An exciting collaboration between The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime and the action-infused Warriors series! Experience the grand historical fantasy with ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND!
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Mostly Positive (116 reviews) - 76% of the 116 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 9, 2016

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March 28

Update Information 1.0.0.1 (2016/03/29)

■Update Details
The following issues have been fixed.

The player can become unable to land attacks after repeatedly restarting the scenario, Battle at the Fields of Chandigarh.
While playing with 2 players, performing a Mardān Rush would cause the other player to receive damage.
Several other minor issues have also been fixed.

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March 8

Notice - 2016/03/09

Regarding crashes that can occur while playing the game.

While playing the game on a laptop computer, the integrated graphics processor can lead to the game crashing as it does not meet the minimum system requirements.
If you are experiencing these crashes, please check the settings for your preferred graphics processor.

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About This Game

An exciting collaboration between The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime and the action-infused Warriors series! The exhilaration of plowing through large armies has been fused together with the charm and style of the world crafted in the anime.
Experience the grand historical fantasy with ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND!

Shared visual style and talented voice actors help players relive the anime!

Single-handedly scatter enemies, then wipe them out with special Rush units in this new form of Warriors action!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® (64bit)
    • Processor: Core i7 870 2.8GHz or better
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 640*480 pixel over, High Color
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c over
    • Additional Notes: VRAM 1GB over, recommend XInput controller
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® (64bit)
    • Processor: Core i7 2600 3.4GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1980*1080 pixel over, True Color, 16:9 display
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 11 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c over
    • Additional Notes: VRAM 2GB over, recommend XInput controller
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Mostly Positive (116 reviews)
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Mangy
6.5 hrs
Posted: July 27
Even as a musou game it's a very boring one. I finished it only because I was chilling at my friends house and got notthing else to do. Wont touch it again.
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Richard
8.6 hrs
Posted: July 7
Its a Hack n' Slash with a great little story that follows the Arslan Manga(or so I am told).

I picked this up because I wanted to play a Dynasty Warriors game on my PC then I saw the Grphical quality and art styke of this and loved it.

Important Note: I bought it during a steam sale and would definately not pay the current £49.99 price tag.
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thiz
1.7 hrs
Posted: June 5
Great game, disgusting pc port. I can play GTA 5 maxed out at 80 fps, but can't even reach 60 fps here when playing in 640x480 and lowest.
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Arven
27.0 hrs
Posted: May 20
downvote as long as KT kept selling ridiculously expensive dlcs
though i'm a big fan since first SW released,and might still be on the future
i hope somebody come to rip off and improve KT's ideas so they will stop this kind of bullcrap
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Caex Vaeriar
1.2 hrs
Posted: April 30
The game has a few major issues, of which I will post here:

1) The gameplay. For those of you who are drawn here as Dynasty/Samurai warriors fans, know that the gameplay in this game will feel like a snail's pace when compared to these two series. Instead of there being officers proper in the game, the game throws a lot of 'Generals' at you, and the 'Generals' are frequently uninteresting in their combat style. Compared to the consistent named-units you get in the Dynasty/Samurai warriors games, this honestly feels like you're fighting fodder to get to a 'boss' at the end of a level.

And what this does is create a feeling of wasting time until you can get to the end.

Not only that, but the idea of the 'Charges' - while a brilliant idea that's fun in the first execution or two - does not stay fun. Once you've done it once or twice, all it becomes is a mechanic that has you 'moving forward' instead of feeling like the leader of an army.

2) The visuals. Dear god, the visuals. Anime style is perfectly fine - I would've LOVED if the anime visuals were beautifully done, like watching an anime. That'd of been a huge turn-on for me personally. Instead, we got some kind of mutant abomination of anime - where every character does not feel like they were animated, so much as they were drawn on a page, cut out of the page, and treated like cardboard cutouts placed overtop a background with mouthes that flash up and down in the movement.

3) The story - I do not think I am qualified to overly talk on this one, but the initial presentation of the story created a very repetitious level design out the gate. You start with a story that has you do a few mechanics. Cool, I can get into that! Then it cuts to a flashback of... something, in the past. Which is really just a nicely-masked tutorial. Ok, cool.

Then we start the very first level again, only... from a few minutes before the same point we had already played. Literally, the first level... Played itself twice. So it was a slice of the level that it made you play twice with an extension on the beginning/end... It just didn't really feel fluid.



The things I liked:

+ I felt the tutorials were nicely implemented into the game, to create story+gameplay. I like when games do that, though everyone may not agree.

+ I like the customization of the characters, and know that had I been able to get into this game, I would've enjoyed using the 'cards' system to customize my stats and skill loadouts.

+ Voice acting is really nice, though it's only in Japanese. I didn't mind it too much.

+ THE GAME HAS CO-OP CAMPAIGN! Can play through with a friend, BUT A huge minus because your friend has to be either CLEARED of the stage OR ON THE SAME STAGE AS YOU, or else they can't join. So, if you're gonna pla with someone, make sure you're at the same point or one of you will be going back!

This was a refund for me. I might re-buy it at $20.00, but not worth it at $50.00
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Silvi
1.1 hrs
Posted: April 30
I love Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors games for the carnage and gleeful fluid combat.
This game?
It's not as fast paced and gleeful in it's carnage like Dynasty or Samurai warriors game.

It runs like ♥♥♥ on a computer that I have no problems running Witcher 3 on high settings. Very poor optimization and the anime-esque custcenes look stilted like cardboard cutouts bobbing slightly to indicate movement. It's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ lazy is what it is.

I get what they were going for with the combat - to make every slice matter and make it feel 'solid' instead of the ease of backstroke-swimming through enemies of the usual Warrior game but the result is a dull game which is just not for me.

The biggest issue will still be performance, however. Buyer beware, the poor optimization is sure to make you flinch and cringe.
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Lifewaker
0.4 hrs
Posted: April 21
Game does not run well, getting single-digit fps on a medium-high end rig, crashing occasionally in tutorial. Pass this one.
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Ibro
19.3 hrs
Posted: March 4
It plays very well and the only thing that might trip up some people is the default keyboard settings**PREFERABLY PLAY WITH A GAME PAD**

PROS
-Multiple characters with different unique fighting styles
-Multiple weapon unlocks for said characters and elemental bonuses
-Card drop system that gives you balanced buffs/debuffs
-Online Co-Op
-Free mode
-Great OST
-Decent cutscenes and story
-Character growth
-Cell shaded art with bits of animated cutscenes
-Cutscenes skippable or pauseable
-Interesting universe and medieval Persian/European/Indian settings.

CONS
-The draw distance for enemies is around 300ft and enemies will pop in
-Not enough combo's or fluid directional attacks
-Not enough enemies to fight due to the afformentioned draw distance
-Not really well adapted to NVIDIA cards but as I am running on a high end rig with a 980 TI it runs as smooth as any other game
-Varience in enemies and AI intelligence is rather low
-Some of the characters you play for literally one level but this is where the magic of free mode and online co-op come in
-High amount of cutscenes that string together and are cut into pieces
-Price is a bit high currently

Overall I'd say it's a 8.9/10; definitely a fun Dynasty Warriors type game and while it does has flaws it doesn't stop it from being fun and I still find myself replaying it alone or with a friend. I would definitely advise waiting till it drops down to $30-45 though unless they add more via free DLC.
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iPiTTyaFOOL
13.7 hrs
Posted: March 2
Runs smoothly on my rig. After intial probems that I had to sort due to the fact it read my intel chip rather than gforce.
A mousou game that actually runs better than the ps4 version I had to pinch myself.
Very responsive combat system evan with dodging and blocking.
A very good story and lovely variation in maps and objectives. From one on one duels to full scale front line battles.
Finally a port that PC users actually deserve.
Please keep them coming :)

Cons:
Price as much as i love the game it cost me £50 which is £10 pounds more than any ther mousou game and I will fully admit I am not ritch it did hurt my pocket.
No keybourd and mouse support. I always use a controller so personally I dont care but there is a large keybourd and mouse community that refuse to use a controller will be annoyed. To be fair koei cant win before they had keybourd prompts and it drove people crazy now they have adressed that keyboourd users are going mad.
For the price the game can feel short.

all in all 8/10 this game put s a real smile on my face. It would have got a 10 if it was 10 pounds cheaper and the story lasted a little longer

would highly reccomend if you like the genre if you dont like he genre this si nto for you and go back to playing COD BYE
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Juuzo
14.6 hrs
Posted: February 28
Well, i've never watched the anime or read the manga but honestly that doesn't matter.

As a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series since DW2 i really REALLY enjoyed this latest game from KOEI to the point that it actually made me want to read and watch the manga literally.

The gameplay and mechanics itself are basically identical to the previous warriors series, so if your a KOEI junky of these type of games like myself than your at home straight away friend. The graphics are simply beautiful and i have had little issue with frame drops apart from when you perform a marden rush or cavalry charge during a cut scene which is honestly no real annoyance. Overall the story is brought to you in pictures which are fluid and quite suprisingly enjoyable to watch. ART IS GORGEOUS!!

So if your new to the franchise a veteran or fan of the manga i REALLY recommend this game and i'm sure you will enjoy it as much as i have regardless if your a complete ignorant clueless simpleton and not familiar with the manga.
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878 of 1,039 people (85%) found this review helpful
392 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
A Koei Tecmo game with:

  • Online Coop
  • 60 FPS
  • better graphics than the ps4 version
  • 4K Support

Is this real life?
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146 of 170 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
There isn't much to say except that if you like the "Warriors"/musou game series, this would be a great addition to your library. Although I should say this, you must be a fan of the series or else you won't get the full experience out of it, you might as well be playing dynasty warriors.

The gameplay is very similar to the dynasty series, borderline copy and paste almost...But with some variation to make it not such a direct copy. You find cards on the battlefield after defeating certain enemies, completing objectives, or finishing a level. These cards give you passive buffs such as increased power, defense, musou/special gauge attributes, increased health, etc...
In order of increasing rarity you have C, B, A, (possibly S as well, I will change this once if I find one). As you go up in rarity you get more passives per card. There is a mini card crafting menu that lets you combine (10) cards to create a new one.
What I did enjoy though is the mount combat, I haven't played a dynasty game where you kind of want to fight on your horse. You can actually pull of combos, which I find is a very nice touch.

Weapons, you can carry two at a time and can swtich between them in combat. The weapons work in such a way that as you keep using your selected weapon and defeat enemies it will get stronger by recieveing elemental effects and increased combos. And you can get different weapons which have different elemental properties, there are 4 in total.

The story mode follows the current season 1 anime very closely, so if you haven't finished watching then I would suggest to avoid this game if you don't want any spoilers. Progression through the story is seamless it goes: Battle -> story cutscene -> battle -> story cutscene -> battle and repeat. There is no pause in between to equip cards or weapons, it is all done in the menu during the battle phase.
The game is quite linear. You are free to move around and kill enemies, but eventually you have to complete a certain objective to advance. The stages are broken up in segments, so continuing with my explanation, you have to do/complete certain objective to advance to the next segment. You cannot proceed if you don't complete it.

Then of course you have all the different characters you can play, each having their own skillset and weapon of choice.

I should also mention that there is online-coop, I personally haven't tried it yet, maybe a bit down the road. But it is there for those that want to jump into online play right away.

Graphics, I feel are very nice, the whole anime-style drawing of characters with the 3D-ish backgrounds. You have many graphic options in the menu that you can mess around, which I feel is very nice for those that do like to change their graphical settings. I'm not so great with the terminology with these settings, I just set it to whatever they give me, but I will say the visuals are very pleasing to my eye.

From a hours:money stand point. I feel it is a bit overpriced, you're pretty much paying for the anime name, which I don't see it being justifiable of a 60$ USD price tag, this feels more like a 30-40$ game. So you must like the anime and the gameplay to almost justify this purchase.

Overall this is great game, a solid "warriors" type of game. And one last time, I can't stress this enough though, you must like the anime in order to get the full enjoyment out of this game, else the game will be mediocre to you. I hope this review helps you decide in purchasing this game or not.


*edit* 2/18/2016: So after putting some hours into the game, I would like to change my opinion a little bit about needing to like the anime before purchasing this game. The gameplay is actually really fun. After spending some time and unlocking new weapon combos, they look and feel really cool. The combos feel really unique and fit the characters really well, which I really enjoyed.
With that said, I feel that if you do like Musou kind of games, you can definitely enjoy this game without having to watch the anime. As for price I still stand by my review in that it is a bit overpriced. BUT if you do have some extra cash to spare, then by all means purchase this game, it is worth it.
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Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
My impression of port so far. This is KT best port of a Dynasty Warrior type game I have played, however it still has a lot of flaws.

Reasons to avoid:
- If you play with KB and Mouse. Game doesn't support using mouse. Button prompts are xbox360 so you need to memorize the keyboard controls.
- If you prefer English dub audio. This game has Japanese audio only.
- Not familiar with anime. Not require to watch anime since cut-scenes summaries episodes.You can watch Arslan anime steaming from Funimation website. Subbed is free, dubbed requires subscription.
- Not using a 16:9 aspect ratio display.
- Possible performance issues with AMD video card drivers.

Improvements compared to other KT games
- Able to select resolutions above 1080p.
- A lot of graphics options to configure.
- PS4 level of quality and better if your system can handle it.

Suggestions for KT:
- Add mouse support to control camera.
- Support multiple button prompts. If player is using keyboard switch to keyboard button prompts if player starts using controller switch to controller prompt. Allow modders to customize controller button images to support other type of controllers.
- Add more AA options such as SMAA.
- Don't lock real time rendered cut-scenes at 30fps.

Issues encountered:
- Performance issues with resolution 1440p and high settings. My Titan X usage isn't maxed out and CPU has very little load. I have to switch to medium setting or 1080p. Even at 1080p there are some frame drops.
- When displaying on my TV game doesn't launch properly showing a green screen in full screen mode and causes performance issues. I get around this issue by launching game in windowed mode then switching to full-screen in game.

Video of tutorials at start of game. Detailed tutorial prompts don't display since I already completed them.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=620740830
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66 of 95 people (69%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
I always loved DW games, but this spin off is quite a pleasent surprise, you have all the whistles of dw, with an hybrid rpgesque lvling system and equipment , in this case called Skill Cards . The combat is very fluid , very dynamic, and have an adition of a infinite combo system, that if you know what your doing you can chain attacks forever!

Technically , KT finally listened and the game can run at 4k, provide your system can run it, and the graphics are beautifull, run at 60 fps , but it have a 30 fps lock on mid-battles cutscenes for when you destroy a barrier with the cavalry, but they are fast animations and dont distract you from the action, you would only notice that if you run with a fps counter. The transition to in-game engine from anime cutscenes is pretty well done too!

Heard AMD can have drops in fps, i run on Nvidia and didnt had any fps drops was solid 60 all the time.

All in all, its worth its price, lots of fun, and a must have for Musou fans :)
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43 of 58 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Solid game so far, the campaign on this game runs about 7 hours. This is not includeing free play/online play. Very nice story, however the game did tend to get a bit choppy while you used madan rush but nothing game breaking so far. The art style was nice, and made me want to watch the anime version that this game is based on.

Pros
Well writen Campaign that lasted about 7 hours
Nice art style
if you enjoy Dynasty Warriors type of games youll enjoy this one.

Cons
Choppy at parts
the ending left me wanting more

Final Rateing would be 7/10 Hope you enjoy the game!
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43 of 58 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
It seems like KOEI is learning how to port the games on PC. From technical point only down side is that, there is no M & K support. I would recommend this game everyone who enjoys Warriors games.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
great for a fan of samurai/dynasty warriors series! even if you are not game is still pretty neat . slaughtering thousands of soldiers in matter of minutes now in HD

Good combat mechanics , interesting story , nice music , many collectables and new options that we didnt have in Warriors series.

maybe a bit overpriced but its worth it to me since this sort of game usualy have around 100-150 hours playtime for me.
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Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I feel like I can review this now after 10 hours before I sink another 60 hours in.

Positive Remarks:

This game marks a turning point for KT and for all of us who love their Omega force games. This game needs more positive attention. I mean that in the most don't ♥♥♥♥ this up for us kind of way. I want more of this sub genre in their catalogue. Curse me, I even want more DLCs.

I knew before I started the game I would love it -the instant I saw it. Usually, that feeling is met by severe disappointment. Not so this time, Not so, Sir! There are unlockables in this game. Unlockables. Allow me to explain the gravity of that to the uninitiated: that's stuff they could have just charged you for on DLC.

They have kept the same broth for this lovely stew but added some unique flavors. The combat system is varied from character to character. You don't have the rigid, "normal-normal-strong MUSOU!" kind of solution - although it's still there as a core of the game and having an anime shell makes it more poignant as a system. The equipment system includes both weapon ability upgrades and stat upgrades.

The animations are top notch. The characters are fleshed out with an intro mission, at least two paragraphs description and a character-specific side mission apiece. The story isn't predictable -although it may seem that way to people who don't grasp what dramatic irony is supposed to accomplish.

Now for the bad side:
Arslan himself is annoying AF! I want his story to end or grow up. He's an ok vehicle for the story and vagaries posited by the writers but man, that kid was not raised to meet the needs of a medievel, feudal, class-based society entrenched by recurring iconoclasm, religious monarchies and psychotic nepotism. Seriously, it's just bad parenting. Secondly, The constant dialogue is annoying as well. Mostly because there's not a drop of english and I get tired of being reminded of that.

The neutral:

The way that slavery is addressed is extremely east Asian. You'll see. There are other tropes, memes and themes.
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35 of 56 people (63%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
If you love the Dynasty Warriors series, you will love this.
It is also a good port.
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Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
The game has a few major issues, of which I will post here:

1) The gameplay. For those of you who are drawn here as Dynasty/Samurai warriors fans, know that the gameplay in this game will feel like a snail's pace when compared to these two series. Instead of there being officers proper in the game, the game throws a lot of 'Generals' at you, and the 'Generals' are frequently uninteresting in their combat style. Compared to the consistent named-units you get in the Dynasty/Samurai warriors games, this honestly feels like you're fighting fodder to get to a 'boss' at the end of a level.

And what this does is create a feeling of wasting time until you can get to the end.

Not only that, but the idea of the 'Charges' - while a brilliant idea that's fun in the first execution or two - does not stay fun. Once you've done it once or twice, all it becomes is a mechanic that has you 'moving forward' instead of feeling like the leader of an army.

2) The visuals. Dear god, the visuals. Anime style is perfectly fine - I would've LOVED if the anime visuals were beautifully done, like watching an anime. That'd of been a huge turn-on for me personally. Instead, we got some kind of mutant abomination of anime - where every character does not feel like they were animated, so much as they were drawn on a page, cut out of the page, and treated like cardboard cutouts placed overtop a background with mouthes that flash up and down in the movement.

3) The story - I do not think I am qualified to overly talk on this one, but the initial presentation of the story created a very repetitious level design out the gate. You start with a story that has you do a few mechanics. Cool, I can get into that! Then it cuts to a flashback of... something, in the past. Which is really just a nicely-masked tutorial. Ok, cool.

Then we start the very first level again, only... from a few minutes before the same point we had already played. Literally, the first level... Played itself twice. So it was a slice of the level that it made you play twice with an extension on the beginning/end... It just didn't really feel fluid.



The things I liked:

+ I felt the tutorials were nicely implemented into the game, to create story+gameplay. I like when games do that, though everyone may not agree.

+ I like the customization of the characters, and know that had I been able to get into this game, I would've enjoyed using the 'cards' system to customize my stats and skill loadouts.

+ Voice acting is really nice, though it's only in Japanese. I didn't mind it too much.

+ THE GAME HAS CO-OP CAMPAIGN! Can play through with a friend, BUT A huge minus because your friend has to be either CLEARED of the stage OR ON THE SAME STAGE AS YOU, or else they can't join. So, if you're gonna pla with someone, make sure you're at the same point or one of you will be going back!

This was a refund for me. I might re-buy it at $20.00, but not worth it at $50.00
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