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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Release Date: Feb 9, 2016

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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

    • 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
    • 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Not worth price i got it for which was $29.99. The total story time is less than 8 hrs. The story was interesting but the problem is it just instantly stop with no resolution. There is a free mode after story mode but you are just replaying the story mode senarios.
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663 of 818 people (81%) found this review helpful
398 people found this review funny
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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151 of 175 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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111 of 132 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.0 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.
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64 of 93 people (69%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
20.5 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
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.

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

Choppy at parts
the ending left me wanting more

Final Rateing would be 7/10 Hope you enjoy the game!
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44 of 60 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
It's weird when I really enjoyed a game, and I mean /really/ enjoyed it, but still can't recommend the purchase. Arslan: Warriors of Legend has perhaps the best combat of any Musou game, the best action, the best graphics, the best 'story' (clearly borrowed from an anime), the best character selection, and the best- well, everything.

But the entire game is let down by a lack of content. Previous Musou games guaranteed not only dozens of hours of main story to chew through, but plenty of free modes, unlockables, and 'what ifs'. Arslan gives none of that and only has a 9 hour long story-mode to show for it with 150 dollars of cut content resold to the player as DLC.

It's a shame, too, since the story was lovely and well presented. Even at half-price (30 USD at time of writing), it wasn't enough of a game to make me feel like I got my money's worth though.
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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25 of 36 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 30
this game is terrible.and I can not stand this picture
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11.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
follows the story somwhat good for a rpg wouldnt reccomend if your looking for somthign that will last awhile wait till sale or price drop 19.99 is a good price for it
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52.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Gameplay is the mostly the same as the other warriors games, the rush and other things added for flavor are nice and fun.
Not a lot of characters (compared to let's say, one piece warrior 3 or dynasty warrior), but due to the advancement of the anime it's based on, it's to be expected and understandable.

But it's not worth 60€.

You get pretty fast to the end of the game (10 hours max) and unless you're a steam completionist, the game don't really gives you any incentive to play the one time scenario, and there's no other game mode.
Didn't manage to catch any players online, but i didn't have any hope in the first place for a 60€ niche game.
Don't spend more than 15-20€ on it, and only if you want to discover the story in place of the anime, because one piece warrior or dynasty warrior 8 offer more content for a lower price.
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11.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
I enjoyed my time with it but it feels like half a game, the only campaign just stops at what feels like the half way point. Once you've finished it all you can do is do the same thing again or play free mode. Normally with a Warriors game you have a large choice of campaigns even if they're all very similar it still feels like you're somehow doing something new whereas this feel increadably lacking. It was fun while it lasted and I bought it on a 50% off sale and I still don't feel I got my moneys worth.

Also at 1440p there are a fair few points where it noticably dropped below 60fps, sometimes at really annoying moments.
Oh and the enemy pop is was crazy, they would just vanish and reappear all the time.
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11.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Heyyo, Eh this one is is a seriously tough decision on what to rate it at... The game isn't long for a single play through and it's on sale right meow for 50% off so $33.24 CAD is what I paid for it and it took me 11.3 hours to beat the thing with doing some free-mode stuff after... so that means I've paid $2.94 per hour playing this game which is a pretty steep price. So for the current price? Eh it's pretty darn expensive if you only want to play the campaign... It is the full first season of Arslan though with the Keep of Saint Emmanuel so that's cool. So? I'll say this game is a recommend from me due to how much fun I had as an Arslan fan... but only buy this if you love Arslan and haven't played other Mousu games by Koei Tecmo that have better pricing to what you get for game content or singleplayer storyline... even so? Only get it on sale. As a singleplayer game? it's not worth the full price of $66.49 CAD.

As for the storyline? I'm a big fan of Arslan and super enjoyed watching the anime series (which you can stream and watch legally AND for free with english subtitles or pay money for english dubs at )... and Koei Tecmo of course are the masters of porting anime to games. It's incredible how damn well this game follows the Arslan storyline on missions and outside of them with only very minor tweaks to make the game format work better. This is truly the best marriage of any story telling to video game I have ever seen, and that even tops Telltale Games to give you an idea how highly I rate this game for staying faithful to the source content. :)

The gameplay? If you've played Dynasty Warriors or the Samurai Warriors series by Koei Tecmo then you know what to expect. You play as super skilled heroes from the Arslan anime and beat the crap out of heroes/villains and random soldiers who mostly just get their asses handed to them by people who swing their weapons about 99.99% of the time more than they do. There's a few interesting tweaks to the formula like the shields system for both bosses and mini-bosses that takes a bit of getting used to instead of trying to just button mash your way to victory :P

The performance? Eh, this is a spot where sadly this game isn't as good as previous KT ports of console games to PC... Tbh I can't even tell the graphical difference between medium and high settings lol so you're better off running medium settings or heck, even low settings with textures, texture filtering and shadows to medium if you're having bad performance issues, or heck, just set the game to VSYNC mode 2 which is VSYNC on at 30fps which brings it in line with the console version as the game swaps to 30fps during certain special moves like the Mazdan Rush or cutscenes.

So the performance isn't that good, but damn, I kinda wish there was a little more meat to the game for the price. The storyline on Samurai Warriors 4-II is about 17 hours and I felt that was well worth the price.. where-as this game is about a third shorter... so if you haven't played Samurai Warriors 4-II? I'd definitely recommend giving that a go... if you love Arslan like I do? Then yeah you'll enjoy the crap outta this game but then feel like your time with the game ran out faster than you though.
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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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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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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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