Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood is a cartoon-style third-person shooter. You take the role of a last-standing hard-boiled Legionnaire taking on an entire rebel army. A small campaign with various objectives, such as defending civilians, escorting a tourist bus and a mass-chicken-murder map.
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Mixed (259 reviews) - 61% of the 259 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 4, 2009

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About This Game

Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood is a cartoon-style third-person shooter. You take the role of a last-standing hard-boiled Legionnaire taking on an entire rebel army.

A small campaign with various objectives, such as defending civilians, escorting a tourist bus and a mass-chicken-murder map. The game includes a ranking system that allows you to unlock new outfits, accessories and of course new weapons.

Key features:

  • 18 Various Steam achievements: Try to win Chicken Slaughter (killing all the chickens) and Damage Control (sparing all the civilians) in the same game!

  • Fill your buckets with blood by causing suicide bombers to explode prematurely or shoot gory head shots!
  • A dynamically evolving soundtrack that reacts to your actions!
  • A complete arsenal of weapons, including personal air-raid support to slaughter attacking hordes at once.
  • A broad range of difficulty with action-packed fun for both casual and veteran players!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz CPU or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 video card and 64 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB
    • Sound: DX 8.1 Compatible Audio

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz CPU or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 video card and 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB
    • Sound: EAX Compatible
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard or greater
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: ATI X1600 or NVidia 9800 GT with 128MB of video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
    • Hard Drive: 200MB
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • Other Requirements: Keyboard and mouse
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Overall:
Mixed (259 reviews)
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DodLe
13.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
GG!
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Ryalb
3.4 hrs
Posted: July 12
"Buckets of Blood" makes me want to eat buckets of period.
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Ecn
0.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 11
I wish steam refund was a thing when I bought this back in the day.
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番茄蛋花汤
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 30
Its not a good game.so boring and AI is like god.too difficult for me (or Im a vegetable bird?)
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Zero
1.1 hrs
Posted: June 28
Don't buy it ... just don't

Keep your 1,49€ and go buy Hero Siege or whatever.
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Fay
1.1 hrs
Posted: May 13
Boring
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Mr. Nibbles The Tech Badger
1.7 hrs
Posted: April 27
A simple game filled with mindless fun, but held back by some weird flaws. The difficulty scales poorly, making you feel like grinding on lower difficulties for unlocks. The controls are weird, and the weapons don't seem to hit properly, making accurate shots feel like flukes more than anything. Cleaned up and it would be a lot better. As is, might as well just go back to Crimsonlands.
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andrea8989
1.7 hrs
Posted: April 21
Funny bloody game, unfortunately the single player campaign is pretty short...
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Panty
5.1 hrs
Posted: April 15
An entertaining videogame.
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Arachne
0.7 hrs
Posted: April 8
Won't run in macs.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2014
I got this game from an indie bundle and I was quite keen on it before installing it. That Lego-style TPS caught my attention and got a good feeling about it.

What a fool I was.

This is surely one of the worst indie games I've ever played. Everything makes me feel now that I've been scammed, betrayed. I absolutely approve the indie game generation (and actually I'm more into them than into triple-A games) but this is a paradigmatical way of "let's make something, it might give us money". And sure, you can say "hey, don't be so bad to them, they're probably a very little company", but this becomes senseless when you see that games such as Braid, Hotline Miami, VVVVVV, Super Meat Boy, FEZ and many others have been made by 1-2 people each and they're absolutely astonishing. So this is not an excuse.

I was running this game on the maximum settings (it doesn't have any high requirements anyway) and oh my god, the number of mistakes is so huge you should see it for yourself. ALL shadows were going crazy, in EVERY single map. Almost all textlines somehow got crazy too and were IMPOSSIBLE to read, like in a super low resolution. So actually I had to guess what every option did by pressing it. If you don't believe it I do not have any inconvinient in uploading screenshots.

The soundtrack was... what could I say? There's only 1 track. Or maybe not. I don't know. If there's more than one, then all of them feels the same. The same boring. Even on the menus. And even though I've listened the same music all way through my total gameplay, I've already forgotten how it sounds.

The AI. Oh my damn God, this is one of the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI's I've faced in a very long time. It can be fooled the SAME WAY on Easy than on Extreme difficulty. ALL enemies follow some patterns that after 1-2 waves will be absolutely predictible. Jesus, there was one time where an enemy was facing me but without shooting a single bullet. I stared at him for ten minutes. TEN MINUTES. He didn't do a thing. Again, you won't even image how sad the enemies react until you test it.

The game is also astonishingly short. Yet it felt long, because of how boring it was. All chapters were wave-based, and since this game is 1 player-only (together with a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AI), guess how similar everything looked like. The only stage I actually enjoyed was the chicken massacre one.

This was one of those VERY FEW games I ended up playing only for achievements, which were surprisingly rewarding. Yet some of them were unfairly grind-based, condemning you to stay more hours than you wanted to. Since I like achievements and hate to leave things undone, this was quite a pain even if it only took me about 4h to unlock all of them.

Overall, do yourself a favour and DO NOT buy or play this garbage. I've been critically disappointed and I'm sure you have plenty of better games in your library. Which isn't hard at all. Only play this game if you wanna check my words and see how bad this game is.

2/10 would uninstall again
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
I can't help but feel a little conflicted in recommending this game. I've played games by independent developers that were less buggy, far more polished, and offered way deeper gameplay...and they were free. Everything about this game just reeks of shareware, including the stupid enemy AI, glitched collision detection, horrible physics, and a rudimentary attempt at integrating cover that just doesn't go anywhere. Nevertheless, the original installment of Foreign Legion is one of the better games out there for wave-based stress relief. If you approach it with the idea that you're going to have some brainless fun for a few minutes, and if you abandon the very notion that this game will offer you the slightest bit of challenge or complexity, you can squeeze a few hours of occasional enjoyment out of this title.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2013
It's a nice game, a bit short even with the achievements, if you want something fun and quick give it a try, killing chickens it's the best though
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 8, 2014
I played this game for a total of 2 minutes and I realized its true purpose. As a CIA agent I found this game to be a spectacular mechanism of legal torture. I have used this in Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, and Hoboken NJ. After cleverly sitting a terrorist down in a very friendly manor and coaxing them to play Buckets of Blood, the game does the rest of the work for me. After being attracted to the simplicity of the game, shortly thereafter you are racked by terrible sounds and even worse music. As they mindlessly drone onward through a level they are racked with invisible glitched bad guys and are given no sense of direction. My favorite part is how when you are just about to finish any level, they programmed the game to crash just as you are done, rendering all you've done useless. All I have to say is for $4.99. it's much cheaper than a cloth, bucket of water, rope, chair and time worked from me. This game gets a 10/10. Watch out terrorists Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood is coming for YOU!
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
I got this in a bundle and I thought (thats what I get for thinking) that this looked like it would be a fun game. WRONG! Bad controls, lack luster gameplay and horrid enemy AI make this a mess that wishes it was a good game and it will never be. 2/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
Pros:

- Achievements are easy to unlock.
- Good for having some instant fun on simple places.
- Acceptable graphics without extreme effects or fog, game runs smooth.
- Variety of weapons.
- Ok game for the price

Cons:

- Bad shooting mechanics, aiming is inaccurate for some weapons aswell.
- Horrible character models
- Annoying music you will hear on every mission and menu.
- No replay value except for achievements
- Confusing mini map.
- No weapon change ingame (have to quit to menu)
- Repetitive gameplay (shoot, get ammo, repair...)

4.9/10
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
If you see this game the first time, you probably think it's totally crap. And that's really TRUE.
What else did you expect from a game called "Buckets of Blood"?
The soldiers have no faces and even more less AI. The chicken level should be funny ... but it isn't. You can level up, but it brings you ... nothing. You earn money in order to buy ammo - really boring.
What it makes fun (and that's the only thing) is to complete the challenging achievements - sometimes. Unbelieveable there's an extra MP sequel out on steam ...
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26 of 41 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
I copy and paste this review to both "Foreign Legion" titles, because they are just the exact same game, except for the possibillity of playing with other players and some maps that were not imported into the multiplayer part (!).
It is brainless, stupid horde-based enemy shooting and nothing more. This may entertain you for about 2 hours, but don´t expect anything else, the game is really not worth your money or time and I don´t know what to love about besides the humour + the Multi Massacre is a bug Massacre as well. DO NOT BUY THESE!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21, 2014
This game almost feels like it's a parody of something...a total joke. Except it's not funny.
The graphics are obviously designed poorly, the textures are unfinished looking, and the world is boxy and cartoonish, yet the lighting and particles will STILL cause your computer to lag. They skimped on what makes things look pretty, and went heavy on the nasty stuff that just slows down your PC. It's like LEGO graphics, but with more lag.

The game is repetitive and relatively unengaging. Levels can be completed literally by standing in one spot and doing nothing.
Enemies barely present any kind of threat on most difficulties, which is good, because the aim system is so glitchy, the game would become impossible and enormously frustrating if the enemies were made to put up any kind of resistance.

Nevertheless, the game is entertaining...for about 30 minutes.
Defenitely not something I would recomend to anyone.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
140.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
I DON'T KNOW HOW I HAVE THIS MANY HOURS, ITS NOT EVEN THAT GREAT OF A GAME.
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