worth the wait, enough said. Community. You expect this to have a vibrant and interesting community thanks to all the old school pen and paper guys. Not so. Unfortunately some of the old schoolers have taken it upon them selves to continuously ♥♥♥♥ talk this game and cry about how it didn't meet thier expectations (if you want pen and paper d&d go play it. You will NEVER get a true pen and paper experience in a game). So this community is in need of somewhat of a revival. What you make of this game is up to you and your own imagination.
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Polydiscombobulated
46.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
Yeah, buggy, occasional CTD's, combat isn't that difficult, graphics not the best and probably best run at lower res and frame rates, but a decent little game with a good story.

Had a ball playing it, despite all it's faults. Well worth the money.

Highly recommended.
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dennis1967222
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
does game work on window 10
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meltdown
18.9 hrs
Posted: September 22
Don't know where so much of the hate comes from this is a great game! I played the previous titles a little but could never get into them much, this game has changed that for me! Some things could be a little better explained and the UI isnt the best but it is a group-RPG I will keep coming back to. Also, free DLC!

I haven't even tried Dungeon Master yet but that adds even more to the game if you play with friends or by yourself.
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jacobnelson920
24.0 hrs
Posted: September 19
Sword coast is amazing, the warlock class is open if you build it right (figure it out experiment with different builds!) I've gotten to God mode, I did a hard dungeon crawl with the boss being a death tyrant and only came close to dying once. Free expansions, what?!?! Rage of demons is a free expansion, albeit I haven't finished it yet, but I've enjoyed meeting the famous drowning with a heart of gold and two scimitar.
As is I'd give this game 4 +3 swords outta 5!

Happy crawling!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Not a bad casual RPG, but definitely was not what was promised.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Get it on sale.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I remember when this game was announced and in development. I was so excited the way that they explained how you could play the game in DM mode and basically create scenarios for people to dungeon crawl through and make it easy or challenging, and then how you could control bosses and fight against adventurers. That alone was a big reason why I bought this game.

Then I tried to ACTUALLY PLAY a DM game. And NOBODY plays DM games.

The online play is dead. Even if you DO manage to somehow find a game, if you're a fresh character you're not going to have much luck joining a game at your level, they'll always be at LEAST 4 levels ahead of you.

Granted, the offline solo campaign is decent, save for a few somewhat challenging parts. But for me alone, I bought this for the multiplayer aspect, which was a big point they were advertising. And there IS no multiplayer.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
766.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I liked this game a lot. It is charming and fun to play. I just wish it still worked. It doesn't work anymore. What's this game's problem? Anyone who is considering purchasing this game should take into account that this game has a lot of bugs. There are certain parts that I'm having trouble with and I wish someone would fix them.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Only a good game if you can go into it with VERY low expectations
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
I liked the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series of games, and this is their spiritual successor, even if it isn't a sequel. The story thus far harkens back to those games granting us a pleasent bit of nostalgia, while standing on its own and being a good, separate story that any new player can enjoy.

The 5th Edition D&D rules have been adapted to a computer gaming format reasonably well creating a solid combat pace without dtracting from the RPG nature of the game.

All in all, I would recommend this to any RPG player, and especially to any fan of Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
I have the recommended requirements matched with my macbook (mid 2015 latest model) however the fps is really low 25~30
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Don't listen to the naysayers. There is plenty to like about Sword Coast Legends. It may not be Baldur's Gate or Neverwinter Nights. Hell, it's not even truly D&D, but there's plenty going for it. I'm recommending SCL based on the campaign. There's much better options for multiplayer but having bad multiplayer doesn't make it a bad game.

Pros:
+ Tactical combat without rest and reset mechanic. The only resource to manage for abilities are cooldowns. It works pretty well for delivering consistent tactical challenges on hard.
+ Interesting abilities to choose between on level ups.
+ Great voice acting and above average character companions.
+ Nicely paced and decent story with a fair amount of side quests.

Cons:
- The game does get easier about 25% of the way through, but there's enough close calls to keep things exciting. I'd really recommend playing on hard.
- Level scaling feels lazy with how it's done.
- The companion AI will do some really dumb things, like cast Cloud of Daggers right on top of an ally and kill them. Worst of all, there's no customization with the AI. You can't stop the use of any particular abilities and if you want the AI to switch targets after kills you have to use the full AI. It's really frustrating.
- Companions at camp DON'T LEVEL UP. It's pretty ridiculous to launch a modern RPG without camp members leveling up. You can't even fix this with mods without overleveling your main character.
- Abilities aren't well balanced. There are some really trash abilities in this game.
- Respec costs to change abilities are absurdly high. Which makes the above quite annoying at times.

Yes, there are more cons than pros. However, the pros are big picture and the cons are the minutiae. It's frustrating that SCL could've easily been a much better game. But it is what it is. I'd recommend purchasing it in the $5-10 range.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
The game doesn't live up to the concept. I figured I'd either get a decent dragon age / Icewind dale knockoff or a campaign creation tool, but neither of those concepts really held up.

As a player, it's combat is cumbersome and limited (WoW-esque, small skill trees instead of classic D&D character system). You only create your character in single player, giving you the same three generic NPC's every time you play solo, and the ai for these is poor (no tactics selection, frequently disobeys commands).

As a DM, the creation tools they give you are below adequate. You are limited to two types of locations, one for combat and one for plot. You cannot decide where a building goes in cities you build, they're built for you, and once inside you can't decide how the rooms look, simply what's inside them. Not to mention the monsters you can use as a DM are limited to about 7 or 8 small groups of creatures (Spiders, Bandits, Goblins, Cultists, etc.).

There's more I could mention but I'd rather not pile on. Wouldn't reccomend this one, even for the $20 i spent, but I will always be a fan of D&D games and if they revisit this or another title with some adjustment I'd happily try it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
As a game, its not terrible, as a D&D game, its a travesty. I will give it a thumbs up just because its $20 now and its not horrible of a game. The big issue I have now is that no one is online to play it. I don't really want to play it solo since if I'm playing a solo game I'll play something like Pillars of eternity or something with deeper gameplay and lore.
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