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User reviews: Very Positive (456 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2011

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About This Game

YOU ARE THE DRAGON:
  • Scare villages!
  • Burn castles!
  • Collect gold and gems!
  • Kidnap princesses!
  • Roast pesky knights!
  • Fend off thieves!
  • Topple giants!
  • Build a hoard of treasure!
  • Compete or cooperate with other dragons in epic multiplayer battles!
Your goal is simple, but challenging: build the biggest pile of gold that you can!
Every action you take will have an effect on your score in this “stratecade” game that 1UP observes “hides a surprising layer of complexity and strategy.” To be the best, you’ll need to fly deftly, upgrade smartly, and use powerups to your advantage. Most of all, you’ll need to control the kingdom around you: Burn the crops to the ground or let them grow? Keep towns in ruins or let them flourish? In HOARD™, the dragon is in charge.
In the words of PlatformNation, “Buy this game. Right. NOW.”

Key Features:

  • 4 game modes: Treasure Collect, Princess Rush, HOARD (survival), and Co-oP
  • Over 35 unique kingdoms
  • Support for 1-4 players
  • Upgradeable dragons with intense related strategy
  • Deep rewards system with over 100 Steam achievements
  • Leaderboards for global gold-hoarding score competition
  • Charming graphics and bass-thumping soundtrack
  • Winner: “Best Quick Fix”, Nominated: “Best Competitive Multiplayer” (IGN)

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or Better
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 625 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X800 XL or better
    • Sound: Supports OpenAL 1.1 or better
    • Additional: Requires OpenGL 2.0 support or better. XBox 360 controller recommended.
    • Multiplayer: Online multiplayer requires Internet Connection.
    • OS:OSX 10.5.8 or better
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 625 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X800 XL or better
    • Sound: Supports OpenAL 1.1 or better
    • Additional: Requires OpenGL 2.0 support or better. XBox 360 controller recommended.
    • Multiplayer: Online multiplayer requires Internet Connection.
    • OS: Any linux distribution in since 2010
    • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 625 MB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X800 XL or better
    • Sound: Supports OpenAL 1.1 or better
    • Additional: Requires OpenGL 2.1+ (S3TC Support required). XBox 360 controller recommended.
    • Multiplayer: Online multiplayer requires Internet Connection.
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I absolutely LOVE this game!

That being said, the most enjoyable part of this game would be the multiplayer . To be able to play with your friends was the part that sold the game for me. However, The PC VERSION on steam does not include a LOCAL CO-OP as the PS3 version did. Simply just left out...

DO NOT purchase if you are looking for a couch co-op. Still a great game, but as for arcade games go... they are always best with a friend.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A brilliant and simple game to kill some time.
Also, dragons.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
This game does not download ANY assets for Linux. It says it's available for linux, but it most certainly is not. You will get an empty folder.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
i always wanted to be a dragon and burn down public service buildings. now i can do both and not get arrested!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Delivers none of the feelings I would hope for with a tagline of "you are the dragon:" power, freedom, majesty.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Bad graphics, horrible programming, refuses to work on 1080p resolution.
Gameplay would be fun, I quite like the idea, but the devs need to learn some basic programming skills first.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
kinda repetitive and dull. mostly play'd it outside of steam from a bundle, cant say i really care for it.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Arcade dragon game with no special flair. The dragon may as well be a bat, a bird, or a helicopter.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This is a fun, no brainer game. This means you can just play without stressing out over complicated game mechanics. I enjoyed playing a dragon.
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5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game is a little like a board game. And the design and graphics really make it feel like a RTBG (real time board game) the solo play on this game is really boring so if you aren’t going to be playing with friends don’t even bother. This game is a little, and I do mean little, when playing with friends and you are attacking each other. My main problem is that this game does not support local multiplayer. If it had local Multiplayer I would say recommended when on sale. Without local multiplayer I can’t fully recommend the game. Unless all your friends only play over network.
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9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
I really enjoy this game. I originally had it on my PS3. Since BGS didn't do any updating on the PS, I bought the steam version. I really liked how easy the controls were and that my kids could play with me. However, on the Steam version, there is no local co-op... To me this is the biggest let down. It was in the PS3 version but not Steam?

Overall it is a fun game, even though the controls are simple, the game requires a lot more thought in order to get the highest rank on the levels. I would highly recommend this game.
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Hoard is hard to pin to a particular genre, but I’d call it a mix of real-time strategy and action arcade with more focus on the latter. Players will assume the role of a dragon whose goal will be to score the most points. Players can go it alone, compete against the AI, or invite up to three friends into a multi-player match.

In Hoard, there are four modes: Treasure, Princess Rush, Survival, and Co-op. Treasure is the main mode in which players will be competing to earn the most gold. The map will evolve around them as gold carts make their way from building to building. Cities become more populated, castles become stronger, and the human NPCs become more vicious. Players will be attempting to burn down whatever they can to collect gold and bring it back to their base, though they are free to attack each other. If a dragon loses its health completely, it is forced back to its base to regenerate health and loses any score multipliers or gold that it may have been carrying.

Therein lies the strategy element to the game…players can go about their business and just concentrate on collecting gold for their stash, but will miss out on resetting an opponent’s score multiplier by draining all of their health. Allowing another player to keep a 3x score multiplier throughout the game can be disastrous. Multipliers are earned by staying alive and continuously funding the stash, but can be lost in a number of different ways.

Another neat aspect of the game that I find to be a great addition is that you can level up your dragon. The more gold you stash, the more you can level up. You’ll be able to increase your dragon’s speed, fire strength, armor, and carrying capacity. Will you spec your dragon to be a slow-moving, but powerful tank…or will you opt to be Speedy Gonzales, stashing gold like no one’s business?

All in all, Hoard is a fun diversion in fifteen or twenty-minute spurts. It’s not something I’d play for hours on end, but it’s a game I come back to every so often when I need to fill time. I’d recommend waiting until it was on sale (Steam does this often) and pick it up then.

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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Good game but gets boring after a while! No online servers so you can only play single player!
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86 of 95 people (91%) found this review helpful
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
It is a fun game where you play as a dragon and collect treasure from towns and fields. The more treasure you collect the more you can upgrade the attributes of your dragon. Each map takes 10 minutes, so it is good if you are short on time. Would be nice if there a story mode to the game. But very fun game.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Dragons. The stuff of horrible, malicious slander and propaganda. You hear it all the time. They "hoard gold", "burn villages", "eat princesses", they "must be slain for the good of the people." People brag about their dragonslaying prowess. Showing a brutal murder of a dragon on TV barely merits a wink from standards and practices departments.

In a world where games like Skyrim and movings like The Hobbit glorify violence against dragonkind, it's good to see someone had the sense to portray a more balanced look at the situation.

In Hoard, you play as a dragon going about daily life while being hunted by cruel, vicious knights, seeking the companionship of fair princesses, acting as the local neighborhood watch by dealing with petty thieves said knights don't bother arresting, keeping unslightly crops from littering the landscape, preventing traffic problems, and other clearly benign acts. In return, you have to survive the prejudiced assault of said knights, archers, powerful wizards, and trolls who want to kill you on sight.

This game is a poweful lesson in tolerance toward those who are different and scalier, and maybe could use a cool, refreshing breath mint once in awhile.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Playing a dragon and doing what dragons do best (kidnapping princesses, burning villages and farms, and taking all the gold you can) is a blast. I've had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs playing this game. It is overall simple, yet it contains some complex elements. You can destroy towns and farms regularly or you can leave them alone and let them prosper, making farmer carts and wagons more valuable. You could even choose to make a town fear you and send you tribute instead of destroying it, but enemy dragons could destroy it or even make a town fear them instead. You can upgrade your dragon to suit the situation. The dragons change visually depending on how they're upgraded, which I thought was a nice touch.

Hoard is at its best when you have friends to play it with. I still have fun in single-player, but the AI is not a challenge and has not been polished. I can easily end a round with more than 200,000 treasure while the enemy computer-controlled dragon has about 1,000 treasure. The AI is prone to flying straight through enemies without trying to dodge. Computer-controlled dragons will also sit on top of powerups for long periods of time in an attempt to pick them up, yet they can't because they already have a powerup that's ready to use. I've also had problems with computer-controlled dragons just hovering in random places for very long periods of time, causing them to get killed. You can play with up to four friends, but if you don't have enough players, the game will fill in any extra spots with computer-controlled dragons.

I don't like the game's current music. It is too serious and doesn't match the fun, light-hearted nature of the game. I would recommend downloading and installing the old music. It really improves the game's atmosphere.

I think the game is a bit pricey, but I'd recommend getting it and the DLC when it goes on sale. Definitely try to get friends to play it with if you get this game.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Fun simple game, with nice looking visuals.

The mosy enjoyable part of this game I would say the multiplayer function. To be able to play against your friends was it that sold the game for me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Hours of endless fun. The maps are unique and require different strategies to succeed. The graphics are simple and pleasing to the eye. And what's better than being a badass dragon? 10/10 would play again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Hoard, the prospet of playing as a dragon is cool, but it's got a lot of problems which kill the fun aspect of it.

Problems and issues.

1: Mouse controls are slow. This would not seem like much of a problem at first, but when you need to aim quickly when dealing with faster enemies, you need fast mouse controls for your aiming. This game's first obvious problem is it's mouse control.

2: Limited controller use. It's only support falls into a Logitech controller, and an Xbox 360 controller, this doesn't support Mayflash support or what have you. Thankfully, this issue can be resolved by disabling the control pad in the options.

3: Lack of mouse sensetivity control. This could have resolved issue 1 so easily, this could have made the game more enjoyable.

4: Selfish uncoordinated AI. When you play co-op mode, you expect to have some coordination between the AI, but sadly, this is only achieved through players working together. The AI is set on felfish if or suicidal plans, which is not that bad when you play against it, however, this still means the AI will fail miserably in co-op mode which requires some level of coordination for optimal play.

5: Buildings and units capable of attacking the player upgrade too quickly. This would not be such an issue in a long term game, but when a castle is guarded by a legion of champions because they tore into you in earlier periods does not help.

6: Time on maps is too short. A mere 10 minutes isn't exactly favorable with gathering. interesting as it seems to see how high you can gather before time runs out, it would make more sense if it calculated how much you could hold until you expired from no funds remaining.

7: thieves spawn too quickly as do taverns. This is sadly a case with towns you control, as thieves seldom discriminate on who they steal from! This can mean they may steal from you even with their town loyal to you!


Some things to note of good fortune include...

1: color selection, there is a variety of colors to choose from, which is great for identifying your own dragon.

2: Multiplayer functionality, if you can get some friends gathered up for a Co-op match, it's worth it to optimize your resources, and coordinate attacks for the benefit of your group, or to see who is the better dragon.

3: The option to use a controller. This is a good idea, though it needs work, and more controller support for things such as the Mayflash adapter with Wii Classic controller Pro.

4: BEING A DRAGON, now this is a fun idea, it's unfortunate though that the game has some issues.

5: Potentially easier methods of collecting gold. From kidnapping princesses, destroying carts to take money, through grabbing massive gems to turn into fast easy funds, ransom can be a potent means of collecting money. Wizard gems however are nearly suicide as the towers upgrade too quickly, and do so much damage that 2 hits means you're flynig back to your hoard to recover.


If you're a fan of games that are brutally difficult, and have a cruel learning curve, I recommend it! Otherwise, until the creators patch this game to improve and expand the controls, stay away.
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